The Eastern Cape is a treasure chest of fascinating towns and historical attractions. One of its quaint and interesting towns is located on the banks of the Great Fish River and was established in 1813, namely Cradock. Due to it having fertile ground and a constant water supply, the town was founded by farmers and the agricultural industry of cattle, wool and mohair still exists today. Over ...
South Africa is often referred to as a 'world in one country' and its abundance of natural, historical and cultural attractions certainly supports this description. Museums contain a wealth of information and often reveal the very essence of the country you are visiting – and South Africa has plenty of fascinating museums to visit. The Apartheid Museum and the South African National Museum ...
South Africa is not only a beautiful place to go but it also offers many great attractions that will enrich your holiday and make it more enjoyable. Many of these attractions can be strung together to make a day filled with interesting and diverse activities but there are a few which take more than a few hours to enjoy and will keep you busy and entertained for the whole day. These day trips ...
Experience the magic of Butterfly World located near the Cape Winelands town of Paarl. Just picture yourself strolling through a beautifully landscaped indoor garden, with brightly colored butterflies fluttering by as they flit from one delicate flower to the next - truly a picture of serenity and the stuff fairytales are made of.
Mokopane, or Potgietersrus as it was formerly known, is the location of one of the largest citrus farms in the Southern Hemisphere, namely Zebediela Citrus Estate, and is a rich agricultural area, producing tobacco, cotton, maize, beef, wheat, citrus and peanuts. The Zebediela Citrus Plantation was owned by the Lebowa homeland government, and ran the citrus plantation, for ...
The Sundays River is an incredibly beautiful part of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. The Sundays River Valley has a variety of great attractions to cater to every activity level and taste, along with accommodation to suit your individual needs and festivals to keep you entertained. The valley stretches from the coastline just outside of Port Elizabeth and heads inland through Addo and ...
The picturesque village of Hogsback in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa is the picture of tranquility as it lies surrounded by mountains and forests. But this was not always the case, and the nearby remains of Fort Mitchell bear testimony to the fact that for a period of time in the past the area was plagued by conflict.
If you’re looking for a historical tourist attraction with a macabre twist whilst visiting the beautiful old city of Grahamstown, make sure you visit the Provost Prison. Built in 1838 by the order of Sir Benjamin D’Urban, the name is derived from is relationship with the Provost Marshall. The Provost Marshall was the officer who was responsible not only for maintaining order, but also for ...
King Williams Town
Like most regions in South Africa, the history of King Williams Town is shrouded in clashes and wars over land. In 1846, the Seventh Frontier War, also referred to as the Seventh Xhosa War or War of the Axe, erupted near the Amathole Mountains. Except for museum artifacts and documents, not much else in King Williams Town today suggests that fierce battles were ever waged here. However, on ...
If you are looking for an activity or attraction in Bloemfontein to keep you busy through the day, make your way to Bloemfontein Zoo. A lovely sanctuary for a variety of fascinating wildlife, Bloemfontein Zoo is one of the top attractions in the city. Stroll through the zoo and take in all the sights or enjoy a picnic with your family whilst surrounded by animals. Bloemfontein Zoo is a great ...