Under the South African Sun

Nothing beats a South Afircan sunrise...except a South African sunset

By South African Tourism

The Pilanesberg National ParkSouth African Tourism

Although they happen every day, there is nothing monotonous about a South African sunrise or sunset. The country's beautiful landscape provides the perfect backdrop for the sun as it traverses its skies.

Augrabies FallsSouth African Tourism

The Augrabies Falls

The South African Khoisan people refer to the Augrabies Falls as "the place of great noise" due to the sound the water makes as it drops from the 56m-high falls. Viewing these remarkable falls as the sun sets, bathing the surrounding rocks in an orange glow, makes the experience all the more special.

Sani PassSouth African Tourism

The Sani Pass

The Sani pass is located on the road between Underbeg in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa and Mokhotlong, Lesotho. The beauty of this pass is enhanced by the sun's golden rays as they reach over the mountain tops.

Scenic view of Table Mountain from BloubergstrandSouth African Tourism

Table Mountain

One of the best views of Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain is from Bloubergstrand which means Blue Mountain Beach. Seen from this angle, at sunset, the mountain appears as a stark silhouette against a brilliant sky.

God's Window, MpumalangaSouth African Tourism

God's Window

Aptly named, God’s Window offers unbelievable views of the lowveld landscape and the Blyde River canyon. These spectacular views are amplified by the setting sun which bathes the mountains in its gleaming rays.

Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, Western CapeSouth African Tourism

The Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve

This reserve is renowned for its scenic beauty and dramatic rock formations typical of the Cederberg. With a rich and fascinating cultural heritage, this spiritual land offers spectacular scenery, ancient rock art sites and amazing indigenous fauna and flora. Watching the sun slowly illuminate this remarkable landscape is an experience which makes the early rise worthwhile.

Blyde River Canyon, MpumalangaSouth African Tourism

Motlatse Canyon

The Motlatse Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world. Between the cold misty mountains and the drier lowveld, the area offers an unforgettable experience. Waking early to view the sun as it rises over this mountainous canyon is an experience not to be missed.

Woman walking down a dirt road through the hills of the Baviaanskloof at sunsetSouth African Tourism

The Baviaanskloof

The vast plains of the Baviaanskloof offer striking vistas of unspoilt landscapes. This remote and beautiful area provides visitors with the opportunity to view an almost untouched wilderness. As the sun sets, it creates magical golden peaks which merge into the surrounding grasslands.

The Pilanesberg, North WestSouth African Tourism

The Pilanesberg National Park

The Pilanesberg consists of striking and dramatic landscapes which support a wide variety of plants, animals and birds. Watching the sun rise aboove its rolling hills, turning the sky into a pastel wonderland, is a singular South African experience.

The Pilanesberg National ParkSouth African Tourism

South Africa has some of the most breathtaking vistas in the world. Viewing them through the golden hues of a rising or setting sun makes for a truly memorable experience.

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