Posts – Culture & History

​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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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10 photos that will make you want to visit South Africa

  • 11 November 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

If vivid memories and even more vivid photographs are what you look for in your tourism experience, then South Africa is just the place for you. We’ve picked 10 photographs from the Love South Africa Flickr account that illustrate how memorable the sights of South Africa are ...

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Eland – southern Africa’s largest antelope

Eland certainly look noble and impressive when you see them standing solitary or walking fast in a big herd across the plains. But did you know that these imposing animals are our highest jumpers and that they are honoured and commemorated in world-famous rock art by South Africa’s San people?

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Building blocks: A brief look at South African architecture

  • 05 November 2014 by Cassidy Parker

A brief look at South Africa’s architectural story over the past 350 years.

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Dali Tambo talks heritage

  • 02 November 2014 by Kolosa Vuso (word and pictures)

Dali Tambo is the son of the late influential and respected struggle stalwarts, Oliver and Adelaide Tambo. Here he speaks about heritage, and what it means to him.

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The Shadow Boxer

  • 01 November 2014 by mzansigirl

There are various artistic representations of Joburg’s greatest son, Nelson Mandela, throughout Johannesburg – from the regal Nelson Mandela Bridge connecting Braamfontein and the CBD, to the gigantic bronze sculpture in Sandton’s Nelson Mandela Square that tourists line up to take pics in front of.

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The value of a thorn tree in North West province

  • 29 October 2014 by Roela Hattingh

You can experience the North West province from the air (hot-air ballooning, helicopter rides, zip lines, cable cars); from the seat of you car (tarred roads, dirt roads); by foot (walking trails, wandering in the veld); or from the vantage point of sitting or lying down under a thorn tree. Best plan: get to the North West and find a tree that speaks to you. ASAP.

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