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TTo be in South Africa is to be part of a story that goes back to the start of all humanity. Today, South Africa has evolved into an amazing mix of modern cultures, inspiring history and incredible heroes. It really is a melting pot with roots that run deeper than you think.

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Ronnies Sex Shop

Ronnies Sex Shop

Along Route 62, between Barrydale and Ladysmith is the world-famous Ronnies Sex Shop. It is one of the most popular pubs on the route and travellers on the road stop for refreshments and a photograph of themselves next to the ‘Ronnies Sex Shop’ sign.

Gaabo Motho cultural village is an authentic multi-cultural experience

Gaabo Motho cultural village is an authentic multi-cultural experience

Gaabo Motho cultural village in the North West province provides a multi-cultural experience of the Zulu, Ndebele, Tswana and Venda people. Accommodation, meals and entertainment is provided.

KwaZulu-Natal attractions

KwaZulu-Natal attractions

KwaZulu-Natal, the Zulu kingdom, is a coastal province known for its mild climate, beaches, mountains and big game savannah. Home to two World Heritage Sites, its capital, Durban is a harbour city popular with surfers.

iSimangaliso’s arts and crafts

iSimangaliso’s arts and crafts

Women of iSimangaliso Wetland Park are empowered by selling the arts and crafts they produce from local and sustainable resources.

Sacred journeys and temples in KwaZulu-Natal

Sacred journeys and temples in KwaZulu-Natal

Sacred sites in KwaZulu-Natal include the Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo, the charming Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple in Chatsworth and the majestic slopes and valleys of the mighty Drakensberg mountain range. Throw in some isiZulu culture, San rock art and Bhangazi legends, and let the journey begin.

South African English culture: introducing a new urban influence

South African English culture: introducing a new urban influence

Eastern Cape province is the heartland of South African English culture, as the site of the first mass settlement of British settlers around the city they called Grahamstown – now renamed Makhanda.

South Africa’s curio shops: shopping for that perfect souvenir

South Africa’s curio shops: shopping for that perfect souvenir

Visitors to South Africa are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing souvenirs; beadwork, wire sculptures, wooden carvings and other arts and crafts can be found at curio shops all over.

The Anglo-Zulu War: final stand against a ruthless empire

The Anglo-Zulu War: final stand against a ruthless empire

The Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 saw the world’s mightiest empire struggle to overcome a brave indigenous people; today, history buffs can relive that desperate conflict in KwaZulu-Natal’s battlefields.

Northern Cape food terroir: desert delivers delectable dishes

Northern Cape food terroir: desert delivers delectable dishes

South Africa’s blend of many cultures means that visitors to Northern Cape province can enjoy a food terroir that is as intriguing and unusual as it is delicious.

Pan African Market, Cape Town: craftmanship and art from across the continent

Pan African Market, Cape Town: craftmanship and art from across the continent

Located in a national monument in historic Long Street, Cape Town’s Pan African Market offers visitors to Western Cape an impressive display of African culture, craftsmanship and artistic talent.

Ancient Karoo rock engravings: inspired by spirituality

Ancient Karoo rock engravings: inspired by spirituality

The ancient rock engravings that dot the northern Karoo in South Africa give visitors a glimpse into the spiritual life of local hunter-gatherers stretching back 10 000 years.

Roadside art: affordable, innovative and on the move

Roadside art: affordable, innovative and on the move

Visitors to South Africa will be amazed at the art and craftwork on sale at roadside markets dotted all over the country: testimony to grassroots entrepreneurship and an ancient bargaining tradition.

South Africa on social media

Flying directly between Newark Liberty International Airport and Johannesburg, OR Tambo International Airport is now easier! United Airlines has inaugurated its nonstop daily service between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and O.R. Tambo International Airport, with the arrival of the first flight into Johannesburg on the 4th of June. This is an exciting development as it will definitely boost South Africa's efforts to continue to grow business and leisure tourists' arrivals out of North America. With COVID-19 health & safety protocols as well South Africa’s vaccine roll out plan well underway with citizens being vaccinated, South Africa is ready to welcome back visitors from across the world and is certainly open for business. Johannesburg is a vibrant city which is not only an economic hub but also a melting pot of history, culture, fashion, food and an entertainment epicentre. From Johannesburg, travellers can expand their itinerary via airline codeshare agreements or the network of quality and affordable domestic airlines. From there, they can visit the many attractions across South Africa. Together, with the planned resumption of the airline’s existing seasonal, three-times weekly service between Cape Town and New York/Newark, United will offer more nonstop services from South Africa than any other U.S airline South Africa cannot wait to welcome visitors to experience our unique cosmopolitan Home to the Cradle of Humankind, a world heritage site, cities, our incredible infrastructure, wildlife, safari and adventure.

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