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A Family Day at Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum

The Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum, in Rayton, in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, offers insight into the history of South African farming, from the Stone Age right through to 1945. History is brought to life in a way that the entire family will enjoy, as visitors explore the two homesteads and the large surrounding farmyard, complete with vintage tractors, agricultural implements, horse-drawn wagons and domesticated farm animals.

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Brilliant Bird Watching at Nylsvley Nature Reserve

Located in the upper reaches of the Nyl River near Naboomspruit in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, the Nylsvley Nature Reserve is renowned for its abundant and diverse birdlife. More than 400 bird species have been recorded in the reserve, which includes part of South Africa’s largest floodplain (vlei), with over a hundred of these species being waterfowl. During a good rainy season it is not unusual for as many as 80,000 birds to be counted in the Nylsvley Nature Reserve, so it’s no wonder that birding enthusiasts are drawn to this avifaunal paradise.

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Explore the Intriguing Findings from the Past in Makapansgat Valley

The Makapansgat Valley in the Limpopo Province of South Africa is teeming with life, as a variety of animals and birds enjoy the plentiful plant and insect life found in this fertile valley. The picturesque Makapansgat Valley is the site where, way back in February 1925, Professor Raymond Dart announced the discovery of the remains of the first “ape-man”. The numerous caves in the mountain-sides of the valley have yielded fossils believed to date back 3.3 million years, as well as Stone Age and Iron Age relics, thereby linking it to the history of South Africa’s renowned Cradle of Humankind.

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The Sasol Art Museum

If you’re looking for something a little different to do during your next stay in South Africa, why not try the Sasol Art Museum? Situated n Stellenbosch near the striking city of Cape Town, this great art museum has a lot to offer the average visitor. You could easily while away a few hours enjoying the artistic treasures housed by this museum.

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Kleinplasie Living Open-air Museum

Located just outside Worcester in the beautiful Breede River Valley, the Kleinplasie Living Open-air Museum invites visitors to step into the past and experience a way of life that was centuries ago by the early pioneer farmers of the Cape. Each building in this picturesque and tranquil village setting represents an activity or industry relating to agriculture and family life as experienced on Western Cape farms during the time period between 1690 and 1900. What makes Kleinplasie unique is that these industries and activities are carried out on a daily basis (except Sundays), as they would have been done in the past, making it a fascinating interactive experience for visitors.

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The Awe-Inspiring Valley of Desolation

Graaff-Reinet is one of the most historic towns in South Africa. It was established approximately two hundred years ago, and the old buildings and monuments do not only map out the history of the town and of South Africa, but it showcases the various cultures that crossed paths with Graaff-Reinet, while the fossils found tell the story of a seabed that once existed. Its magnificent heritage can also be found in the nature that surrounds it, more specifically in the fifteen thousand hectares of the Camdeboo National Park that embraces the town.

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Shangana Cultural Village: An Authentic African Experience

Located midway between the awe-inspiring Blyde River Canyon and the southern tip of the Kruger National Park, the picturesque Shangana Cultural Village offers guests the opportunity of sharing in the day-to-day lives of the Shangaan people. Set in the shade of ancient trees in a reserve area of grassland and forest, Shangana Cultural Village was created by members of the local Shangaan tribe as a means of preserving their rich heritage, and serves as a superb example of the great cultural diversity present in South Africa.

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The Nelson Mandela Route – Follow in the Footsteps of a Living Legend

Seen by millions as a man of integrity, wisdom and compassion, Nelson Mandela has become a legend in his own time, both in his home country of South Africa, and beyond its borders. Now, by means of the Nelson Mandela Route, tourists can visit places that have been of significance in this well-respected statesman’s eventful life.

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