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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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The Old Village, Citrusdal, Western Cape

The historical Old Village, which predates the citrus-growing town of Citrusdal, is a great overnight stop.

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Gandhi's Phoenix Settlement at Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal

The Phoenix Settlement, which overlooks the Kasturba Primary School (named in honour of Mahatma Gandhi’s wife, Kasturba), was originally established by Gandhi in 1904.

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Durban’s Old Court House Museum

Durban's Old Court House Museum comprises two storeys of exhibition rooms that chronicle the city's early history and the people who carved out the future of the early Natal colony.

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Top 10

South African private game reserves

1MalaMala Game Reserve

This 13 500 hectare private nature reserve, owned and run by the Rattray family, is renowned for its remarkable wildlife sightings. It is entirely possible to see most members of the Big 5 within a day or 2 here.

2Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Famed for the rare white lions that were first discovered there in the 1970s, the Timbavati has 50 owners who have teamed up to make this one of the finest private game reserves in the country.

3Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Some of the country’s top luxury game lodges can be found at this private nature reserve, located on the Kruger National Park’s unfenced border. It is home to the world-renowned lodges, Sabi Sabi, Singita, Londolozi, Ulusaba and Lion Sands, among many others.

4Madikwe Game Reserve

This remarkable reserve near the Botswana border is a 3-way partnership between the state that conserves the land, the surrounding community that benefit from it, and the private sector that has built some of South Africa’s best luxury game lodges here.

5Welgevonden Private Game Reserve

In the malaria-free Waterberg, only 3 hours' drive north of Johannesburg, is Welgevonden, with 13 luxury game lodges scattered across a generous 37 500 hectares of bushveld. Apart from the Big 5, there are intriguing game and plant species to be seen.

6Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

At 100 000 hectares, this is the largest private nature reserve in South Africa. Sprawling over the red-duned savannah, it offers an extraordinary experience in terms of luxury and conservation.

7Samara Private Game Reserve

Set in the mystical Karoo semi-desert, Samara has restored vibrant biodiversity to former farmland. Here are unbound horizons with unusual animals like cheetahs and aardvarks.

8Shamwari Private Game Reserve

This private nature reserve sprang from one man’s dream to restore the wildlife-rich thickets of the Eastern Cape to their former glory. Today Shamwari is 1 of South Africa’s greatest conservation success stories. It is easily accessible from Port Elizabeth, is malaria-free, and is home to a number of luxury lodges.

9Phinda Private Game Reserve

Set within an extraordinary biodiverse part of the province of KwaZulu-Natal, and close to the famous iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Phinda offers the Big 5 and far more. It has nearly 450 bird species and 7 distinct ecosystems, including the vanishingly rare sand forest.

10Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

A short distance from Hermanus in the Western Cape, Grootbos offers an intense nature experience among fynbos and milkwood forests. A short distance away, whales breach in Walker Bay.