South Africa is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places on earth. We have the unforgettable scenery, the endless days of hot weather and blue skies, the wildlife, and the hospitality. We also have all sorts of small towns that have time and again made more than a few people fall in love.

Although we don’t all have the luxury of staying in a small town and taking in that small town vibe on a constant basis, we do have the luxury of spending sometime in small towns, like the amazing places we have on our list. In small town South Africa, there is much to fall in love with and so much to see and do. These places are ideal for kicking back and relaxing, and since many have a lot of history attached to them, they are a great place to go exploring. If you are looking for that once in a lifetime sort of vacation or weekend away, you should consider making your holiday plans in one of these great small places.

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  1. Clanwilliam

Just a short 2 hour drive from Cape Town, Clanwilliam is an idyllic place to stay for a weekend or any other kind of short getaway. The town is full of interesting things to see, and it is also a great starting point if you want to see other places close by.

  1. Clarens

One of the most popular places in the whole of the Free State, Clarens is just one of the most beautiful places to make your holiday destination. While it is known as more of a place for a couples retreat, it is an equally great place to go on holiday as a family looking for a quiet spot. Clarens is called the jewel of the Free State for a very good reason.

  1. Dullstroom

Just about every part of Dullstroom is unforgettably beautiful. Although it is distinctly South African, there is also something of a European feel about it, which is why many who first arrived here from overseas thought that they had arrived in Scotland. There are plenty of fun activities to do in and around this small town, and there is also a great number of fantastic places to stay.

  1. White River

A village town up in the Lowveld mountains, White River has fast become one very popular small South African town. Those who visit here have plenty of great White River accommodation to choose from and they also have plenty of options for things to do in the area, including making a day trip to the Kruger National Park.

  1. Hogsback

Down in the Eastern Cape of South Africa lies the picturesque village of Hogsback. So lovely is it that it became the inspiration for Tolkien’s epic Lord of the Rings novel. This fantastic little town is every adventurers dream destination, because it is so beautiful and has plenty to see and do. A trip here is also ideal if you are a keen photographer looking for a different location to practice your craft.