Posts – Culture & History

South Africa's ghosts and spirits: they're everywhere ...

  • 12 January 2015 by Willem Steenkamp

South Africa certainly has its fair share of stories and legends around ghosts, all of them guaranteed to cause a little frisson to run up one’s spine.

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​The taste of the Bo-Kaap

  • 10 January 2015 by Caroline Smith

Possibly the best way to experience Cape Town’s historical Bo-Kaap district is through its food ...

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20 things you didn’t know about South Africa’s national parks

South Africa has 19 national parks, all full of interesting facts and sights.

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Rudd House in Kimberley, Northern Cape

One of Kimberley’s many historical attractions is the old Rudd bungalow.

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The rock engravings at Wildebeest Kuil in the Northern Cape

A visit to Wildebeest Kuil outside Kimberley is a great way of learning more about rock engravings.

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8 000 steps through Johannesburg

  • 02 January 2015 by Thrishni Subramoney (words and images)

If you’ve been counting your steps in a bid to keep fit this holiday, we’ve found one of the most fascinating ways to meet your pedometer goal: a walking tour of Johannesburg’s financial district.

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Grahamstown: Not as sleepy as it seems

  • 02 January 2015 by Cassidy Parker

It’s famous for its annual National Arts Festival, the largest in the country, but the little town of Grahamstown is worth more than a fleeting visit once a year.

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Nottingham Road – a slice of English countryside with a South African flavour

  • 28 December 2014 by Christine Marot

Favoured as a romantic getaway, wedding venue and blissful country escape, Nottingham Road provides easy access to KwaZulu-Natal’s Midlands Meander arts-and-crafts route, fine cuisine, outdoor activities and beautiful scenery.

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Rob Caskie: Guiding through storytelling

  • 23 December 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Rob Caskie, South Africa’s top tour guide for 2014, is a walking stick-wielding, shorts-wearing history buff.

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Bridging the gaps: South Africa’s fascinating spans

  • 22 December 2014 by Willem Steenkamp

The most spectacular bridges in Africa are in South Africa – and the country’s five highest spans are all along the same stretch of highway in the Eastern Cape.

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