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1 Ronnies Sex Shop

A regular pitstop for travellers to the Klein Karoo. Ronnies Sex Shop has nothing to do with sex, but everything to do with a practical joke courtesy of Ronnie’s mischievous mates. more

2 Jan Harmsgat se Agterplaas

This quirky destination in the small mining town of Cullinan consists of a gift- shop-cum-barnyard-theatre where most of the artworks are made out of junk. Great fun! more

3 Eco Shrine, Hogsback

A giant open air exhibition of cement sculptures, mosaics and oil paintings dedicated to Mother Earth. more

4 Horse Labyrinth

Celtis Lodge near the Magaliesberg is a great spot for new-age thinkers, there is even a horse labyrinth to help you work out life’s big questions as you go for a ride. more

5 The Baobab Bar

In Limpopo, province you’ll find the most unique bar around, it’s a bar in the middle of an enormous Baobab tree. more

6 The Big Pineapple

Go and pay your respects to South Africa’s biggest pineapple in the Eastern Cape Town of Bathurst – it’s 16,7 metres high and a major tourist attraction. more

7 Dick Heysteck’s Game Farm

This farm near Lydenberg has many giant size sculptures of the Big Five and all the animals are hand-made out of concrete.

8 Fred Turner Windmill Museum

Visit South Africa’s only windmill museum in Loeriesfrontein in the deep Karoo. more

9 Timewarp Surfing Museum

Pay a visit to this gnarly surfing museum, dude! This establishment traces the development of surfing in South Africa and is a must-see. more

10 The Owl House

The spectacular Owl House in Nieu Bethesda was once the home of eccentric self-taught artist Helen Martins and is ‘alive’ with phantasmagorical cement and glass sculptures. more