CP Nel Museum, Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn was once the world centre of the ostrich-feather trade, which made some people millionaires. The CP Nel Museum, housed in the former Oudtshoorn Boys’ High School building, recreates the boom days that swept this Little Karoo town – and its totemic flightless bird – to world prominence. more

Blockhouses of the South African War

Not all of the 8000-odd blockhouses built during the South African War look the same. Some resemble large granaries, others modern-day electricity ‘sub-stations’, while others appear as fanciful little castles. But they were all intended to do the same job: keeping the ever-mobile Boers from accessing British supply lines. more

South Africa's winelands

South Africa’s winelands produced the first local wines in 1659. Since then the industry has gone from strength to strength; and it’s not hard to see why. The climate, cooling winds, soil and expertise are the perfect ingredients for creating wine. more

South Africa's Pre- and Ancient History

The ancient history of South Africa allows one to climb the most ancient rocks on earth, walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs, and discover the very emergence of humankind. more