Posts – Culture & History

South Africans – the 'friendliest people in the world'

When it comes to welcoming visitors, South Africans are super-friendly. This is the word from Helena Egan, and she should know. She works for travel website TripAdvisor and has travelled all over the world.

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Jozi reinvents itself as Africa's hip hotspot

  • 12 May 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

Twenty years after the first democratic elections, Johannesburg has become one of Africa’s most fast-paced, exciting and innovative places to be, according to an article in News24.

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A final day to #MeetSouthAfrica

Our #MeetSouthAfrica bloggers enjoyed their last day wandering the city centre and local markets of Durban.

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​Jumping off a stadium and a Cape Town Instawalk with #MeetSouthAfrica

Our second-last day of #MeetSouthAfrica saw our bloggers make their way to Durban after enjoying epic sunrises and a Cape Town instawalk in the Bo-Kaap district of the city.

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​DIY cooking, caving and art with #MeetSouthAfrica

Before meeting back up together again in Durban, our #MeetSouthAfrica bloggers enjoyed their respective days in Bloemfontein, Plettenberg Bay and Cape Town.

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Penguins, the Kalahari and the Apartheid Museum with #MeetSouthAfrica

The fifth day of #MeetSouthAfrica couldn’t have offered up any more diverse experiences for our bloggers. From the red sands of the Kalahari to the delicious treat of sushi in Port Elizabeth, we covered it all.

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​Travel memoirs of a proud South African

  • 07 May 2014 by Colin Ford

I am a proud South African. I adore the country I live in, and try to explore as much of it as I can. I love the endless beaches along the east coast, the drama of the mountain ranges along the escarpment, the massive skies of the eastern Free State, the tranquility of the bushveld and the uplifting energy of my home city, Johannesburg.

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Twenty years of democracy: SA goes to the polls

  • 07 May 2014 by Keith Nicholls

It has been 20 years since South Africa’s first democratic elections on 27 April 1994, which saw South Africans of all races voting together for the first time in free and fair elections, signalling an end to decades of apartheid.

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Across the country with #MeetSouthAfrica

Our #MeetSouthAfrica bloggers started their fourth day by splitting into their separate groups and heading in different directions to explore our beautiful country.

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Hot-air ballooning with #MeetSouthAfrica

Starting the day with a hot-air balloon trip and ending it with sundowners in Gauteng was the perfect Sunday for our #MeetSouthAfrica bloggers.

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