Trade

Wildebraam Berry Estate, Swellendam

At the Wildebraam Berry Estate outside Swellendam in the Western Cape you can pick your own berries in season or taste one of their 100 products on offer.

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Zachary's restaurant

Zachary's, an intimate restaurant in Knysna, offers guests a choice between its à la carte menu and its menu gourmand, a seven-course tasting menu that serves up some of the Garden Route’s best seasonal cuisine.

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Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

The city of Pietermaritzburg boasts a vast historical record, from architecture to monuments, museums, artwork and culture. It also hosts the Comrades Marathon and Dusi Canoe Marathon.

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Chavonnes Battery, Cape Town

The ruins of the Chavonnes Battery can still be seen at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, laying bare a fascinating piece of Cape history.

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Citizen science projects

Everybody who visits South Africa with a camera and has a passion for animals or plants can contribute to science.

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Swellendam and surrounds, Western Cape

The town of Swellendam in the Western Cape, snuggled against the Langeberg mountains, is a great place to start your Garden Route adventure.

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Canopy walkway, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Named the ‘Boomslang’ after the arboreal snake indigenous to South Africa, this 130m canopy walkway in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town is its newest, and most striking, attraction.

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Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Johannesburg

The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newton, Johannesburg, will wow just about anyone with its world-class science displays.

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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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Top 10

Accommodation in Mpumalanga

1Singita Luxury Private Game Reserve

Situated in both the Sabi Sand Reserve and the Lebombo concession of the Kruger National Park, Singita’s 4 award winning lodges offer the ultimate in bushveld luxury. The finest en-suite accommodation accompanied by designer meals and the best of South African and international wines.

2The Royal Hotel, Pilgrim’s Rest

Dates back to the glory days of gold mining in the 1900s. The interior design reflects its yesteryear opulence and the bar (a converted chapel) is known as the place to collect stories about the days of old.

3Rest camps, Kruger National Park

There are numerous rest camps within the Kruger National Park - some large and some small. Although the rest camps are not luxurious they are very comfortable. Most have air conditioning, en suite bathrooms, a good restaurant and a convenience store on site. Many offer self-catering accommodation.

4Londolozi Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Reserve

The 1st private game reserve in the world to be granted Relais & Chateaux status, its superior interior design, commitment to conservation, luxury, outstanding service and exceptional cuisine makes it a sought-after safari destination. It is renowned for its big cats and leopards.

5Timamoon Lodge, Sabie/Hazyview area

A beautiful hideaway high in the hills near the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon with luxurious, romantic Zanzibar and Moroccan-style lodges with 4-poster beds, fireplaces, private pools and endless views, This is complimented by outstanding cuisine in the Bali-style restaurant, picnics, walks, and relaxing massages in the privacy of your lodge.

6Forever Resorts Blyde Canyon

Forever Resorts Blyde Canyon has outstanding views of the Blyde River Canyon. It offers 3 and 4-star accommodation in chalets and guest houses, with 1-4 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, lounges and outdoor eating areas. On site activities include dam fishing, volley ball, swimming pool, mini-golf, trampolines, horse rides, tennis courts, hiking trails and badminton.

7Walkersons Hotel and Spa, Dullstroom

Appealing individual thatch and stone cottage accommodation forms part of a gracious 5-star country hotel overlooking a lake, outside a village full of art galleries, restaurants, bars and fly-fishing locales. Activities include luxurious spa treatments, fly-fishing, walking, hiking, riding and exploring the attractions in the village. Its also a great wedding and conference venue.

8Highgrove House, Hazyview

Repeatedly awarded Best Small Luxury Hotel in South Africa, this luxury 5-star guest house combines luxury accommodation with gourmet cuisine in a country setting with magnificent views. Its 8 luxury suites have separate sitting rooms with open fireplaces and secluded verandas. Two of the suites have their own saunas and private swimming pools. Al fresco breakfasts, fine wines, and fine dining completes the picture.

9Summerfields River Lodge & Rose Spa

Situated between Hazyview and Sabie this gorgeous spa is nestled in a valley among plantations of mangoes, litchis, macadamia nut trees and roses. The 100 hectare property boasts tented suites along the banks of the Sabie River.

10Jatinga Country Lodge & Restaurant

A five-star establishment known for its lavish interior design details, award-winning kitchen, good cellar, fine afternoon tea, magnificent sub-tropical gardens, rich bird life and access to nearby wildlife reserves and golf courses.