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 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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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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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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Arabella Spa, Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa

  • AccommodationLeisure & LifestyleSportWestern Cape
The Arabella Spa is located in the grounds of the renowned Arabella Country Estate between the towns of Kleinmond and Hermanus, about an hour’s drive…
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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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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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Golfing on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast

  • Leisure & LifestyleSportKwaZulu-Natal
The seaside town of Amanzimtoti, about half-an-hour’s drive from Durban, is home to the Amanzimtoti Country Club. Located in a conservancy populated by numerous coastal…
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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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Steytlerville, Eastern Cape

  • Culture & HistoryLeisure & LifestyleEastern Cape
The 1st thing you should learn when you visit the Karoo – South Africa’s dry heartland – is the time-honoured art of ‘stoep-sitting’ (sitting on…
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The Umhlanga Farmers’ Market

  • Food & WineLeisure & LifestyleKwaZulu-Natal
The Umhlanga Farmers’ Market has two major attractions – regional fresh produce at very reasonable prices, and authentic home-made Indian treats that alone are worth…
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Wild Oats Community Farmers’ Market

  • Food & WineLeisure & LifestyleWestern Cape
The Wild Oats Community Farmers’ Market was started in 1999 by Rose Brettell and Susan Garner, whose vision was to create a food-only farmers’ market…
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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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Alexandra Township

  • Culture & HistoryLeisure & LifestyleGauteng
Abuzz with vivid social culture, you’ll find it’s impossible not to get caught up in the tumult that is Alexandra township life. It couldn’t be…
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Amani Spa at Earth Lodge

  • Leisure & LifestyleWildlife & NatureMpumalanga
The healing hand of Africa works in wonderful ways at Amani Spa at Earth Lodge (at Sabi Sabi), in the famous Sabi Sand Reserve game…
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Bathurst, Eastern Cape

  • EventsFood & WineLeisure & LifestyleEastern Cape
Driving from Grahamstown into the decidedly English-looking town of Bathurst in the Eastern Cape, one of the first signs you encounter is: ‘There’s no thirst…
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Bela-Bela, Limpopo

  • Leisure & LifestyleWildlife & NatureLimpopo
Bela-Bela means ‘boiling boiling’ in the Tswana language, which refers to the hot springs that are this town’s main attraction. Set in the foothills of…
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Blubird Wholefood Market, Johannesburg

  • Food & WineLeisure & LifestyleGauteng
The Blubird Wholefood Market features an intimate gathering of vendors outside the ground-floor shops of the Blubird Shopping Centre in the suburb of Birnam, north…
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Body work therapy

  • Leisure & Lifestyle
Body work therapies are used in complimentary and alternative healing, making use of some form of touching or physical manipulation of the body. Massage therapy…
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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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Boondocks Mountain Lodge

  • AccommodationLeisure & LifestyleMpumalanga
Boondocks Mountain Lodge offers up a wonderful escape for those who want to spend more time in nature, and contemplate all things spiritual. There are…
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Brookdale Health Hydro

  • AccommodationLeisure & LifestyleKwaZulu-Natal
Brookdale Health Hydro is based in the picturesque village of Nottingham Road in the scenic KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, just under five hours from Johannesburg and a…
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Bryanston Organic Market, Johannesburg

  • Leisure & LifestyleGauteng
Over three decades ago, a group of parents from the Michael Mount Waldorf School in Bryanston, Johannesburg, started selling organic produce to one another from…
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Bush spas

  • Leisure & Lifestyle
In South Africa, bush spas now form an essential part of the luxury game lodge experience. Just a few years ago, the idea of combining…
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Cape Town

  • Food & WineLeisure & LifestyleTownsWestern Cape
With a population of 3.7-million, Cape Town is South Africa’s second most populous city, a quintessential melting pot of creativity, cuisine and colour – including…
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Carp fishing

  • AdventureLeisure & LifestyleWildlife & Nature
Although carp are considered an “invader species” in South Africa, and although they may not be the best tasting fish, they remain a favourite of…
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Casinos in South Africa

  • Leisure & Lifestyle
South African casinos can be found on the fringes of most major centres. These opulent resorts will typically include hotels, restaurants and bars along with…
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Children's spa treatments

  • Leisure & Lifestyle
Children’s spa treatments may be a recent addition to the local wellness scene in South Africa, but that doesn’t mean that such treatments are an…
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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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Conrad Pezula Resort Hotel and Spa

  • AccommodationLeisure & LifestyleWestern Cape
Conrad Pezula Resort Hotel and Spa certainly has its location as a major plus point. The setting combines views of the Knysna lagoon, the Indian…
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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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Cresta Shopping Centre

  • Leisure & LifestyleGauteng
For a safe and relaxed shopping experience in South Africa’s bustling metropolis of Johannesburg, the city boasts a number of enticing and accessible malls, with…
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Discover Lejweleputswa

  • Food & WineLeisure & LifestyleFree State
Lejweleputswa in the Free State is a golden district in every way. its gold mines with their towering shafts give way to rural cameos of…
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

  • AccommodationCulture & HistoryEventsFood & WineLeisure & LifestyleKwaZulu-Natal
Durban is South Africa’s self-styled ‘playground’, where year-round warm weather encourages visitors to make the most of the province’s outdoor lifestyle. Also known as ‘Surf…
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Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

  • AccommodationLeisure & LifestyleGauteng
The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is all about quiet, understated elegance with a touch of international flair. Owners, John and Anna Thacker have taken…
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Falaza Spa, Kwa-Zulu Natal

  • AccommodationLeisure & LifestyleKwaZulu-Natal
Neighbouring the World Heritage Site of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Falaza Game Park and Spa is situated in the midst of a rugged wilderness that combines…
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Fauresmith, Free State

  • AccommodationEventsLeisure & LifestylePeopleRoutes & TrailsTownsFree State
In the mid-1800s, the small southern Free State town of Fauresmith nearly beat Bloemfontein in the race for provincial capital. In fact, it was so…
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Ficksburg, Free State

  • EventsFood & WineLeisure & LifestyleWildlife & NatureFree State
Ficksburg, in the Free State province, is an attraction-filled rural destination 400km from Johannesburg that offers a wide range of out-of-the-ordinary activities. Gavin Boy, who…
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Food and wine expos

  • Food & WineLeisure & Lifestyle
South African food and wine expos are a delicious learning experience. Foremost, they offer the fun and flavour of a food festival, but with added…
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Gateway Theatre of Shopping

  • AccommodationFood & WineLeisure & LifestyleKwaZulu-Natal
Half an hour north of Durban, in the upmarket suburb of Umhlanga, lies the multi-level mega-shopping and entertainment complex know as the Gateway Theatre of…
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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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George, Western Cape

  • AccommodationLeisure & LifestyleTownsWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
George in the Western Cape is a popular destination in, and a key access point to, the southern Cape. As a central hub on the…
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Grape escapes in the winelands

  • Food & WineLeisure & LifestyleWestern Cape
Grape-escapes in the Cape winelands take many fun forms. At the Robertson Wine Valley Hands-on-Harvest Festival, roll up those trousers and go grape stomping. Who…
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Green Mountain Eco Route

  • AccommodationEventsFood & WineLeisure & LifestyleRoutes & TrailsWestern Cape
The Green Mountain Eco Route is the world’s first biodiversity wine route, located within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, the epicentre of the Cape Floral Kingdom.…
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Greenside, Johannesburg

  • Food & WineLeisure & LifestyleGauteng
Greenside doesn’t boast the stately homes of its neighbour, Parktown North. Nor the revamped trendy cottages of adjacent Parkhurst. But it does have some of…
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Gwahumbe Reserve Game & Spa, KwaZulu-Natal

  • AccommodationLeisure & LifestyleWildlife & NatureKwaZulu-Natal
Among the many attractions of the KwaZulu-Natal province is being able to splash in the ocean waves in the morning and savour the tranquillity of…
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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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Harold Porter Botanical Gardens

  • AdventureLeisure & LifestyleRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens offers you 200ha of the finely bushed plants endemic to this area, known as fynbos, 190ha growing naturally and the…
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Hartbeespoort Dam Snake & Animal Park, North West

  • AdventureLeisure & LifestyleWildlife & NatureNorth West
At the Hartbeespoort Dam Snake & Animal Park you’ll see lions, snakes, seals, chimps and many other fascinating animals that live there. You’ll find it…
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