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Beefcakes burger bars, Cape Town and Johannesburg

Beefcakes Burger Bar and Restaurant, which has branches in Cape Town and Johannesburg, offers a fabulous meaty menu (some of the best burgers around), plus a cheeky sense of style. Everything is OTT (over the top), from the menu to the décor to the waitrons and it's all about fabulous fun (and great food). more

Giraffes

Giraffes are found in most of South Africa’s game reserves outside of the relatively treeless Karoo. They’re not rare or endangered but they are fascinating, and not only because of their height. They have no hierarchy, they have inordinately long tongues and their babies drop two metres when born. more

Andulela Tours, Cape Town

Andulela Tours in Cape Town offer an insider’s view on this colourful city. Learn how to make a real Cape Malay curry, head off to little-known smoky jazz clubs, meet poets, hairdressers and botany guides. You can also learn how to bead and dive with seals. Your choice. more

Gondwana Game Reserve

Find the malaria-free Gondwana Game Reserve on the flanks of the magnificent Outeniqua mountains not far from Mossel Bay on the famous Garden Route. Spot the Big Five plus Cape mountain zebra, and much more among the fynbos – the Western Cape’s unique floral kingdom. more

God’s Window, Mpumalanga

No brochure, website or travel magazine will prepare you for the spectacular view from God’s Window, one of the most scenic vantage points in South Africa, situated along the Panorama Route in the Mpumalanga province. more

Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Yvonne Chaka Chaka is an acclaimed singer-songwriter whose music has found favour across the African continent. Using her position in society as a platform for change, Chaka Chaka is also a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and United Nations Children’s Fund Goodwill Ambassador for malaria in Africa. more

The Lisbon Falls, Mpumalanga

No visit to Mpumalanga is complete without visiting some of its lovely waterfalls. On the famous Panorama Route you'll find more falls clustered in a small area than anywhere else in southern Africa. Lisbon Falls is one of Mpumalanga's most dramatic waterfalls. more

Karkloof Canopy Tour, KwaZulu-Natal

The Karkloof Canopy Tour is one of several canopy tours that you can do in South Africa. A heady mix of adventure, adrenalin, natural scenery and fresh air, it’s a great way to experience the forest. more

Indochine Restaurant

Indochine Restaurant on the Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch offers contemporary Asian cuisine using the freshest of ingredients. Visitors get to enjoy dining alfresco or indoors, where the contemporary architecture interprets the gorgeous surroundings in a uniquely Zen way. But never mind the outrageously beautiful views or the sleek interiors – Indochine Restaurant is very much about the food. more

Rugby in South Africa

The power of sport to heal old wounds is an oft-debated subject, but anyone doubting that power need only look at the recent history of South African rugby to realise just how potent a force for change this sport can be. Long may this continue. more

The Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg

The Apartheid Museum, close to downtown Johannesburg, focuses on the notorious system of racial discrimination that became synonymous with South Africa from 1948 (when the white-minority National Party was voted into power) until 1994, the year in which the country held its first fully democratic elections. more

Nahoon Point Nature Reserve, East London

Perhaps they were lying down to take a post-lunch nap when municipal employees Bill Hartley and Rhett Kaiser noticed something unusual above their heads – what appeared to be hoof marks, bird tracks and human footprints on the roof of the cave they were taking shelter in. more

​Take a tour of Soweto

You haven't really experienced life in South Africa until you've visited a township, and Soweto, to the south-west of Johannesburg, is the largest of them all. This area is also famous for its role in the struggle against apartheid, and there are now many sites of historical significance. The easiest way to visit Soweto is on an official township tour, and you can make the trip as long or short as you like. more

Morgan's Bay, Eastern Cape

Located on the edge of South Africa’s beautiful Wild Coast, the little village of Morgan's Bay has long been a favourite seaside retreat for the Eastern Cape farming community and others. Its unspoilt surroundings make it a wonderful destination for anyone who loves the outdoors. more

Seafood restaurants in South Africa

Seafood is prepared in many ways in South Africa – braaied (barbecued) on an open fire; battered and fried; drenched in Cape Malay pickles and curries; cooked Cajun-style; grilled and sauced with lemon butter; and, more recently, prepared Asian-style. You'll find excellent seafood restaurants both at the coast and inland. more