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Things to do in South Africa

  • Phoebe Weinberg

    Insider clout: Weinberg's connections reach far across South Africa. Examples: on Robben Island, she can arrange a meeting with a former ANC offici... More
  • Photographers Gallery ZA

    Located in a whitewashed townhouse in the city center, this contemporary art gallery showcases the work of midcareer local photographers, such as R... More
  • Potter's Shop

    Colorful ceramics by local artists fill this small shop in the seaside village of Kalk Bay, a hub of South African creative culture. Dating back to... More
  • Pulpit Rock Winery

  • R62

    Exiting Barrydale, the R62, a former ox-wagon trail running 170 miles across the desert floor, flattens out; sand and fynbos scrub roll toward the ... More
  • Robben Island Museum

    Best known as the former prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years, this island off the coast of Cape Town also served as a leper c... More
  • Robert Malmberg

    Five decades of travel experience have made Robert Malmberg’s Boston-based agency one of the nation’s best. A member of the elite Signature Travel ... More
  • Sadie Family Wines

  • Shongololo Lounge

    Open to all walk-in passengers for a fee of R300 (about $36), this African-style lounge is the perfect place to unwind between flights. It’s on par... More
  • Solms-Delta Wine Estate

  • Spear of the Nation

    A tour guide and amateur historian who first visited Johannesburg’s impoverished townships in the 1990’s as a peacekeeper, Robin Binckes has since ... More
  • Swartberg Pass

    The majestic Swartberg Pass, a 17-mile-long heart-in-mouth miracle of cliff-edge engineering, was built by Thomas Bain in the 1880’s. At the pass’s... More
  • Swartrivier Olive Farm

    Sample a meaty Manzanilla olive at this thriving farm. More
  • Table Mountain National Park

    From its 3,500-foot summit, this flat-topped mountain that looms above Cape Town offers truly mind-blowing views: the entire city peninsula, includ... More
  • Tammi R. Van Volkinburgh

    Years as agent: 21. Specialties: England, India, South Africa. Consulting fee: From $500. More
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