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Lindfield Victorian House Museum, Johannesburg

The Lindfield Victorian House Museum, an original Herbert Baker home in Johannesburg, is living testament to Victorian life.

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Giba Gorge MTB Park, KwaZulu-Natal

Giba Gorge MTB Park offers a picnic area, restaurant and BMX track, while single-track trails lead off in various directions, taking bikers across 300ha of challenging terrain.

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A brief history of mining in South Africa

Beneath the surface of South Africa’s incredibly varied landscape lies the richest mineral treasure trove to have ever been discovered in a confined region.

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The Old Biscuit Mill, Cape Town

The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town, is arguably the source of the urban renewal this trendy neighbourhood has experienced.

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Hoedspruit's restaurants, Limpopo

In Hoedspruit, you can enjoy sushi, authentic Italian dishes, Portuguese cooking, south Indian curries or distinctly South Africa cuisine at one of the town’s many restaurants.

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Walking trails in the Kruger National Park

Discovering the Kruger National Park on foot involves all your senses; it exposes you to the fine detail, the grandeur of the landscape, and the thrill of encountering wildlife from a new and vulnerable perspective.

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The Springbok Experience

The Springbok Experience is a museum devoted to the history of one of South Africa's favourite sports: rugby

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Explore the Cape with Bikes 'n Wines

What better way to enjoy a beautiful day out in the Cape Winelands than on a bicycle?

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Zulu cultural ceremonies

You can visit Eshowe in Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal for a unique cultural experience.

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Top 10

Caves

1Sterkfontein Caves, Cradle Of Humankind, Gauteng

The World Heritage Site where the world famous early human remains of 'Mrs Ples' and 'Little Foot' were discovered, Sterkfontein is the world's richest hominid fossil site.

2Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape

Iced with spectacular dripstone formations, Cango is one of the longest and largest cave systems in the world. Explore 2 routes through its 5.3km of tunnels – 1 on well-lit walkways, the other a hands-and-knees adventure deep into the cavern.

3Sudwala Caves, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

One of the oldest cave systems on earth, its dolomite chamber measures 70m in diameter and 37m in height. Amid rock formations sculpted over aeons, evidence of some of earth’s oldest life forms have been found in the limestone.

4Echo Caves, West of the Strydom Tunnel, Limpopo

The natural caverns here contain impressive stalactites and stalagmite formations. See the Crystal Palace, one of the most beautiful halls in the cave, and visit the museum. When struck, the rock formations inside the caves produce a ringing sound – hence the name Echo Caves.

5Cathedral Cave, Golden Gate Highlands, National Park

This enormous cavern measures 250 m in length and 50 m in depth. For a short time each day, sunlight pierces its darkness revealing brilliant stained-glass coloured lichens. The cave houses a colony of rare bald ibis, and was a site of worship for the BaSotho people.

6Wonder Cave, Kromdraai, Gauteng

Believed to be 2, 2-million-years-old, the cave system contains impressive drip stone formations and is home to a bat colony. A favourite Gauteng spelunking spot – abseil into the cave then get down and dirty to explore its depths.

7Makapansgat, Mokopane, Limpopo

This world-famous archaeological site has several caves, and has yielded numerous fossils of Australopithecus africanus, our ape-man ancestor. Take a tour of this fascinating site, starting at the Arend Dieperink Museum.

8Klipgat Cave, Walker Bay Nature Reserve, Hermanus, Western Cape

Middle Stone Age artefacts, bone tools and human remains have been discovered in this cave. Its windows provide dramatic views over the ocean and the Walker Bay Reserve.

9Wonderwerk Cave, Kuruman, Northern Cape

This ancient cavity is estimated to be 2, 3 billion years old. San cave paintings dating back 10 000 years have been discovered, and more recently, man-made artefacts, thought to be at least 2-million years old.

10uKahlamba-Drakensberg Mountains, KwaZulu-Natal

Some 60 caves and shelters, many of them rich San rock art sites, are found throughout this mountain World Heritage Site. Overnight in one of the caves, where camping is permitted, for a quintessential ‘Berg experience.