Beneath this beautiful country – a country that’s covered in striking flora, has hundreds of interesting bird and wildlife species, and is described as a cultural melting pot or rainbow nation – lie the remnants of a past that tell stories of another time.
As we try to learn more about why prominent South Africans choose to live in their particular cities over anywhere else, South African Tourism caught up with accomplished journalist and writer Ufrieda Ho about what she loves about Johannesburg, and why.
If vivid memories and even more vivid photographs are what you look for in your tourism experience, then South Africa is just the place for you. We’ve picked 10 photographs from the Love South Africa Flickr account that illustrate how memorable the sights of South Africa are ...
Eland certainly look noble and impressive when you see them standing solitary or walking fast in a big herd across the plains. But did you know that these imposing animals are our highest jumpers and that they are honoured and commemorated in world-famous rock art by South Africa’s San people?
There are various artistic representations of Joburg’s greatest son, Nelson Mandela, throughout Johannesburg – from the regal Nelson Mandela Bridge connecting Braamfontein and the CBD, to the gigantic bronze sculpture in Sandton’s Nelson Mandela Square that tourists line up to take pics in front of.
You can experience the North West province from the air (hot-air ballooning, helicopter rides, zip lines, cable cars); from the seat of you car (tarred roads, dirt roads); by foot (walking trails, wandering in the veld); or from the vantage point of sitting or lying down under a thorn tree. Best plan: get to the North West and find a tree that speaks to you. ASAP.
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