Imagine being able to time-travel back more than 100 years to the heady days of South Africa’s gold rush. Well it’s possible – without the help of a time machine or the need to dematerialise – when you visit Gauteng’s Kromdraai Gold Mine.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mapungubwe marks an area where an Iron Age community traded with visitors from Egypt, India and China more than a thousand years ago. Today it is a national park that attracts visitors as much for its history as for its natural beauty.
Johannesburg is a multifaceted city, often described as the powerhouse of Africa. During the day it is all work, but at night this city likes to play. The choice of nightlife is impressive – from authentic South African bars and glamorous dancing clubs, to historic pubs and restaurants, Joburg is not only South Africa’s commercial capital, but its entertainment capital too.
“Moer and gone” is a South African colloquial expression meaning “very far away”. But the tempting destinations in the lavishly illustrated user-friendly book, Things to do in moer & gone places, are not always very far away in geographical terms – they’re just places, often off the beaten track, that will entice you to visit some of South Africa’s less well-known areas.
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