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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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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013): discover his legacy all over South Africa

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013): discover his legacy all over South Africa

A tribute to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013), South Africa’s iconic statesman and first post-apartheid president, whose life and legacy continues to inspire.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum: Discover the soul of Eastern Cape in Port Elizabeth

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum: Discover the soul of Eastern Cape in Port Elizabeth

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, boasts a diverse collection ranging from European and Asian art to many local pieces reflecting South Africa’s cultures.

Land of the Venda: explore ‘the head of the elephant’ in Limpopo

Land of the Venda: explore ‘the head of the elephant’ in Limpopo

The land of the Venda in northern Limpopo province combines stunning natural beauty in its mountains, waterfalls and lakes with the fascinating history, mythology and sacred sites of the local people.

Historic places of worship in South Africa: cathedrals, churches, mosques, synagogues and temples catering to religious diversity

Historic places of worship in South Africa: cathedrals, churches, mosques, synagogues and temples catering to religious diversity

South Africa is a country of rich religious diversity, protected by the Constitution, so explore sacred architecture and spiritual traditions at our many historic places of worship.

Cata Cultural Village, Eastern Cape: a small Xhosa community with a big heart

Cata Cultural Village, Eastern Cape: a small Xhosa community with a big heart

Cata Cultural Village is a traditional Xhosa community that allows visitors to learn all about the local people and their heritage while enjoying the attractions of Eastern Cape province.

The Royal Hotel, Pilgrim’s Rest: the Catholic church that became a gold-rush bar in Mpumalanga

The Royal Hotel, Pilgrim’s Rest: the Catholic church that became a gold-rush bar in Mpumalanga

The Royal Hotel in preserved Victorian gold-rush town Pilgrim’s Rest, once a Catholic church that was built hundreds of kilometres away, offers old-fashioned comfort and a heap of Mpumalanga history.

Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown/Makhanda: drive ‘the Wildlife Route’ through frontier history

Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown/Makhanda: drive ‘the Wildlife Route’ through frontier history

The ‘Wildlife Route’ from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown/Makhanda in Eastern Cape offers a journey through European/Xhosa frontier history, exquisite birds, elephants and scenery, and delicious food.

Tour Soweto in Gauteng: experience vibrant township life and the spirit not even apartheid could crush in the south of Johannesburg

Tour Soweto in Gauteng: experience vibrant township life and the spirit not even apartheid could crush in the south of Johannesburg

Take a tour of Soweto, Johannesburg’s vibrant city-within-a-city – apart from learning the history of the struggle against apartheid, you can immerse yourself in a modern urban vibe with lots to do.

Soweto Bicycle Tours: see the famed suburbs on two wheels

Soweto Bicycle Tours: see the famed suburbs on two wheels

Soweto Bicycle Tours let you explore South Africa’s most famous township’s streets with a qualified guide, taking in historical sites like the former homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Tutu.

South African architectural tours: explore the urban design that built a nation

South African architectural tours: explore the urban design that built a nation

South African urban architectural design tours introduce visitors to the eclectic array of styles and influences behind the country’s most iconic buildings.

South African cultural museums: rich traditions and history all over

South African cultural museums: rich traditions and history all over

South Africans are a diverse mix of peoples from Africa, Europe, Asia and elsewhere, and the many museums scattered around the country preserve rich histories, heritages and cultural traditions.

Xhosa traditions: discover Eastern Cape’s indigenous culture

Xhosa traditions: discover Eastern Cape’s indigenous culture

Cultural villages and museums in South Africa are great places to learn more about Xhosa traditions and how these express the culture and beliefs of this ancient Eastern Cape people.

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