Top 10: Offbeat attractions
Bathurst's Big Pineapple
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Ronnies Sex Shop
A regular pitstop for travellers to the Klein Karoo. Ronnies Sex Shop has nothing to do with sex, but everything to do with a practical joke courtesy of Ronnie’s mischievous mates.
Jan Harmsgat se Agterplaas
This quirky destination in the small mining town of Cullinan consists of a gift- shop-cum-barnyard-theatre where most of the artworks are made out of junk. Great fun!
Eco Shrine, Hogsback
A giant open air exhibition of cement sculptures, mosaics and oil paintings dedicated to Mother Earth.
Celtis Lodge near the Magaliesberg is a great spot for new-age thinkers, there is even a horse labyrinth to help you work out life’s big questions as you go for a ride.
The Baobab Bar
In Limpopo, province you’ll find the most unique bar around, it’s a bar in the middle of an enormous Baobab tree.
The Big Pineapple
Go and pay your respects to South Africa’s biggest pineapple in the Eastern Cape Town of Bathurst – it’s 16,7 metres high and a major tourist attraction.
Dick Heysteck’s Game Farm
This farm near Lydenberg has many giant size sculptures of the Big Five and all the animals are hand-made out of concrete.
Fred Turner Windmill Museum
Visit South Africa’s only windmill museum in Loeriesfrontein in the deep Karoo.
Timewarp Surfing Museum
Pay a visit to this gnarly surfing museum, dude! This establishment traces the development of surfing in South Africa and is a must-see.
The Owl House
The spectacular Owl House in Nieu Bethesda was once the home of eccentric self-taught artist Helen Martins and is ‘alive’ with phantasmagorical cement and glass sculptures.