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TTo be in South Africa is to be part of a story that goes back to the start of all humanity. Today, South Africa has evolved into an amazing mix of modern cultures, inspiring history and incredible heroes. It really is a melting pot with roots that run deeper than you think.
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Along Route 62, between Barrydale and Ladysmith is the world-famous Ronnies Sex Shop. It is one of the most popular pubs on the route and travellers on the road stop for refreshments and a photograph of themselves next to the ‘Ronnies Sex Shop’ sign.
From safaris to magnificent trips through the winelands in winter, to scuba diving and hiking in summer, there’s an activity for every season when travelling in South Africa.
Food and travel go hand in hand and South Africa has a unique array of cultures with a mix of cuisines. Basotho cuisine, with its combination of rich flavours and unique spices, should satisfy every foodie’s cravings.
The Bushmans Kloof rock art site in Western Cape combines 10 000 years of San rock art in 130 locations with the modern luxury of the Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat.
The Clanwilliam Living Landscape Project in Western Cape, South Africa, uses the Cederberg landscape as a time machine to explore the living legacy of its earliest inhabitants: San hunter-gatherers.
Afro-Cantonese cuisine has its origins in the arrival of indentured mineworkers from Guangdong (formerly Canton) Province who came to Johannesburg in the 1890s. It is characterised by a higher ratio of red meat to vegetables and a much gentler spicing than in classic Cantonese cuisine.
C Louis Leipoldt wrote many gastronomic volumes on indigenous cooking in South Africa. As well as being a doctor, novelist and poet, Leipoldt’s Food & Wine trilogy is a record of the cultural and social history of the Cape.
Explore Cape Town’s fascinating history through its historical monuments and diverse range of museums. This historical city is home to a number of beautiful cultures, histories, traditions and stories.
The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town is home to a wide range of exciting retail outlets, from well-known international brands to exclusive local boutiques. This shopping and leisure Mecca boasts incredible views, historical sights, and an endless range of activities.
Visit one of South Africa’s many cultural villages for a better understanding of the diversity of cultures that make our country unique. Learn more about different traditions and practices through tours, singing and dancing, storytelling and a traditional meal at fireside.
The site where Mahatma Gandhi spent most of his formative years is located in Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal. This site, The Phoenix Settlement, encapsulates Gandhi’s vision for a community based on self-reliance. This iconic monument has come to represent South Africa’s fight for justice, peace and equal rights for all citizens.