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Gold Reef City Casino, Johannesburg

The Gold Reef City Casino is one of Johannesburg’s most popular entertainment venues. Discover a state-of-the art casino with the latest gaming technology, a hotel, and live entertainment venues, plus a recreated gold rush town in the adjacent theme park and the Apartheid Museum right next door. more

King’s Beach, Port Elizabeth

King’s Beach in Port Elizabeth is one of three beaches in the city to have been awarded Blue Flag Status in recent years, meaning that in addition to its scenery and its array of activities and attractions, it is safe, clean and environmentally friendly. more

Kimberley, Northern Cape

Kimberley, thanks to the fevered diamond rush of the 1870s, has a glittering past. Take a guided tour of a once-operational diamond mine, which descends a staggering 840m below the earth. For those who prefer being above ground, visit the city's glittering choice of jewellery stores. more

South African heroes of science

South African heroes of science are varied and include renowned surgeons and physicists, geneticists and mathematicians and even an IT genius-turned-astronaut. The country has also produced an endless list of inventors whose innovative products have made it onto the international stage. more

Green Mango, Durban

The food at Durban's Green Mango restaurant is fresh and healthy, and the extensive menu embraces the local flavours of fruits and veggies in season. The atmosphere is laid-back, so enjoying a languid meal in this pulsating urban scenario is something of a balm for the soul. more

City Oval, Pietermaritzburg

The City Oval in Pietermaritzburg is one of only two first-class cricket grounds in the world that have a tree inside the boundary. Situated in a leafy area, there are also plenty of other trees off the field, creating a relaxing environment for spectators to enjoy a game of cricket. more

Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs are arguably South Africa’s most popular football club. Founded in 1970, the team – which is also known as 'Amakhosi' – has won scores of titles and entertained millions of fans. Chiefs enjoy a particularly competitive rivalry with fellow Soweto soccer club, Orlando Pirates. more

Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian Restaurant

Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian Restaurant is a key attraction at the Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding in Durban. The restaurant specialises in vegetarian Indian cuisine, which ranges from complete dishes like curries and biryanis to tasty Indian snacks such as rotis and samoosas. All meals can be enjoyed as sit-down or takeaway. more

Buffalo Park, East London

Buffalo Park in East London hosts first-class and international cricket matches during South Africa’s summer months between October and March. The stadium is known for its friendly atmosphere and its accessibility. Some top matches have taken place here over the years, including the 2003 Cricket World Cup. more

Jain dining in South Africa

Jain vegetarian restaurants in South Africa cater to the needs of Jainism, an Indian religion that follows a path of non-violence to all living creatures. As a result, Jain travellers have strict rules for their personal diets, and menus must adhere to these restrictions. more

Herbert Baker architecture

The architecture of Herbert Baker can be found in the most affluent and historic areas of South Africa’s major cities. While not all his buildings are open to the public, a passing view is a visual treat, offering a glimpse into the style of one of the leading architects in South Africa. more

Adventures in and around Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein is fairly flat and boasts excellent weather, so it’s no wonder thrill-seekers make the most of its adventure activities. Whether you’re into hiking, skydiving, watersports or 4x4 trails, there’s an itinerary for you. more

Sanccob Eastern Cape, Cape St Francis

Sanccob Eastern Cape, located in the delightful seaside town of Cape St Francis, is a rescue facility for seabirds. Here birds that have been oiled, stranded or injured are nursed back to health. The work done here is critical, as the African penguin population has recently nosedived. more

Ostriches in the wild

Wild ostriches? Aren’t they just farmed? In fact, no. You’ll often see these gigantic Karoo birds striding about game reserves, and their habits are well worth observing. Males swan about with a number of drab females and they have cunning ways of safeguarding their massive and protein-rich eggs. more

The Indaba Tree at Pretoriuskop, Kruger National Park

The Indaba Tree at Pretoriuskop is a typical example of its type – many traditional villages in Africa have an 'indaba tree', where the community congregates to discuss important matters. Indaba means 'meeting' or 'meeting place'. One such tree is this historic Natal mahogany in the Kruger Park’s Pretoriuskop Camp. more