Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Western Cape

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve has established itself as the Western Cape’s premier wildlife destination. It is home to the Big Five, plains game and the highly endangered riverine rabbit, plus more than 200 bird species. But maybe you’ll be even more astounded by the stark, awe-inspiring beauty of this immense landscape. 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

Detox International South Africa

Detox International, a detoxification programme developed in Europe, runs a number of annual South African retreats in the Western Cape and Gauteng. These week-long retreats offer therapies aimed at physical, mental and spiritual purification, with benefits for weight loss, chronic conditions and the body’s immunity, digestion and metabolism. more

The Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town

The Royal Cape Yacht Club, based in Cape Town, is closely associated with the city’s seafaring culture, and has been a home from home for visiting sailors since 1905. more

Overture restaurant, Stellenbosch

At Overture, chefs Bertus Basson and Craig Cormack offer a contemporary fine-dining experience in a wineland setting. The menu is seasonal, and the chefs use the freshest produce available. Dishes are paired with Hidden Valley wines to complete this culinary journey. more

Eat Out DStv Food Network Produce Awards 2013

Since 2007 the authoritative foodie magazine and website, Eat Out, has recognised independent South African food producers at a ceremony sponsored by DStv Food Network. Whether it be a delicious new jam, organic yoghurt, rib-eye beef or organic herbs, the winners are a celebration of the best South African food producers have to offer. 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

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

Western Cape highlights

From ocean encounters with dolphins and sharks, to exploring the ways of the early Khoisan, the Western Cape has a lot more to offer incentive tourists than Cape Town and the winelands. The Garden Route offers beaches, lakes, lagoons and forests, golf estates, sea sports and cultural attractions. more

Witsand Beach, Western Cape

Whales, beautifully clean beaches and the magnificence of the Cape Flora Kingdom - Witsand Beach is an unspoilt piece of paradise, with safe swimming, windsurfing, angling, deep sea fishing, snorkelling and rock pools to explore, along with the birdlife of the Breede River estuary. more

Western Cape food terroir

The food terroir of the Western Cape is heaven for adventurous eaters. In a province of abundant agricultural bounty, from the land and the sea, whether you feast on multi-course tasting menus in Franschhoek, or wolf down mouthfuls of umngqusho in Gugulethu, there is something to suit every mood, palate, and wallet. more

The flower sellers of Adderley Street

The flower sellers of Adderley Street are as much a part of Cape Town as Table Mountain, good wine and fresh fish – for more than 150 years they have been selling their flowers from Trafalgar Place. 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

Cape Malay heritage tours

Cape Malay heritage tours allow culturally-minded travellers to experience Cape Town from the perspective of one the Western Cape’s oldest and most distinctive societies. Visit sites of religious, social, and political significance in the history of the Cape Malays, interact with the community, and stopover at top attractions around the Cape peninsula. more

Western Cape

The Western Cape offers a rich floral kingdom, pristine beaches, a globally renowned wine industry, award-winning restaurants and a unique history and heritage that plays out in the smiles, hearts and lives of the many fascinating people you’ll meet. more