The Swazi people

Many of the traditions of the Swazi people remain unchanged. Ruled by one of the only remaining monarchs in Africa, they revere their ways which stretch back to their founding king, Ngwane II. Ceremonies are an integral part of Swazi culture, especially the reed dance and first fruit ceremony. more

Libraries

Besides providing access to reading materials and serving as resource centres for schools and tertiary education, South African libraries are custodians of South African knowledge, and essential in preserving the history and identity of the nation. Discover rare collections of books from around the country, as well as periodicals, newspapers and Africana. more

Alexandra Township

Once known as the Dark City because it had no electricity, Alexandra, or Alex, as most locals call the informal community that sprawls between the posh suburbs of Sandton and the flank of the N3 highway. more

JRR Tolkien

Writer JRR Tolkien might have only spent three years in Bloemfontein, but South Africa is proud that the author of 'The Lord of the Rings' was born in the capital city of what is now the Free State province. His father's grave can be found in Bloemfontein’s cemetery. more

Coffeebeans Routes

Coffeebeans Routes shows you Cape Town's fringe, the real, interesting people who make up the heart of its vibey arts, culture and music scene. Tour with Coffeebeans Routes and experience the rhythms of hip-hop, reggae and jazz that resonate boldly from almost every Cape Town township and inner-city community. more