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.


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.


Explore the Cape with Bikes 'n Wines

What better way to enjoy a beautiful day out in the Cape Winelands than on a bicycle?


Zulu cultural ceremonies

You can visit Eshowe in Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal for a unique cultural experience.


The Old Village, Citrusdal, Western Cape

The historical Old Village, which predates the citrus-growing town of Citrusdal, is a great overnight stop.


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.


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.


Rheenendal Ramble

The road that takes you on the Rheenendal Ramble, close to Knysna, is 24km long, but you can spend days experiencing what this area has to offer.


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.


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.


Top 10

Spiritual retreats

1Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo

Located in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal overlooking rolling hills and indigenous valleys, this retreat offers something for everyone including creative workshops.

2Boondocks Mountain Lodge

A retreat in Mpumalanga aimed at rejuvenating the mind, body and soul. Make sure you take a walk around the labyrinth.

3Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge

This Limpopo retreat is situated in the beautiful Magoebaskloof forest region. On offer are a number of complementary therapies as well as nature walks, meditations and massages.

4Temenos Retreat Centre

Situated in McGregor in the Western Cape, this retreat centre is named after an ancient Greek temple of healing and certainly lives up to its name.

5Nan Hua Buddhist Temple

This Bronkhorstspruit temple is a little piece of Taiwan situated along the Dinokeng tourist route. Enjoy weekend retreats and learn all about Buddhism from those in-the-know.

6Bodhi Khaya Country Retreat

This Western Cape farm retreat focuses on wellness and sustainability and is very laid-back in its philosophy. Being alone in nature is one of the key philosophies and participants are encouraged to spend at least 24 hours alone in the great outdoors.

7Bushmanskloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat

Found in the gorgeous Cederberg, rock art walks as well as fantastic alternative therapies are all part of the deal.

8Emoyeni Retreat Centre

Situated on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg in the North West province, this retreat has simple facilities conducive to meditation and contemplation.

9Celtis Lodge

In the Magaliesberg region offers the new-age traveller something beyond the usual crystal-ball gathering. Why not enjoy the horse labyrinth or enjoy some reflexology or reiki as part of the deal.

10Shrink-on-Safari retreats

Psychologist Jeffrey Rink runs retreats into nature that help travellers go on an inward journey, so to speak. Rink uses the healing power of nature to get us humans back on track.