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

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

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

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

Art Deco architecture

Signs of Art Deco architecture are scattered across South Africa’s major cities like sand in a desert. Wander through most downtown areas and be delighted by stepped forms, chevron patterns and sweeping curves. In Johannesburg alone there are over 100 buildings in the style, many of them national monuments. more

The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World

The Boardwalk Casino is slightly different from your average casino complex: the theme is the quintessential elegance and romance of the Victorian regency; the setting is designed to conjure up scenes reminiscent of a bygone era; the ambience and décor reflect a laid back atmosphere. more

Casinos in South Africa

South African casinos, including several large entertainment complexes, can be found countrywide. These entertainment destinations are typically designed around a specific theme and include a large range of activities for the whole family. Many are also geared towards business tourism, providing hotels and conferencing facilities as well. more

Constitution Hill, Johannesburg

Johannesburg’s Constitution Hill remembers the horrors of the past, and yet embraces the promises of the future, marrying them with the reality of the present. It is home to the Constitutional Court, the birthplace of our democracy and protector of our human rights. more

Cape Dutch architecture

The Cape Dutch style is synonymous with architecture in the Cape. Anyone with an eye for architecture and history will revel in the beautiful simplicity of the style and the stories that come with it. For those whose bent is elsewhere, the architecture is also strongly linked to the wine region. more