Posts – Attractions

Showcasing the City of Gold

  • 24 February 2014 by Mpho Lukoto

As the economic hub of South Africa, Johannesburg is rarely seen as anything more than the place where fortunes are made. But hidden behind the office buildings that dominate the skyline is a tourism paradise.


The high life in Jozi

The guys from Dlala Nje give us another view of Johannesburg from Ponte City, one of Johannesburg’s most iconic buildings.


Fun things to do in Plett (and surrounds)

Situated along the scenic Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay is one of South Africa’s prime tourist destinations, and both in season and out of season there are plenty of fun activities to do – from animal sanctuaries and organic markets to water sports and more on one of its many gorgeous beaches ...


An impromptu cow safari

We didn’t go there for the cattle, but there was just something so attractive about them that I couldn’t resist joining farmer Pieter de Jager for a tour of his Nguni herd.


Piggly Wiggly Country Village, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands

Piggly Wiggly is the new kid on the block in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander, but already has more than 20 very different shops, as well as a fabulous coffee shop.


The Hinterveld Mill Tour

The softness and warmth typical of mohair products is at odds with the grimy mechanics of their manufacture, but the combination of the two makes for a fascinating experience, as I discovered on a recent tour of Hinterveld mohair weavers.


Indulge your senses at The Orient

When I was first told of it, I cringed. A hotel built in the style of an exotic oriental palace in the middle of a nature reserve outside of Pretoria? I expected bling in the bush, or at best a poor lookalike. I couldn’t have been more wrong ...


Remembering Madiba

  • 14 December 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

A collection of photos from around the world showing how people have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela in the week after his death.


Mandela sites in Gauteng

  • 11 December 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds and Andrea Weiss

There are numerous sites and venues in Gauteng that commemorate our former president, Nelson Mandela, and others that tell parts of his story.


Madiba: Tributes on the Square

Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton is a meeting place for mourners wanting to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela.