Posts – Culture & History

Farm stalls of South Africa on #TravelChatSA

Farm stalls were the subject of this week’s #TravelChatSA - those places you pull over at to take a break, have a meal and stock up on delicious local treats.

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Popular pics on Instagram: The Garden Route and Heritage Day

  • 02 October 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

We love all the fantastic Igers using #MeetSouthAfrica to share their photos of our country. Here are the top instagrams from the past week ...

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What’s in a South African name?

  • 01 October 2014 by Christine Marot

South Africa has many amusing and interesting place names, mostly as a result of the wonderfully emotive Afrikaans language. Here we look at some of these colourful names ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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5 great Garden Route outings

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

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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.

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