Category: Things To Do

Soccer Culture in South Africa

January 3, 2014

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Cape Town's World Cup stadium, with Table Mountain in the background

Prior to the 2010 World Cup, most people didn’t give soccer culture in South Africa much of a passing thought. If we know anything about soccer – called football in South Africa – at all, it’s that countries such as England, Brazil, and Italy are big deals on the international stage, but not South Africa. After the 2010 World Cup, however, one word is synonymous with soccer in South Africa – vuvuzela.

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Whale Watching in Hermanus

January 2, 2014

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Hermanus employs its own Whale Crier, the only one of its kind in the world

The town of Hermanus on the southern coast of South Africa’s Western Cape is a popular seaside retreat for people who call the Cape Town area home. It’s particularly popular – with locals and visitors alike – during the season when southern right whales are migrating through the waters just offshore. During this season, many people visit to go whale watching in Hermanus on boat trips, but sometimes the whales are so numerous that you can even go whale watching from land.

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Top Cultural Experiences In Johannesburg

December 30, 2013

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12 decades hotel

When visiting Johannesburg, one facet of the city worth exploring is its culture. Despite it’s tragic history — which is important to learn about to truly understand the city and South Africa as a whole — Joburg flourishes in terms of arts, entertainment, wildlife offerings and heritage. To help you plan your itinerary, here are some top cultural experiences in Johannesburg.

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Extreme Adventure in South Africa

December 16, 2013

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Mountain biking becomes extreme when you're biking down Table Mountain.

For many travelers, a trip to South Africa is synonymous with going on a safari. Safaris are, certainly, popular elements on a South Africa itinerary – but if you’re a more active person and you’d prefer to include some adrenaline-pumping activities before and after your game drives, South Africa delivers plenty of options.

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Top Food and Drink Experiences in Cape Town

December 4, 2013

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salad

Cape Town in South Africa is known for many things, one being its colorful culinary culture. A vibrant Malay heritage, energetic supper clubs, countryside vineyards, burgeoning craft beer scene and ambient waterfront dining and drinking all come together to create a destination best explored through the tongue.

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Christmas in Cape Town

December 4, 2013

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Christmas conjures up images of snowflakes, warm drinks, and bundling up against the cold – unless, of course, you’re in the Southern Hemisphere. If you want your Christmas cheer to come right in the middle of summer, then Cape Town is a great place to be. Of course, South Africans still celebrate Christmas with many familiar traditions – they just get to do that while they’re barefoot on the beach.

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