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Tour the Anton Van Wouw Museum

Anton Van Wouw was a renowned Dutch-born sculptor who spent most of his adult life in South Africa. The Van Wouw Museum in Pretoria, which was his last residence and also his studio, houses superb examples of his sculptures and other artworks, as well as documents and photographs relating to his fascinating life.

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Shembe Pilgrimage – A Spiritual Experience amongst the Zulu

The diversity of South Africa knows no boundaries and the closer visitors look at the country and its people, the more they see and discover. South Africa is a treasure trove of fascinating experiences and unexplored beauty. When it comes to tribes and religion, there are certainly many diverse experiences to be had. The Shembe Pilgrimage welcomes visitors on their road of praise and worship, and members are happy to share their beliefs and traditions with tourists and inquisitive minds.

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Durban International Film Festival

Durban is a popular holiday and tourist destination at any time of the year, with visitors traveling from within South Africa’s borders and beyond to enjoy the sun, sand, sea and many attractions of this vibrant city. From 29 July to 3 August 2008, the 29th Durban International Film Festival will give film-makers and audiences an added incentive to visit Durban – to enjoy some of the more than 200 films, representing 95 countries, to be shown in 26 venues throughout the city.

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Exploring the Wild Landscape of Madikwe

Located in the North West Province of South Africa, on the border of Botswana, the 75,000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve is home to 66 mammal species, including the famed “Big Five” of Africa – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros and leopard. More than 300 bird species, both resident and migrant, have been sighted and recorded at Madikwe Game Reserve, including many magnificent raptors.

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Wildlife Experiences at African Dawn Sanctuary

The African Dawn Sanctuary was once a cattle farm owned by the Hickman family. They opened up a small sanctuary on the land to accommodate a few wildlife species that had been brought to them in need of care. Through their love for animals, and their inability to turn animals away, the sanctuary started to grow until it became the African Dawn Sanctuary. Nestled in the breathtaking landscapes between Port Elizabeth and Jeffreys Bay, the African Dawn Sanctuary welcomes visitors to explore the reserve and meet their animals.

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A Walk through the History of English Literature in South Africa

The main function of any museum is to educate the public in regard to history and the people that helped shape it. At 87 Beautfort Street in Grahamstown, South Africa, is a museum that is dedicated to documenting the past while promoting the future. It is the National English Literary Museum. It serves as an establishment that collects, publishes and educates. Not only does it promote the English language in South Africa, but it also focuses on the brilliant minds that have contributed to the literary world through their talented expressions and perspectives that have spilled over into breathtaking poetry and literary works.

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A Magical Meerkat Meeting

Meerkats are fascinating little animals that are highly entertaining to watch. The closest most people will get to a meerkat is at a zoo, where to the extent possible in their captive state, their natural behavior can be observed. Television documentaries of meerkats in their natural environment are another way of enjoying their antics. The ideal way to gain insight into the lives of these cute, furry creatures is to unobtrusively observe them in the wild, and this is where Meerkat Magic in Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo region of South Africa, comes into the picture.

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Outdoor and Historical Adventures in Groot Marico

The fascinating Marico District, and the town of Groot Marico, is situated about 200 kilometers from Johannesburg in the North-West Province of South Africa. Well respected South African author Herman Charles Bosman, in his book “Marico Revisted”, had this to say about Marico: “There is no other place I know that is so heavy with atmosphere, so strangely and darkly impregnated with that stuff of life that bears the authentic stamp of South Africa.”

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