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Visit the Motseng Cultural Village

Visitors to the ever-popular Sun City Resort in the North-West Province of South Africa have the opportunity of gaining insight into the culture and traditions of eight of the county's indigenous ethnic groups at the Motseng Cultural Village. Launched in January 2004, the Motseng Cultural Village is a living museum where different tribes share their customs, traditions and history with visitors through songs, poetry, stories and dancing, offering a truly African experience.

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Cape Town's Company's Garden

With the iconic Table Mountain as a backdrop, Cape Town's historic Company's Garden was established by Dutch settlers in 1652 to provide fresh produce to ships traveling the trade route between east and west. Controlled by the Dutch East India Company, the fertile land was surrounded by trees acting as a wind-break, with the produce being irrigated by the pure waters of mountain springs. As governor of the Cape in 1679, Simon van der Stel, together with gardening experts Jan Hartog and Hendrik Bernard Oldenland extended the fruit and vegetable gardens to include both indigenous and exotic shrubs, trees and other flora, channeling the mountain streams into canals for irrigation.

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Support the New Springbok Experience

Using state-of-the-art technology in the form of interactive multimedia and large-scale audio visual presentations, the Springbok Experience pays tribute to the heroes of South African rugby and presents the history of the country's favourite sport. Located at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, the Springbok Experience rugby museum opened on Heritage Day, September 24, 2013. The first official visitor to the new museum was Springbok captain Jean de Villiers, accompanied by the rest of the current Springbok squad, along with former national team captains. The group was given a tour of the new museum before it was opened to the public at the sounding of the historic noon gun on Signal Hill which has been marking midday since 1806.

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South Africa's Graceful Giraffes

As the world's tallest mammals, giraffes can be relied on to generate some excitement among spectators out on a bush drive when spotting wildlife has been rare. Standing tall above the surrounding vegetation, giraffes are a magnificent sight, and while their gait is incredibly graceful, they can reach speeds of up to 56 kilometers per hour if necessary to escape danger.

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Cape Town's Historic St George's Cathedral

Designed by renowned British architect, Sir Herbert Baker, the Cathedral Church of St George the Martyr, better known as St George's Cathedral, in Cape Town had its foundation stone laid in 1901 by the Duke of Cornwall and York, who later became King George V. Ordained as bishop of the Diocese of Cape Town in 1847, Robert Gray dreamed of building a magnificent cathedral in place of the modest parish church situated at the corner of Wale Street and Government Avenue. This did not come about in his lifetime, but the dream did eventually become a reality, albeit over an extended period of time, with construction taking place in bits and pieces, and the building not yet complete. St George's Cathedral is an awe-inspiring building that has played a significant role in the history of both Cape Town and the nation.

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Protecting South Africa's Freshwater Ecosystems

Under the banner of "Conservation in Action", the Endangered Wildlife Trust is dedicated to the conservation of southern Africa's threatened species and ecosystems, with its vision being to attain "a healthy planet and an equitable world that values and sustains diversity of all life". In working toward this lofty goal the EWT has a number of goal-oriented conservation projects, one of which is the "Source to Sea Programme" – an amalgamation of the Marine and Coastal Conservation Programme (MCCP) and the Healthy Rivers Programme (HRP).

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Enjoy a Walk in the Karoo Desert NBG

Located outside Worcester in the Western Cape Breede River Valley, the Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden is home to a comprehensive collection of succulents endemic to the arid Karoo region of South Africa. In addition to the cultivated gardens, there are a number of walking trails for visitors to explore, including the relatively easy Shale Trail and the slightly more challenging Grysbokkie Trail.

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Wildlife Conservation in South Africa

With its head office based in Modderfontein, Gauteng, the Endangered Wildlife Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving threatened ecosystems and animal species in South Africa by supporting biodiversity and promoting sustainable use of natural resources, working towards its vision of "a healthy planet and an equitable world that values and sustains diversity of all life". As people become more aware that the choices they make have an impact on their neighbours and the environment, the concept of biodiversity conservation is gaining recognition. Through a series of programs, the EWT focuses attention on issues requiring urgent attention, while at the same time promoting overall principles of conservation.

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