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Om Die Dam ultra-marathon

The Om die Dam ultra-marathon literally means 'around the dam'. The route takes runners through a tunnel, over the Hartbeespoort Dam wall and up a few challenging hills. The scenery here is really beautiful, so make the most of the setting while enjoying your run. more

Trail running in South Africa

Trail running in South Africa is extremely popular, and a growing sport. And why wouldn’t it be, with such a vast variety of natural terrain to conquer? Whether you’re a competitor or a recreational runner, come and see what it’s all about. more

Saldanha, Western Cape

South African seaports each have their own special identity, and Saldanha on the West Coast is no exception. This little town, with a very deep harbour, plays host to a large fishing community and a thriving tourism business that enjoys the atmosphere of boats, blue skies and deep seas. more

Bourke's Luck Potholes, Mpumalanga

Water’s power to shape a landscape is spectacularly displayed at Bourke’s Luck Potholes in Mpumalanga, where centuries of river activity have carved out a dramatic and intricate series of natural rock formations and pools. more

Bridge Street Brewery, Port Elizabeth

The Bridge Street Brewery in Port Elizabeth, the latest venture of South Africa's famous brew master, Lex Mitchell, combines a trendy location with a firm commitment to the finest of beer-making traditions. more

Queenstown, Eastern Cape

For those travellers who like to see historic British Colonial buildings – especially those built at the height of Queen Victoria’s reign – the Eastern Cape centre of Queenstown is an architectural treasure house. Its churches, administrative buildings and schools echo a past of wealth and stylish elegance that made Queenstown the gem in the crown of the old Eastern Cape. more

Just Nuisance statue, Jubilee Square, Simon's Town

Around the world there are many stories of extraordinary dogs that have left their footprints in the places they once lived. Just such an animal is Just Nuisance, a Great Dane that once kept the Royal Navy's sailors company during the years of World War II. more

Sea kayaking in the Western Cape

The waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Western Cape province are not all that warm, which is why many adventurers in these parts prefer to be on top of the ocean, rather than in it. But while the waters may not be warm, they are, however, undeniably welcoming. more

Trevor Rabin

Trevor Rabin made a name for himself in the hugely popular South African band Rabbitt, before gaining international recognition as a songwriter and guitarist for UK band Yes. He went on to become a highly respected film composer, and has since composed the soundtracks for more than 30 films. more

Natalie du Toit

Natalie du Toit is a Paralympics and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist swimmer. One of South Africa’s most inspiring athletes, she ranked among the fastest distance swimmers in the world, and in 2008 made history when she became the first amputee to qualify for the Summer Olympic Games. more

Golfing on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast

The fact that KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast is also known as 'the Golf Coast' hints at the many excellent courses to be found in this subtropical, ocean-flanked part of the country. If you have a few weeks available for a golfing vacation, this is where you should be. more

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