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The Old Village, Citrusdal, Western Cape

Before the town of Citrusdal in the Olifants River Valley was established, there was a village on the farm of Modderfontein, which has been beautifully restored and is open to guests. more

Gandhi's Phoenix Settlement at Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal

Mahatma Gandhi spent his formative years in South Africa, where he developed his philosophy of satyagraha, a form of active yet peaceful resistance to political injustices. The original Phoenix Settlement in Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal, was inspired by Gandhi, encapsulating his vision for a community based on self-reliance. more

Rheenendal Ramble

The area around Rheenendal attracts entrepreneurs, farmers, artists, crafters and chefs looking for a laid-back rural lifestyle along South Africa’s Garden Route. You can spend time getting to know some of them better as you explore the Rheenendal Ramble, a collection of experiences that highlight the area’s diversity. more

Wildebraam Berry Estate, Swellendam

The Wildebraam Berry Estate just outside Swellendam in the Western Cape makes delicious jams, chutneys, pickles and relishes from the berries it grows on the farm, as well as from other fruit bought in. more

Zachary's restaurant

The executive chef at Zachary's restaurant in Knysna, Geoffrey Murray, has spent years getting to know producers and suppliers along the Garden Route so as to ensure that only the best-quality seasonal produce finds its way into his kitchen and on to the plates of diners. more

Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

The capital of KwaZulu-Natal province, Pietermaritzburg has preserved its Victorian architectural heritage and museums, created a massive shopping mall, hosts some of the country's premier sporting events – including the world-famous Comrades Marathon and the Dusi Canoe Marathon – is close to wildlife reserves, and has many parks and gardens. more

Chavonnes Battery, Cape Town

At the V&A Waterfront, visitors can view the ruins of the Chavonnes Battery, which has a remarkable story to tell about the early occupation of the Cape by the Dutch East India Company. But the battery also has much more to offer the visitor ... more

Citizen science projects

Are you back from a safari and not sure what animal you photographed? Did you take a nice snapshot of a frog or a butterfly or an unidentified creepy-crawly? Did you see a bird displaying interesting behaviour or an animal in an unusual location? If you answered yes to any of these questions then it's time to become a citizen scientist! more

Swellendam and surrounds, Western Cape

With a beautiful mountain backdrop and the languid Breede River on its doorstep, Swellendam is a nature and adventure lover's paradise. And that's not to mention what it has to offer foodies, too. more

Canopy walkway, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Built to commemorate the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden's 100th anniversary in 2013, the 'Boomslang' is a 130m canopy walkway discreetly located in the tree tops of this famous garden's arboretum. It offers striking views of the garden, the mountain and beyond, and should not be missed. more

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Johannesburg

The world-class Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg, supports maths, science and technology education. It also encourages dynamic learning experiences that contribute to building science, engineering and technology capacity in South Africa. more

Oudtshoorn and surrounds, Western Cape

Inland from the Cape’s famous Garden Route, over breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes, magnificent red rocks and the wide open spaces of the Klein Karoo, you’ll find Oudtshoorn – once known internationally as the ostrich capital of the world. Royalty, potentates, maharajahs and high society once adorned themselves with the world’s finest feathers. more

Chef Peter Tempelhoff

Chef Peter Tempelhoff is an award-winning South African chef, a Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef and undoubtedly one of the most talented stars to emerge from the industry in recent years. Global by design but wholly South African in influence, his conceptual approach to cuisine is refreshing, different and very exciting. more

Pete Goffe-Wood – celebrity chef

Celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood, South Africa’s 'Kitchen Cowboy', is one of the country’s most acclaimed chefs. Straight talking but fuelled by passion, his food is edgy and inspired. He’s also one tough food critic, which made him the perfect choice as judge on MasterChef South Africa. more

David Tlale

Fashion designer David Tlale is best known for bringing a touch of drama to both his designs and his runway shows. Unashamedly theatrical, his garments challenge mediocrity and break the mould of conventional design. This has earned him a reputation of being one of the country’s more unpredictable designers. more