Posts – Culture & History

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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Shaka’s land – the home of the warrior king

  • 06 June 2016 by Andrew Pearson

Proud, imposing and lush, Kwa-Zulu Natal is one of Southern Africa’s most historically significant tribal kingdoms, with many Zulu cultural attractions drawing visitors all year round.

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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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