cultural melting pot

A cultural melting pot

South African food celebrates the country's rich cultural heritage, as well as taking advantage of the natural bounty of seafood, meat, game and plants. All this food has got to be washed down with something, and our wine has been earning rave reviews internationally for 300 years.
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Relaxing Port Elizabeth

Often overlooked by travellers in search of glitz and glamour, Port Elizabeth is probably South Africa's best-kept secret, with fantastic weather and an enormous range of attractions.

Overview: South African telecommunication facilities

The ins and outs of phoning to and from (and within) South Africa, plus information on dialling codes, directories, time differences, special services and more.
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Johannesburg on the move

If you're a city person, you will love Johannesburg. It's a vibrant and dynamic place with a throbbing pulse and an awesome sense of rhythm.
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Paragliding in South Africa

If you're into paragliding or hang gliding, South Africa has a real treat in store for you. From the amazing thermals of the hot Northern Cape to the fantastic ridge soar and scenic flying of the coastal provinces ... the sky is the limit!
Queen Mathebula is South Africa's 2017 boerewors champion.

Meet South Africa’s Queen of Boerewors

Limpopo butchery manager Queen Mathebula is the winner of the 2017 Shoprite Checkers Championship Boerewors competition, the annual heritage event dedicated to finding the...
South African chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu explores the country's heritage through food in her new cookery book

Cookbook celebrates South Africa’s culinary heritage

South African chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu is taking local cuisine to the world with the release of her new cookbook, Through the Eyes of an...
South African cuisine

South African cuisine

South Africa offers culinary challenges from crocodile sirloins to fried caterpillars to sheep heads, but also a familiar global menu - anything from hamburgers to sushi to pad thai to spaghetti bolognaise. Check out the menu.

Soweto, heartbeat of the nation

Infused with the history of the struggle against apartheid and alive with the energy of the city of gold, Soweto is a must-see for tourists in search of more than sun, sea and the big five.

The Cradle of Humankind

A handful of the world's great cities trace their heritage to early human settlements thousands of years back. Johannesburg's earliest residents were in the neighbourhood 3-million years ago.

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