Posts – Culture & History

World-class whisky adds to Cape’s reputation

Most of us associate the Cape with great natural beauty, being a #1 tourist destination, Table Mountain, and, of course ... wine. But now a world-class whisky joins the list of natural attractions.


​Great videos about South Africa

  • 08 December 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

South Africa, which is among the most culturally diverse countries in the world, is overflowing with things to do and see, taste experiences and adventures.


BudgetTraveller: Johannesburg in pictures and songs

  • 07 December 2014 by Kash Bhattacharya, BudgetTraveller

Travel blogger Kash Bhattacharya of BudgetTraveller visited Johannesburg during his #MeetSouthAfrica trip. These are his thoughts ...


Remembering Nelson Mandela: Some Madiba-inspired attractions

  • 05 December 2014 by Keith Nicholls

As we mark the one-year anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death, we look at 10 Madiba-inspired attractions.


​30 fun things to do in Johannesburg under R200

  • 24 November 2014 by Russel Jarvis

Find out what to do in Johannesburg with a list of fun activities that won’t cost you the Earth.


Popular pics on Instagram this week: Bo-Kaap and Howick

  • 21 November 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

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


Great places for spotting fossils in South Africa

  • 16 November 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

Beneath this beautiful country – a country that’s covered in striking flora, has hundreds of interesting bird and wildlife species, and is described as a cultural melting pot or rainbow nation – lie the remnants of a past that tell stories of another time.


My City: The push and pull of Ufrieda Ho's Joburg

  • 15 November 2014 by Cassidy Parker

As we try to learn more about why prominent South Africans choose to live in their particular cities over anywhere else, South African Tourism caught up with accomplished journalist and writer Ufrieda Ho about what she loves about Johannesburg, and why.


10 photos that will make you want to visit South Africa

  • 11 November 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

If vivid memories and even more vivid photographs are what you look for in your tourism experience, then South Africa is just the place for you. We’ve picked 10 photographs from the Love South Africa Flickr account that illustrate how memorable the sights of South Africa are ...


Eland – southern Africa’s largest antelope

Eland certainly look noble and impressive when you see them standing solitary or walking fast in a big herd across the plains. But did you know that these imposing animals are our highest jumpers and that they are honoured and commemorated in world-famous rock art by South Africa’s San people?