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Ever seen a nature picture on Instagram and thought: I wish I could be there right now…? We came across these stunning posts on Instagram taken in several Wild Card parks and reserves. But don’t get all green with envy – grab your Wild Card and start planning your next trip!

Bontebok National Park

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Travel tip: Be sure to pack your bike when you visit Bontebok. The Cobra Mountain Bike Trail is a 9.2km circular route around Mooi Dam in the east of the park.

Augrabies Falls National Park

Travel tip: Augrabies Falls National Park has a network of boardwalks and viewing decks for taking in the impressive gorge. The main falls are quite the attraction, but don’t miss out on the spectacular views from Oranjekom and Ararat.

West Coast National Park

Travel tip: Preekstoel is a postcard-pretty bay that is sheltered against the wind. There are stone-built braai areas that overlook Langebaan Lagoon.

Table Mountain National Park

Travel tip: With several walks on Table Mountain – part of Table Mountain National Park – why not venture to the mountain’s highest point, Maclear’s Beacon, sitting at 1,088 above sea-level? Take a ride to the upper cable station from where you will reach Maclear’s Beacon in 45 minutes – a hike of approximately 3km.

Robberg Nature Reserve

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Travel tip: Do some seal spotting! Robberg Nature Reserve, a World Heritage Site, is also home to hundreds of Cape fur seals. Gathering on the rocks between Kanonkoelgat and Grasnek, adult bulls can reach lengths of 2.1m and weigh up to 350kg.

Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Travel tip: Your visit to Kogelberg Nature Reserve will be incomplete without spending the night at one of the reserve’s gorgeous Oudebosch Eco Cabins. Rates for these self-catering units start at R1,170 per night and promise an unforgettable experience.

Cederberg Wilderness Area

#cederbergwilderness#adventure #hike#wildlife

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Travel tip: The Cederberg Wilderness Area is a playground for any nature lover. Be transported to the past and visit the Truitjieskraal Interpretive Trail for ancient San and Khoekhoe (pronounced Kwekwe) rock paintings.

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

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Travel tip: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary’s Chief’s Village is a treat offering visitors an authentic Swazi cultural experience. Learn more about the Swazi way of life with this interactive tour.

Didima: Cathedral Peak

Travel tip: Discover Mike’s Pass by car or bicycle and venture to the top of the Little Berg for a panoramic view of the escarpment. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as genet, caracal, jackal, chacma baboon and more.

Inanda Dam & Resort

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Travel tip: Inanda Dam is especially famous for water-skiing and power-boating – imagine some fun on the water with the beautiful Valley of a Thousand Hills as backdrop. The dam also boasts a specially demarcated jet-ski area and provides canoes for hire.

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