Posts – Culture & History

Freedom and fun in the Free State

  • 24 July 2014 by Lynnette Johns

The Free State is big-sky country, with scenic beauty and tranquility, sandstone rock formations, a World Heritage Site, grasslands and adventure options – all of which make for the perfect getaway.

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MaXhosa designer Laduma Ngxokolo talks inheritance and heritage

  • 22 July 2014 by Kolosa Vuso

Four years ago Port Elizabeth-born designer Laduma Ngxokolo saw a gap in the market for traditional Xhosa initiates’ attire and created his label MaXhosa by Laduma.

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South African Tourism's Mandela Day

  • 18 July 2014

South African Tourism staff members and the cast of popular South African soapie Isidingo spent Nelson Mandela International Day at Abangani Enkosini children’s home in Alexandra.

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Judah Square, Knysna

​‘Welcome sister. Here, we believe in the healing of broken hearts and broken spirits. Come. Let me show you.’ This is my welcome from Brother Zebulon, or Bra Zeb as he tells me to call him, when I arrive at Judah Square, the Rastafarian neighbourhood of Knysna’s Khayalethu township.

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Find Africa in Cape Town

  • 12 July 2014 by Lynnette Johns and Stuart Buchanan

Cape Town may be on the south-western tip of Africa, but it is home to people from all over the world’s second-most populous continent.

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Celebrate Bastille Day in Franschhoek

Franschhoek seldom needs an excuse for a festival, but one of its favourites is its Bastille Day celebration, now in its 21st year.

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Johannesburg’s Nizamiye Mosque – the biggest in the southern hemisphere

Just a few years ago, a wide swathe of grassy, empty land lined the Old Pretoria Road in Midrand, Johannesburg. Today, the four tall minarets that pierce the Highveld sky proclaim the imposing presence of the first Ottoman-style mosque in the southern hemisphere.

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Leshiba Wilderness: The art of fulfilling travel

  • 05 July 2014 by Willem Steenkamp

In this age of convenience, we’ve become accustomed to not working for the things that turn us on intellectually and emotionally – but sometimes a little effort makes them even better.

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Backpacking along the Wild Coast

  • 03 July 2014 by Lynnette Johns

South Africa’s Wild Coast, as the name suggests, is an untamed strip of coastline in the Eastern Cape. It stretches from East London to the mouth of the Mtamvuna River, and is increasingly popular with tourists. Backpacking is one of the best ways to experience the Wild Coast.

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The Cape route less travelled

  • 30 June 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Take the road less travelled with Coffeebeans Routes and get a taste of the Cape that you will never forget. Choose whatever takes your fancy: a jazz safari visiting legendary jazz musicians in their homes, or one of the other routes showcasing revolution, storytelling, food, art, music and design.

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