Home Out & About Best of South Africa Editor’s Guide: Leisure in South Africa
Last update on November 13, 2019

Expatica’s Leisure section gives you a taste of South Africa and offers suggestions for indulging in local arts and culture, as well as inspiration for your next holiday.

Arts and culture

Find out about the art scene in South Africa through articles such as An introduction to South African art, Museums in South Africa and Performing arts companies and theatres in South Africa. Other topics covered in Expatica’s Arts & Culture section include films in South Africa and festivals in South Africa.

Culture and books

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Learn about about the local culture in South African culture and Cultural institutions and associations in South Africa. Interested in writing a book about your life abroad? Then read How do you write an expat bestseller? and The art and value of journaling as you travel.

South African cuisine

Eating the local food is one of the most important ways to experience a new culture. Read this overview of the cuisine of South Africa, as well as Tips and advice for a suiwer South African braai. Plus here’s how to prepare Braai fit for a king – With a putu pap recipe.

Eating out

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When you’ve had your fill of braai, you may want to treat yourself to a night out. Here are some of South Africa’s most unusual restaurants. South Africa is known internationally for its wine; learn more about it in The wine regions of South Africa and South African wine on world top 100 list.

Travel in and outside South Africa

Let Expatica inspire your next holiday or short break. First, you’ll need to know the Public holidays in South Africa. Then look for ideas in Open-air activities in South Africa, A guide to golfing in South Africa and Gay travel tips in South Africa. Read about the journeys of fellow expats in On the trail of the Big Five and Family fun: Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory.

Check out Expatica’s guide to Getting around in South Africa. If you are going to be driving your own car, you’ll need to know the local laws. Read these tips in Rules of the Road in South Africa.

Photos: Randy OHC (Bolotwa) / juanvanren (elephants)