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Oudtshoorn and surrounds, Western Cape

The town of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo is a tourist centre for a variety of reasons that include ostriches, mountain passes, historic buildings and the famous Cango Caves.

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Chef Peter Tempelhoff

Chef Peter Tempelhoff might have world-class credentials, but his culinary inspirations are firmly rooted in the rich and rewarding flavours of South African cuisine.

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Pete Goffe-Wood – celebrity chef

Celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood regards himself as a food alchemist. Not surprising, given that his highly imaginative dishes transcend the boundaries of the ordinary.

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David Tlale

Described as daring and dramatic, fashion designer David Tlale is renowned for his unorthodox approach, the result of which are beautifully unpredictable designs.

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Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve Braille Trail, Western Cape

Visually impaired nature lovers can now follow a specially designed trail in the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve to enhance their appreciation of the Karoo veld that characterises this part of the Western Cape.

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South Africa's cheese-makers

While cheese was always the domain of our European counterparts, South African cheese-makers have improved their offering and we now have a burgeoning cheese industry.

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The Prince Albert Saturday Market

Organic fruit and veg, pickles and preserves, and freshly baked cakes and cookies are all on the bill at the delightful Prince Albert Saturday Market.

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Rixile Culture to Kruger Route – an Open Africa route

The Rixile Culture to Kruger Route is an Open Africa Route that offers choices of Venda and Tsonga cultures, ancient and modern mining, and compelling wildlife.

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The Athenæum, Port Elizabeth

The Athenæum, a work and exhibition space in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, is a modern, multi-use cultural complex that accommodates performances, exhibitions, events, conferences, meetings, launches, shows and workshops.

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Curiocity Backpackers, Johannesburg

Curiocity Backpackers allows tourists to discover the real Johannesburg through walking tours and mixing with locals.

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Top 10

Fun experiences in KwaZulu-Natal

1uShaka Marine World

Renowned as being one of the best marine theme parks in the world, uShaka offers up non-stop entertainment for adults and children. Dine with the raggies watching you, or brave the kamikaze slide at Wet 'n Wild theme park, watch the dolphins and penguins perform or visit the stunning aquarium.

2The Midlands Meander

Lying between Pietermaritzburg and Mooi River, this English corner of KwaZulu-Natal offers country hotels, artists' hideaways, quaint eateries, loads of pubs, a local brewery, carpet weavers, glass makers, book shops, leatherware, animal farms for the kids, shoe outlets and lots, lots more to enjoy along small country roads and in tiny villages.

3Shakaland, Eshowe

An authentic Zulu cultural village about two and half hours north of Durban features beer-brewing, stick-fighting, singing and dancing. Visitors can stay overnight in a traditional beehive Zulu hut.

4Karkloof Canopy Tour

Look, me Tarzan, you Jane! State-of-the-art equipment enables visitors to swing through the tree tops 30 metres above the forest floor. For a bird's-eye view of the forest and a green lung, thrill-filled adventure like none other, head for Karkloof.

5Turtle safari, Kosi Bay

Witness firsthand how endangered loggerhead and leatherback turtles make their way laboriously up the beach to nest between October and January at Bhanga Nek. Females emerge from the sea to lay their eggs in the sand above the high-water mark. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share with your children. Only guided tours on offer.

6Helicopter flip over the Drakensberg

Get a different perspective of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg National Park World Heritage Site by taking a helicopter flip over the rugged escarpment, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls and mountain streams. Don't forget to take your camera along!

7Scuba diving or snorkelling at Sodwana Bay

Don’t miss out on the underwater riches of South Africa’s favourite scuba destination and snorkel in the shallow rock pools of the extreme northern coast of the province. Scuba divers should opt for the magnificent reefs which make up the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, another World Heritage Site.

8Durban nightlife

Durban on a summer's evening is hard to beat when it comes to a vibey, fun-filled outing. Head for Durban’s Florida Road, where you'll find cool, funky restaurants, bars and loads of great places to hang out. There's also Moyo restaurant on the beachfront and pier, and many restaurants where the young-at-heart chill along Davenport Road.

9Victoria Street spice market

Famous for its Indian fashions, spices, kitchenware, incense and Oriental furnishings – a visit to the Victoria Street market is a wonderful opportunity to experience Durban’s colourful Indian culture at its best! While you're there, try some Indian culinary specialities such as samoosas, puri patha or sev and nuts.

10Game viewing, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi

Home to the famous Big Five (lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard), giraffe, zebra and numerous antelope, this wilderness area is a must-see if Africa’s wildlife interests you. The highly endangered black rhino and endangered white rhino are a particular attraction here.