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Duinepos Chalets

Hidden among the dunes of the Cape West coast lies the little known gem Duinepos. Operated by three women, the getaway is community-based and has steadily grown into a treasured tourist destination.

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Untouched Adventures

Tsitsikamma National Park

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Rocktail Camp: an outdoor lover’s dream

Have you been to Maputaland? Do you know where it is? If you answered no to these questions, we have all the info you need - including exactly when to stay when you visit this amazing part of South Africa.

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Montecasino Bird Gardens, Johannesburg

The Montecasino Bird Gardens, in Fourways just north of Johannesburg, provide great family entertainment.

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Food markets in South Africa

Take the time to immerse yourself in South Africa's food culture – there's a wide variety of food markets that will enhance your experience of the country.

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Eating out in Johannesburg

Feel like Italian, Chinese, traditional South African, African or township cuisine? There’s something for every culinary desire in Johannesburg.

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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.

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Johannesburg's Chinatown

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

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Top 10

Urban experiences in the Northern Cape

1The Big Hole

View the largest hand-excavated hole on the planet in the historic town of Kimberley. The Big Hole is part of the Kimberley Mine Museum and the landmark that modern South Africa.

2Kimberley Mine Museum

Step into a bygone era at the Kimberley Mine Museum. View the world largest uncut diamond and take a peek into the Old Town where you’ll see replica buildings of the earlier frontier days.

3Kimberley Africana Library

The library houses one of South Africa's finest collections of Africana, including the personal copy of missionary Robert Moffat’s Setswana translation of the Bible.

4Kimberley Club

The Kimberley Club was founded in 1881 by Cecil John Rhodes, and was frequented by the likes of Leander Starr Jameson, Barney Barnato and Sir Ernest Oppenheimer.

5Belgravia Historical Walk

The historical suburb of Belgravia in Kimberley boasts 33 of the city’s historical sites which can be enjoyed on this two kilometre walk.

6Galeshewe township, Kimberley

On the outskirts of Kimberley is Galeshewe township, also known as the ‘diamond rush township’. A jewel in the crown of Northern Cape township culture, it is a place of artists and political history.

7Star of The West Pub

One of the country’s oldest pubs, this provincial heritage site was built in 1870 from wood and iron and granted the first liquor license in 1873. You’ve definitely got to stop in for a pint or two!

8Vintage Tram Ride

Take the vintage tram that runs between the Kimberley Mine Museum and City Hall several times a day. The tram was first launched in 1887, and now it provides modern-day thrills.

9Kalahari Oranje Museum, Upington

This museum was built in 1875 as a mission station and tells the history of the area. The famous bronze Donkey Memorial is part of the museum.

10Orange River Wine Cellars, Upington

Visit the world’s second large wine co-operative, just a few kilometres out of town. Who knows, you might want to initiate an impromptu wine-tasting...