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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

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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.

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The South African State Theatre, Pretoria

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The South African State Theatre, Pretoria

The South African State Theatre is one of the top performing-arts venues on the continent. It proudly offers a distinctive pan-African experience, and is also known as the Theatre of Africa. It houses a range of venues used for performances, conferences, fashion shows, festivals and parties.

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Pretoria Art Museum

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Pretoria Art Museum

The Pretoria Art Museum is known for its impressive collection of South African art. Its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions showcase South Africa’s old masters, as well as contemporary artists. It also features a collection of international art. The museum houses both rural and urban masterpieces, and is well worth a visit for anyone interested in South African creativity.

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The History of the Lemba People and Exploring Limpopo’s Diverse Cultural Heritage

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The History of the Lemba People and Exploring Limpopo’s Diverse Cultural Heritage

Limpopo is a culturally rich and diverse area and the perfect place to delve deeper into the diverse cultures that make up South Africa. Experience the history of the Lemba people, view spectacular South African art, and learn more about Venda and Tsonga culture while visiting this beautiful region.

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Gaabo Motho cultural village is an authentic multi-cultural experience

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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.

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KwaZulu-Natal attractions

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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.

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iSimangaliso’s arts and crafts

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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.

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Zulu reed dance is a celebration of Zulu culture

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Zulu reed dance is a celebration of Zulu culture

The Zulu reed dance is a celebration of Zulu culture and the event takes place in Spring each year involving several days of singing, dancing and other activities to prepare young Zulu girls for womanhood.

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Sacred journeys and temples in KwaZulu-Natal

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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.

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South African English culture: introducing a new urban influence

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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