Culture & History

The Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg
Cape Point Lighthouse, Western Cape
Kimberley, Northern Cape
Visit a sangoma
Eating out in Soweto
Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg
Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Park
Zulu village life

Culture & History

  • The Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg

    The Apartheid Museum, close to downtown Johannesburg, focuses on the notorious system of racial discrimination that became synonymous with South Africa from 1948 (when the white-minority National Party was voted into power) until 1994, the year in which the country held its first fully democratic elections.

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  • Cape Point Lighthouse, Western Cape

    Even though it has long since been decommissioned for being built in the wrong place, the old Cape Point lighthouse is an important icon of the Cape Peninsula, and captures the imaginations of visitors who ascend to this craggy spot and look down at the rocky coastline and the ocean. More
  • Kimberley, Northern Cape

    Kimberley, thanks to the fevered diamond rush of the 1870s, has a glittering past and present. Take a guided tour of a once-operational diamond mine, which descends a staggering 840m below the earth. For those who prefer being above ground, visit the city's glittering choice of jewellery stores. More
  • Visit a sangoma

    Over 80% of the population of South Africa visits a sangoma more than 3 times a year. These mystical healers exert huge influence over the people of this country, but views of their sangoma rituals, trance states and ancestor worship are only afforded to a fortunate few. More
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