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The Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg
The Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg

The Apartheid Museum, close to downtown Johannesburg, focuses on the notorious system of racial discrimination that became synonymous with South Africa from 1948 (when the white-minority National Party was voted…

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Cape Point Lighthouse, Western Cape
Cape Point Lighthouse, Western Cape
Even though it has long since been decommissioned for being built in the wrong place, the old Cape Point lighthouse is an important icon of the Cape Peninsula, and captures…
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Kimberley, Northern Cape
Kimberley, Northern Cape
Kimberley, thanks to the fevered diamond rush of the 1870s, has a glittering past and present. Take a guided tour of a once-operational diamond mine, which descends a staggering 840m…
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Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg
Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg
The Newtown Cultural Precinct, in downtown Johannesburg, has a distinctly cosmopolitan vibe; and underlying its trendy coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries and clubs is the same avant-garde attitude that made…
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Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Park
Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Park
The Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Park boasts the highest concentrations of rock art south of the Sahara, spectacular mountain peaks, rich biodiversity and rare fossils, bringing together the best of South Africa…
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The South African National Art Gallery, Cape Town
The South African National Art Gallery, Cape Town
The South African National Art Gallery houses collections of local as well as pan-African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art. Its collection of beadwork is amongst the most important in…
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South African-style Indian eats
South African-style Indian eats
Indian diaspora cuisine reflects the climate, land, culture and history in which it finds itself. South Africans of Indian origin have retained the core culinary traits of their Asian motherland…
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Rock art
Rock art
South African rock art has survived because of bitter irony. The San were hunted by Europeans, Zulu, Basotho and other tribes because of their belief that livestock should belong to…
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Soweto
Soweto
Known the world over for its role in the struggle for democracy, Soweto hums day and night, and its vibe is electrifying. It’s Gucci and ghetto, Hummers and hip hop,…
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Robben Island Prison Museum
Robben Island Prison Museum
Robben Island’s place in South Africa’s conflicted past begins with the very start of colonialism as the first Dutch settler, Jan van Riebeeck, clashed with local Khoekhoe leader, Autshumato. Today…
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Cradle of Humankind
Cradle of Humankind
The Cradle of Humankind in South Africa holds the deeply buried secrets of the origins of our species. Now a high-tech visitor centre traces our evolutionary path from distant past…
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Constitution Hill
Constitution Hill
Johannesburg’s Constitution Hill remembers the horrors of the past, and yet embraces the promises of the future, marrying them with the reality of the present. It is home to the…
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