Comedy in South Africa

South African comedy took on a new life after the heavy cloak of apartheid oppression lifted in 1994, creating a multitude of diverse comedic personalities, styles and lingoes. Comedy in South Africa is now in hot demand, filling out venues and putting the country’s comedy acts on an international level. more

Celebrations and ceremonies

Whether you observe the rites of the Rain Queen or rejoice in a Cape Malay baby’s birth with rosewater infused rice pudding, South African food celebrations and ceremonies are as emotionally satisfying as they are tasty. more

Arniston, Western Cape

You'll find photographs of the picturesque fishing village of Arniston adorning many travel posters and brochures. Situated on the Western Cape’s Indian Ocean coast, its incredibly brilliant blue seas and long stretches of white dunes are irresistible to local and international holiday makers. more

Chrissiesmeer, Mpumalanga

Chrissiesmeer, in the heart of Mpumalanga's’s lake district, is surrounded by 270 lakes and pans brimming with birds, butterflies and frogs. There’s even an annual frogging festival which keeps everyone on their toes. It’s full of history too, from Anglo-Boer War battles to poignant graves of lost lovers. more

Die Tuishuise, Cradock

Transforming a street of dilapidated old houses to their former Victorian glory wasn’t easy – and maintaining them even more of a challenge. Sandra Antrobus and her tuishuise ('town houses') in Cradock have become national treasures – and a prime stop-over in the Eastern Cape's Karoo. more

Mandela Park

Hout Bay is one of the Cape Peninsula’s most beautiful seaside assets, a traditional playground for the rich and the retired. Now there’s a new, exciting group of people living there, staking their claim to a piece of paradise. They’re the residents of the Mandela Park in Imizamo Yethu. more

Mcgregor, Western Cape

The white-washed thatch cottages, the ‘seasons of mists and fruitfulness’, the healing centres, the long hikes around the valleys, the weekend lure of doing nothing in a quaint mountain village and the special nature of its people all combine to make McGregor an attractive destination. more

Credo Mutwa Cultural Village

The Credo Mutwa Cultural Village is located in the heart of Soweto. It consists of a remarkable collection of buildings and sculptures, which attempt to document African art, culture, folklore and architecture. The village is also a journey into the mind of one of South Africa’s most intriguing cultural figures. more

Colourful Ndebele culture

Ndebele culture is one of the most distinctive in the country. Set apart by the lavish beaded designs of their women's attire, the stacked rings worn round their necks, arms and legs, and the trademark geometric mural art of their homesteads - they are instantly recognisable. more

George Pemba

George Pemba (1912-2001), teacher, clerk and shopkeeper, and throughout a revolutionary South African art hero. When he died in 2001, he was revered for his exceptional contribution to South African art.  more

Sudwala Caves Cultural Village

While the caves invite you to discover the history of the earth itself, the village invites you to discover Nguni history, art and culture. Look out for beadwork, clay pots, woven items, woodcarvings and ceremonial artefacts of the Zulu and the Swazi; and the Ndebele people. more

DumaZulu Cultural Village

At DumaZulu Cultural Village, visitors are invited to experience authentic hospitality and learn about traditional arts, crafts and ways of life of the Zulu Kingdom. Experience the beat of the Zulu drums, taste the locally brewed beer and discover the rich cultural significance of Zululand’s famous beadwork, basketry, pottery and weaving. more

Design in South Africa

Design in South Africa is thriving and our artistic talents are expressed in many different ways – in our buildings, our furniture, the art we hang on our walls, our airports and our public spaces. We believe that design can make a difference and constantly seek innovation. more

South African architecture

Whether it’s the colonial splendour of Herbert Baker’s Union Buildings or the funky vibe of Johannesburg’s Arts on Main or the eclectic mix of design in Cape Town and Durban, South African urban architectural design has much to offer visitors. more

The Windybrow Theatre, Johannesburg

The Windybrow Theatre was originally a family home, built in 1896 by mining engineer Theodore Reunert. Over the years, the theatre has served as a nursing home and a cultural centre. Despite falling into disrepair, it was declared a national monument in 1996. more