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Thulamela, Kruger National Park

The erstwhile city of Thulamela provides ancient clues to a technologically sophisticated heritage, and the bedrock for a southern African cultural renaissance. more

Maropeng Visitor Centre, Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng

Maropeng is the official visitors’ centre for the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site within easy striking distance of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Its name means ‘returning to the place of origin’ in Setswana, one of South Africa’s 11 official languages  more

The Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng

The Cradle of Humankind is one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa. Here, the landscape is dotted with subterranean limestone caves that have turned up a rich fossil record for human evolutionary studies, which lend credence to the 'Out of Africa' theory of where our ancestors came from.  more

Sweat lodges in South Africa

Sweat lodges in South Africa combine Native American philosophy and ritual with a bit of traditional African folklore and culture to create an experience that is designed to cleanse and purify the body and mind. For many, it's a bonding exercise with the mutual goal of detoxification and healing in an outdoor setting. more

Asian-style restaurants in South Africa

Whether you're in the mood for Chinese, Japanese, Thai or a touch of Indonesian, there's something for every palate using the best of local produce and traditional Asian recipes. You might also want to try uniquely South African flavours with roots in the East, namely Cape Malay cuisine developed in Cape Town; or Indian cuisine found in places like Durban in KwaZulu-Natal and Fordsburg in Gauteng. more

Quirky restaurants in South Africa

If you're looking for an unusual dining experience, then look no further than some of the more creative South African restaurants, which see restaurateurs going all out to surprise and delight their customers. more

Best family restaurants in Cape Town

The Mother City is a great place to take the kids. It's also the ultimate foodie destination. And there are many restaurants where you can tuck into a delicious meal and enjoy the view while the kids are kept entertained. more

Grooming on the move

A blitz massage at the airport, a half-hour pedicure at a nearby city salon, or an express facial to get rid of the signs of jetlag before that big meeting ... in South Africa, spas and beauty salons are well equipped to cater for customers with limited time. more

Meat restaurants in South Africa

Whether you are tucking into an oxtail stew in the Little Karoo or a sirloin steak at an upmarket city steakhouse, you will soon realise that South Africans know their meat and its restaurants serve up the real deal. more

Light from Africa

As well as serving a functional purpose, the art of pottery is rooted in the culture of many South Africans. Working with clay is a way to express our heritage, identity and creativity. It’s also a way to stimulate healing and confidence, which is why the Light from Africa Foundation in Cape Town runs a programme of pottery lessons and clay therapy for orphaned and vulnerable children. more

Best family restaurants in Johannesburg

When it comes to catering for families, Johannesburg restaurateurs have it sussed. Kid-friendly restaurants come complete with child-minders and play areas with ample space for children to run around when they're tired of sitting still with mom and dad. And the menus are designed with the little ones in mind. more

Best family restaurants in Durban

From restaurants on the beach and in malls to eateries with children's entertainment, Durban is a child-friendly destination when it comes to eating out. more

@Seoul Korean Restaurant, Cape Town

@Seoul Korean Restaurant is one of just a handful of traditional Korean restaurants in Cape Town. Here you can enjoy an enticingly authentic Korean menu and even cook some of your food for yourself on a hot griddle at your table. more

The Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela People of the North West

The Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela people of the North West province have been through centuries of trials and tribulations, conflict and scattering, finally establishing themselves in both South Africa and Botswana. Because their lands proved to be part of the platinum-rich Bushveld Igneous Complex, they now have access to mineral wealth. more

Ikapa Dance Theatre Productions, Cape Town

iKapa Dance Theatre Productions stages contemporary dance shows involving world-class performers. It also has a wide-ranging social responsibility brief that includes outreach programmes, youth development schedules and inspiring apprenticeship courses for the under-privileged communities around Cape Town. Led by two highly motivated choreographers and dancers, iKapa has already won a number of accolades in the dance world. more