Duinepos Chalets

Hidden among the dunes of the Cape West coast lies the little known gem Duinepos. Operated by three women, the getaway is community-based and has steadily grown into a treasured tourist destination.

Untouched Adventures

Tsitsikamma National Park

Rocktail Camp: an outdoor lover’s dream

Have you been to Maputaland? Do you know where it is? If you answered no to these questions, we have all the info you need - including exactly when to stay when you visit this amazing part of South Africa.

Montecasino Bird Gardens, Johannesburg

The Montecasino Bird Gardens, in Fourways just north of Johannesburg, provide great family entertainment.

Food markets in South Africa

Take the time to immerse yourself in South Africa's food culture – there's a wide variety of food markets that will enhance your experience of the country.

Eating out in Johannesburg

Feel like Italian, Chinese, traditional South African, African or township cuisine? There’s something for every culinary desire in Johannesburg.

The VegTable, Rheenendal

This vegetarian restaurant near Rheenendal offers a completely unique dining experience. Chef Brett Garvie is self-taught and grows, sources and forages for the food he prepares.

Johannesburg's Chinatown

Chinatowns can be found in major cities the world over, and Johannesburg is no different.


Top 10

Historic lighthouses of South Africa

1Doring Bay Lighthouse, West Coast

The Doring Bay lighthouse at the base of this little West Coast frontier village completes the romantic picture of a seaport and its ocean guardian.

2Cape Columbine Lighthouse, West Coast

If you're ever in the West Coast neighbourhood of Paternoster, Saldanha Bay and Langebaan, pay a visit to the Cape Columbine Reserve and its lighthouse.

3Green Point Lighthouse, Cape Town

The Green Point lighthouse in the Mother City is famous for its 'Moaning Minnie' foghorn, and has been guiding ships into Table Bay since 1824.

4Slangkop Point Lighthouse, Kommetjie, Cape Town

This rather majestically tall lighthouse on the Cape Point Route lies within the boundaries of the marine protected area of the Table Mountain National Park.

5Cape Point lighthouse

For great views of the southern seas, visitors climb the steps up to the Cape Point lighthouse, which has been in operation since the 1850s.

6Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

Be a part of the old South African lighthouse tradition and stay overnight at Cape Agulhas, where you can also enjoy the Agulhas National Park.

7Danger Point Lighthouse, Gansbaai

One of the world's most famous shipwrecks, that of the HMS Birkenhead, took place at sea near the spot of the present-day Danger Point lighthouse.

8Seal Point Lighthouse, Cape St Francis

One of the most interesting features in the vicinity of Seal Point lighthouse in Cape St Francis is the local penguin rescue and rehabilitation facility.

9Cape Recife Lighthouse, Port Elizabeth

For amazing sea tales and shipwreck legends, the zebra-striped Cape Recife lighthouse outside Port Elizabeth must rate as one of the best in South Africa.

10Great Fish Point Lighthouse, Eastern Cape

The Great Fish Point lighthouse near Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape is one of South Africa's smallest, but its powerful beam packs a huge punch.