Credo Mutwa's Cultural Village

Credo Mutwa’s Cultural Village in Soweto

One of the most popular places to visit while in Johannesburg is the township of Soweto. Within Soweto, one of the more eccentric things to see is the Credo Mutwa Cultural Village.

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July 13, 2015 by
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Sign over the former Robben Island prison

Visiting Robben Island

Travelers to Cape Town may already know of Robben Island as the place where former South African President Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years of imprisonment during the Apartheid years, but that’s only one of the reasons to visit the island.

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July 6, 2015 by
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Umgeni Steam Railway from Kloof to Inchanga

Umgeni steam engine "Wesley."

You don’t have to be a railway geek to understand the appeal of a steam train. Even if the thrill of a romantic bygone era of train travel doesn’t get to you, that singular whistle certainly will. When you visit Durban in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal, then, you won’t want to miss a trip on the Umgeni Steam Railway.

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June 1, 2015 by
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Walking Safaris in Kruger National Park

Walking safari in South Africa

No trip to South Africa is complete without a safari, and one of the best places to go on safari is in the legendary Kruger National Park. There’s more than one way to see the wildlife in the park, however – did you know you can go on a walking safari at Kruger?

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May 4, 2015 by
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Day Trip to the Cradle of Humankind from Johannesburg

Maropeng Visitor Center at the Cradle of Humankind

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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Township Tours in Cape Town

Overlooking a township 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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