Posts – Culture & History

Art deco in South Africa

  • 29 March 2015 by Christine Marot

During the early 1930s, American designers adopted the original 1920s French art deco architectural style and gave it a fresh identity. The look was embraced by South African designers, who used the classic geometric designs, curved lines and bold colours in local buildings.

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Free stuff to do in Cape Town

Who says you have to spend money to have a good time? In Cape Town, you’ll find plenty of ways to entertain yourself, without entertaining the idea of parting with your cash.

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Popular pics on Instagram this week: beautiful blue skies

  • 27 March 2015 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

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

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Bathurst – the ‘centre of the universe’

  • 23 March 2015 by Sarah Came

Bathurst locals like to refer to their town as the centre of the universe, but this sleepy little village seems anything but – at first glance.

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All aboard the steam train on the Kloof-Inchanga line

  • 17 March 2015 by Christine Marot

On the last Sunday of every month there’s the opportunity to take a steam train trip from KwaZulu-Natal’s Kloof Station to Inchanga Station for a 45-minute ride down memory lane.

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Take a township tour in Cape Town

  • 15 March 2015 by Lynnette Johns

There are some must-do outings when visiting Cape Town – such as Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and Robben Island – but if you want to experience more of the city, then head off on a township tour.

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A taste of the Cape on the Grand Parade

  • 13 March 2015 by Lynnette Johns

On the edge of Cape Town’s Grand Parade you will find two rows of kiosks serving traditional Cape Malay food.

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Day tripping through Gauteng

  • 12 March 2015 by Melanie-Ann Feris

Got a few hours to spare in Gauteng? Add these sites to your itinerary for a quick day trip.

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Exploring South Africa's diamond heritage

It’s amazing, the diamond. With most of its industrial uses now possible with synthetic materials, it is only worth what we say it is worth. South Africa has a rich diamond history, much of which can be discovered in an untouched corner of the Northern Cape.

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Memel – a small-town gem in the Free State

  • 11 March 2015 by Daphney Mngomeni

In the north-eastern region of the Free State, between Newcastle and Vrede, lies Memel, a small town renowned for its natural beauty and popularity as a getaway for city slickers.

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