Nelson Mandela Museum
Nelson Mandela Museum
To give a true overview of Nelson Mandela in all phases of his life, from his youth in Qunu to his role as statesman, the museum built in his honour…
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Hot-air ballooning
Hot-air ballooning
Peaceful and serene, hot-air ballooning is a wonderful adventure. From the thrill of watching the balloon inflate, and the imperceptible lift-off, to the gentle descents with the pilot skimming the…
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White water rafting
White water rafting
White water rafting in South Africa is as good as anywhere else in the world, with powerful rivers cutting through stunning scenery. A number of established tour operators around the…
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Hiking in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State
Hiking in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State
There are opportunities for everyone on Golden Gate Highlands National Park hiking trails. Whether it’s an hour-long day walk that children or the less-fit can do or an overnight trail…
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Fair Trade Tourism
Fair Trade Tourism
Fair Trade Tourism was established in 2003 (originally as Fair Trade Tourism in South Africa) and the organisation has now certified dozens of responsible tourism destinations and activities. It guarantees…
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Green Leaf Environmental Standard
Green Leaf Environmental Standard
The Green Leaf is the iconic symbol of the Wilderness Foundation, which initiated the Green Leaf Environmental Standard. The standard seeks to recognise environmental consciousness in the South African tourism…
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The Heritage Environmental Management Company
The Heritage Environmental Management Company
The Heritage Programme is recognised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation as a leader in Africa in providing those in the service industry with a globally recognised, professional standard…
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The Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg
The Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg

The Apartheid Museum, close to downtown Johannesburg, focuses on the notorious system of racial discrimination that became synonymous with South Africa from 1948 (when the white-minority National Party was voted…

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Cape Point Lighthouse, Western Cape
Cape Point Lighthouse, Western Cape
Even though it has long since been decommissioned for being built in the wrong place, the old Cape Point lighthouse is an important icon of the Cape Peninsula, and captures…
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Extreme golf
Extreme golf
Morgan Freeman has played Nelson Mandela, God and the president of the United States in his film career. He has also carded a par on the extreme golf 19th hole…
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Rugby in South Africa
Rugby in South Africa
The power of sport to heal old wounds is an oft-debated subject, but anyone doubting that power need only look at the recent history of South African rugby to realise…
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Table Mountain’s cableway
Table Mountain’s cableway
A trip on the Table Mountain cableway is your ticket to a whole new world. From the top of Table Mountain, you will have spectacular views over the Cape Peninsula.…
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