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Oudtshoorn and surrounds, Western Cape

The town of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo is a tourist centre for a variety of reasons that include ostriches, mountain passes, historic buildings and the famous Cango Caves.

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Chef Peter Tempelhoff

Chef Peter Tempelhoff might have world-class credentials, but his culinary inspirations are firmly rooted in the rich and rewarding flavours of South African cuisine.

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Pete Goffe-Wood – celebrity chef

Celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood regards himself as a food alchemist. Not surprising, given that his highly imaginative dishes transcend the boundaries of the ordinary.

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David Tlale

Described as daring and dramatic, fashion designer David Tlale is renowned for his unorthodox approach, the result of which are beautifully unpredictable designs.

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Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve Braille Trail, Western Cape

Visually impaired nature lovers can now follow a specially designed trail in the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve to enhance their appreciation of the Karoo veld that characterises this part of the Western Cape.

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South Africa's cheese-makers

While cheese was always the domain of our European counterparts, South African cheese-makers have improved their offering and we now have a burgeoning cheese industry.

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The Prince Albert Saturday Market

Organic fruit and veg, pickles and preserves, and freshly baked cakes and cookies are all on the bill at the delightful Prince Albert Saturday Market.

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Rixile Culture to Kruger Route – an Open Africa route

The Rixile Culture to Kruger Route is an Open Africa Route that offers choices of Venda and Tsonga cultures, ancient and modern mining, and compelling wildlife.

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The Athenæum, Port Elizabeth

The Athenæum, a work and exhibition space in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, is a modern, multi-use cultural complex that accommodates performances, exhibitions, events, conferences, meetings, launches, shows and workshops.

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Curiocity Backpackers, Johannesburg

Curiocity Backpackers allows tourists to discover the real Johannesburg through walking tours and mixing with locals.

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Top 10

National Parks

1Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape

Home to over 450 elephants, Cape buffalo, black rhino and a variety of antelope species. The possibility of seeing the Big 7 (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, elephant, whales and Great White sharks) here makes this park unique.

2Augrabies Falls National Park, Northern Cape

The mighty Gariep (Orange) River, lunar landscapes and the 56m Augrabies Falls, called the ‘place of great noise’ by the San, are the highlights of this unusual park.

3Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State

A spectacle of towering ochre-coloured sandstone cliffs, shady valleys and sun-dappled grasslands, BaSotho caves and dinosaur traces in this golden landscape of abundant antelope and raptors.

4Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape

An adventure through 3, 6 million hectares of unspoilt wilderness. Photogenic landscapes and wildlife like cheetah, black-maned Kalahari lions, gemsbok, springbuck and desert-adapted elephants bring this salt pan to life.

5Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga and Limpopo

This world-renowned game park covers nearly 2-million hectares. Part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, it features 16 ecosystems and provides sanctuary to 147 mammal, 507 bird, 114 reptile, 49 fish, 336 tree and 34 amphibian species.

6Mountain Zebra National Park, Eastern Cape

See over 350 of the Cape Mountain Zebra, a subspecies saved from extinction, now thriving in this through this craggy-peaked wilderness, where Cape buffalo, endangered black rhino, eland, endemic black wildebeest roam.

7Namaqua National Park, Western Cape

One of 25 global biodiversity hot spots in the world, the park conserves rare plant and animal species; and in Spring it’s semi-desert plains erupt in carpets of colourful wildflowers – a photographers paradise.

8Table Mountain National Park, Western Cape

South Africa’s only urban national park encompasses the Table Mountain chain, the Cape Peninsula and False Bay. It contains 7 nature reserves and safeguards the Cape Floral Kingdom – a World Heritage Site.

9Garden Route National Park.

Including Tsitsikamma’s lush forests, rugged coastline, and abundant fauna, this serial park combines the best of the Garden Routes natural treasures.

10Marakele National Park, North West

Situated between the dry west and moist east of South Africa in the heart of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, Marakele offers an unusual mix of bird and animal life, including red data species and world's largest breeding colony of endangered Cape vultures.