Posts – Culture & History

'The blanket is life'

  • 30 September 2015 by Carina van Wyk

Aranda Textile Mills, a huge blanket-manufacturer in Randfontein on Johannesburg’s West Rand, wants to turn traditional Basotho blankets into a fashion item around the world.


Historical Bloemfontein

  • 28 September 2015 by Camilla Kohlmeyer

Bloemfontein, the heartland city and judicial capital of South Africa, has a rich history. It is located in the agriculturally focused Free State province and is also known as the City of Roses because of the abundance of these flowers in the city.


Discover the historical treasure trove that is Dundee

The KwaZulu-Natal town of Dundee boasts a rich history that has its roots in coal mining and military conflict.


Walk in the footsteps of South Africa’s earliest gold miners

Imagine being able to time-travel back more than 100 years to the heady days of South Africa’s gold rush. Well it’s possible – without the help of a time machine or the need to dematerialise – when you visit Gauteng’s Kromdraai Gold Mine.


The Kingdom of Mapungubwe

  • 22 September 2015 by Riefkah Adams

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mapungubwe marks an area where an Iron Age community traded with visitors from Egypt, India and China more than a thousand years ago. Today it is a national park that attracts visitors as much for its history as for its natural beauty.


Miarestate Boutique Hotel & Spa on the Wild Coast

If you’re looking for wild beauty, spectacular scenery and that get-away-from-it-all experience, then take yourself off to a gorgeous little hideaway in the Eastern Cape.


Faces of the Northern Cape

  • 18 September 2015 by Camilla Kohlmeyer

The heart of any place beats because of the locals living there – the colourful personalities whose faces tell a story. Meet the people of the Northern Cape ...


#MeetSouthAfrica’s Talana Museum in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields

Find out more about the South African War with a visit to the Talana Museum in KwaZulu-Natal.


Things to do in moer & gone places

“Moer and gone” is a South African colloquial expression meaning “very far away”. But the tempting destinations in the lavishly illustrated user-friendly book, Things to do in moer & gone places, are not always very far away in geographical terms – they’re just places, often off the beaten track, that will entice you to visit some of South Africa’s less well-known areas.


Meet South Africa's #NalediFossils

  • 10 September 2015 by Melanie-Ann Feris

Scientists on Thursday 10 September 2015 revealed the discovery of a new species in the Cradle of Humankind UNESCO World Heritage site in Gauteng. The Naledi fossils will be on display at the Maropeng Visitor Centre in the Cradle of Humankind for a limited period.