Hitting the road

Live our South Africa with Lorna Maseko

Experience the best of South Africa with Lorna Maseko, a premiere female Black ballerina in South Africa and a renowned television chef. Her love of her country and its produce has culminated in a two-week road trip around South Africa, being inspired by the people, the produce and the landscape to develop new recipes.

Below, Lorna shows us her vision of the country, via video clips and notes that act as a travelogue to her experiences in destinations including Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, The Karoo, The Battlefields, Cradock, Drakensberg, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Elgin.

Click on the pins within the map to watch her experiences.

Durban Beachfront

Part of the Golden Mile and home to Durban Funworld amusement park, with cable car rides and swimming pools with slides

Cape Town

A port city on South Africa’s southwest coast set on a peninsula near Table Mountain, known for food and drink and cultural experiences

The Battlefields

An iconic Anglo-Zulu battlefield and the site of conflicts that shaped the history of South Africa during the 19th century

Fugitives Drift Lodge

A world-renowed five-star lodge, with awe-inspiring battlefield tours

AfriCamps at Pat Busch

A camp in Pat Busch Mountain Reserve set on 2,000 hectares of mountain fynbos shrubland that's home to the rare Protea Flower

Giants Castle Resort

Nestled in the central part of the ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, this World Heritage Site is the jewel of an area steeped in history


A town surrounded by Cape Winelands vineyards and mountainous nature reserves, with Cape Dutch architecture giving a sense of its Dutch colonial history

All Out Adventures

Situated in the unspoilt Northern Drakensberg, it offers ten adventurous activities set in a spectacular venue

Photo by Marlin Clark via Unsplash

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge

A protected marine area with stunning ocean views, and one of the best places in the country for whale-watching


The eastern portion of the Great Escarpment, famous for hiking routes, mountains and nature reserves with waterfalls and wildlife


The capital of the Gauteng province, known for museums including Nelson Mandela's residence, the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill

FARMHOUSE58 at Project 58

Part of Project 58, a community driven by wellness, connection and co-creation with nature, known for comfort and simplicity

!Xaus Lodge

A four-star award-winning game lodge situated in unique desert environment, with awards for fair trade and responsible tourism

African Vineyard Hotel

An ideal stopover en route to most iconic Northern Cape destinations

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

A visitor centre marking the arrest spot of Nelson Mandela


The Jewel of the Eastern Free State, famous for sandstone mountains and picturesque spots, and acclaimed for trout fishing

Montusi Mountain Lodge

Luxury lodge in Northern Drakensberg with panoramic view of the Amphitheatre escarpment


A city on the east coast of South Africa known for African, Indian and Colonial influences


The capital of Karoo Heartland in the upper valley of the Great Fish River, renowned for wool and mohair production

Photo by Mzimasi Ndzombane via Unsplash


A former church town once famous for Karoo lamb angora goats, with a contemporary identity as a home of outsider art

Photo by Richan Fourie via Unsplash


The sixth-oldest town in South Africa, with a flourishing produce market, home to ostrich and sheep farming and the mohair industry

Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve

A luxury stay with conservation experiences set in a Malaria-free game reserve in the heartland of Big Five safari

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Five-star award winning eco paradise, with breathtaking, panoramic views of the ocean, home to the marine Big Five


A seaside town known for its whale watching opportunities, plus beautiful beaches and an old harbour

Hemel en Aarde

A beautiful wine region set in a valley stretching inland from the coastal town of Hermanus

Elgin Valley

A lush area in the Overberg region of South Africa, circled by mountains, home to great wines and beautiful nature views

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