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Top 5 things to do in South Africa in February

Last year South Africa was all about the football; here we show you there's so much more to the rainbow nation

Take a dip: Augrabies falls (South Africa Tourism)

1. Take a dip 

Augrabies Falls National Park, Northern Cape

The roaring Augrabies Falls mark Orange River’s most spectacular moment – and, after Lesotho’s summer rains, they’re in full flood this month.

2. Learn from tradition

Basotho Cultural Village, Free State

Catch a glimpse of the Basotho people’s rich culture, including the skills and techniques they use to construct their elaborate huts, jewellery and cloth.

3. Go twitching

Soutpansberg-Limpopo Birding Route, Limpopo

Catch South Africa’s magnificent birdlife at its peak, before the annual winter migration. From the blue-spotted wood dove to the African fish eagle, the Limpopo region is home to hundreds of native species.

4. Don your hard hat 

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn

It may be famous for ostrich farming, but there’s more to Oudtshoorn than its feathered residents. The Cango Caves’ vast dripstone caverns are a spectacular respite from the summer heat. Choose from ‘standard’ or ‘adventure’ tours.


5. Re-live the classics 

Maynardville Open-air Theatre, Cape Town

Every summer, Wynberg’s Maynardville Park comes to life with outdoor Shakespeare. The theatre, which champions diversity in its cast and crew, also hosts the Cape Town City Ballet.


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