Traveling in South Africa's country side takes you off the beaten track and allows one to experience the soul of the country and puts on in touch with the heartland of the country.

South Africa's countryside

Step out of the urban centers and tourist areas and you'll find a different South Africa. The countryside is an unexplored place of contrasts, from elegant wine estates and vast monoculture grain farms to subsistence farmers who coax a living from near-desert conditions and nomadic shepherds who herd their goats across the country's remote and beautiful rural landscape.



Photo Album

Wheatfields near Caledon in the Western Cape Cottages in the region between Villiersdorp and Worcester, Western Cape La Motte wine estate near Franschhoek, Western Cape Historic homestead in Montagu, Western Cape
Autumn in the Hex River Valley, Western Cape Karoo desert near Colesburg, Northern Cape Farm near Fouriesburg, Free State Cosmos flowers and gate, Free State
Afrikaner bull, from an indigenous breed of South African cattle Donkey cart near Springbok, Northern Cape Canola fields in the southern region of the Western Cape Farm near Balgowan in the Underberg region of KwaZulu-Natal
Fruit market near Thohoyandou in the Venda region of Limpopo Fish drying in Velddrif on the Western Cape west coast Sun-drying fruit near Ashton in the Western Cape Harvesting broccoli near Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Farmland near Clarens in the Free State Wheatfields near Malmesbury in the Swartland region of the Western Cape Early morning in Hermanus, Western Cape Harvesting pineapples near East London in the Eastern Cape
Vineyard in the Hex River valley, Western Cape Buitenverwachting wine estate, Western Cape Farm stall, Plettenburg Bay, Western Cape Boer goat doe and kids with shepherd near Kamieskroon, Northern Cape
Farm in the Namaqualand region of the Northern Cape Children in a vineyard, Northern Cape Farmer tending his cattle, Northern Cape Nederburg wine estate, Western Cape
Nguni bull, from an indigenous South African breed of cattle Wild flowers and wind pump near Niewoudtville in the Northern Cape Farm near Paarl in the Western Cape Nomadic sheep and goat farmers in the Northern Cape
Farmland near Swellendam in the Western Cape Grape harvesting at Bovlei Vineyard, Western Cape Sunflower farm near Rustenburg in North West Bonsmara bull, from a hardy beef breed developed in South Africa
Green winter barley fields in the Overberg, Western Cape Harvesting wheat, Free State Vineyards in the Hex River Valley, Western Cape Sheep and maize fields near Caledon, Western Cape