Check out Wanderlust's top five tips for things to do in South Africa in August
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga
Winding through pine plantations, majestic quartzite columns and deep ferny gorges, the Blyde River Canyon Road makes for a spectacular half-day’s driving.
Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape
As winter falls, the nights in the Kalahari grow cold. Riemvasmaak’s natural thermal springs, however, remain toastily temperate – and are the perfect spot to wash away the dust of the desert every evening.
Hogsback, Eastern Cape
Up in the peaks of Hogsback, conditions range from bright, warm, sunny days to snowy blizzards. But whether you’re taking a ramble through indigenous forests or curling up in front of a roaring log fire, always keep an eye out for the mythical Hogsback fairies…
Tiffindell Ski Resort, Eastern Cape
Come winter, the eccentric Tiffindell is transformed into South Africa’s only ski resort. The climate may be mild, but artificial snow is brought in to bolster the slopes.
Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng
A township tour is a safe, informative way to catch a glimpse of life on South Africa’s margins – and in Soweto there’s the opportunity to visit the house that Nelson Mandela shared with his wife Winnie.