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.
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.
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.
“Moer and gone” is a South African colloquial expression meaning “very far away”. But the tempting destinations in the lavishly illustrated user-friendly book, Things to do in moer & gone places, are not always very far away in geographical terms – they’re just places, often off the beaten track, that will entice you to visit some of South Africa’s less well-known areas.
Scientists on Thursday 10 September 2015 revealed the discovery of a new species in the Cradle of Humankind UNESCO World Heritage site in Gauteng. The Naledi fossils will be on display at the Maropeng Visitor Centre in the Cradle of Humankind for a limited period.
You’ve done Robben Island, the cable car, the Waterfront, Seal Island, Chapman’s Peak, Cape Point, the Winelands, a wine tour, Hermanus, Simon’s Town and the Old Biscuit Mill ... and you’ve still got a few days to kill in Cape Town.
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