Posts – Culture & History

27 articles you should read on Freedom Day weekend

  • 27 April 2014 by South African Tourism

Here are 27 articles we’ve sourced from our website that relate to South Africa’s freedom struggle, our peaceful transition to democracy and our unique South African-ness. Many relate to tourist attractions that commemorate our past – we hope you are inspired to visit as many of them as possible!

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Da Vinci – The Genius

If you’re in Johannesburg, then take time to visit the global travelling exhibition, Da Vinci – The Genius, at The Amazing Place in Woodmead. Its run has been extended until 27 July 2014.

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Meet the bloggers who will #MeetSouthAfrica – Part 1

  • 24 April 2014 by Kate Els

The 2014 #MeetSouthAfrica bloggers’ trip will see 14 bloggers cross South Africa on three different routes over a period of 10 days, taking in all of the country’s best sites, testing some of our finest restaurants, and staying in some pretty spectacular accommodation along the way.

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Hippos find New Holme in the Karoo

  • 22 April 2014 by Tara Turkington

More than 200 years after they were shot out by hunters in the 1770s, hippos are again wallowing in deep waterholes in the Karoo’s Seekoei River.

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Bloggers back to #MeetSouthAfrica ahead of INDABA 2014

  • 17 April 2014 by Kate Els

Following its successful campaign in 2013, South African Tourism will once again host a group of bloggers from around the world to #MeetSouthAfrica.

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A pocketful (and more) of Johannesburg

A Q&A with Laurice Taitz, Johannesburg enthusiast and editor of Johannesburg In Your Pocket, an independent city guide aimed at making your stay in the city memorable.

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Discovering the Sudwala Caves

  • 01 April 2014 by Melanie-Ann Feris

The Sudwala Caves in Mpumalanga are some of the oldest in Africa. The caves are home to some amazing stalactite and stalagmite formations, but it is the history of the caves that makes them such a fascinating place to visit.

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A fascinating proposal in KwaZulu-Natal

  • 31 March 2014 by Colin Ford

For some the practice of marriage proposal involves going down on one knee and presenting a diamond ring. For others it’s a flash mob or a knock on the door. In some cultures the bride and groom are not involved in the engagement process at all.

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Klein Karoo – ostrich palaces, mountain passes and quaint villages

I’ve just fulfilled one of the very few items left on my bucket list: I stayed in an ostrich palace outside the little Klein Karoo town of Oudtshoorn.

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Madiba's Journey

An interactive map featuring Nelson Mandela’s 95-year life journey through South Africa was recently launched at the last place he lived before he was set free after 27 years of imprisonment. Those who attended had a behind-the-scenes tour.

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