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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

Stargazing Spots

1Sutherland, Northern Cape

In Namakwa, only gazillions of stars outnumber its countless spring wildflowers. Here you’ll find the South African Large Telescope (SALT) - THE best place to go stargazing in South Africa.

2The Johannesburg Planetarium, Braamfontein, Gauteng

A great city spot to learn about our night skies. There are regular astronomy lectures open to the public.

3Karoo National Park, Western Cape

The vast open plains of the Karoo were made for stargazing. Go on a guided night tour, or simply pick a spot, spread out your blanket and be star-struck.

4Zebra Country Lodge, Leopards View, Dinokeng, Gauteng

Expert Sky Rangers take you on a tour of the heavens in the astronomical ‘astroboma’ observatory in the bush.

5Olifant’s Camp, Kruger National Park, Limpopo

Elephant’s footprints on the moon? You’ll see them here, through a large telescope set up in the bush, and learn all about African star lore.

6Entabeni Private Game Reserve, Waterberg, Limpopo

The Waterberg offers some of the brightest star watching opportunities thanks to its clear skies and low levels of light pollution.

7Eastern Cape border with Lesotho - the Eastern Cape Highlands

Remote valleys free of pollution promise an all-night parade of celestial bodies. Bring your star map and seek out the Southern Cross.

8Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, Northern Cape

Crystal clear Kalahari skies provide perfect conditions for desert stargazing, viewed through a large telescope set up among the sand dunes.

9Madikwe River Lodge, North West province

Large telescopes take you on a galactic odyssey across the African night sky to see constellations, planets, Zodiac signs and more.

10Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State

Book into the Mountain Retreat cabins, find a comfortable spot on the veranda and watch the universe unfold.