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Grahamstown National Arts Festival

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Grahamstown National Arts Festival

The National Arts Festival is an important event on the South African cultural calendar, and the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent. It has become the home for artists from different corners of the creative world. Whether you are a dancer, musician, painter or a mere art lover, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival is where you belong. From theatre to dance, opera to cabaret, fine art to craft art, classical music to jazz, poetry readings to lectures, every art form imaginable is represented in one of the most diverse festivals in the world. For 11 days every year, the Eastern Cape town of Grahamstown transforms from a sleepy haven of academics, students and entrepreneurs into the heart of South Africa’s arts scene.

Explore the rugged, intensely beautiful mountain ranges of South Africa

Breathtaking scenery
Explore the rugged, intensely beautiful mountain ranges of South Africa

From the flattest to the tallest to the oldest to prettiest to the most dramatic,South African mountain ranges are astounding.

You've heard about the Big 5. Now meet the Big Seven!

Wildlife safari
You've heard about the Big 5. Now meet the Big Seven!

With two-thirds of our country surrounded by coastline, a trip to South Africa is not complete without seeing Southern Right whales and Great White sharks.

The Otter Trail - the trail of a lifetime

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The Otter Trail - the trail of a lifetime

From your first steps to your last, with river crossings, lush forests, sandy beaches and breathtaking vistas, the Otter Trail will change your life.

Born to be wild at these top private game reserves

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Born to be wild at these top private game reserves

Explore our fascinating wildlife ecology in the wide open, pristine and natural environments when you visit one of these phenomenal nature and game reserves.

The Nelson Mandela Museum

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The Nelson Mandela Museum

Walking in the footsteps of a great man - a remarkable museum dedicated to Madiba

Steve Biko Museum, a journey of remembrance and discovery through our struggle history.

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Steve Biko Museum, a journey of remembrance and discovery through our struggle history.

The Steve Biko Centre is located in Ginsberg, King William's Town, Eastern Cape and entrance to the centre is free.

Nelson Mandela Youth & Heritage Centre - Reliving the early years of Nelson Mandela’s life

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The Bhunga Building - Home of the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha.

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The Bhunga Building - Home of the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha.

Built to house the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha, the Bhunga Building hosts a number of exhibitions in the three wings.

From marine life to history, discover more at the Port Elizabeth Museum (1)

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From marine life to history, discover more at the Port Elizabeth Museum (1)

From marine life to history, discover more at the Port Elizabeth Museum

From marine life to history, discover more at the Port Elizabeth Museum

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From marine life to history, discover more at the Port Elizabeth Museum

From marine life to history, discover more at the Port Elizabeth Museum

Explore South Africa while sowing the seeds of rural upliftment

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Explore South Africa while sowing the seeds of rural upliftment

Have you heard of Agritourism? This is a category of tourism that provides visitors the opportunity to experience everyday life on working farms, ranches, wineries and agricultural industries.

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