Posts – Culture & History

Experiencing a shisa nyama in South Africa is a must!

  • 30 September 2014 by Kolosa Vuso

A favourite pastime among South Africans is the awesome Shisa nyama –  a phrase used to describe an informal barbecue, or braai.


Explore the Northern Cape

  • 29 September 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

September is Tourism Month in South Africa, and each year we place extra focus on a particular province. This year, the focus has been on the Northern Cape.


Make the Most of your Time in South Africa

The book, Make the Most of your Time in South Africa, covers 17 of the most popular tourist routes in South Africa, from biggies like the Kruger National Park to some not-so-well-known destinations such as the Karoo.


Celebrating our heritage

  • 24 September 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

On Heritage Day, 24 September, we celebrate our heritage, our history, our beautiful land and much more.


10 South African towns with surprising overseas namesakes

  • 23 September 2014 by Nick Paul

You may well find it surprising that many South African towns and cities have namesakes overseas, and they look very different to our well-known local spots. Take a little Street View tour of some of the more unusual examples ...


5 great Garden Route outings

There’s something for everyone on the beautiful Garden Route. Here are five ideas for a great day out.


Sights and sounds of Refilwe township, Cullinan

  • 22 September 2014 by Zintle Mtyeku

Refilwe township is one of the residential areas that flourished following the diamond rush around the Cullinan mine, and remains largely undiscovered.


My city: Kate Turkington's Joburg

  • 21 September 2014 by Cassidy Parker

There’s no place like home. Take it from someone whose feet have travelled the world several times over – there’s nothing like putting them up precisely where they belong.


A taste of South Africa

  • 17 September 2014 by Thandiswa Mancoba

South Africa’s Rainbow Nation status goes way beyond our vast culture and heritage; it also applies to a succulent range of food and beverages that South Africans cannot get enough of and tourists have to try.


My city: Kevin Paul's Port Elizabeth

  • 15 September 2014 by Kolosa Vuso

Kevin Paul is a South African swimmer who received a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. Although he is now based in Durban, training for the Rio 2016 Games, he remains passionate about his hometown, Port Elizabeth.