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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

Hout Bay, Western Cape

Hout Bay is one of the busiest harbours in the Western Cape, with a well-established tuna, snoek and crayfish industry. Visitors will be taken aback by the scenery, the friendly people and the laid-back ambience. more

Art walks in Johannesburg

Johannesburg’s character is captured in its many public artworks. These are dotted around the city and range from mosaic walls to statues of historical figures. Take a leisurely walk on a professionally led tour to discover Jo'burg's art treasures. more

Wreck of the Grosvenor

The wreck of the Grosvenor is one of South Africa’s most famous maritime events. The East Indiaman sank in 1782. But the real story is that of the survivors, who tried to make their way south along the Wild Coast. more

Mrs Ples

Mrs Ples' skull, found at the Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, provides an intriguing window into our collective past and is among the most important early hominid fossil finds ever. more

Little Foot

Little Foot’s skeleton is amongst the most exciting of South African fossil finds. Discovered in the fossil-rich Sterkfontein Caves, the almost-complete early hominid skeleton provides scientists with important insights into human evolution. more