‘Welcome sister. Here, we believe in the healing of broken hearts and broken spirits. Come. Let me show you.’ This is my welcome from Brother Zebulon, or Bra Zeb as he tells me to call him, when I arrive at Judah Square, the Rastafarian neighbourhood of Knysna’s Khayalethu township.
Just a few years ago, a wide swathe of grassy, empty land lined the Old Pretoria Road in Midrand, Johannesburg. Today, the four tall minarets that pierce the Highveld sky proclaim the imposing presence of the first Ottoman-style mosque in the southern hemisphere.
South Africa’s Wild Coast, as the name suggests, is an untamed strip of coastline in the Eastern Cape. It stretches from East London to the mouth of the Mtamvuna River, and is increasingly popular with tourists. Backpacking is one of the best ways to experience the Wild Coast.
Take the road less travelled with Coffeebeans Routes and get a taste of the Cape that you will never forget. Choose whatever takes your fancy: a jazz safari visiting legendary jazz musicians in their homes, or one of the other routes showcasing revolution, storytelling, food, art, music and design.
Franschhoek lies in a beautiful valley, surrounded by mountains and vineyards. It’s known as the food and wine capital of South Africa, but there’s so much more to do in and around this lovely little town.
Set in the majestic green mountains just north of Tzaneen, in Limpopo, is the seat of South Africa’s only matrilineal – and most secretive – dynasty: the royal kraal of Modjadji, the Rain Queen of the Balobedu people.
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