Unforgettable experiences

Heritage and culture

Explore South Africa's tribal cultures and traditions by visiting a cultural village or sampling traditional African cuisine in a township shebeen. Savour our award-winning wines on a Cape wine routes tour.

Unforgettable experiences

South Africa offers an enriching voyage of discovery, unforgettable leisure experiences, cultural diversity and accommodation that rivals the best in the world.

Food and wine

In South Africa, superb cuisine is paired with award-winning wines in the most incredible natural and urban surroundings.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Ancient kingdoms, diverse eco-systems, an invasion from space and a modern-day freedom struggle – all these are celebrated at South African World Heritage Sites.


Top 10

Fun experiences in Gauteng


Enjoy a day trip into Soweto, South Africa’s most famous township – eat local food, drink home-made beer and get to know the who’s who along Vilikazi Street (home to not one but TWO Nobel Peace Prize Winners).

2Gold Reef City

Take to the fun-fair rides at Gold Reef City in the south of Johannesburg and if that’s too high-risk for you, drop in at the Casino for a good meal, an entertaining show and a flurry on the slots.

3Village Life

Visit one of Joburg’s ‘villages’ – enclaves where the young, arty, trendy and hip hang Parkhurst, Norwood, Greenside or Parktown North; all come with a bewildering choice of restaurants, galleries and shops.

4The Oriental Plaza

Discover this authentic bazaar where you can bargain-hunt for anything and everything from clothes and textiles to souvenirs and fine spices.

5Newtown Night Vibes

For a big night on the town enjoy the bars, jazz lounges and nightclubs of Newtown – where revellers party on into the wee hours of the morning.

6Montecasino magic

The Tuscan-styled Montecasino entertainment complex in Fourways offers excellent entertainment: there’s live theatre, a cooking school, a wide range of shops and restaurants and gambling galore.

7Nan Hua Buddhist Temple

Find a piece of Taiwan in the middle of Gauteng’s farmland community. This incredible complex offers up impressive architecture, beautiful gardens and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

8Pretoria National Zoological Gardens

The ‘Pretoria Zoo’ is considered the best in the country and offers up a fun (and informative outing ) for those who love animals and the great outdoors.

9Sport Rules!

On any weekend there is either a rugby, cricket or soccer match on in a Johannesburg or Pretoria stadium; great opportunity to observe local sports culture in action!

10Rhino and Lion Park

Visit the Rhino and Lion Park near the Cradle of Humankind – see the famous white lions of Timbavati and take the opportunity to stroke baby lion and tiger cubs.