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

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

Gold Reef City, Johannesburg

The Gold Reef City theme park, located in central Johannesburg, is built around an authentic 19th century gold mine, and brings together fascinating historical attractions with some of the most thrilling rides in the southern hemisphere. For a day of frenetic family fun, it cannot be beat. more

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

Rugby in South Africa

The power of sport to heal old wounds is an oft-debated subject, but anyone doubting that power need only look at the recent history of South African rugby to realise just how potent a force for change this sport can be. Long may this continue. more

​Take a tour of Soweto

You haven't really experienced life in South Africa until you've visited a township, and Soweto, to the south-west of Johannesburg, is the largest of them all. This area is also famous for its role in the struggle against apartheid, and there are now many sites of historical significance. The easiest way to visit Soweto is on an official township tour, and you can make the trip as long or short as you like. more

Light from Africa

As well as serving a functional purpose, the art of pottery is rooted in the culture of many South Africans. Working with clay is a way to express our heritage, identity and creativity. It’s also a way to stimulate healing and confidence, which is why the Light from Africa Foundation in Cape Town runs a programme of pottery lessons and clay therapy for orphaned and vulnerable children. more

Gay Durban

Whether you're taking advantage of an extended happy hour at The Lounge or tucking into a magical Italian pasta at Spiga D'Oro in Morningside, you're guaranteed a warm welcome when you visit any of Durban's gay-friendly establishments. more

The South African National Space Agency Space Science facility, Hermanus

The South African National Space Agency Space Science facility in Hermanus used to be called the Hermanus Magnetic Observatory. Now its functions have expanded. Scientists there monitor space weather and the Earth’s fluctuating electromagnetic field. They do fascinating work, and you can find out more by doing a tour. more

The Clarens Golf Estate, Free State

The classic risk-and-reward design of the course at the Clarens Golf Estate in the Free State allows for a highly memorable experience ... as much for the challenge of each hole as for the sparkling waters and golden mountains that frame the layout. more

Evita se Perron

Legend has it that Pieter-Dirk Uys fell in love with Darling when he ended up there after getting lost on his way to McGregor. Seventeen years later, people take a trip to the town to catch a show at his theatre and soak up some good old-fashioned country living. more

Nightlife in Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Home to the University of the Witwatersrand, multinational companies and a number of creative professional and recreational projects, Braamfontein also has an eclectic mix of nightlife that includes trendy hangouts, sophisticated bars and innovative eateries to serve its diverse population.  more

Art galleries and museums

South African art galleries and museums are invaluable resources for understanding and interpreting the country's history and cultures. Custodians of the past, these institutions also track the present and offer insight into the future. For the visitor to South Africa, local museums and galleries offer lots to explore and wonder about. more

Adler Museum of Medicine, Johannesburg

Count your modern medical blessings when you encounter historic medical memorabilia at the Adler Museum of Medicine. From bleeding and cupping equipment and a 19th century amputation set to electrical apparatus favoured by Queen Victoria to ease her rheumatism, this quirky museum provides a fascinating peek into our unhealthy past. more

Touring Cape Town's art galleries

A Cape Town art tour will take you through the city's mix of historic art institutions and its trendy, edgy, art and design studios. From Kloof Street to Khayelitsha, you'll find artists and galleries that express the multiple identities that make-up cosmopolitan Cape Town. more