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Montecasino Bird Gardens, Johannesburg

The Montecasino Bird Gardens, in Fourways just north of Johannesburg, provide great family entertainment.

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Food markets in South Africa

Take the time to immerse yourself in South Africa's food culture – there's a wide variety of food markets that will enhance your experience of the country.

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Eating out in Johannesburg

Feel like Italian, Chinese, traditional South African, African or township cuisine? There’s something for every culinary desire in Johannesburg.

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The VegTable, Rheenendal

This vegetarian restaurant near Rheenendal offers a completely unique dining experience. Chef Brett Garvie is self-taught and grows, sources and forages for the food he prepares.

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Johannesburg's Chinatown

Chinatowns can be found in major cities the world over, and Johannesburg is no different.

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Mbombela to Hoedspruit via the Long Tom Pass

Driving from Mbombela to Hoedspruit? Why not make a day of it and travel via the town of Mashishing, taking in the sights, towns, restaurants and attractions along the way.

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The Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town

The Irma Stern Museum is a house where Irma Stern, one of South Africa's most famous artists, once lived.

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The University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town is South Africa's oldest university and one of the country's leading institutions of higher learning.

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Japanese Gardens, Durban North

Since the early 1960s, the Japanese Gardens have attracted generations of families in search of a tranquil escape from the bustle of city life.

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Phansi Museum, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

A showcase of the ethnic diversity and creativity of South African, Namibian and Kenyan crafters in a fully restored Victorian house.

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Top 10

Historical Places in Cape Town

1Cape Town’s historic waterfront

Cape Town's Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has a fascinating history, is South Africa's top tourist destination and a working port.

2St George's Cathedral, Cape Town

Known as the 'people's cathedral', St George's has always been a haven for the oppressed. It is also the oldest Anglican cathedral in South Africa.

3Houses of Parliament, Cape Town

The South African Houses of Parliament in Cape Town have been witness to a large number of the major changes, upheavals and historic turnabouts of this country.

4Historic Robben Island, Cape Town

A trip out to Robben Island, famously once home to Nelson Mandela and other anti-apartheid heroes, might be the most memorable of all your South African experiences.

5Historic Long Street

Walk up historic Long Street, where you'll see Victorian architecture against a Table Mountain backdrop, and where you'll be tempted into quirky shops and sidewalk cafés.

6Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town is the country's oldest intact colonial building, and it speaks volumes about colonial days from the mid-1600s.

7The Bo-Kaap Museum

The Bo-Kaap Museum lies at the heart of 1 of Cape Town's most colourful communities. Take a walk through the brightly coloured Bo-Kaap area and meet its people.

8District Six Museum

The displays and guides of the District Six Museum in central Cape Town tell the story of a vibrant community uprooted during the apartheid era.

9Cape Town's Iziko Museums

Dedicate a couple of days of your time to exploring the various fascinating Iziko Museums in Cape Town, from the Slave Lodge to Groot Constantia.

10Historic Cape Town Gardens

The Company's Garden in Cape Town is the prime park space in the centre of the Mother City, first established by Jan van Riebeeck, the 1st Dutch governor of the Cape.