Posts – Culture & History

Love South Africa: Photos by Derek Smith, aka Mr Baggins

  • 15 August 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

We have a Love South Africa Flickr group where many talented photographers share incredible photos of our beautiful country. We have decided to showcase a few of these photographers’ photos on our blog.


Take a ride on Durban's rickshaws

  • 12 August 2014 by Christine Marot

When I recently relived a childhood memory by taking a rickshaw ride along the Durban promenade, I had no idea that rickshaws have formed part of the fabric of Durban for well over a century.


Take the kids to the Bartolomeu Dias Museum in Mossel Bay

At the Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, there’s something for everyone: a garden to run around in, a life-size boat to clamber around, a mini-aquarium and a beautiful collection of rare shells.


​Ramadan in the Cape

  • 25 July 2014 by Riefkah Adams

Muslims across South Africa are preparing to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr, heralding the end of a month of fasting. On Sunday night, thousands of Muslims will be at Three Anchor Bay in Cape Town to sight the new moon, signalling the end of the fast.


Freedom and fun in the Free State

  • 24 July 2014 by Lynnette Johns

The Free State is big-sky country, with scenic beauty and tranquility, sandstone rock formations, a World Heritage Site, grasslands and adventure options – all of which make for the perfect getaway.


MaXhosa designer Laduma Ngxokolo talks inheritance and heritage

  • 22 July 2014 by Kolosa Vuso

Four years ago Port Elizabeth-born designer Laduma Ngxokolo saw a gap in the market for traditional Xhosa initiates’ attire and created his label MaXhosa by Laduma.


South African Tourism's Mandela Day

  • 18 July 2014

South African Tourism staff members and the cast of popular South African soapie Isidingo spent Nelson Mandela International Day at Abangani Enkosini children’s home in Alexandra.


Judah Square, Knysna

​‘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.


Find Africa in Cape Town

  • 12 July 2014 by Lynnette Johns and Stuart Buchanan

Cape Town may be on the south-western tip of Africa, but it is home to people from all over the world’s second-most populous continent.


Celebrate Bastille Day in Franschhoek

Franschhoek seldom needs an excuse for a festival, but one of its favourites is its Bastille Day celebration, now in its 21st year.