Posts – Culture & History

A Sho't Left in the Northern Cape

  • 20 May 2016

Our largest province is also one of our most beautiful gems. It’s dry, it’s sparse, and it was the focus of our latest Sho’t Left tour with South Africa’s favourite musicians, Mi Casa.

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Small towns, big hearts – Kimberley

  • 17 May 2016 by Warren Raaff

Look back at South African history and you’ll know that this country’s foundations were built upon mining… diamond mining in particular. It was in the 1870s that the famous diamond rush began. It didn’t take long before a bustling town was born. That town was Kimberly – a bastion of South African history. But what does it look like today?

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A city in pictures – Port Elizabeth

  • 13 May 2016 by Warren Raaff

Welcome to the Friendly City of Port Elizabeth. Founded as a small town in 1820 by British settlers, this is the second oldest city in South Africa. Now known as Nelson Mandela bay, this city revolves around the ocean and is overflowing with interesting history, beautiful scenery and serene beaches.

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South Africa IS ancient history

  • 12 May 2016 by Warren Raaff

When you think of South Africa it’s all about the here and now, but why don’t you turn back the clock millions of years and see South Africa for what it was, the birthplace of mankind and treasure trove of fossilised history.

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Monumental Tulbagh

  • 12 April 2016 by Suzanne Rose

The historic town provides an excellent base from which to explore the Cape Winelands and surrounding areas. Here is some info on what we found…

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Cheeky Chakalaka

  • 04 April 2016 by Suzanne Rose

Chakalaka, as nice to eat as it is to say!

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Moreish Malva

  • 23 March 2016 by Suzanne Rose

A classic South African favourite, Malva Pudding.

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Walk through history

  • 21 March 2016 by Warren Raaff

Our beautiful country is plagued with a difficult past, but it is this difficult past that unearthed the true spirit of South Africa and allowed us to stand as one. Although we were divided once, through adversity and through triumph, we now stand united - stronger than ever.

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Bobotie you beauty!

  • 17 March 2016

Impress your family and friends by cooking one of South Africa’s favourite dishes!

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Know your Ndebele culture

  • 17 March 2016 by Warren Raaff

One of the most iconic African cultures, the Ndebele people, are rooted in history and defined by creativity.

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