Category: Things To Do

Day Trip to the Cradle of Humankind from Johannesburg

April 20, 2015

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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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Township Tours in Cape Town

April 13, 2015

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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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Day Trip to Stellenbosch from Cape Town

April 6, 2015

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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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The Best Beaches in Durban

February 23, 2015

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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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Constitution Hill in Johannesburg

January 26, 2015

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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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Cape Malay Culture in Cape Town

December 29, 2014

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The colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood in Cape Town

Cape Malay sounds like it’s a place, but it’s not – it’s a community of people in South Africa, originating around the Cape Town area.

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