Posts – Culture & History

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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Joburg’s streets: A canvas reflecting South Africa's culture and history

  • 25 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

Johannesburg offers a feast for visitors’ eyes. Here are some pieces of street art and statues that should definitely feature in your holiday snaps of the city ...

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Giant Flag project hailed as a ‘game changer’

  • 24 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

Plans are afoot to create a massive South African flag out of desert plants and solar panels in the Karoo. The Giant Flag project was launched in Graaff-Reinet on Thursday.

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Walk in Gandhi's South African footsteps

  • 17 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

South African Tourism has launched a new initiative to highlight Mahatma Gandhi-inspired tourism attractions across the country. The passive resistance icon spent what’s been described as his ‘transformative years’ in the country.

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#TravelChatSA: South Africa in ‘a thousand words’

  • 16 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

The scenic beauty of South Africa was showcased to great effect on Twitter in the latest #TravelChatSA. Travellers from across the country shared their best travel snaps in the one-hour gathering on the social networking site.

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Farm stalls of South Africa on #TravelChatSA

Farm stalls were the subject of this week’s #TravelChatSA - those places you pull over at to take a break, have a meal and stock up on delicious local treats.

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Popular pics on Instagram: The Garden Route and Heritage Day

  • 02 October 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 from the past week ...

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What’s in a South African name?

  • 01 October 2014 by Christine Marot

South Africa has many amusing and interesting place names, mostly as a result of the wonderfully emotive Afrikaans language. Here we look at some of these colourful names ...

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Experiencing a shisa nyama in South Africa is a must!

  • 30 September 2014 by Kolosa Vuso

A favourite pastime among South Africans is the awesome Shisa nyama –  a phrase used to describe an informal barbecue, or braai.

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Explore the Northern Cape

  • 29 September 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

September is Tourism Month in South Africa, and each year we place extra focus on a particular province. This year, the focus has been on the Northern Cape.

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