Posts – Culture & History

South Africa: Where humankind first stood upright and where Mandela showed the world how to stand up for freedom

  • 23 September 2016

South Africa, with its abundance of rich fossil sites, is not only widely regarded as the cradle of modern man. It’s also seen by many as the birthplace of modern humanity, as shown by the remarkable leader who walked out of jail and united a nation – Nelson Mandela.

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City in pictures – Pretoria

  • 11 August 2016 by Damian Cupido

Say hello to our capital city - Pretoria. Take a tour with us and discover our fourth biggest city.

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South Africa’s historic battles

  • 08 August 2016 by Damian Cupido

South Africa is alive with history. Pay respect to the battle cries of history by visiting these famous battle sites.

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Hidden gems of Gauteng

  • 14 July 2016

Gauteng is often referred to as the “place of gold” and rightfully so - this vibrant province harbours a wealth of unique tourist attractions. From historical sites and museums to adrenaline-charged theme parks and deluxe hotels, venture out into this region of South Africa to unearth gems just waiting to be discovered.

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Know your Cape Malay culture

  • 04 July 2016 by Damian Cupido

If you find yourself in the Western Cape, be sure to visit Bo-Kaap and immerse yourself in the Cape Malay culture. This vibrant community has a fascinating heritage and they’re proud to share their knowledge and culture. Learn how they have contributed to South Africa’s prosperity.

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Small Towns, Big Hearts: The Three Jewels of Mpumalanga

  • 01 July 2016 by Warren Raaff

Meet the three brilliant little towns that provide a base camp for intrepid adventurers and Mpumalanga explorers.

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Braamfontein – Coming on strong

  • 29 June 2016 by Damian Cupido

Once considered the stepchild of flourishing suburbs, this thriving area of Johannesburg no longer gets the cold shoulder – but its rightful place among other booming areas, for its robust culture, up-and-coming establishments and unique character.

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The Rise of Braamfontein

  • 20 June 2016 by Andrew Pearson

Johannesburg’s Braamfontein area used to get a lot of bad press, but the recently renewed cultural arc has now become one of the trendiest, most happening blocks in town.

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Best of the best – South Africa boasts more outstanding accolades.

  • 15 June 2016 by Damian Cupido

From superb wine to fine dining, our country has taken centre stage once again, with two extraordinary South Africans scooping sought-after international awards in the culinary and beverage industry. Wendy Applebaum’s DeMorgenzon Chardonnay Reserve 2015 has been named best wine in the world, while chef and restaurateur Luke Dale-Roberts’ Test Kitchen was placed 22nd among the best restaurants in the world.

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Whether you’re into history, arts or culture – explore Grahamstown to experience it all.

  • 15 June 2016 by Damian Cupido

Learn more about the town that has a soft spot in every South African’s heart… Grahamstown

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