A pretty city with thousands of rose bushes and some poignant memorials, Bloemfontein is conveniently situated as a stopover point between Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Thats the vote from viewers of the popular BBC travel programme "Holiday'. And on the other side of the Atlantic, readers of the biggest travel magazine in the US gave the thumbs-up to four of South Africas premier tourist destinations.
Illusionist Mark Rose-Christie brought the concepts of the London Ghost Bus and Jack The Ripper tours to South Africa two years ago. Now the The Mystery Ghost Bus Tour has gone national - climb on board and get into the spirit of SA's own ghouls, haunts, phantoms, famous murders and other paranormal delights. Sceptics welcome!
Cape Town has become one of the gay tourist's favoured destinations - for a number of obvious reasons. But the city was not always so welcoming to gay visitors.
What will you have in your mealie meal pancake - lamb and morogo (African spinach), beef and butternut, or chicken chakalaka? Tourists visiting Bourkes Luck Potholes in the Blyde River in Mpumalanga are snapping up these 'Afro-pancakes' at a kiosk run by women who would otherwise be unemployed.
KwaZulu-Natal's new Kamberg Rock Art Centre, now open to the public, will help visitors understand and interpret the more than 40 000 San Bushman images to be found in the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.
There is nothing quite like the African bush, and no better place in the world for big game. Besides its renowned national parks, South Africa boasts a range of private reserves, all offering excellent wildlife and bird watching. And supporting all these is an unparalleled botanical richness.
Adventure, new friends and new experiences await you on overland excursions or guided safaris. You'll see the best sights, lots of game and much more - all within the security of an escorted trip.
South Africans love to shop - and sell. You'll find fantastic crafts, colourful African cloth, designer jewellery and much more at stores, markets, malls - and traffic intersections - across the country.
It's all happening at Durban beachfront, where babes strut their stuff in bikinis, traditional healers collect bottles of water for medicine, and even busy executives find time to catch a wave before or after work.