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Top 5 things to do in South Africa in November

Don't miss our top five things to do in South Africa, in November

See wild game, including hippos on a horseback safari (South Africa Tourism)

1. Take a four-legged safari 

Clarens, Free State

With swimmable river-pools en route and chance encounters with wild game, the horse-riding trails around Clarens are not to be missed. Venture out to the Drakensberg Escarpment for sweeping views of Lesotho.

2. Go turtle tracking

iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal

From November to March, rare loggerhead and leatherback turtles return to the coastline to nest and lay their eggs. Catch a glimpse on a nighttime beach tour.

3. Hunt down a bargain

Salt River, Cape Town, Western Cape

The Neighbourgoods Market is a Saturday staple for Capetonians. Fill your bags with local produce, artisan crafts and unique fashion pieces – the perfect start to a lazy city weekend.


4. Find a home-from-home

Karoo, Eastern Cape

Deep in sheep farming country, you’ll find warm hospitality at even the most remote of outposts. Country families often open up their doors to paying guests – visit now, and you’ll beat the December tourist rush.

5. Discover the wild side

Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

The Wild Coast’s population is almost completely Xhosa, and this is one of the most welcoming places to experience rural South African life. Most hostels and hotels can organise home stays or village visits. 

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