Posts – Culture & History

Cape Town’s Minstrel Carnival – a colourful event

  • 17 January 2015 by Lynnette Johns

One of the youngest minstrels showing off her troupe’s colours

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University towns in South Africa

With the start of the academic year around the corner in February, here’s a round-up of some of South Africa’s most popular university towns.

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Geology off the beaten track – exploring South Africa’s hidden treasures

If you’re at all interested in understanding and interpreting some of the rocks, mountains, soils and dunes that you might spot on a road journey through South Africa, there’s a fascinating book that will give you the know-how.

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Colourful South Africa

Join our Love South Africa Flickr group to participate in a celebration of all the wonderful things you can do and see in this colourful country.

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Ficksburg: Cherry capital of the world

  • 14 January 2015 by Christine Marot

Ficksburg is the country’s largest cherry-producing region, a fact proudly celebrated during the town’s annual Cherry Festival.

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While away some time in Williston

  • 13 January 2015 by Cassidy Parker

Blink and you might miss it, but if you keep your eyes open you are sure to be enchanted by the little Northern Cape gem of Williston.

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Amazing photos from South Africa

  • 12 January 2015 by Matthew Karsten

Travelling to South Africa really surprised me. I knew it would be special, but wasn’t prepared for how much. These are my favourite South Africa photos.

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South Africa's ghosts and spirits: they're everywhere ...

  • 12 January 2015 by Willem Steenkamp

South Africa certainly has its fair share of stories and legends around ghosts, all of them guaranteed to cause a little frisson to run up one’s spine.

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​The taste of the Bo-Kaap

  • 10 January 2015 by Caroline Smith

Possibly the best way to experience Cape Town’s historical Bo-Kaap district is through its food ...

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20 things you didn’t know about South Africa’s national parks

South Africa has 19 national parks, all full of interesting facts and sights.

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