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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Curiocity Backpackers, Johannesburg

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


Top 10

Cultural museums

1South African Museum and Planetarium, Cape Town

Situated in the Company Gardens alongside other significant national cultural institutions, the museum is known for its excellent displays on the Khoisan.

2District Six, Cape Town

Commemorates the once-vibrant mixed-race community of District Six, forcibly evicted from their homes during the apartheid era.

3Gold of Africa Museum, Cape Town

Traces the African continent’s relationship with gold and the history of gold-smithing. There are hundreds of artefacts on view, associated with ancient African civilisations

4Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg

Portrays the trials of daily life under apartheid and highlights its most oppressive episodes. A world-class museum with interactive exhibits.

5Origins Centre, Johannesburg

A new star on Johannesburg’s cultural horizon, this museum located at the University of the Witwatersrand explores human ancestry, bringing to life the oldest-known inhabitants of South Africa, the San.

6Kimberley Mine Museum, Kimberley

A reconstruction of Kimberley in the 1880s with a diamond digging feature suited to children, set alongside the Big Hole.

7Museum Africa, Johannesburg

Details the development of the city of Johannesburg. Highlights include the Ghandi exhibit, the display on Sophiatown and the Treason Trial display.

8SA National Museum of Military History, Johannesburg

From small arms to armoured vehicles to some of the rarest military aircraft in the world, this museum looks at wars fought by South Africans, and commemorates those who gave their lives in battle

9Transvaal Museum, Pretoria

Tons of natural history to explore with something to interest visitors of all ages. A walk back into time.

10Cape Town Holocaust Centre, Cape Town

On the grounds of the city’s Great Synagogue, the museum draws parallels between all struggles against oppression. The South African Jewish Museum is also located on the property.