1. They have a stunning new art museum
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) isn’t just one of those shiny landmarks dedicated to art but a permanent symbol of how important art has become in South Africa and the African continent as a whole. Its mandate is to “collect, preserve, research and exhibit art from Africa and its diaspora” and it’s the first building of its kind in Africa to be devoted solely to contemporary art. Housed in a former grain silo and spanning seven floors, the conversion project was designed by the prestigious Heatherwick Studio and holds the collection of German businessman Jochen Zeitz. Dubbed as Africa’s “Tate Modern”, its first month saw record-breaking audience numbers. If you're serious about art, this should be enough reason to book a flight asap.