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.

Johannesburg's Chinatown

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

South Africa's eight seaports

South Africa has eight commercial seaports, all of which fall within the ambit of the Transnet National Ports Authority.

Durban Harbour, KwaZulu-Natal

The port is the fourth-largest in the southern hemisphere and handles in excess of 30-million tons of cargo per annum thanks to a technically advanced tracking system.

Safety on South African beaches

With close to 3 000km of magnificent beaches fringing the country’s coastline from the Cape West Coast to the East Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, sea-based activities are a popular option for tourists. Familiarise yourself with safety measures to ensure that your beach experience is as enjoyable as possible.


Top 10

Getaways in The Free State


A haven for artists, craftspeople, fly-fishers and food-lovers, Clarens has become a popular weekend getaway destination with a good choice of dining and accommodation options.

2The Golden Gate Highlands National Park

This national park showcases amazing sandstone formations carved out of the rock by wind, rain and time – particularly striking is the outcrop called the Sentinel; overnight in the park or in nearby Clarens or Fouriesburg.

3Flyfishing in the Kimberley Rivers

Some of the finest flyfishing waters in South Africa are in the lower Vaal and Riet Rivers near the Northern Cape town of Kimberley.

4Amphitheatre Heritage Hike

On the Amphitheatre Heritage Hike, Free State, in the northern Drakensberg you will find yourself at the top of the highest waterfall in Africa, with unforgettable views over this World Heritage Site.


Fouriesburg, Free State is one of South Africa’s unsung gems where you can hike in the footsteps of dinosaurs, take horse trails and enjoy excellent accommodation.

6Zastron to Wepener

The villages of Zastron and Wepener, Free State, are part of the scenic Maluti Mountains Route. Adventurers, bikers and four-by-four enthusiasts who prefer to head off the beaten track will enjoy this getaway.


Situated on the Vaal River within the unique landscape of the 2-billion-year-old Vredefort World Heritage Site, Parys in the Free State offers adventure tourism, golf, cheetah interaction and watersports.

8Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve

Shimmering in the foothills of the Drakensberg, the Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve attracts flyfishers, birders and nature-lovers to its biodiversity-rich shores.

9Vredefort Dome

Spend some time exploring this World Heritage Site. Enjoy hiking trails and the great outdoors. Overnight in nearby Parys with its many B&Bs.

10Rietpoort Guest Farm, between Bloemfontein and Cape Town

Situated near Trompsburg, 120kms south of Bloemfontein, this Free State Guest Farm offers traditional 'braais' or barbecues and a special Karoo Lamb dinner for its guests; wildlife wanders freely on this property that offers visitors a taste of Free State Farm life.