Posts – Culture & History

The rock engravings at Wildebeest Kuil in the Northern Cape

A visit to Wildebeest Kuil outside Kimberley is a great way of learning more about rock engravings.

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8 000 steps through Johannesburg

  • 02 January 2015 by Thrishni Subramoney (words and images)

If you’ve been counting your steps in a bid to keep fit this holiday, we’ve found one of the most fascinating ways to meet your pedometer goal: a walking tour of Johannesburg’s financial district.

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Grahamstown: Not as sleepy as it seems

  • 02 January 2015 by Cassidy Parker

It’s famous for its annual National Arts Festival, the largest in the country, but the little town of Grahamstown is worth more than a fleeting visit once a year.

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Nottingham Road – a slice of English countryside with a South African flavour

  • 28 December 2014 by Christine Marot

Favoured as a romantic getaway, wedding venue and blissful country escape, Nottingham Road provides easy access to KwaZulu-Natal’s Midlands Meander arts-and-crafts route, fine cuisine, outdoor activities and beautiful scenery.

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Rob Caskie: Guiding through storytelling

  • 23 December 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Rob Caskie, South Africa’s top tour guide for 2014, is a walking stick-wielding, shorts-wearing history buff.

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Bridging the gaps: South Africa’s fascinating spans

  • 22 December 2014 by Willem Steenkamp

The most spectacular bridges in Africa are in South Africa – and the country’s five highest spans are all along the same stretch of highway in the Eastern Cape.

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Cannons and crenellations: South Africa's castles

  • 15 December 2014 by Willem Steenkamp

South Africa, in its modern history, has had its fair share of war. As a result, the countryside is littered with fascinating old fortifications – and a few fanciful structures as well.

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#TravelChatSA explores KwaZulu-Natal

  • 11 December 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

KwaZulu Natal is one of South Africa’s all-in-one holiday destinations offering beautiful beach, bush and Berg experiences, alongside warm weather and a unique culture. This week’s #TravelChatSA explored treasures in the sunshine province.

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World-class whisky adds to Cape’s reputation

Most of us associate the Cape with great natural beauty, being a #1 tourist destination, Table Mountain, and, of course ... wine. But now a world-class whisky joins the list of natural attractions.

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​Great videos about South Africa

  • 08 December 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

South Africa, which is among the most culturally diverse countries in the world, is overflowing with things to do and see, taste experiences and adventures.

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