The Cape Town City Hall Cape Town: World Design Capital 2014
Cape Town: World Design Capital 2014

Cape Town is South Africa's oldest city, where many original architectural designs remain in living testament to its colonial history.

Young Zulu child Culture and heritage tours
Culture and heritage tours

History and culture tours offer insights into South Africa’s past as you explore the country’s mixed heritage, struggle history and modern-day cultures.

Robben Island, Western Cape
Robben Island, Western Cape

A seemingly barren stretch of land adrift in the ocean, Robben Island has held the hopes and dreams of so many for so long.

Mapungubwe World Heritage Site
Mapungubwe World Heritage Site

During a short but glorious reign, Mapungubwe in the Limpopo Valley was a kingdom that inspired art, trade and, ultimately, a great sense of awe.

Cradle of Humankind The Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng
The Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng

The Cradle of Humankind draws visitors from around the world, not for its rural charms but for the fossil record that lies in the network of limestone caves beneath the surface.

South African music culture
South African music culture

South Africa’s rich musical heritage includes both popular and folk forms and is represented in diverse genres like jazz, blues, gospel, rock, pop, reggae, hip hop, kwaito and more.

Ndebele Culture Colourful Ndebele culture
Colourful Ndebele culture

The origins of the Ndebele tribe are shouded in mystery, although they are generally recognised as forming part of the Nguni tribes of Southern Africa.

National Cultural History Museum
National Cultural History Museum

The National Cultural History Museum is home to art, documents, manuscripts, records, photographs and artefacts that represent South Africa’s diverse cultures and history.

Rock art
Rock art

Although vandalism destroyed some of the San Bushman's rock art, much has survived in the remote caves and under rock overhangs found across a vast area.

Kimberley's vintage trams
Kimberley's vintage trams

The vintage tram in Kimberley dates back to the early days of this diamond-rush town, following the discovery of diamonds in the 1860s.

Historical Bethulie Bethulie, Free State
Bethulie, Free State

Bethulie is an historic old southern Free State town near the country’s largest stored body of water, the Gariep Dam, which feeds the Orange River.

The Big Hole. Kimberley, Northern Cape
Kimberley, Northern Cape

Meander through Kimberley where diamond magnates once walked and where the Big Hole stands as a reminder of what made them rich.

Union Buildings, Pretoria Herbert Baker architecture
Herbert Baker architecture

Architecture aficionados should make time to visit some of the buildings designed by Sir Herbert Baker, one of the most influential figures in South African architecture.

The Grosvenor, shipwreck, South Africa Wreck of the Grosvenor
Wreck of the Grosvenor

The coastline of South Africa has been the setting for well over 3000 shipwrecks, but few so poignant as the story of the Grosvenor.

Mrs Ples Mrs Ples
Mrs Ples

Discovered at the Sterkfontein Caves near Johannesburg in 1947, Mrs Ples' skull is one of the most famous and important fossil finds in the world.

Excavating Little Foot's skeleton. Little Foot
Little Foot

An important link to our past, Little Foot's fossil skeleton is millions of years old. It was found inside the Sterkfontein Caves, one of the most important fossil sites in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

Sandstone Estates, Steam Trains Steam trains at Sandstone Estates, Free State
Steam trains at Sandstone Estates, Free State

There’s a farm in the eastern Free State where steam trains on narrow-gauge tracks keep the culture of the old locomotive alive and running.