Activities in South Africa

There’s so much to do and so little time! In this section we try to highlight the best places to visit, things to do, sporting opportunities, Places to shop and great places to wine and dine. We are constantly adding and updating material so this could be a good site to add to your favourites

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There’s so much to do and so little time! In this section we try to highlight the best places to visit, things to do, sporting opportunities, Places to shop and great places to wine and dine. We are constantly adding and updating material so this could be a good site to add to your favourites

To get the best out of this site, make use of the search function at the bottom of the page. Use our news & events submission form to submit activity items.

Johannesburg Zoo - Photographic Tours June 2010

The Johannesburg Zoo runs some very interesting early morning Sunrise photographic tours as well as Sunset PhotographicTours in the afternoon. 

The photographic tours at Johannesburg Zoo are very popular and you need to book in advance. Entrance fee is around R75 per person and you will be told where to meet so that you get early access to the Zoo.


Johannesburg – The Zoo has a kid’s world cup program June 2010.

Johannesburg – The Zoo has a kid’s world cup program June 2010.

Johannesburg Zoo has set up a huge array of events aimed at amusing, entertaining and educating children during the world cup soccer. So instead of hanging around getting bored toss them all into the car, pack a picnic lunch – cold chicken, bread rolls, hot dogs, lots of tomato sauce, cold drinks, sweets and I suppose celery sticks and unsweetened yoghurt and stuff and take the zoo to the zoo.


Thomas River - An African Legend - Eastern Cape

Thomas River Historical Village is located at Thomas River between Cathcart and Stutterheim. It is within the Thomas River Conservancy The story goes that a British Deserter and one time member of the van Der Kemps Missionary, Thomas Bentley, was shot and killed by a poisoned arrow as he was crossing the river and the village subsequently established there in 1801 was named after him.


Van Reenen - See The view at Windy Corner

Windy Corner Van Reenen's Pass
Windy Corner Van Reenen's Pass
Windy Corner, just outside Van Reenen on the Free State Kwa Zulu Natal Border has the most stunning views of the Drakensberg. The sheer drop of the road side where you stand at Windy Corner enhances the feeling of the majesty of this ancient range.
You will get some stunning images most times of the day.

Van Reenens Pass - The Best Biltong Store

Sunday Times
Sunday Times

The Best Biltong in South Africa comes from a small roadside farm stall at the bottom of Van Reenen’s Pass. Everyone has their favourite biltong supplier and but this biltong supplier has the documents to prove that his is the best biltong!

Some years back the “Sunday Times”, South Africa's biggest selling newspaper rated them the Best Biltong makers of the year. Whether it was serious or not, nothing has changed.

The place is called Zandfontein Biltong Store and it is easy enough to find.


Swellendam - Eating Out - Restaurants

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Swellendam has a large number of restaurants, coffee shops, bistro's and fast food outlets so you will have no problem in finding some that appeal to you. Your best source of advice on Swellendam restaurants is your guest house host. Check first for opening times and menu ranges of restaurants to avoid disappointment, especially in winter months. A range of restaurants in Swellendam are listed below. 

028 514 2790  Old Mill     Voortrek St, 241
028 514 1470  La Sosta     Voortrek St,145


Cape Town - See The Egg Man at Green Market Square

The Egg Man has become a symbol of the uniqueness and deep Joie de vivre of the African Continent. The Egg Man, who is based in Cape Town is seen at many of the festivals, fairs and events around South Africa. Tourists from around the world can’t enough of The Egg Man, this larger than life character, who prowls the streets in his African dress and huge egg hats. Some weigh up to 25 kg yet he manages to walk the streets day in and day out without mishap.


Hermanus - Whale Watching Boat Cruises and Tours

Hermanus Whale Cruises
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Southern Right Charters and Hermanus Whale Cruises are the two major Whale Watching Cruise Boat Operators out of Hermanus New Harbour.  Hermanus Harbour has been a busy place these last few weeks as the Whale Watching Cruise Boats have been spruced up for the 2010 Season, just ready to take you out on the excursion of a life time.

Southern Right Tours and Hermanus Whale Cruises run several boat trips a day starting in June/July right through to the end of the season. One can write pages about whale watching but it is something one must experience first hand to understand the awesomeness of these huge marine mammals.


Robertson - Visit Klipdrift Brandy Distillery

Klipdrift Brandy Distillery
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In the heart of The Robertson Wine Valley you will find Klipdrift Brandy Distillery. South Africa’s favourite brandy has captured the heart of all South Africans, brandy drinkers or not, with their long running “met ys” advertising campaign.


Robertson Wine Valley Restaurants

Eating Out
Eating Out

Eating out is one of the great South African past times. Here are a few restaurants in the Robertson Wine Valley, Bonnievale, Mc Gregor,Montagu and Robertson.

Restaurants in Bonnievale

Jan Harmsgat 023 616 3407
Outdoor Arena 023 616 2444
Riggs 023 616 3912

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