Reuben Riffel – celebrity chef

Chef Reuben Riffel is from a family that places huge importance on cooking and eating well, and he has seen first-hand how enjoyable meals unite people. This ethos has informed his personal approach to cooking, which includes simple yet authentic fine-dining dishes inspired by traditional South African flavours and ingredients. more

The Umhlanga Farmers’ Market

The Umhlanga Farmers’ Market brings together many of the influences of the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast – exquisite subtropical fruits, fresh fish from the sea, and traditional home-made Indian curries and snacks. It’s also a great place to pick up fresh herbs and flowers. more

Intaka Island, Century City, Cape Town

Intaka Island, a 16ha wetland reserve in the middle of the Century City development 7km from central Cape Town, is a unique example of conservationists and property developers working together to achieve a harmonious outcome. It's a haven for birders, photographers or those who just want to enjoy a quiet stroll through nature. more

Chef Pon's Asian Kitchen

Chef Pon's Asian Kitchen is a Cape Town restaurant with a deliberate Eastern bent – think spring rolls, tempura, dim sum and sushi. The kitchen embraces Japanese, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Chinese, Indonesian and Thai cooking through a wide variety of dishes, while vegetarians are well catered for. more

Koi restaurants

The Koi restaurants in Rosebank, Sandton, Pretoria and Cape Town are great eateries at which you can feast on oriental flavours in a funky city setting. The Koi brand offers contemporary Asian menus with a focus on fantastic sushi and noodle dishes. more

Cape Town: World Design Capital 2014

From ancient to contemporary design, Cape Town has it all. See stone tools and African beadwork at the Iziko South African Museum, and a wide variety of local and international art and sculpture displayed at the many art galleries scattered throughout Cape Town, including South Africa's national art gallery. more

Nirox Sculpture Park, Cradle of Humankind

The Nirox Sculpture Park, the first of its kind near Johannesburg, offers a relaxing atmosphere in which to enjoy an art form not ordinarily enjoyed by the general public. A single visit to the park could very well turn you into a lifelong lover of art, and more specifically, of sculptures. more

Camping in South Africa

There’s nothing quite like sitting around an open fire under the stars listening to the night sounds in the African bush. For those who don’t mind roughing it, there are many beautiful places to set up a tent in South Africa. It's easier than it looks and well worth the effort. more

Turbine Hall, Johannesburg

What started out in the late 1920s as a power station has been transformed into a contemporary function venue known as Turbine Hall, run by the Forum Company. Located in Johannesburg’s Newtown Cultural Precinct, the building’s refurbishment included equipping it with modern conveniences while preserving its historical architecture. more

The Blue Butterfly Retreat Centre

The Blue Butterfly Retreat Centre in Tulbagh in the Western Cape runs a number of retreats aimed at rejuvenation and the restoration of energy levels on both a physical and mental level. Rustic accommodation and the great outdoors are part of life at Blue Butterfly. more

Kai Thai Spas

Kai Thai Spas offer the perfect Thai massage. The treatment menu has a range of therapies designed to de-stress and rejuvenate. There are quicker massage options for those who have limited time, while relaxing half-day packages are available those in need of a more serious mind/body/soul workout. more

The Kruger National Park

When you think of South Africa, iconic the Kruger National Park most certainly comes to mind. Not only can you catch a glimpse of the famous Big Five here but you will find yourself surrounded by hundreds of species of birds, ancient trees, winding rivers and so much more. Basically, it’s a one-stop shop for all of your wildlife dreams. more

AmaZink township theatre, Kayamandi, Stellenbosch

AmaZink is a township dinner/theatre experience that takes place in Kayamandi, on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, every Friday night between October and March (in 2013/14 it was celebrating its third season). more

Explore the Diamond Route

Owned by companies traditionally associated with diamond mining – namely De Beers, E Oppenheimer & Son and Ponahalo Holdings – the Diamond Route refers to a series of properties that have been set aside for conservation and tourism. Many have accommodation, ranging from luxurious lodges to camping, and offer a range of wildlife and outdoor activities. more

Mandela Capture Site, KwaZulu-Natal

On 5 August 1962, police waved down a car on a lonely country road in KwaZulu-Natal. At the wheel was Nelson Mandela, posing as a chauffeur, and his arrest was the catalyst for a series of trials, culminating in the Rivonia Treason Trial that would ultimately see him spend 27 years in prison. Today this site is marked by an impressive sculpture in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. more