Posts – Culture & History

5 underground tours in South Africa

  • 04 August 2015 by Roseanna McBain

South Africa is renowned for its above-ground beauty, but there are also fascinating tours for those who wish to explore underground.

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Mpumalanga’s Mount Anderson Reserve – a little-known treasure

Mount Anderson is still undiscovered by many travellers, so make sure you get there soon, before the word spreads ...

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Get to know Durban on a Ricksha Bus city tour

Durban’s Ricksha Bus city tour is a fun way for the family to meet South Africa’s coastal city.

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South African rock art – uncovering hidden mysteries

Southern Africa is home to the richest rock art region in the world. In South Africa alone, we have approximately 15 000 sites of both engravings and paintings, and experts agree that these works of the San are among the finest of their kind in the world.

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The Springbok Experience rugby museum

  • 22 July 2015 by Quathar Jacobs

The official rugby museum of the South African Rugby Union, the Springbok Experience, is a truly interactive experience that is housed at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

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7 must-read contemporary South African novels

When it comes to books, lists are a terrible idea. But we’d rather you read some of the gems that South Africa has to offer than none at all.

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South Africa through local eyes

I’ve travelled to every continent except Antarctica. I’ve rented an apartment in Zanzibar, spent a year as a postgraduate student in north-eastern England, and lived in Toronto long enough to complain about the public transport. But South Africa is the only place that truly feels like home. Here’s why ...

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Making every day Mandela Day

  • 15 July 2015 by Nicky Mahlatsi

Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual day that celebrates and honours Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy.

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The romance of steam trains

  • 14 July 2015 by Melanie-Ann Feris

Steam trains hold a special kind of allure for me. And if you’re a fanatic you can still get your fix in South Africa.

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South Africa's provincial capitals

  • 14 July 2015 by Lynnette Johns

There are nine provinces in South Africa, each with its own capital city – from Cape Town with her natural beauty, to Johannesburg, an economic powerhouse of Africa.

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