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Green Point Park, Cape Town

Green Point Park in Cape Town is a haven of indigenous plants with a natural lake and interesting play areas for children.

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Zoo Lake, Johannesburg

Zoo Lake's rolling green lawns and breezy lake attract visitors of every variety.

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The South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town

On the edge of the Company's Garden in Cape Town is the South African Jewish Museum, which pays tribute to the intimate relationship between South Africa's Jewish community and the history of this country.

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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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Accommodation in KwaZulu-Natal

1Phinda Forest Lodge, northern Zululand

Glass-walled chalets sit right in the middle of a forest where antelope graze at the front door. Superb interior design, food, service and game drives.

2Isandlwana Lodge, Zululand battlefields

Overlooking the historic battlefields where Zulu and British forces clashed in the 1900s, this lodge built of stone, wood and thatch melts into the landscape. There is easy access to the memorial sites and informed guides help visitors relive the dramatic and tragic events of that era.

3Hotel Izulu, Dolphin Coast

Hotel Izulu is truly a slice of heaven ensconced in the heart of the Dolphin Coast. A mix of Tuscan architecture, African features and Balinese influences – there are 19 luxurious en-suite rooms on offer.

4Lynton Hall, Umdoni

This grand Victorian manor home and modern-day country hotel has been voted as one of the hottest hotels in the world. Lavish rooms, bathrooms, sea views and acres of manicured lawns add to its appeal.

5Shakaland, Zululand

Stay in a traditional Zulu ‘umuzi’ (homestead) and relive the days of King Shaka and his cronies. Guests stay in Zulu huts in the Great Kraal overlooking the Phobane Lake.

6Zimbali Lodge & Hotel

Situated on the Dolphin Coast, Zimbali offers up a five star hotel experience. The resort is known for its spectacular golf course and every luxury which is available on tap.

7SunCoast Hotel and Towers

Part of the popular SunCoast Casino and Entertainment Complex on the Marine Parade. The SunCoast Hotel & Towers offers up classic Art deco style of Miami’s South Beach. The new Balinese Spa complex is a major drawcard.

8Fordoun Hotel and Spa, Midlands

An lovely country hotel it boasts an award-winning spa, is part of the Midlands Meander route and offers indoor heated pools, a flotation tank and unique beauty treatments based on African and international product ranges.

9Selborne Hotel, Spa and Golf Estate, Pennington

This sumptuous property on the Natal South Coast, not only offers beautiful rooms and suites and an impressive table, but also a full 18-hole golf course with resident golf pro, a health spa, small gym and sauna facilities

10Cathedral Peak Hotel, Drakensberg

This is a resort hotel offering visitors the chance to explore the Drakensberg Mountains on horseback, on foot (or via helicopter) and enjoy sports activities such as tennis, bowls and golf against a visually arresting backdrop.