​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

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

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

The Bo-Kaap Museum

Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap Museum, set in the colourful neighbourhood of Bo-Kaap just outside the city centre, is the place to find out about the resident Islamic community, its history and culture. After your visit, take a walk along the cobbled streets and discover more. more

Limpopo's art galleries

Limpopo’s art galleries house the historical art of the Venda, Pedi and Shangaan people, as well as paintings, sculptures, carvings and ceramics by talented South African artists from around the province. Look out for work influenced by cultural and artistic traditions that remain authentically South African. more

Cape Town's Iziko Museums

Cape Town's Iziko Museums inspire visitors to celebrate South Africa's rich cultural history. The Iziko Planetarium, South African National Gallery, Slave Lodge, Groot Constantia and the Castle of Good Hope, are just a few of the venues worth visiting. more