Markus and Vanessa visit South Africa
A couple from Germany are enticed by all the incredible holiday experiences available in South Africa.
A bicycle tour around Soweto
A couple from the USA cycle around the township of Soweto.
Radha and Gurjap from Mumbai have the time of their lives in South Africa
A couple from Mumbai explore South Africa - from biking along the Atlantic seaboard to bungee jumping from Bloukrans Bridge to feasting on food and wine...
Andre and Tharcilla from Brazil enjoy big adventures in South Africa
Andre and Tharcilla from Brazil spend 10 fantastic days in South Africa doing a variety of activities including canopy tours, sailing, helicopter flips... you name it.
Find some of the world's greatest adventures and golf courses
Outdoor adventure and golf
South Africa is arguably the adventure capital of the world with distinctions such as the world's highest bridge bungee jump and the world's only crocodile cage-diving. Before you think we only have extreme adventures on offer, discover the bewildering range of mild to wild activities available.
Hair-raising holidays in the Mother City
Adventures in Cape Town
Adventures in Cape Town are around every corner, what with Table Mountain dominating the landscape. And with the Atlantic and Indian Oceans on the city’s doorstep there are great adventure activities on offer for everyone. So its definitely time to throw caution to the wind and let adrenalin take over.
Winelands music concerts
Wine and music tours
Wine and music tours will add enjoyment and variety to your Cape winelands experience. Performances range from contemporary rock and pop concerts that the whole family can enjoy, to traditional Cape song and dance concerts, or, for serious classical music buffs, wine cellar soirees.
Fine fare among the oaks and vines
Stellenbosch restaurants have a reputation of being particularly good, as do their peeps in the neighbouring Western Cape town of Franschoek. With restaurants in Stellenbosch voted among the top 20 in the country in the prestigious 20122 Eat Out Awards, the town has cemented its name as a gourmet capital.
In search of gourmet greens
Vegetarian fine dining
Vegetarian dining no longer means watered-down versions of animal-protein-based entrees and mains. Instead, in response to diners who are increasingly seeking meat-free eating options, whether for ethical, religious, environmental, health or other reasons, chefs are creating delectable menus with vegetables as the star ingredients.
Shopping in the shadow of the mountain
The V&A Waterfront
The V&A Waterfront shopping mall in Cape Town is home to a wide range of exciting retail outlets, from well-known international brands, to exclusive local boutiques. Visit this shopping Mecca and discover why the Waterfront attracts more visitors than any other destination in South Africa.
Top 10 Unusual eateries
Cargo Hold, uShaka Marine World, Durban
For a dinner date with a bite, book a table next to the shark tank at the Cargo Hold restaurant on the Phantom Ship at uShaka Marine World. Watch the sharks, watch you, sink your teeth into a menu full of South African favourites.
Moyo Restaurants, Jo'burg, Cape Town, Durban
Ethno-chic décor, Xhosa face painting and African troubadours who'll serenade you as you feast on fare from all over Africa. Be sure to book in advance for this King Solomon's Mines meets Out of Africa experience.
Die Strandloper Restaurant, Langebaan.
One of SA's best eat-on-the-beach venues, socialise with your feet in the sand, a cold beer in hand, and savour out-the-sea-onto-the-braai fresh seafood at this famous open-air restaurant in Langebaan on the West Coast.
Carnivores, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg
Enjoy a beast of a feast at this African barbeque venue. Curious carnivors are guaranteed 15 types of meat, including 5 game meats, at this all-you-can-eat banquet carved at your table off Massai spears.
Lekgotla, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton
Billed as 'Africa's dining' room, taste from haute braai food to Tunisian curry in this Afro-chic boma on the piazza. It's all drums, Afro-balladeers and designer Nguni cattle skins. If there was an African equivalent of the Hotel California - this would be its lobby.
Bientang's Cave, Hermanus
Once the dwelling of a Koi strandloper (beachcomber), feast on seafood and watch mating whales flirt in the bay just meters from your table.
Evita Se Perron, Darling
Take in the splendid meal at this old train station and be entertained with live performances by one of South Africa's most famous satirists, Pieter Dirk Uys.
Roma Revolving Restaurant, Durban
See 360 degrees of Durban as you fill up on italian specialties at this restaurant that's been around (no pun intended) since 1973.
The Sandbar, Kenton-on-sea, Port Alfred
Operating from a barge permanently anchored on a sand bank in the Bushman's River, this local watering hole specialises in seafood, and the chef won't object if you fish off the deck.
Goblins Cove, Magaliesberg
Feast with the fairies in this fantasy garden eatery. The head Goblin (the chef) serves up seasonal produce with a little magic from some of the wee folk helping in the kitchen. Pull up a toadstool and tuck in.
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