For too long, our townships were the ‘other side’ of South Africa. Now they’re the vibrant heart of our country – a blend of tradition, ambition and joie de vivre that will amaze you - watch democracy evolve before your eyes.
2V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
See if you can spot the locals amid the hordes of tourists and the international jet set. If the entire world’s a stage then pick a front row seat beside the water and watch the curtain go up at South Africa’s most popular attraction.
3Sporting Events, countrywide
Guts, glory and that’s just the spectators! There’s nothing like a major sporting event to bring out the performer in us. A Blue Bulls vs. Sharks rugby match, or a Premier League Soccer derby – witness ubuntu in action.
4Florida Road, Durban
This is where Durban’s party set hangs out after dark. Grab a seat at a trendy pavement café and watch the show.
Watch the cultural creatives and the cognoscenti of the Jozi nightlife scene come out to play - poets, posers, muso’s and trendy night owls doing their thing ‘till daybreak.
6Long Street, Cape Town
Bohemian Long Street lets it all hang out. Well, not literally – rather head for Sandy Bay then, but this is where Cape Town’s alternative thinkers and die-hard party animals converge to ‘do life’
7Durban Beachfront, KwaZulu-Natal
Mix it up with rickshaw drivers, surfers, hawkers, sun seekers and everyone in between. The interaction between the melting pot of cultures that makes Durban is fascinating.
8The Boardwalk Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Cruise the ‘friendly city's' boardwalk and watch South African’s - being South African.
9Hatfield, Pretoria, Gauteng
Where the hot and happening crowd of our stately capital city go to let rip. See students, socialites and anyone else in search of a creative blow valve here - no-one minds how you have a good time in this alternative-thinking city.
10Grahamstown Festival, Eastern Cape
Simply anything goes during festival season, chill at outdoor café and watch street theatre in its purest form. Guarantees are – you definitely won’t be bored.