Posts – Culture & History

Mapungubwe – where history, nature, countries and rivers meet

  • 01 July 2015 by Carina van Wyk

The Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site is not only the meeting point of three countries and two mighty rivers; it was once home to an ancient African civilisation and it boasts some of most beautiful landscapes in southern Africa, as well as an abundance of wildlife.

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Magical McGregor – a highlander's paradise

  • 30 June 2015 by Roseanna McBain

The sun slipping from a golden-hued valley, rose-ringed wine farms, organic goods made with love, and tangible local pride are all characteristics of the town of McGregor, found just off of the popular wine route of Route 62 in the Western Cape.

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The Nelson Mandela Centre for Reconciliation, Limpopo

  • 27 June 2015 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

The Nelson Mandela Centre for Reconciliation at Shambala Private Game Reserve in Limpopo was recently opened to the public. It offers guests amazing and luxurious experiences.

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Popular pics on Instagram this week: sharks, sunrise and street art

  • 26 June 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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United Nations awards the first Nelson Mandela Prize

  • 24 June 2015 by Thrishni Subramoney

The first United Nations Nelson Mandela Prize has been jointly awarded to Namibian ophthalmologist Helena Ndume and Portugal’s former president, Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio.

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Durban – a photo essay

  • 17 June 2015 by Christine Marot

Clear skies, mild temperatures and windless days make Durban an all-year-round winner

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5 places to visit on Youth Day

  • 16 June 2015 by Thrishni Subramoney

South Africans mark the contribution that young people have made to democracy today. Here are five places where young and old travellers can go to ponder this legacy.

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Cape Town's Greenmarket Square – an authentic piece of Africa

  • 15 June 2015 by Lynnette Johns

Greenmarket Square in Cape Town has a rich history – it was a slave market, a base to patrol from and, at its lowest point, a parking lot. Today it is a popular market where tourists can haggle over the price of souvenirs.

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Cape Malay cooking – in a class of its own

  • 10 June 2015 by Lynnette Johns

Fragrant spices, buttery flatbreads and koeksisters are staples in Cape Malay cooking.

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24 hours in Cape Town

If you’ve only got 24 hours or so to spend in Cape Town, there’s still a lot you can do ...

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