12 Decades Johannesburg Art Hotel

  • AccommodationGauteng
The 12 Decades Johannesburg Art Hotel is a unique combination of South African hospitality and design. Each of the dozen rooms in the hotel is…
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1820 Settlers Monument

  • ArtsCulture & HistoryEastern Cape
The 1820 Settlers Monument, opened on 13 July 1974, was built to acknowledge the role of English settlers in the history of the Eastern Cape…
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9th Avenue Bistro, Durban

  • Food & WineKwaZulu-Natal
The multiple award-winning 9th Avenue Bistro in Durban certainly lives up to its name, offering its faithful clientele the finest of bistro fare. Modern criteria…
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@Seoul Korean Restaurant, Cape Town

  • Food & WineWestern Cape
The @Seoul Korean Restaurant is located in Cape Town’s busy Sea Point area where it adds another dimension to the multicultural mix on offer in…
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A Shy Five safari

  • AdventureWildlife & Nature
This is a story about the animals you’d be lucky to see. The Shy Five, as they’re called, are very elusive, masters in the art…
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Aardwolves

  • AccommodationResponsible TourismWildlife & NatureEastern Cape
Aardwolves, at first glance, look a little like hyenas, except much smaller and with a striped pelt. Not surprisingly, they are part of the same…
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Aaron Klug

  • People
Nobel laureate Aaron Klug is recognised for developing crystallographic electron microscopy (determining the arrangement of atoms in solids using an electron microscope). As a South…
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Aberdeen, Eastern Cape

  • Culture & HistoryEastern Cape
The village of Aberdeen lies within sight of the Camdeboo Mountains, 50km south of Graaff-Reinet in the Great Karoo. This small Eastern Cape settlement has…
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Abseiling

  • Adventure
The world’s highest commercial abseil is located on top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. Adventurers descend 112m in what could rank among…
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Active Cape winelands adventures

  • AdventureFood & WineRoutes & TrailsWestern Cape
If you think our winelands are breathtaking on the ground, wait ‘till you see them from above. Go on a Cape winelands adventure in the…
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Addis in Cape Ethiopian restaurant, Cape Town

  • Food & WineWestern Cape
Addis in Cape brings Ethiopia’s history and culture to life through the authentic, fragrant flavours of its delicious cuisine.Housed in an eye-catching red building with…
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Adventure tours

  • Adventure
Adventure tourism in South Africa is a thriving niche market and the corporate world is looking up and taking notice. Certainly there’s nothing to beat…
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Adventures in and around Rustenburg

  • AdventureSportWildlife & NatureNorth West
A great introduction to the attractions of the South Africa countryside surrounding Rustenburg is by taking a trip up the Harties cableway. The view from…
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Adventures in and around Bloemfontein

  • AdventureWildlife & NatureFree State
Bloemfontein residents love their sport. Rugby is as popular as football, and hockey enjoys good support, while cricket lures the crowds during the summer months.…
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Adventures in Port Elizabeth

  • SportEastern Cape
Many of the adventure activities to be enjoyed in Port Elizabeth have an association with the ocean that marks the eastern border of this coastal…
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Adventures in Pretoria

  • AdventureGauteng
The Tshwane/Pretoria environs hold a magnetic appeal for extreme sports lovers, with a choice of endorphin-inducing activities. Jumping out of planes has long been a…
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Adventures within 5km of Cape Town

  • AdventureWestern Cape
You needn’t go far to find adventures in Cape Town. Diving, paragliding, abseiling and swimming are just some of the outdoor activities that you can…
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Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway

  • AdventureNorth West
Hartbeespoort Dam, with its abundant adventure and sporting activities, has always been popular with visitors, but now it can add the impressive new Aerial Cableway…
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African ancestors and Amadlozi

  • Culture & HistoryKwaZulu-Natal
The AmaZulu, meaning ‘people of heaven’, are the largest ethnic group in South Africa and Zulu culture draws on a strong heritage of pre-Christian traditions…
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African Angels of the Karoo

  • Leisure & LifestyleResponsible TourismEastern Cape
At first glance, the little Karoo town of Cradock seems an unlikely place to start a beauty therapy school called African Angels. Why here, in…
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African Ivory Route

  • Routes & TrailsWildlife & NatureLimpopo
Thousands of years ago, elephant migratory routes criss-crossed the paths of ivory, gold and slave merchants in the northernmost parts of South Africa. This wild…
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African mythology

  • Culture & History
Though African mythology is seeded in the esoteric realm, it also links into practical day to day life, helping to adapt human behaviour to the…
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African penguins on Dyer Island

  • Responsible TourismWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
For centuries, Dyer Island off Gansbaai was home to world’s greatest concentration of African penguins. It literally teemed with penguins and another seabirds, and as…
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African spas

  • Leisure & Lifestyle
African spas have certainly come of age. When the local health and wellness industry stopped looking to the salons and spas of Europe and America…
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African wild cats

  • Wildlife & Nature
It’s dark and in the Landrover’s spotlight you glimpse something small and striped. Then a moment of anticlimax as you realise it’s a cat. What…
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Afrikaans Language Museum

  • Culture & HistoryWestern Cape
The emergence of new languages in modern times is unusual, but one that has come into being in recent history is Afrikaans, somewhat of a…
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Afriski, Lesotho

  • Adventure
Afriski has established itself as a top skiing and snowboarding destination. Situated 3 222m above sea level, high up in Lesotho’s Maluti Mountains, the resort…
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Afro-Cantonese cooking

  • Food & Wine
Afro-Cantonese cuisine has its origins in the arrival of indentured mineworkers from Guangdong (formerly Canton) Province who came to Johannesburg in the 1890s. These workers…
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Afro-Lusitanian cooking chic

  • Food & Wine
Afro-Lusitanian cooking originated in Angola and Mozambique after explorer Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope in 1497, and sailed north to the…
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Agulhas National Park

  • Wildlife & NatureWestern Cape
Most people drive through the Agulhas National Park on their way to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa. There’s a glamour, an explorer’s thrill,…
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Alan MacLeod Cormack

  • People
Alan MacLeod Cormack was a dedicated scientific researcher. Originally a South African physicist, Alan MacLeod Cormack was first concerned with nuclear physics. But an interest…
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Alan Paton

  • ArtsPeopleKwaZulu-Natal
The opening lines of the South African novel, Cry, the Beloved Country, are among the most famous words ever penned by a South African author.…
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Albany Museum, Grahamstown

  • Culture & HistoryEastern Cape
The Albany Museum complex, established in 1855, is the second-oldest museum in South Africa. It is a true ‘living’ museum, with a wide range of…
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Albert Luthuli

  • Culture & HistoryPeopleKwaZulu-Natal
The fight against the apartheid regime produced many heroes and claimed many lives. Albert John Mvumbi Luthuli was one such humanitarian hero who devoted his…
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Aliwal Shoal, KwaZulu-Natal

  • AdventureResponsible TourismWildlife & NatureKwaZulu-Natal
Ask a local diver what his or her favourite marine protected area is, and the answer is very likely to be Aliwal Shoal. The Aliwal…
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Ama Zwing Zwing Zip Line, North West

  • AdventureNorth West
The Ama Zwing Zwing Zip Line Tour is one of many excellent adventure activities offered in the Hartbeespoort Dam area. Whether you are staying in…
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Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape

  • Responsible TourismWildlife & NatureEastern Cape
Five of South Africa’s seven plant biomes are found in the Eastern Cape. Here the botany is almost as compelling as the Big Five attractions.…
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Amandelboom, Williston

  • Culture & HistoryEventsNorthern Cape
Should you ever find yourself on a Sunday stroll around Amandelboom, the so-called coloured township of Williston village in the Upper Karoo, best you not…
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Amani Spa, Thesen Island, Knysna

  • Leisure & LifestyleWestern Cape
The transformation of a wood-fired turbine power station into a boutique hotel added a touch of quirkiness to Knysna’s hospitality scene. The result, the Turbine…
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Amani Spa, Thornybush Game Lodge

  • Leisure & LifestyleWildlife & NatureLimpopo
The Amani Spa at Thornybush Game Lodge in the Thornybush Game Reserve is an intimate spa experience that fully embraces its natural surroundings. There’s nothing…
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Amarula Cream

  • Food & WineLimpopo
Amarula Cream is a South African success story. Sweet, creamy, and vibrantly fruity on the palate, with notes of caramel, peppery spice, and a hint…
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Amathole Mountains, Eastern Cape

  • Culture & HistoryWildlife & NatureEastern Cape
A Victorian-era British general once called the Amathole Mountains of the Eastern Cape a ‘peculiar geographical accident of country’. The Xhosa called them ‘The Calves’,…
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Amathole Museum

  • Culture & HistoryEastern Cape
In days gone by, the King William’s Town Museum (renamed Amathole Museum) had a tradition of adventurous curators in the Hemingway tradition. Old-time museums were…
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Amazing African Markets

  • ArtsLeisure & Lifestyle
The beauty of South Africa has long been a source of inspiration to the country’s artists and craftsmen and women, who are well known for…
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AmaZink township theatre, Kayamandi, Stellenbosch

  • ArtsCulture & HistoryFood & WineWestern Cape
The AmaZink Live performance showcases local talent in a setting that recreates the vibrancy of township street life, featuring township food and a crafter’s market…
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Amphitheatre Heritage Trail, KwaZulu-Natal

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureKwaZulu-Natal
While guided tours and porters now make it possible for those of average fitness to tackle the Amphitheatre Heritage Trail, you’ll still need plenty of…
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Ancient footprints, Fraserburg

  • Culture & HistoryNorthern Cape
On a certain day in 1968, a Karoo farmer by the name of Nic van Gass was stalking across the veld on his property, Gansfontein,…
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Ancient Karoo rock engravings

  • Culture & HistoryResponsible TourismNorthern Cape
Should you ever find yourself driving through the parched desert-scape of the northern Karoo at the bookend of a day, take a closer look in…
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Andulela Tours, Cape Town

  • Culture & HistoryResponsible TourismWestern Cape
If you’re interested in getting under the skin of Cape Town and surrounds, Andulela Tours, accredited with Fair Trade Tourism, offers some unusual day trips.…
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Anglo-Boer War Museum, Bloemfontein

  • Culture & HistoryFree State
South Africa began the 20th century in a state of war. The Boers had established two independent republics, namely the Orange Free State and the…
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