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Zoo Lake, Johannesburg

Zoo Lake's rolling green lawns and breezy lake attract visitors of every variety.

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The South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town

On the edge of the Company's Garden in Cape Town is the South African Jewish Museum, which pays tribute to the intimate relationship between South Africa's Jewish community and the history of this country.

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Lindfield Victorian House Museum, Johannesburg

The Lindfield Victorian House Museum, an original Herbert Baker home in Johannesburg, is living testament to Victorian life.

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Giba Gorge MTB Park, KwaZulu-Natal

Giba Gorge MTB Park offers a picnic area, restaurant and BMX track, while single-track trails lead off in various directions, taking bikers across 300ha of challenging terrain.

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A brief history of mining in South Africa

Beneath the surface of South Africa’s incredibly varied landscape lies the richest mineral treasure trove to have ever been discovered in a confined region.

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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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Top 10

Getaways in The Free State

1Clarens

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.

5Fouriesburg

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.

7Parys

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.