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Be sure to give yourself at least 2 weeks to explore the diverse Western Cape region, home to Africa’s most visited city, Cape Town.
Ostrich farming in Oudtshoorn is an important source of income and employment – find out more about this unusual industry.
The South African National Art Gallery, part of the Iziko Museums in Cape Town, features colonial to contemporary art.
Mountain retreats, cultural experiences and fascinating birdlife all the way down to East London – that’s the quiet magic of the Friendly N6 route.
Wine lovers who visit our wine routes will discover an offering as diverse in taste and geography as the Rainbow Nation that produced it.
Who better to explain a wine than the person who made it? Interacting with winemaker allows the traveller to truly savour our world-famous wines.
Vinotherapy is widely-used in health and spa treatments in Europe, and it's become quite popular in the spas of the wine-infatuated Western Cape.
Camps Bay’s wide beach, spacious lawns and beachfront café’s make it a sought-after location for a day of sun-bathing, picnicking and celebrity spotting.
Bio-diversity is key at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, one of the natural treasures of Cape Town and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The old Cape Point lighthouse is where visitors to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve find their best views of the southern oceans.
Check your torch before heading deep into Africa’s largest cave system and discover a underground fairyland of stalagtites, stalagmites and surreal eroded landforms.
Boulders Beach in Simonstown is famous for it's colony of urban African penguins. But its population of avian city-slickers is increasingly endangered.
Experience the sheer adrenalin of meeting great white sharks up close and personal in their own backyard...
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway offers visitors a 360-degree view of Cape Town.
If you’re in central Cape Town, don’t miss paying a visit to the chatty flower sellers of Adderley Street. They have an intriguing history.
Take a scuba diving course in South Africa and go exploring an offshore wonderland with experts in the field.
Robben Island Museum narrates a tale of incarceration that goes back 350 years. The first prisoner, the wily Autshumato, was the only one to escape.
South Africa is famous for its wines, most of which come from the Cape Winelands in the Western Cape, which includes towns like Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek and Robertson.
If helicopter trips, balloon rides, hiking, paragliding, and mountain biking trails washed down with gourmet food and wine sounds fabulous, you’ll flip for these active Cape winelands adventures.
Get into an inflatable boat and put your skills to the test over the rushing rapids of South Africa’s rivers.
Conrad Pezula Resort Hotel and Spa is a glorious sanctuary dedicated to reviving body, mind and soul with African-inspired treatments and holistic healing.
The South African National Art Gallery, one of the Iziko Museums of Cape Town, features historic and contemporary art in a range of genres.
Whizzing down a sand dune is great way of satisfying a need for speed, with a soft landing thrown in – and it's family friendly.
Watching whales in their natural environment is an overwhelming experience of nature at its most glorious. Make a memory to last a lifetime on your trip to South Africa.
Rovos Rail is arguably the most luxurious train ride in the world, all old-world elegance and charm combined with the highest modern service standards.
Chapman's Peak Drive, among the most scenic stretches of road in the world, has been upgraded and made safer to ensure more regular access.
There’s nothing mundane about diving South Africa’s South Coast – eerie wrecks and dozens of curious marine animals will keep you coming back for more.
There are very few feelings as thrilling as jumping out of an airplane and very few better places to do this than South Africa.
The trick with travelling along the Garden Route is to have enough time to keep slipping off the N2 onto the side-roads with promising destinations.
Beach life in Cape Town offers choice. There are family-oriented beaches, activity-oriented beaches and trendy hangouts where the beautiful people soak up the sun.
Having been this close to the San's way of life, and have them share their wealth of wisdom with you, you can only leave enriched and equipped to deal with our ongoing human struggles to live harmoniously with one another and nature.
Surfing conditions in South Africa are among the best in the world and can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Although vandalism destroyed some of the San Bushman's rock art, much has survived in the remote caves and under rock overhangs found across a vast area.