Top things to do

Top Choice Natural Feature in Camdeboo National Park

Valley of Desolation

The park’s most popular sight, the Valley of Desolation is a hauntingly beautiful valley with outstanding views – the rugged, piled dolerite columns are set against the backdrop of the endless Karoo plains. From the…
Top Choice Italian in Port Elizabeth

Remo's

You really need to know this place is here, but luckily now you do. What was once a warehouse in a derelict area is now a snazzy cafe with an industrial-chic decor. Start with fabulous antipasti (starters), then del…
Top Choice Museum in Mthatha

Nelson Mandela Museum

Set aside at least two hours for this inspiring museum right in the centre. It offers visitors a fascinating journey through the life of Nelson Mandela. There are four rooms that contain a mix of memorabilia, photog…
Top Choice International in Grahamstown

Haricot’s Deli & Bistro

Eavesdrop on faculty gossip at Grahamstown’s best place to eat, which is simultaneously a relaxed courtyard cafe and refined restaurant. The menu drips with panache, with an inventive mix of local ingredients and Me…
Top Choice International in Jeffrey's Bay

InFood Deli Bakery & Deli Restaurant

The sandwiches, burgers and other food at this cafe, bakery and deli are far from ordinary. This is not surprising, considering the owner-chef’s impressive CV – including once having cooked for Prince William. The m…
Top Choice International in Hogsback

Edge Restaurant

The charming garden restaurant at the Edge serves French toast with local berries and Hogsback's best coffee for breakfast, recommended wood-fired pizzas for lunch, and hearty but refined meat dishes for dinner. Thr…
Top Choice International in Jeffrey's Bay

Nina’s

Most locals recommend vibey Nina's, with its quirky decor of surfboards and coastal scenes around a paper-disc chandelier. Seafood abounds on the wide-ranging menu, which also features burgers, curries, pizza, pasta…
Top Choice Deli in Nieu Bethesda

The Brewery & Two Goats Deli

Across a bridge from the main part of the village is this charmingly rustic farmhouse on a working dairy farm, where you can sit under the trees sampling a delicous platter of cheeses, salami, pickles and olives. It…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Port Elizabeth

Two Olives

One of the most attractive restaurants in Richmond Hill, Two Olives serves a range of Spanish-, Portuguese- and Greek-inspired dishes in its busy dining room and on the wrap-around balcony with partial ocean views. …
Top Choice Wine Bar in Port Elizabeth

For the Love of Wine

At this excellent wine bar and boutique, you can sample the output of Stellenbosch and beyond (tastings and wine by the glass start at R36), with craft beer and cheese platters (R95) also offered. If the wrap-around…