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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

Historical sites in the Western Cape

1The Castle of Good Hope

This pentagonal fortress in Cape Town is the oldest surviving structure in South Africa and was built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company.

2Robben Island

Home to the prison where former President Nelson Mandela was incarcerated, the island now welcomes visitors from all over the world to view his cell, and the cell of many other famous freedom fighters.

3Dorp Street, Stellenbosch

This entire street in the oldest town in South Africa has been declared a national heritage site thanks to its impressive buildings in the Cape-Dutch style.

4Groot Constantia, Cape Town

This imposing Cape Dutch homestead belonged to Cape Governor Simon van der Stel from 1699 to 1712 and has since become known for its fine wines.

5Bo-Kaap

Candy-coloured houses along the alleyways of this thriving Muslim community are a photographer’s delight, while the Bo-Kaap Museum explains the complex social history of the neighbourhood.

6Franschhoek

Franschhoek directly translated is ‘The French Corner’. It was settled by Huguenots (French Protestants) in the 1700s. This town is home to a fine museum and historical wine cellars that still bear French names.

7Sheik Yusuf Kramat

One of the most important spiritual shrines in the country. Sheik Yusuf is said to be the father of Islam in South Africa and lived in the Cape in the late 1600’s.

8Church Street, Tulbagh

Tulbagh’s entire Church Street has been declared a heritage site and features lovingly restored and maintained Cape Dutch buildings straight out of the 18th century.

9The Company’s Garden, Cape Town

In Upper Addlerley Street is the oldest garden in South Africa, established in 1652 by Jan van Riebeeck as a vegetable garden to supply fresh produce to passing ships.

10Bartholomeu Dias Museum Complex, Mossel Bay

Established in 1988, this museum complex is a tribute to the discoverer Bartholomeu Dias and boasts an impressive replica of his Caravel.