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South Africa's eight seaports

Along its 3 000km-long coastline, South Africa has eight commercial seaports: Richards Bay, Durban, East London, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay, Cape Town and Saldanha. more

Durban Harbour, KwaZulu-Natal

Fourth-largest in the southern hemisphere, this 21km-wide port features 58 berths and is serviced by more than 20 terminal operators. A technically advanced tracking system facilitates processing of more than 30-million tons of cargo every year. more

Safety on South African beaches

South Africa's beautiful beaches are legendary and make for thoroughly enjoyable holidays, as long as you're well informed about where to swim, lifeguards, sun protection and potential pitfalls, such as bluebottles, jellyfish, rip currents, sharks and more ... more

Green Point Park, Cape Town

A legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, this urban park was created in the vicinity of the Cape Town Stadium as a place for the citizens to relax in the outdoors. more

Zoo Lake, Johannesburg

A haven for picknickers, dog-walkers and runners, Johannesburg’s Zoo Lake offers a beautiful escape for those craving a little greenery in the heart of Johannesburg. more

The South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town

The South African Jewish Museum in Hatfield Street, Cape Town, tells the story of this country's large Jewish community. It includes a Holocaust centre, shop, library, synagogue and restaurant. more

Lindfield Victorian House Museum, Johannesburg

The Lindfield Victorian House Museum is an original Herbert Baker home in Johannesburg that has been decorated precisely as it would have been more than 100 years ago. Stepping into its halls is like stepping back in time. more

Giba Gorge MTB Park, KwaZulu-Natal

What started as a fun hobby by two new landowners in 2007 has, over the years, become a world-class bike and lifestyle venue known as Giba Gorge MTB Park. more

A brief history of mining in South Africa

Beneath the surface of South Africa’s incredibly varied landscape lies the richest mineral treasure trove to have ever been discovered in a confined region. Almost every precious stone, metal and mineral known to humans has been found here in deposits varying from mere traces to quantities of unparalleled value. more

The Old Biscuit Mill, Cape Town

At the Old Biscuit Mill in Albert Road, Woodstock, you can dine in some of Cape Town's best restaurants, view beautiful artworks, buy designer items and, on weekends, browse one of the trendiest markets in the city. more

Hoedspruit's restaurants, Limpopo

The small Lowveld town of Hoedspruit is a popular gateway to some of South Africa’s best safari destinations. It also offers an array of dining experiences that will make you want to spend a few days exploring its restaurants before you head into the Greater Kruger National Park. more

Walking trails in the Kruger National Park

Guided and self-drive tours of the Kruger National Park certainly have their charms. But if you’re looking for a more immersive experience that will change you in some way, or show you details that are impossible to see from a vehicle, then you should think about exploring the iconic national park and the private game reserves around it on foot. more

The Springbok Experience

Rugby has long been one of South Africa's most popular sports and Cape Town is home to one of the country's most beloved rugby stadia, at Newlands. Now there's a rugby museum to match the enthusiasm of its fans in the form of The Springbok Experience, at the V&A Waterfront. more

Explore the Cape with Bikes 'n Wines

The Cape Winelands are ideal for cycling: beautiful scenery, good farm roads and superlative wines to taste. Bikes 'n Wines offers visitors the opportunity to explore the area on two wheels. more