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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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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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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Ardmore Ceramic Art Studio, KwaZulu-Natal

  • ArtsKwaZulu-Natal
Ardmore Ceramic Art Studio produces functional and decorative art inspired by Zulu folklore and the rich colours of this South African culture. Originally started on…
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Art Africa

  • ArtsLeisure & LifestyleGauteng
In just over a decade Art Africa in Johannesburg has established itself as a legendary curio and craft shop and an extremely popular tourist destination.…
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Art holidays

  • Arts
From art safaris to custom-designed courses, in South Africa you’ll find something to satisfy your creative urge. Artist Dale Elliot (based in Villiersdorp) offers courses…
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Art Karoo

  • ArtsCulture & HistoryWestern Cape
The Karoo, a semi-arid area that covers over 400 000 square kilometres, is an endless source of inspiration for writers, poets and painters. The small…
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Art Versatile, East London

  • ArtsResponsible TourismEastern Cape
Litha Ncokazi is a young artist based in East London, a coastal town in the Eastern Cape province. As the owner of a little company…
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Art walks in Johannesburg

  • ArtsGauteng
Johannesburg has invested in public artworks that celebrate the heritage of the city (local government spends a percentage of its yearly budget on public art).…
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Bela Bela's wire artists

  • ArtsLeisure & LifestyleLimpopo
Visit the wire art market in Bela Bela for interesting gifts and curios made from old wire. It’s located opposite the entrance to Forever Resorts,…
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David Tlale

  • ArtsPeople
Award-winning fashion designer David Tlale launched his personal brand in 2003 and has never looked back, having become one of the most recognisable faces in…
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Haenertsburg, Limpopo

  • ArtsLeisure & LifestyleWildlife & NatureLimpopo
Take a rural ramble around Haenertsburg, the charming hamlet at the heart of Limpopo’s Magoebaskloof Mountains. It’s a high mist and rainfall area with thick…
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Cape Town International Jazz Festival

  • ArtsEventsLeisure & LifestyleWestern Cape
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is a highlight on every jazz enthusiast’s calendar. It takes place on the last weekend of March each year…
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Art Deco architecture

  • ArtsCulture & History
The 1930s was boom time in South Africa. The international demand for gold was high and we had it to burn. Buildings were going up…
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Art galleries and museums

  • ArtsCulture & History
South African museums and art galleries are found throughout the country, from Cape Town to Musina and, everywhere in between. The country’s 300 plus museums…
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Art Route 67, Port Elizabeth

  • ArtsCulture & HistoryEastern Cape
Art Route 67 in the Central area of Port Elizabeth is one of the most exciting South African inner-city developments of recent times. Visual arts,…
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Bookshops

  • ArtsLeisure & Lifestyle
South African bookshops range from well-resourced chain stores to small speciality or second-hand shops where you’ll find all kinds of interesting reading materials, including antique…
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Touring Cape Town's art galleries

  • ArtsWestern Cape
Whether you book a Cape Town art tour with a company, use public transport or drive yourself, there are plenty of options for an art-inspired…
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Cata Cultural Village, Eastern Cape

  • AccommodationArtsCulture & HistoryResponsible TourismWildlife & NatureEastern Cape
Experience life in a traditional Xhosa cultural village when the people of Cata Cultural Village in the Eastern Cape warmly welcome you into their homes…
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Clarens, Free State

  • AccommodationArtsEventsFood & WineTownsFree State
No sooner have visitors arrived in Clarens than they find themselves in a frenzy of art-buying, restaurant-hopping, cycling, game driving, trout fishing, birding and late-night…
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Comedy in South Africa

  • ArtsLeisure & Lifestyle
South Africa often depicts its various cultures, interesting history and assortment of colourful characters through humour, so it’s not surprising that it makes for some…
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Contemporary Dance

  • ArtsCulture & History
In South Africa, contemporary dance is performed by artists with fire in their bellies − dancers that don’t tiptoe around when it comes to taking…
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Contemporary South African fashion design

  • ArtsLeisure & Lifestyle
More than ever before, designers are emerging onto the scene and offering more choice than ever when it comes to affordable, local and trendy design.…
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Creative culture of South Africa

  • ArtsCulture & History
Since the democratic elections of 1994, the many ethnic groups that make up South Africa’s ‘Rainbow Nation’ have been expressing themselves freely – and creatively.…
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Dance culture in South Africa

  • ArtsCulture & History
Dance culture in South Africa is integral in a country whose history is shot-through with examples of dance as an expression of all that life’s…
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Design in South Africa

  • ArtsCulture & History
Design in South Africa continues to grow and reinvent itself, and the advent of numerous design events and competitions such as World Design Capital 2014,…
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DumaZulu Cultural Village

  • AccommodationArtsCulture & HistoryKwaZulu-Natal
DumaZulu Cultural Village is a traditional Zulu Village where you can watch beaders at work, learn about the art of basket weaving and see how…
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Esther Mahlangu

  • ArtsPeople
It certainly was a strange decision to commission an unknown woman, from an unknown town in Mpumalanga, practising an unknown traditional art form to paint…
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Follow the Owl Route

  • AdventureArtsEastern Cape
If the idea of combining mountain biking, art and history appeals to you, then the Owl Route in the hot Great Karoo region – including…
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Gauteng's art galleries

  • ArtsCulture & HistoryLeisure & LifestyleGauteng
Gauteng’s art galleries are spread between the cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg and showcase local and international art. Johannesburg is home to the province’s foremost…
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Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

  • ArtsCulture & HistoryEastern Cape
If you called Grahamstown the ‘Settler City’, the ‘City of Saints’, ‘Sleepy Hollow’ or ‘Rini’, you’d be correct on all counts. This Eastern Cape town…
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Groot Marico, North West

  • ArtsEventsFood & WineTownsNorth West
The town of Groot Marico in South Africa takes its name from the Groot Marico River, which wends its way through the Marico District in…
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Hamburg, Eastern Cape

  • AccommodationArtsLeisure & LifestyleTownsWildlife & NatureEastern Cape
Go onto the local South African fishing blogsites and you’ll see why the village of Hamburg in the Eastern Cape is a top fishing getaway…
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Hartbeespoort Dam, North West

  • AdventureArtsLeisure & LifestyleWildlife & NatureNorth West
Hartbeespoort is a small, picturesque town located in the eastern corner of the North West province, bordering the Gauteng province. Hartbeespoort Dam is the area’s…
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Heartland of Mpumalanga

  • ArtsCulture & HistoryWildlife & NatureMpumalanga
In the Cultural Heartland of Mpumalanga, home of the Ndebele people and a way of life that has remained unchanged for centuries, one of South…
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Herman Charles Bosman

  • ArtsCulture & HistoryPeopleNorth West
The bushveld characters he met while teaching in Groot Marico inspired some of his best-known work, the Oom Schalk Lourens series. In this series, an…
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Hester Rupert Art Museum

  • ArtsCulture & HistoryEastern Cape
The impressive collection of art in the Hester Rupert Art Museum is a delight to discover. Housed in the fifth oldest church building in South…
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Hlatikulu Crane & Wetland Sanctuary, KwaZulu-Natal

  • ArtsCulture & HistoryWildlife & NatureKwaZulu-Natal
South Africa is home to three crane species, all of which are managed through a dedicated breeding programme at the Hlatikulu Crane & Wetland Sanctuary.…
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Icons of fashion

  • ArtsPeople
Icons of South African fashion design include Lucilla Booyzen, who has done so much to help transform South African fashion from the simply frivolous into…
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Icons of the Arts

  • ArtsPeople
With their blend of influences – ancient and modern, traditional and contemporary, ethnic and cosmopolitan – South Africa’s arts icons have excelled in a number…
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Jagersfontein, Free State

  • ArtsCulture & HistoryFree State
Jagersfontein in the southern Free State is a village with a colourful past and a creative present. The first air fatality in Africa occurred here,…
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Jazz cares for the community

  • ArtsEvents
Historically rooted in the heart of the country’s townships, jazz has given a voice to ordinary South Africans. Jazz musicians have found inspiration in their…
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Jewellery Design

  • Arts
While the country is recognised as a significant supplier of diamonds, gold, silver and precious stones, South Africa is also home to some exceptionally skilled…
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Johannesburg's theatres

  • ArtsEventsGauteng
There’s something for everyone in Johannesburg theatres, everything from Broadway shows to Shakespearean dramas to heartfelt local stories. There are also excellent student productions, award-winning…
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JRR Tolkien

  • ArtsPeopleFree State
While the author John Ronald Reuel (JRR) Tolkien identified himself primarily as a British writer, South Africans are proud to note that the first three…
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Karoo windmill crafters

  • ArtsResponsible TourismEastern CapeNorthern Cape
Over the decades, dozens of crafters have fashioned the little Karoo windmills (less romantically, but more accurately called “windpumps”) you see outside the towns of…
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Keiskamma Trust

  • ArtsResponsible TourismEastern Cape
The quiet coastal village of Hamburg, hardly an hour south of East London, is the home of a remarkable venture: the Keiskamma Trust’s Art Project.…
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Khaya La Bantu

  • ArtsCulture & HistoryEastern Cape
Khaya La Bantu Cultural Village in the Eastern Cape offers fascinating insight into Xhosa art, craft and culture. Traditionally, the Xhosa are famous for their…
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Khayelitsha Craft Market

  • ArtsLeisure & LifestyleWestern Cape
Khayelitsha, Cape Town’s largest township, is home to hundreds of thousands of South Africans from around the country. Each year, thousands more flock to this…
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