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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

Khamai Reptile Centre, Limpopo

The Khamai Reptile Centre is a facility that combines education, research and outreach work to help protect South Africa’s reptiles and amphibians. Visitors can tour the centre to learn more about snakes, frogs and spiders, and the passion they inspire in its dedicated team of conservationists. more

DW eleven-13, Johannesburg

DW eleven-13 is situated in the suburb of Dunkeld West, Johannesburg. From the outside, the restaurant is pretty unassuming – but step inside and you will be entering one of the city's finest eateries. Chef and owner Marthinus Ferreira trained among some of the world's finest Michelin chefs, and the results are evident in his award-winning menu. more

Bistro Allèe Bleue

Innovation is key on the menu of Bistro Allèe Bleue, located on a historical wine estate in Franschhoek. Many of the ingredients it uses, notably herbs, fruit and olives, are grown in the farm’s fertile gardens or in the area. What’s more, its backdrop of the Drakenstein mountains is stunning. more

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