Posts – Attractions

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

  • December 14, 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

  • December 11, 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.


Sites of struggle: Mandela and the Mother City

  • December 09, 2013 by Stuart Buchanan

While Nelson Mandela’s legacy will continue to be felt worldwide, it will be especially so here in South Africa, where he was a leader of the anti-apartheid Struggle and oversaw the transition to democracy, becoming the country’s first democratic president in 1994.


Festive events in December 2013

  • December 09, 2013 by Riefkah Adams

December in South Africa is synonymous with summer holidays, which makes it one of the best times to have some outdoor (and indoor) festive fun.


Luminous lightning shots in South Africa

  • December 05, 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

When the rain comes down it may not be ideal beach weather, but one of the compensations is dramatic lightning displays.


Charismatic Clarens

  • November 28, 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Visit Clarens in the Free State for a wonderful time away, stunning vistas, a touch of history and much, much more.


Addo's blooming

A flower-filled horse ride through the Addo Elephant National Park revealed just how beautifully diverse this part of the Eastern Cape is.