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The University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town is South Africa's oldest university and one of the country's leading institutions of higher learning.

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Japanese Gardens, Durban North

Since the early 1960s, the Japanese Gardens have attracted generations of families in search of a tranquil escape from the bustle of city life.

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Phansi Museum, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

A showcase of the ethnic diversity and creativity of South African, Namibian and Kenyan crafters in a fully restored Victorian house.

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South Africa's eight seaports

South Africa has eight commercial seaports, all of which fall within the ambit of the Transnet National Ports Authority.

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Durban Harbour, KwaZulu-Natal

The port is the fourth-largest in the southern hemisphere and handles in excess of 30-million tons of cargo per annum thanks to a technically advanced tracking system.

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Safety on South African beaches

With close to 3 000km of magnificent beaches fringing the country’s coastline from the Cape West Coast to the East Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, sea-based activities are a popular option for tourists. Familiarise yourself with safety measures to ensure that your beach experience is as enjoyable as possible.

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Green Point Park, Cape Town

Green Point Park in Cape Town is a haven of indigenous plants with a natural lake and interesting play areas for children.

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Zoo Lake, Johannesburg

Zoo Lake's rolling green lawns and breezy lake attract visitors of every variety.

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The South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town

On the edge of the Company's Garden in Cape Town is the South African Jewish Museum, which pays tribute to the intimate relationship between South Africa's Jewish community and the history of this country.

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Lindfield Victorian House Museum, Johannesburg

The Lindfield Victorian House Museum, an original Herbert Baker home in Johannesburg, is living testament to Victorian life.

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Top 10

Experiences in South Africa

1Scenic Splendour and Serenity

South Africa is blessed with spectacular scenery and natural landscapes - soaring mountain peaks and passes, dense and ancient forests, miles of unspoiled coastline, rivers to sooth or thrill you, and rolling flower fields and grasslands of every hue. Places to be still, places to inspire you, places to explore or to simply revel in the joyous gift of nature.

2Wine Tasting

With wine regions stretching from the western to the far northern Cape and the edge of the Karoo you can almost taste your way around South Africa. Sample at well-known estates or seek out little-known gems – our Port and Brandy routes are renowned too. Where there’s fabulous wine, great food is never far behind. Oenophiles, gastronomes and sybarites – don’t miss our winelands.

3Five-star Safari

At our finest award-winning safari lodges in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and the Eastern Cape, the bush equals bliss. Luxury on call, impeccable service and cuisine, soothing spa’s and superlative wildlife encounters add up to safari adventures that will exceed your wildest expectations.

4Struggle Sites

South Africa’s struggle for democracy continues to inspire and touch the lives of millions. Visit our top struggle sites and museums and be a part of our journey to freedom as you walk in the footsteps of some of the greatest living freedom icons in history.

5Magnificent Marine

Where else can you sail beside a whale, go eye-to-eye with wild Tiger sharks, cage-dive with Great Whites, be charmed by urban penguins, snorkel beside whale sharks and be entranced on a moonlit beach as new-born turtle hatchlings make their bid for life in the ocean?

6Cultural Encounters

Experience cultural interactions that are real and inspiring. Whether you spend a day in a Zulu village or a city township; a week in a Xhosa household or escape to a typical South African farm, you’ll find South Africans are friendly and their day-to-day lifestyles and customs accessible. Short or long stay – you’re welcome!

7Outdoor Rush

Beautiful weather, spectacular locations, awesome scenery, and record-breaking, mega-thrill adventure mixed in – that’s how we’ve earned the title the Adventure Capital of the World.

8Urban Rhythm

Feel the energy of our cities, catch the beat of Afro-pop, hip-hop or jazz at a shebeen or all-night club, play in our casino’s, visit our museums, be entertained in our theatres. Shop, dine and follow the pulse of our rhythm to your next urban African adventure.

9Your South African Feast

From traditional comfort food to Michelin-star dining; a hearty shebeen buffet or a gourmet banquet beneath a star-strewn African sky, let your taste buds take you on a journey of discovery with mouth-watering South African soul food.

10Indulge your senses

Relax and rejuvenate the South African way. Cocoon yourself in calming treatments and soothing therapies. Scented traditional balms made with indigenous oils and ingredients will have you stress-free and feeling like African royalty in no time.