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Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate is just on the eastern outskirts of Johannesburg and boasts one of only five other Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses in South Africa. Opened in 2009, this is the first 27-hole signature course in Gauteng. Keen golfers will enjoy also the 18-hole Masai Mara course with its grassland and dune scape; as well as the shorter 9-hole course, Whistling Thorn, which has more of a classic design and plains flavour.
Hartbeespoort Dam This is a good all round place to visit, with many activities to take part in. Water sports enthusiasts can windsurf, water and jet ski, as well as para-sailing. If you want to get higher off the ground, then you can try your hand at hot air ballooning, para-gliding and hang- gliding. The area also has: a private zoo; an aquarium; a cheetah centre; and elephant sanctuary; and a snake park.
Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway A run out to Hartbeespoort is an opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of the Magaliesberg Mountains, Hartbeespoort Dam and the surrounding area. The Hartbeespoort Cableway is the longest mono-cableway in Africa, taking you up to a viewing point with 360 degrees of amazing panoramic views. This is a good day trip for adults and children as there are plenty of recreational facilities to keep the little ones busy, while the grownups can enjoy the views from the Dassie Loop. There is plenty of information given on placards located along the educational walkway, giving the history of the area, together with points of interest.
Hiking Trails There are some good hiking trails around Midrand for walkers and hikers. The Hennops Hiking Trail is situated within easy reach of Johannesburg and has some good hiking. It incorporates two trails, which can be hiked separately as shorter, easier routes, or as the longer and more difficult 17.45km route. The Zebra trail is an easy walk of around 6km, which starts at the Hedada Camp, walking through the fenced game camp, and is a great route for families or people wanting a gentler hike. The other trail, the Krokodilberg Trail is harder and requires some experience of hiking. The trail starts out following the Hennops River, before crossing the water and heading off across country. There are some interesting geological formations to see as you make your way up to the plateau, with a chance to see Pruimpie’s Cave (which was occupied for a while by the family of the landowner). The trail gets quite steep in places as you climb out of the river valley, giving lovely views of the landscape around the Magaliesberg Mountains. There are two camps on the trail: Loerie and Hadeda; which can accommodate up to around 18-20 people each.
Rietvlei Nature Reserve The Rietvlei Nature Reserve, owned and managed by the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, is around 18km from Pretoria. This reserve extends across 3,800 ha of Bankenveld grassland and incorporates open plains and hills, intersected with tributaries which feed the Rietvlei Dam. A visit here is guaranteed to let you observe a stunning array of game; there are plenty of wildebeest, eland, zebra and waterbuck, to name but a few. Other less common game, but still commonly observed are cheetah and leopards; buffalo and rhino; while a night tour may well allow you to see some of the nocturnal animals like porcupine, jackal, springhare and aardwolf.
Nature Reserves and Bird Sanctuaries There are plenty of parks around Johannesburg offering the chance to see some of the flora and fauna of the Grassland Biome of South Africa,  in which the city lies. For birdwatchers these are a genuine goldmine of bird watching activity. With around 200 species of birds to see, (a significant number of which are breeding in the parks) including less common species like the Green-backed and Black Herons, the Yellow-billed Stork and the Orange River Francolin.
Essential Africa – Day Tours and Hiking Trails Africa is a continent of contrasts and nowhere is this more evident than in South Africa. From the latest and most sophisticated shopping to be had in Johannesburg, attracting people from across the continent to shop until they drop; the casinos, nightclubs and racecourses; through to the essential wilderness that is the essence of this timeless land. When you get tired of the city attractions and want to experience some of the natural beauty of South Africa around Midrand, there are plenty of day tours, trails and animal sanctuaries to visit within easy reach of A Little Paradise.
Day Tours We have a wide selection of day tours in and around Midrand and Gauteng. Contact us for more information on this so we can tailor make a package for you together with our tour operator. The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage                                      Sun City                                              Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is well worth a visit, as it provides you with access to some stunning scenery. You will be bordered by the Indian Ocean on one side and a number of lakes on the other. You can take in a diverse array of natural environments, from wetlands through to reefs and beaches not to mention some fascinating wildlife. Ithala Game Reserve This charming and unique game reserve is the ideal place to go for a memorable nature experience. This is not a crowded reserve but has plenty to offer, so you can really enjoy spending time here and taking in the wildlife, Stone Age artefacts and even some of the oldest rock formations in the world. Sodwana Bay A visit to the stunning Sodwana Bay will provide you with the best of both worlds, as you can look forward to seeing golden sands on one side and the lush greenery of the forest on the other. You will be able to enjoy some fascinating walks, including guided tours and birding trails. You can also look forward to water activities, including deep sea fishing and scuba diving. These are just some of the incredible places that you should add to your itinerary if you are planning a visit to the beautiful and unique KwaZulu-Natal.
Take a Tour of the Beautiful KwaZulu-Natal A province of South Africa that was only created in 1994, KwaZulu-Natal is often referred to as the ‘Garden Province’. The province is situated in the South-east of South Africa and borders Swaziland, Mozambique and Lesotho. When you visit this area, you will be struck by the natural beauty including the incredible shoreline from where you can gaze out over the Indian Ocean. You will also find two areas of this province that have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and this includes the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park as well as the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The whole area is very different to many of the more westernised areas of South Africa. For instance, this is not a place to come if you are looking for wild nightlife, technology or gambling. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you cannot indulge in entertainment whilst visiting. For instance, if you want to enjoy the opportunity to gamble while in KwaZulu-Natal you can always use your smartphone or tablet and play on sites such as Yebo Yes Casino. What do see in KwaZulu-Natal You will find plenty to see and do when you pay a visit to KwaZulu-Natal, particularly if you are into nature, wildlife and stunning scenery. Some of the places you should visit when touring this province include: iSimangaliso Wetland Park
A little paradise in your own home Although it's lovely to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city with a quick break away in the sun, most of us have to make do with spending the majority of the year at home conducting day-to-day tasks. But that doesn't mean that our home lives have to be dull and dreary. As with just a little bit of imagination and planning, we can ensure that our homes become a little paradise throughout the year, with some of these handy hints. Your own spa experience Many South Africans indulge themselves with a visit to one of the nation's top spa establishments such as Mangwanani. But whilst such treats may be the height of luxury, it's hardly something that most of us mere mortals can afford to do on a daily basis! So why not create your own spa experience with a relaxing herbal foot soak, an all-natural face mask and of course a nice massage courtesy of your other half. And should you seek a little extra pampering, then a decadent milk bath never hurt anyone! A little home glamour Another luxurious location that many South Africans love to visit is one of our nation's famous casino resorts such as Sun City. Again, visiting such an establishment on a nightly basis would probably bankrupt most of us, so a much cheaper and more convenient option would be to put on your finest dressing gown, pop open a bottle of South African wine and enjoy the 21st century thrills of Springbok Casino. This site features a huge range of slots games and even a version of video poker so that you can enjoy an authentic casino experience all from the comfort of your sofa. Entertainment diversions One of the hardest things about modern living is learning how to switch off at a busy day's work. Thankfully, the digital revolution is on-hand to provide us with a little diversion from the daily grind, as there are now a great selection of streaming sites available in most homes. OneTap TV is the latest streaming venture that aims to showcase a range of television shows and movies that should be capable of  helping all of us earn a little well-deserved relaxation. And similarly, if you wish to transport yourself to distant land, then consider downloading the user- friendly Streema app that provides access to hundreds of global radio stations. And should you be short of inspiration, then consider tuning in to South Africa's Classic FM for some deeply soothing sounds.
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Tours at A Little Paradise

Take a Tour of the Beautiful KwaZulu-Natal A province of South Africa that was only created in 1994, KwaZulu- Natal is often referred to as the ‘Garden Province’. The province is situated in the South-east of South Africa and borders Swaziland, Mozambique and Lesotho. When you visit this area, you will be struck by the natural beauty including the incredible shoreline from where you can gaze out over the Indian Ocean. You will also find two areas of this province that have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and this includes the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park as well as the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The whole area is very different to many of the more westernised areas of South Africa. For instance, this is not a place to come if you are looking for wild night-life, technology or gambling. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you cannot indulge in entertainment whilst visiting. For instance, if you want to enjoy the opportunity to gamble while in KwaZulu-Natal you can always use your smart phone or tablet and play on sites such as Yebo Yes Casino. What do see in KwaZulu-Natal You will find plenty to see and do when you pay a visit to KwaZulu- Natal, particularly if you are into nature, wildlife and stunning scenery. Some of the places you should visit when touring this province include: iSimangaliso Wetland Park
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is well worth a visit, as it provides you with access to some stunning scenery. You will be bordered by the Indian Ocean on one side and a number of lakes on the other. You can take in a diverse array of natural environments, from wetlands through to reefs and beaches not to mention some fascinating wildlife. Ithala Game Reserve This charming and unique game reserve is the ideal place to go for a memorable nature experience. This is not a crowded reserve but has plenty to offer, so you can really enjoy spending time here and taking in the wildlife, Stone Age artefacts and even some of the oldest rock formations in the world. Sodwana Bay A visit to the stunning Sodwana Bay will provide you with the best of both worlds, as you can look forward to seeing golden sands on one side and the lush greenery of the forest on the other. You will be able to enjoy some fascinating walks, including guided tours and birding trails. You can also look forward to water activities, including deep sea fishing and scuba diving. These are just some of the incredible places that you should add to your itinerary if you are planning a visit to the beautiful and unique KwaZulu-Natal.
Day Tours We have a wide selection of day tours in and around Midrand and Gauteng. Contact us for more information on this so we can tailor make a package for you together with our tour operator.  
The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage
Sun City
Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve
Essential Africa – Day Tours and Hiking Trails         Africa is a continent of contrasts and nowhere is this more evident than in South Africa. From the latest and most sophisticated shopping to be had in Johannesburg, attracting people from across the continent to shop until they drop; the casinos, nightclubs and racecourses; through to the essential wilderness that is the essence of this timeless land. When you get tired of the city attractions and want to experience some of the natural beauty of South Africa around Midrand, there are plenty of day tours, trails and animal sanctuaries to visit within easy reach of A Little Paradise.
Nature Reserves and Bird Sanctuaries There are plenty of parks around Johannesburg offering the chance to see some of the flora and fauna of the Grassland Biome of South Africa,  in which the city lies. For birdwatchers these are a genuine goldmine of bird watching activity. With around 200 species of birds to see, (a significant number of which are breeding in the parks) including less common species like the Green-backed and Black Herons, the Yellow-billed Stork and the Orange River Francolin.
Rietvlei Nature Reserve The Rietvlei Nature Reserve, owned and managed by the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, is around 18km from Pretoria. This reserve extends across 3,800 ha of Bankenveld grassland and incorporates open plains and hills, intersected with tributaries which feed the Rietvlei Dam. A visit here is guaranteed to let you observe a stunning array of game; there are plenty of wildebeest, eland, zebra and waterbuck, to name but a few. Other less common game, but still commonly observed are cheetah and leopards; buffalo and rhino; while a night tour may well allow you to see some of the nocturnal animals like porcupine, jackal, spring-hare and aardwolf.
Hiking Trails There are some good hiking trails around Midrand for walkers and hikers. The Hennops Hiking Trail is situated within easy reach of Johannesburg and has some good hiking. It incorporates two trails, which can be hiked separately as shorter, easier routes, or as the longer and more difficult 17.45km route. The Zebra trail is an easy walk of around 6km, which starts at the Hedada Camp, walking through the fenced game camp, and is a great route for families or people wanting a gentler hike. The other trail, the Krokodilberg Trail is harder and requires some experience of hiking. The trail starts out following the Hennops River, before crossing the water and heading off across country. There are some interesting geological formations to see as you make your way up to the plateau, with a chance to see Pruimpie’s Cave (which was occupied for a while by the family of the landowner). The trail gets quite steep in places as you climb out of the river valley, giving lovely views of the landscape around the Magaliesberg Mountains. There are two camps on the trail: Loerie and Hadeda; which can accommodate up to around 18-20 people each.
Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway A run out to Hartbeespoort is an opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of the Magaliesberg Mountains, Hartbeespoort Dam and the surrounding area. The Hartbeespoort Cableway is the longest mono-cableway in Africa, taking you up to a viewing point with 360 degrees of amazing panoramic views. This is a good day trip for adults and children as there are plenty of recreational facilities to keep the little ones busy, while the grownups can enjoy the views from the Dassie Loop. There is plenty of information given on placards located along the educational walkway, giving the history of the area, together with points of interest.
Hartbeespoort Dam This is a good all round place to visit, with many activities to take part in. Water sports enthusiasts can windsurf, water and jet ski, as well as para-sailing. If you want to get higher off the ground, then you can try your hand at hot air ballooning, para-gliding and hang- gliding. The area also has: a private zoo; an aquarium; a cheetah centre; and elephant sanctuary; and a snake park.
Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate is just on the eastern outskirts of Johannesburg and boasts one of only five other Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses in South Africa. Opened in 2009, this is the first 27-hole signature course in Gauteng. Keen golfers will enjoy also the 18-hole Masai Mara course with its grassland and dune scape; as well as the shorter 9-hole course, Whistling Thorn, which has more of a classic design and plains flavour.
A little paradise in your own home Although it's lovely to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city with a quick break away in the sun, most of us have to make do with spending the majority of the year at home conducting day-to-day tasks. But that doesn't mean that our home lives have to be dull and dreary. As with just a little bit of imagination and planning, we can ensure that our homes become a little paradise throughout the year, with some of these handy hints. Your own spa experience Many South Africans indulge themselves with a visit to one of the nation's top spa establishments such as Mangwanani. But whilst such treats may be the height of luxury, it's hardly something that most of us mere mortals can afford to do on a daily basis! So why not create your own spa experience with a relaxing herbal foot soak, an all-natural face mask and of course a nice massage courtesy of your other half. And should you seek a little extra pampering, then a decadent milk bath never hurt anyone! A little home glamour Another luxurious location that many South Africans love to visit is one of our nation's famous casino resorts such as Sun City. Again, visiting such an establishment on a nightly basis would probably bankrupt most of us, so a much cheaper and more convenient option would be to put on your finest dressing gown, pop open a bottle of South African wine and enjoy the 21st century thrills of Springbok Casino. This site features a huge range of slots games and even a version of video poker so that you can enjoy an authentic casino experience all from the comfort of your sofa. Entertainment diversions One of the hardest things about modern living is learning how to switch off at a busy day's work. Thankfully, the digital revolution is on-hand to provide us with a little diversion from the daily grind, as there are now a great selection of streaming sites available in most homes. OneTap TV is the latest streaming venture that aims to showcase a range of television shows and movies that should be capable of  helping all of us earn a little well-deserved relaxation. And similarly, if you wish to transport yourself to distant land, then consider downloading the user-friendly Streema app that provides access to hundreds of global radio stations. And should you be short of inspiration, then consider tuning in to South Africa's Classic FM  for some deeply soothing sounds.