SouthAfrica.com

Tag: culture

  • Free State

    Harrismith

    For a breathtaking cultural, historical and relaxing experience, there is a magnificent destination hidden in the Free State, named Harrismith. Named after Sir Harry Smith, a British Governor, and established in 1849, this charming town has become increasingly more popular with visitors, as they have discovered the beauty and unlimited number of attractions that the town has to offer.

  • Activities

    Tours

    Arriving in a country as vast and diverse as South Africa is somewhat overwhelming to international visitors. Most do not know where to start, as there is so much to explore and so many adventures to be had. From discovering the beauty of the South African wildlife and landscapes, to experiencing a variety of cultures; South Africa is truly a land of opportunity. Tour operators in South ...

  • Culture

    Demographics

    A melting pot of culture and diversity, there are approximately forty-five million people living in South Africa at present. The majority of South Africans are of African descent, European descent, coloreds (a mixed race descending from European settlers, slaves and the local indigenous population), Asians, Chinese, Indian and Portuguese. The country has eleven official languages. In remote ...

  • Day Trips

    Lesedi

    North from Johannesburg, is the Lesedi Cultural Village, also known as the Lesedi African Lodge. It is located amongst the rocky hills and picturesque bushveld, brimming with culture and the Xhosa, Pedi, Zulu, Basotho and Ndebele traditions. Lesedi Cultural Village is close enough to Johannesburg to make it a day trip, or you are welcome to stay overnight. There are two unique experiences ...

  • Museums

    South African Cultural History Museum

    Pretoria is home to a host of monuments and museums that showcase the history of South Africa. One of these museum marvels is the National Cultural Museum, which is often referred to as the African Window. Many museums outline the history of their country, but few actually retrace the steps of history as far back as the Stone Age, or look at individual cultures in the greatest of detail. It ...

  • Attractions

    Museums

    When exploring another country, another city or even your own home-town, one easy way of getting loads of information, gathered in one place and presented in a logical, informative, and often entertaining manner, is to visit the local museum. Visitors to South Africa, or South Africans exploring their own country, would be hard-pressed to find even the smallest town that does not have some ...

  • Venda

    Baobab

    South Africa's Limpopo is well-known for the legendary Baobab trees that grow there, particularly in the Venda region near the Soutpansberg mountain range. Baobab trees have come to be steeped in legends of the Venda people who reside in the province. The gnarled bark and bulging branches of the Baobab trees truly capture the spirit of Africa, and offer an outstanding theme for photographs.

  • Thousand Hills

    Phezulu

    Against the backdrop of the world famous Valley of 1000 Hills, is the location of the PheZulu (meaning high up) Village. Here at the PheZulu Safari Park, visitors are able to truly feel the rhythm of Africa, by getting an inside look into the Zulu culture and its fascinating lifestyle and rituals. The friendly Gasa Clan, will invite you into their world, which is likely ...

  • Drakensberg

    Boys Choir

    The world renowned Drakensberg Boys' Choir School, located in the Central Drakensberg, has always had the goal of preparing boys for life by means of excellence in music, academics and sports as well as social enrichment. Benefiting boys between the ages of 9 and 15, the Choir School accepts talented children from all cultural backgrounds. Performing every Wednesday, it is a real treat to ...

  • Uitenhage

    Drostdy Africana

    There was a time when there were no buildings to be seen on the land that is now Uitenhage. No schools, roads or houses existed. Over time, however, settlers moved in, established a small settlement and as the years went by, the settlement developed, evolved and modernized to keep up with the trends in other cities. Now, looking at the sprawling industrial city, it is hard to imagine that ...