• Mrs Ples

    Mrs Ples

    11 September 2013

    Discovered at the Sterkfontein Caves near Johannesburg in 1947, Mrs Ples' skull is one of the most famous and important fossil finds in the world.

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  • Little Foot

    Little Foot

    11 September 2013

    An important link to our past, Little Foot's fossil skeleton is millions of years old. It was found inside the Sterkfontein Caves, one of the most important fossil sites in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

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  • Steam trains at Sandstone Estates, Free State

    Steam trains at Sandstone Estates, Free State

    10 September 2013

    There’s a farm in the eastern Free State where steam trains on narrow-gauge tracks keep the culture of the old locomotive alive and running.

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  • Kimberley Africana Library

    Kimberley Africana Library

    9 September 2013

    The Kimberley Africana Library has one of the finest collections of Africana in the world, featuring books, photographs and manuscripts dating from 17th century South Africa and further afield.

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  • Icamagu Institute, Eastern Cape

    Icamagu Institute, Eastern Cape

    9 September 2013

    The Icamagu Institute near Dutywa in the Eastern Cape embraces the African system of ancestor worship and teaches the culture of the Xhosa people.

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  • Karroo Theatrical Hotel, Steytlerville, Eastern Cape

    Karroo Theatrical Hotel, Steytlerville, Eastern Cape

    9 September 2013

    It could be the setting of South Africa’s own The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in the Karoo, where camp and cabaret meet over a grand piano.

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  • James Kitching: fossil hunter of the Karoo

    James Kitching: fossil hunter of the Karoo

    8 September 2013

    James Kitching led a full life, most of it in the wide open spaces of the Karoo, looking for fossil remains of the pre-dinosaur Permian Period.

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  • Kirky the dinosaur

    Kirky the dinosaur

    7 September 2013

    A fast-moving little dinosaur lived 135-million years ago in what would one day become South Africa, and further afield. He would become the first dinosaur with a Xhosa-inspired scientific name.

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