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.

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Unforgettable experiences

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

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Food and wine

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

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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.

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Top 10

Fun experiences in Gauteng

1Soweto

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.