Maropeng Visitor Center at the Cradle of Humankind

Day Trip to the Cradle of Humankind from Johannesburg

There are eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa, but none has a more compelling title than the “Cradle of Humankind” near Johannesburg.

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April 20, 2015 by
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Overlooking a township in Cape Town

Township Tours in Cape Town

The history of townships in South Africa is a troubled one, growing as they did during apartheid as slums for non-whites. Today, the townships still exist, many large enough to be their own cities, and one of the ways visitors can start to understand their historic context is with a township tour.

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April 13, 2015 by
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Day Trip to Stellenbosch from Cape Town

Scenic Stellenbosch and some of its vineyards

The town of Stellenbosch is a popular day trip from Cape Town for its historic significance to the region – and, primarily, for the world-class wines that are grown there.

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April 6, 2015 by
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The Best Beaches in Durban

Durban's beaches along the Golden Mile

Durban, the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, is the biggest city on the Indian Ocean and one of the busiest ports in all of Africa. The name “Durban” means “bay” or “lagoon.” In other words, this is a city closely tied to water – so it’s not surprising that it’s a popular beach destination.

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February 23, 2015 by
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Cape Town in Summer

Cape Town

Cape Town seems like such an outdoorsy city, it’s not surprising that it’s so popular to visit South Africa’s Mother City during the summer when the weather is at its best.

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February 2, 2015 by
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Constitution Hill in Johannesburg

Flag in Constitution Hall

South Africa doesn’t have one capital city – it has three, one for each branch of government. In addition, a fourth city – Johannesburg – is the site of the country’s Constitutional Court. The court is an important historic place in the city, at Constitution Hill.

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January 26, 2015 by
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