Posts – Culture & History

Only in South Africa ...

  • 07 August 2015 by Sarah Came

South Africa is famous for its diversity – of people, wildlife, scenery, habitats and experiences. With so much going on, it’s difficult to keep track of all the fascinating facts about the country, but here are a few of the country’s claims to fame ...


5 underground tours in South Africa

  • 04 August 2015 by Roseanna McBain

South Africa is renowned for its above-ground beauty, but there are also fascinating tours for those who wish to explore underground.


Mpumalanga’s Mount Anderson Reserve – a little-known treasure

Mount Anderson is still undiscovered by many travellers, so make sure you get there soon, before the word spreads ...


Get to know Durban on a Ricksha Bus city tour

Durban’s Ricksha Bus city tour is a fun way for the family to meet South Africa’s coastal city.


PheZulu offers way more than a safari park experience

  • 24 July 2015 by Christine Marot

PheZulu Safari Park is a one-stop destination that provides wildlife encounters together with an overview of Zulu culture, which is endemic to the province of KwaZulu-Natal.


South African rock art – uncovering hidden mysteries

Southern Africa is home to the richest rock art region in the world. In South Africa alone, we have approximately 15 000 sites of both engravings and paintings, and experts agree that these works of the San are among the finest of their kind in the world.


The Springbok Experience rugby museum

  • 22 July 2015 by Quathar Jacobs

The official rugby museum of the South African Rugby Union, the Springbok Experience, is a truly interactive experience that is housed at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.


7 must-read contemporary South African novels

When it comes to books, lists are a terrible idea. But we’d rather you read some of the gems that South Africa has to offer than none at all.


South Africa through local eyes

I’ve travelled to every continent except Antarctica. I’ve rented an apartment in Zanzibar, spent a year as a postgraduate student in north-eastern England, and lived in Toronto long enough to complain about the public transport. But South Africa is the only place that truly feels like home. Here’s why ...


Making every day Mandela Day

  • 15 July 2015 by Nicky Mahlatsi

Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual day that celebrates and honours Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy.