South Africa’s natural beauty is unmatched. In fact, it’s home to one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain. With that said, there are plenty of local gems to explore in every province, be it in the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal to the majestic wildlife of the Kruger National Park in Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration on where to go and what to see this festive season, here are our five must-see local destinations worth adding to your bucket list. What’s more, you can apply for an RCS Personal Loan with interest as low as 15%* to get you and your family there, book your accommodation and have the holiday of a lifetime.




Steeped in ancient mysticism and wonder, Limpopo is truly magnificent. It’s here that you’ll find the world’s biggest baobab tree, believed to be as old as 3 000 years according to SA History. Visit the Musina Nature Reserve just off the N1 south to see the largest collection of baobabs in the country.




With the Langeberg forming its backdrop, the Breede River runs in a west to easterly direction in the Western Cape Province and provides unmatched scenic views from beginning to end. A haven for water lovers, the calm Breede River is ideal for water activities such as river rafting, wakeskating, angling and kiteboarding.




The town of Port St Johns may be a lesser known jewel compared to its more famous counterparts, but a picturesque gem that deserves a visit. Situated in the Eastern Cape Wild Coast, it boasts three beaches, views of the Mzimvubu River, incredibly lush flora and provides easy access to both Mt Thesiger and Mt Sullivan – making it the perfect escape for the adventurist.




If you’re looking for something far more remote right in the heart of nature, than you’ll want to make your way to the Northern Cape. Here you’ll find the Augrabies Falls, or ‘the place of the great noise’, as named by the Khoikhoi, thanks to its flow rate that in the high season surpasses that of Niagara Falls. Enjoy it and its surrounds by visiting the Augrabies Falls National Park.




The third-largest canyon in the world may need little introduction, but the Blyde River Canyon in beautiful Mpumalanga deserves its spot on any bucket list nonetheless. Visit the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve to enjoy a hike, or soak in jaw-dropping views of the Klein Drakensberg and more.


What better time is there to get yourself and the family acquainted with the stunning regions that our country has to offer? Apply for an RCS Personal Loan of up to R250 000 with flexible repayment options of up to 60 months to start exploring South Africa’s ultimate hidden gems. Apply for an RCS Personal Loan today