Posts – Culture & History

A “monumental” gem in the heart of the Karoo

  • 28 October 2015 by Suzanne Rose

Founded in 1786, Graaff-Reinet is the fourth oldest town in South Africa, home to over 220 National monuments and the absolute heart of the Great Karoo.

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7 sides of Bloemfontein

  • 22 October 2015

Bloemfontein is probably best known as the judicial capital of South Africa, housing the Supreme Court of Appeal. But there is more to this historic city than the courts. Here are seven things to do in the “city of roses” you might not have known about.

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Homo Naledi returns to Wits for further research

  • 21 October 2015

The best of South African artists come out to The Cradle of Humankind to bid farewell to latest fossil find.

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'The blanket is life'

  • 30 September 2015 by Carina van Wyk

Aranda Textile Mills, a huge blanket-manufacturer in Randfontein on Johannesburg’s West Rand, wants to turn traditional Basotho blankets into a fashion item around the world.

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Historical Bloemfontein

  • 28 September 2015 by Camilla Kohlmeyer

Bloemfontein, the heartland city and judicial capital of South Africa, has a rich history. It is located in the agriculturally focused Free State province and is also known as the City of Roses because of the abundance of these flowers in the city.

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Discover the historical treasure trove that is Dundee

The KwaZulu-Natal town of Dundee boasts a rich history that has its roots in coal mining and military conflict.

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Walk in the footsteps of South Africa’s earliest gold miners

Imagine being able to time-travel back more than 100 years to the heady days of South Africa’s gold rush. Well it’s possible – without the help of a time machine or the need to dematerialise – when you visit Gauteng’s Kromdraai Gold Mine.

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The Kingdom of Mapungubwe

  • 22 September 2015 by Riefkah Adams

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mapungubwe marks an area where an Iron Age community traded with visitors from Egypt, India and China more than a thousand years ago. Today it is a national park that attracts visitors as much for its history as for its natural beauty.

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Miarestate Boutique Hotel & Spa on the Wild Coast

If you’re looking for wild beauty, spectacular scenery and that get-away-from-it-all experience, then take yourself off to a gorgeous little hideaway in the Eastern Cape.

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Faces of the Northern Cape

  • 18 September 2015 by Camilla Kohlmeyer

The heart of any place beats because of the locals living there – the colourful personalities whose faces tell a story. Meet the people of the Northern Cape ...

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