Posts – Culture & History

Cannons and crenellations: South Africa's castles

  • 15 December 2014 by Willem Steenkamp

South Africa, in its modern history, has had its fair share of war. As a result, the countryside is littered with fascinating old fortifications – and a few fanciful structures as well.

more

#TravelChatSA explores KwaZulu-Natal

  • 11 December 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

KwaZulu Natal is one of South Africa’s all-in-one holiday destinations offering beautiful beach, bush and Berg experiences, alongside warm weather and a unique culture. This week’s #TravelChatSA explored treasures in the sunshine province.

more

World-class whisky adds to Cape’s reputation

Most of us associate the Cape with great natural beauty, being a #1 tourist destination, Table Mountain, and, of course ... wine. But now a world-class whisky joins the list of natural attractions.

more

​Great videos about South Africa

  • 08 December 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

South Africa, which is among the most culturally diverse countries in the world, is overflowing with things to do and see, taste experiences and adventures.

more

BudgetTraveller: Johannesburg in pictures and songs

  • 07 December 2014 by Kash Bhattacharya, BudgetTraveller

Travel blogger Kash Bhattacharya of BudgetTraveller visited Johannesburg during his #MeetSouthAfrica trip. These are his thoughts ...

more

Remembering Nelson Mandela: Some Madiba-inspired attractions

  • 05 December 2014 by Keith Nicholls

As we mark the one-year anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death, we look at 10 Madiba-inspired attractions.

more

​30 fun things to do in Johannesburg under R200

  • 24 November 2014 by Russel Jarvis

Find out what to do in Johannesburg with a list of fun activities that won’t cost you the Earth.

more

Popular pics on Instagram this week: Bo-Kaap and Howick

  • 21 November 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

We love all the fantastic Igers using #MeetSouthAfrica to share their photos of our country. Here are the top instagrams shared on our account in the past week ...

more

Great places for spotting fossils in South Africa

  • 16 November 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

Beneath this beautiful country – a country that’s covered in striking flora, has hundreds of interesting bird and wildlife species, and is described as a cultural melting pot or rainbow nation – lie the remnants of a past that tell stories of another time.

more

My City: The push and pull of Ufrieda Ho's Joburg

  • 15 November 2014 by Cassidy Parker

As we try to learn more about why prominent South Africans choose to live in their particular cities over anywhere else, South African Tourism caught up with accomplished journalist and writer Ufrieda Ho about what she loves about Johannesburg, and why.

more