Posts – Culture & History

Painting the streets of Kgubetswana

  • 08 April 2015 by Thrishni Subramoney

Think of the term ‘street art’ in South Africa, and more often than not, you will picture the masterpieces sprayed under bridges and on buildings in the sprawling urban jungles. I spotted the art form in an almost rural setting – and it was magnificent.

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Popular pics on Instagram: the joys of summer

  • 03 April 2015 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

We love all the fantastic Igers using #MeetSouthAfrica to share their photos of our country. Here are the top images shared on our account in the past week ...

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Falling in love with Johannesburg in 48 hours

Two Capetonians and a Durbanite recently fell in love with Johannesburg in less than two days. Here’s how.

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Art deco in South Africa

  • 29 March 2015 by Christine Marot

During the early 1930s, American designers adopted the original 1920s French art deco architectural style and gave it a fresh identity. The look was embraced by South African designers, who used the classic geometric designs, curved lines and bold colours in local buildings.

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Free stuff to do in Cape Town

Who says you have to spend money to have a good time? In Cape Town, you’ll find plenty of ways to entertain yourself, without entertaining the idea of parting with your cash.

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Popular pics on Instagram this week: beautiful blue skies

  • 27 March 2015 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

We love all the fantastic Igers using #MeetSouthAfrica to share their photos of our country. Here are the top images shared on our account in the past week ...

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Bathurst – the ‘centre of the universe’

  • 23 March 2015 by Sarah Came

Bathurst locals like to refer to their town as the centre of the universe, but this sleepy little village seems anything but – at first glance.

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All aboard the steam train on the Kloof-Inchanga line

  • 17 March 2015 by Christine Marot

On the last Sunday of every month there’s the opportunity to take a steam train trip from KwaZulu-Natal’s Kloof Station to Inchanga Station for a 45-minute ride down memory lane.

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Take a township tour in Cape Town

  • 15 March 2015 by Lynnette Johns

There are some must-do outings when visiting Cape Town – such as Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and Robben Island – but if you want to experience more of the city, then head off on a township tour.

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A taste of the Cape on the Grand Parade

  • 13 March 2015 by Lynnette Johns

On the edge of Cape Town’s Grand Parade you will find two rows of kiosks serving traditional Cape Malay food.

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