Posts – Culture & History

Hippos find New Holme in the Karoo

  • 22 April 2014 by Tara Turkington

More than 200 years after they were shot out by hunters in the 1770s, hippos are again wallowing in deep waterholes in the Karoo’s Seekoei River.


Bloggers back to #MeetSouthAfrica ahead of INDABA 2014

  • 17 April 2014 by Kate Els

Following its successful campaign in 2013, South African Tourism will once again host a group of bloggers from around the world to #MeetSouthAfrica.


A pocketful (and more) of Johannesburg

A Q&A with Laurice Taitz, Johannesburg enthusiast and editor of Johannesburg In Your Pocket, an independent city guide aimed at making your stay in the city memorable.


Discovering the Sudwala Caves

  • 01 April 2014 by Melanie-Ann Feris

The Sudwala Caves in Mpumalanga are some of the oldest in Africa. The caves are home to some amazing stalactite and stalagmite formations, but it is the history of the caves that makes them such a fascinating place to visit.


A fascinating proposal in KwaZulu-Natal

  • 31 March 2014 by Colin Ford

For some the practice of marriage proposal involves going down on one knee and presenting a diamond ring. For others it’s a flash mob or a knock on the door. In some cultures the bride and groom are not involved in the engagement process at all.


Klein Karoo – ostrich palaces, mountain passes and quaint villages

I’ve just fulfilled one of the very few items left on my bucket list: I stayed in an ostrich palace outside the little Klein Karoo town of Oudtshoorn.


Madiba's Journey

An interactive map featuring Nelson Mandela’s 95-year life journey through South Africa was recently launched at the last place he lived before he was set free after 27 years of imprisonment. Those who attended had a behind-the-scenes tour.


Showcasing the City of Gold

  • 24 February 2014 by Mpho Lukoto

As the economic hub of South Africa, Johannesburg is rarely seen as anything more than the place where fortunes are made. But hidden behind the office buildings that dominate the skyline is a tourism paradise.


The high life in Jozi

The guys from Dlala Nje give us another view of Johannesburg from Ponte City, one of Johannesburg’s most iconic buildings.


The Hinterveld Mill Tour

The softness and warmth typical of mohair products is at odds with the grimy mechanics of their manufacture, but the combination of the two makes for a fascinating experience, as I discovered on a recent tour of Hinterveld mohair weavers.