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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Visit a sangoma
Visit a sangoma
Over 80% of the population of South Africa visits a sangoma more than 3 times a year. These mystical healers exert huge influence over the people of this country, but…
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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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Zulu village life
Zulu village life
Each member of the family has a place within a traditional Zulu village setup in KwaZulu-Natal. Beehive-shaped huts are built around the cattle kraal, the family has its sacred spot…
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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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South Africa's Hidden Treasures™
South Africa's Hidden Treasures™
South Africa’s cultural and creative diversity is inspirational, but the breadth and variety of experiences on offer can be overwhelming too. So how does a new visitor to South Africa…
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Eating out in Soweto
Eating out in Soweto
There are a number of restaurants and eateries to choose from in Soweto, among them the famous Wandies Place in Dube and Sakhumzi’s in Vilakazi Street, along with all the…
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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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