This Blog is also available as an RSS Feed

Features

KwaZulu Cultural Museum – A Tribute to the Zulu Nation

Showcasing an impressive collection of items representing the Nguni-speaking peoples of South-Eastern Africa, the KwaZulu Cultural Museum is located at Ondini, near Ulundi, in the eMakhosini Valley – the Valley of the Zulu Kings – in the KwaZulu Natal Province of South Africa. The museum chronicles the history of the Zulu nation from its roots through to modern times, detailing the lives of great leaders such as Shaka and his successor, Cetshwayo, as well as their belief systems and how the Zulu culture is viewed in the world of today.

Read more..

Features

Koffiefontein – A Blend of Tradition and History

The small town of Koffiefontein in the southern Free State started off as a stopover spot for transport riders in the 1800s, as they travelled between the coast and burgeoning diamond fields and gold mines up north. The name of the town, translated "Coffee Fountain" is a reference to the strong brew transport riders would make, grinding up their coffee beans and using the water of the natural spring. Upon the discovery of diamonds near the spring in 1870, a town quickly developed as miners started to excavate the ground in the hope of finding more of the high quality diamonds the area became known for.

Read more..

Features

Dassen Island – African Penguin Haven

Home to some 68,000 African penguins, Dassen Island is located in the Atlantic Ocean around 55 kilometers north of Cape Town and 9 kilometers off the coastline near the West Coast village of Yzerfontein. The island is also home to a functioning lighthouse that has been serving as a beacon for seafarers since it was built in 1893, warning them to be cautious along this treacherous stretch of coastline that is often enshrouded in mist and has claimed a number of victims. Before the building of the lighthouse, shipwrecks were common in this area and the island derives its name from the rock rabbits (dassies) that were released there as a food source for shipwreck survivors.

Read more..

Features

The Historic Town of Bathurst

With a number of well-preserved original 1820 British Settlers' houses and other historic buildings, the town of Bathurst in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa exudes early 19th century English village charm – complete with what is believed to be the oldest pub in South Africa, the Pig and Whistle, built in 1831. Originally established as an administrative center for the British immigrants who arrived on the east coast of South Africa in 1820, Bathurst and the surrounding area, including the coastal town of Port Edward and inland Grahamstown, became a buffer zone between the Cape Colony to the south and the advancing Xhosa tribes who were migrating from the north.

Read more..

Features

Cave of Hearths: Stone Age Sequence

Located around fifteen kilometers northeast of Mokopane in South Africa's Limpopo Province, the Cave of Hearths is considered to be one of the only two known Stone Age sites in the world to have yielded an unbroken sequence of evidence and artifacts linking the Earlier Stone Age and the Later Stone Age. With its remarkably well preserved record of Acheulean times, also referred to as the Early Stone Age, in the oldest sediments of the caves, there is also evidence of occupation of the caves through the Middle Stone Age, through to the Later Stone Age, and right up to the Iron Age.

Read more..

Features

Discover Burgersdorp in the Eastern Cape

For those with a sense of adventure, a small town in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, named Burgersdorp, is the ideal location to explore. It used to be the original homeland of the San, or Bushmen, and there is evidence of their occupation found in the surrounding areas. The town is filled with historical buildings and museums, and even ghost hunters will discover a few stories, while fishermen and hikers will so find perfect locations to relax in. Burgersdorp might be one of the smaller towns in this province, but it has so much to offer.

Read more..

Features

Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve in Durban

Durban is a bustling city in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa, and is home to a very unique reserve that was founded in 1977. It is called the Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve, consisting of seventy-six hectares of protected estuarine habitat and mangrove swamp forest. It is popular with nature lovers and hikers, who trek through this rare landscape and learn more about this delicate ecosystem. Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve is most definitely a natural attraction in Durban that should not be missed, and is of such great importance that it was proclaimed a National Monument.

Read more..

Features

KwaMuhle Museum in eThekwini

In the Native Affairs Building in Durban (eThekwini) is a museum that is dedicated to the documentation of the long fight to abolish apartheid, as well as the cultures that are now working together in the twenty-first century to ensure a promising future for South Africa. The building in which it is housed has its own unique history in regard to apartheid, making it a fitting location for the museum.

Read more..





Combine Flights?













New Business Users, read more and join on the Business Affiliates page.

New Individual Users, join on the Forum Users Registration page.

Latest Travel Articles

Vulture Conservation in South Africa

As southern Africa's only endemic vulture species, the Cape vulture population has been reduced .... read more

Ramsar Wetlands: Barberspan and Blesbokspruit

Named for the city in Iran where the treaty was signed in 1971, the Ramsar Convention is an inte.... read more

Explore the Sevilla Rock Art Trail

Winding alongside the Brandewyn River in the Cedarberg region of the Western Cape, the 4km long .... read more

Enjoy the Tranquility of Rondvlei Nature Reserve

Home to the only hippos in the Western Cape Province, and a spectacular bird watching destinat.... read more

An Abundance of Quality Art at Durban's Art Galleries

With its temperate climate and laid-back vibe, Durban is one of South Africa's top holiday desti.... read more

More Articles