Posts – Attractions

Through the Gates on the Qolora River in the Eastern Cape

  • July 26, 2013 by Andrea Weiss

A three-hour walking and boat trip up the Qolora River on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape will bring you to the Gates, a beautiful little gorge that leads you to a waterfall and swimming pool in the river. The trip will take you through the lush indigenous forest that lines the river banks.


Peaceful Port Elizabeth

  • July 25, 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Port Elizabeth is a city in the province of the Eastern Cape. Its many attractions include whale watching, surfing, swimming, shopping and visiting the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.


Great South Africans: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

  • July 18, 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Nelson Mandela is not just a South African icon, but an international hero. His remarkable story and his incredible nature have made him one of the most inspirational leaders in the world. The sacrifices he, and many other great South Africans, made have helped to shape this beautiful country into what it is today.


The Nelson Mandela capture site

The last time I was here, some years ago now, it was just an insignificant, dusty little plaque beside the road. Today, a powerful and poignant memorial marks the site where Nelson Mandela was arrested by armed apartheid police on August 5, 1962.


Divine Durban

  • July 11, 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

You’ll find the sub-tropical city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, on South Africa’s east coast, and its attractions range from delicious Indo-African food to beautiful beaches, theme parks, and an art deco-style casino.


The sounds of silence

The silence around me isn’t a strict silence. It’s an inclusive and forgiving silence, the kind that can accommodate the soft sighing of 1 000 lanterns, the gentle swishing of a calligraphy pen or the muted patter of bare feet. It’s the kind of silence that moves with the cooing of the doves in the rafters, makes way for whispered prayers and embraces the sounds you make as you try to imitate it. It’s a silence scented with incense, suffused with golden light and radiating calm warmth.


Lovely landscapes in South Africa

  • July 04, 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds and Andrea Weiss

South Africa is filled with rolling mountains, beautiful rivers and oceans, and stunning vistas which all contribute to a variety of lovely landscapes.


'Hops and Hippos' safaris

American company Africa Adventure Consultants is selling a fantastic South African ‘Hops and Hippos’ safari.


Behind the scenes at uShaka Sea World

  • June 21, 2013 by Christine Marot

A behind-the-scenes visit to uShaka Sea World offers a rare insight into what it takes to run an enormous aquarium such as this. From fish with fussy appetites to corals requiring a specific amount of sunlight, attention to detail and a certain level of dedication are paramount in keeping every animal healthy.


Majestic mountains of South Africa

  • June 20, 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds and Andrea Weiss

The Love South Africa group on Flickr is constantly updated with fantastic images taken all over the country. Why not share your pictures too?