Slurp up a speciality: Wanderlust's top five things to do in South Africa in July
Nelson Mandela Day
18 July is International Nelson Mandela Day, so mark the occasion by learning more about ‘Madiba’ himself. Take a trip to Robben Island, join a tour of his childhood home in Qunu, and visit the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha.
Knysna Oyster Festival, Western Cape
Every July the streets of Knysna are brought to life by the Oyster Festival, a ten-day celebration of the Western Cape’s finest catch – washed down with a glass (or three) of the local wineries’ finest.
Lake St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal
Humidity is at a low, rainfall is minimal – what better time to explore Lake St Lucia? Hire a bike, make your way out in a canoe, or just float off on a luxuriously sedentary fishing trip.
Sun City, North West Province
Sun City is a little piece of Las Vegas in SA, with casino hotels, elaborate stage shows and even a ‘roaring lagoon’ that swells with artificial waves. Fabulously decadent.
Vodacom Durban July , KwaZulu-Natal
The Durban July is South Africa’s answer to the Royal Ascot races, and one of South Africa’s premier sporting events. Get swept up in the nationwide excitement – can you pick the next big winner?