Posts – Culture & History

12 things to do in Franschhoek

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.

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The misty, magical story of Modjadji, the Rain Queen

  • 18 June 2014 by Willem Steenkamp

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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Youth Day: June 16, always remembered

  • 16 June 2014 by Kolosa Vuso

June 16 marks a special day on the South African calendar – it’s a day that honours youth who fought for a fair education system during apartheid, as well as the role of youth in the liberation of South Africa.

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​South Africa's oldest pubs and bars: Watering holes with a history

  • 13 June 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

South Africa has a long and interesting history when it comes to beer, bars and pubs.

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South Africa through the eyes of photographer Thina Zibi

  • 12 June 2014 by Kolosa Vuso

Photographer and art director Thina Zibi brings the cool into any South African story. Whether it’s in downtown Johannesburg or Langa township in Cape Town, you can’t help but want to be part of the photograph.

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People of South Africa

  • 11 June 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

South Africa’s inhabitants are a diverse cross-section of people with interesting stories. Come meet the people who call South Africa home.

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Millennials, the next generation of travellers

  • 09 June 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

The next generation is here, and they’re set to take the travel spotlight in the coming years: Millennials, also known as Generation Y.

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9 great Limpopo attractions

  • 04 June 2014 by Willem Steenkamp

Limpopo, one of South Africa’s most rural provinces, is filled with wonderful places and experiences just waiting to be discovered and savoured by visitors.

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Crossing the Breede River on the pontoon at Malgas

The pontoon at Malgas has a fascinating history and is the only way to cross the Breede River between Swellendam and the sea.

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Seven reasons to visit Nelson Mandela Bay

Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch) is a very underrated destination, as I recently discovered after spending some time here. Here are seven reasons why you should consider visiting this part of the Eastern Cape.

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