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.

Gandhi's Phoenix Settlement at Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal
Gandhi's Phoenix Settlement at Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal

The Phoenix Settlement, which overlooks the Kasturba Primary School (named in honour of Mahatma Gandhi’s wife, Kasturba), was originally established by Gandhi in 1904.

Durban’s Old Court House Museum
Durban’s Old Court House Museum

Durban's Old Court House Museum comprises two storeys of exhibition rooms that chronicle the city's early history and the people who carved out the future of the early Natal colony.

Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

The city of Pietermaritzburg boasts a vast historical record, from architecture to monuments, museums, artwork and culture. It also hosts the Comrades Marathon and Dusi Canoe Marathon.

Chavonnes Battery, Cape Town
Chavonnes Battery, Cape Town

The ruins of the Chavonnes Battery can still be seen at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, laying bare a fascinating piece of Cape history.

Swellendam and surrounds, Western Cape
Swellendam and surrounds, Western Cape

The town of Swellendam in the Western Cape, snuggled against the Langeberg mountains, is a great place to start your Garden Route adventure.

Meiringspoort is a 25km road cutting through the mountains that separate the Klein Karoo from the Great Karoo Oudtshoorn and surrounds, Western Cape
Oudtshoorn and surrounds, Western Cape

The town of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo is a tourist centre for a variety of reasons that include ostriches, mountain passes, historic buildings and the famous Cango Caves.

Fresh fare on sale at the Prince Albert Saturday Market The Prince Albert Saturday Market
The Prince Albert Saturday Market

Organic fruit and veg, pickles and preserves, and freshly baked cakes and cookies are all on the bill at the delightful Prince Albert Saturday Market.

Rixile Culture to Kruger Route – an Open Africa route
Rixile Culture to Kruger Route – an Open Africa route

The Rixile Culture to Kruger Route is an Open Africa Route that offers choices of Venda and Tsonga cultures, ancient and modern mining, and compelling wildlife.