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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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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.

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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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Top 10

Cultural attractions

1Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape, Limpopo

Located on the South African border of Zimbabwe and Botswana, Mapungubwe is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, providing evidence of a powerful African empire, that existed in Southern Africa long before the Europeans arrived at the Cape in 1652.

2Robben Island, Cape Town, Western Cape

Robben Island is best known as the place of imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners during the long years of apartheid UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site, describing it as ‘as the world’s most powerful symbol of resistance to oppression’.

3Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng

The world’s most important fossil site, this UNESCO World Heritage site is considered to be the birthplace of modern humans, and includes the fossil hominid sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans and Kromdraai.

4Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape, Northern Cape

A mountain-desert wilderness inhabited by the Nama people, this remarkable group of nomadic pastoralists are safeguarding their culture and resources through centuries old methods of conservation

5uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, KwaZulu-Natal

Once the stomping grounds of the San hunter-gatherers; this UNESCO World Heritage Site shelters a precious heritage of well-preserved rock paintings, and is the last word in mountain grandeur.

6Pilgrims Rest Heritage Site, Mpumalanga

The historic town of Pilgrims Rest is a living museum where you’ll uncover the fascinating history and colourful characters behind South Africa’s first gold rush in the 1870s.

7Kimberley, Northern Cape

The discovery of a rich diamond deposit at Kimberley left a hand-dug crater known as the ‘Big Hole’ and sparked a rush to uncover South Africa’s mineral wealth.

8Origins Museum, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Described as ‘a museum in Africa for the people of the world’ the museum seeks to understand the evolution of South African history through the spiritual beliefs and the artistic legacy of the Khoi-Khoi and San people, through DNA sampling; rock art and anthropological artefacts.

9Sacred Sites of Venda, Limpopo

Lake Fundudzi, the reputed home of a python god, and nearby Thathe-Vondo Forest, are sacred to the Vhenda people.

10Wine Routes of the Cape, Western Cape

Our winelands, with their gabled Cape Dutch homesteads, sprawling green vineyards and historic buildings and living museums are a rich repository of agriculture, viniculture, history, food culture, and heritage dating back to the 1600’s.