Posts – Culture & History

Amazing photos from South Africa

  • 12 January 2015 by Matthew Karsten

Travelling to South Africa really surprised me. I knew it would be special, but wasn’t prepared for how much. These are my favourite South Africa photos.


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.


​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 ...


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.


Rudd House in Kimberley, Northern Cape

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.