Posts – Culture & History

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.


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.


Showcasing the City of Gold

  • 24 February 2014 by Mpho Lukoto

As the economic hub of South Africa, Johannesburg is rarely seen as anything more than the place where fortunes are made. But hidden behind the office buildings that dominate the skyline is a tourism paradise.


The high life in Jozi

The guys from Dlala Nje give us another view of Johannesburg from Ponte City, one of Johannesburg’s most iconic buildings.


The Hinterveld Mill Tour

The softness and warmth typical of mohair products is at odds with the grimy mechanics of their manufacture, but the combination of the two makes for a fascinating experience, as I discovered on a recent tour of Hinterveld mohair weavers.


Portraits in South Africa

  • 19 December 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

We’re celebrating the wonderful people of South Africa by sharing some of the great portraits from our Flickr group.


The Eastern Cape bids final farewell to Nelson Mandela: Pictures

  • 15 December 2013 by Tara Turkington

Nelson Mandela, who was born in Mvezo during World War I and grew up in the village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape, was laid to rest here this afternoon.


Eastern Cape welcomes Mandela home: Pictures

  • 14 December 2013 by Tara Turkington

It was a day of bright sunshine and a day of dark thunderclouds; it was a day of joy and it was a day of sorrow.


Remembering Madiba

  • 14 December 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

A collection of photos from around the world showing how people have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela in the week after his death.


Feeling Madiba's presence

Mourners have visited the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in their numbers to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela.