Posts – Culture & History

Photographer Peter Magubane exhibits at the University of the Free State

  • 08 September 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Photographer Peter Magubane’s exhibition, A struggle without Documentation is no Struggle, is on at the Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery at the University of the Free State’s Bloemfontein campus.


Malapa structure unveiled at Cradle of Humankind

  • 05 September 2014 by Kolosa Vuso

A protective structure – the Malapa structure – has been built to protect the important Malapa fossil site, in the Cradle of Humankind, from the elements.


How to spend a weekend in Nelson Mandela Bay

Tips on how to make the most of a short stay in South Africa’s Friendly City and surrounding areas.


5 great reasons to visit South Africa's national parks

Whether you’re looking for big game, scenic splendour or rare animals, South Africa’s national parks have it all.


In the footsteps of Thomas Bain – master pass builder

Many of South Africa’s most beautiful passes were built by either Andrew Geddes Bains or his son, Thomas. Close to Citrusdal in the Western Cape, you can get a real feel for the feats of the old pass builders.


New exhibition celebrates Mandela and Gandhi

  • 27 August 2014 by Sarah Came

The relationship between two great icons in the struggle for freedom and social justice is the inspiration for the Mandela Gandhi Wall at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg.


Reefsteamers – for the love of trains

For those who love old steam trains, a trip to the Magaliesberg with Reefsteamers offers the ultimate day trip for families in search of adventure.


Rooibos tea – proudly South African

  • 20 August 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Rooibos tea is uniquely South African and was discovered in the beautiful Cederberg in the Western Cape by Khoi and San people more than 300 years ago.


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.