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Blog – South African Tourism

Posts – Culture & History

Spionkop – South Africa’s Hill of Destiny

One of the most futile and bloodiest battles of the South African War was fought on top of a windswept, rain-sodden hill in KwaZulu-Natal on the night of 23 January, 1900, and the following day, 24 January. Three men on the hill that day – whose death would have changed the course of world history – survived.

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The Klein Karoo National Arts Festival: a celebration of Afrikaans

Expect to participate in a sokkie (an informal style of dance), and discover much-loved dishes such as potjiekos and milk tart.

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Painting the streets of Kgubetswana

  • 08 April 2015 by Thrishni Subramoney

Think of the term ‘street art’ in South Africa, and more often than not, you will picture the masterpieces sprayed under bridges and on buildings in the sprawling urban jungles. I spotted the art form in an almost rural setting – and it was magnificent.

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Popular pics on Instagram: the joys of summer

  • 03 April 2015 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

We love all the fantastic Igers using #MeetSouthAfrica to share their photos of our country. Here are the top images shared on our account in the past week ...

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Falling in love with Johannesburg in 48 hours

Two Capetonians and a Durbanite recently fell in love with Johannesburg in less than two days. Here’s how.

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Art deco in South Africa

  • 29 March 2015 by Christine Marot

During the early 1930s, American designers adopted the original 1920s French art deco architectural style and gave it a fresh identity. The look was embraced by South African designers, who used the classic geometric designs, curved lines and bold colours in local buildings.

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Free stuff to do in Cape Town

Who says you have to spend money to have a good time? In Cape Town, you’ll find plenty of ways to entertain yourself, without entertaining the idea of parting with your cash.

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Popular pics on Instagram this week: beautiful blue skies

  • 27 March 2015 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

We love all the fantastic Igers using #MeetSouthAfrica to share their photos of our country. Here are the top images shared on our account in the past week ...

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Bathurst – the ‘centre of the universe’

  • 23 March 2015 by Sarah Came

Bathurst locals like to refer to their town as the centre of the universe, but this sleepy little village seems anything but – at first glance.

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All aboard the steam train on the Kloof-Inchanga line

  • 17 March 2015 by Christine Marot

On the last Sunday of every month there’s the opportunity to take a steam train trip from KwaZulu-Natal’s Kloof Station to Inchanga Station for a 45-minute ride down memory lane.

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