Food & Wine

Culinary cool

South African culinary cool is found in the most arresting of settings. Imaginative restaurant owners are bringing colour to the dining scene, matching extraordinary locations with themed décor and artistic food combinations. As for the chefs, they are becoming rock stars in their own right. more

Meat restaurants in South Africa

Whether you are tucking into an oxtail stew in the Little Karoo or a sirloin steak at an upmarket city steakhouse, you will soon realise that South Africans know their meat and its restaurants serve up the real deal. more

Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg

The Newtown Cultural Precinct, in downtown Johannesburg, has a distinctly cosmopolitan vibe; and underlying its trendy coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries and clubs is the same avant-garde attitude that made it a hot-bed of protest theatre, music and poetry during the apartheid era. more

South African-style Indian eats

Indian diaspora cuisine reflects the climate, land, culture and history in which it finds itself. South Africans of Indian origin have retained the core culinary traits of their Asian motherland but they have also incorporated African ingredients and hospitality traditions from their nearest neighbours. more

Cape Winelands

The Cape's 18 official wine routes, and two brandy routes, are among the most scenic in the world, featuring many historic wine estates that date back centuries. Take your time exploring this magnificent part of South Africa's Western Cape province and enjoy sampling its magnificent wines and brandies. more

South Africa's Hidden Treasures™

South Africa’s cultural and creative diversity is inspirational, but the breadth and variety of experiences on offer can be overwhelming too. So how does a new visitor to South Africa tap into the country’s creative soul and immerse themselves in real and authentic experiences? They look for Hidden Treasures™ … more

Eating out in Soweto

There are a number of restaurants and eateries to choose from in Soweto, among them the famous Wandies Place in Dube and Sakhumzi’s in Vilakazi Street, along with all the other informal and formal eating houses that beg you to pull up a chair and share a meal with local residents. more

Soweto

Known the world over for its role in the struggle for democracy, Soweto hums day and night, and its vibe is electrifying. It’s Gucci and ghetto, Hummers and hip hop, Loxion Kulcha (a sought-after local fashion brand that originated in the townships) and livestock, glamour and gogos (grannies). more

The Garden Route

The Garden Route is a mix of modern golf courses, ancient forests, secluded artist communities, retirement estates, modern malls, craft centres, mountain hideaways and beach holidays. A large number of interesting and creative people have come to live down here, drawn to this magnificent stretch of coastline. more

Karoo cookery school

African Relish is a recreational Karoo cookery school in Prince Albert, a quaint town in the Karoo. Gourmands increasingly visit this region for its restful atmosphere, abundance of locally grown produce, organic and small-scale food artisan producers, local wines, and gorgeous scenery. more