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  • Languages

    Zulu

    Zulu or isiZulu is another of South Africa's official languages. Spoken by some 10 million individuals, most of whom reside in South Africa, Zulu is the home language of 24% of South Africans and is understood by more than 50% of the country's inhabitants. Forming part of the Nguni group of the Bantu languages, Zulu and Xhosa are mutually understandable.

  • Heritage Sites

    Cradle of Humankind

    The Cradle of Humankind is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered by many as a vital discovery, revealing much about the history of mankind. Situated chiefly in Gauteng province of South Africa, the Cradle of Humankind is an extensive network of dolomitic limestone caves in which have been found several fossils of plants, animals and hominids. This fascinating heritage site is a popular ...

  • Golf Courses

    Glendower

    Glendower Golf Club is a exquisitely designed golf course in Johannesburg, South Africa. Stunningly located with a tree-covered slope for a backdrop, Glendower boasts beautiful fairways and various hazards which finally lead to well-kept greens. A challenging golf course set amidst gorgeous surroundings, Glendower Golf Club is said to be a test for even the best golfers.

  • Golf Courses

    Pecanwood

    Pecanwood Estate and Country Club is a mere 40 minute drive from Johannesburg. Beautifully nestled in the Magaliesberg foothills with Hartbeespoort Dam as a backdrop, Pecanwood Golf Course is charming to your eyes and challenging to your swing. Known as Jack Nicklaus' signature golf course, it has gained much acclaim as recipient of the 5 star “golf experience” award.

  • Heritage Sites

    Freedom Park

    Just outside of Pretoria, on Salvokop, is a truly unique monument to the evolution of South Africa, and to humanity. It is not a symbol of pain and suffering, but a reminder of the past and a celebration of the present, and the future. Freedom Park is an attraction in South Africa that highlights the significant events in the country’s history, and the moments that shaped and paved the road ...

  • Regions

    Gauteng

    The Gauteng Province in South Africa is alive with opportunity. With major cities such as Johannesburg and Pretoria at the centre of this region, the province overflows with industries and businesses that contribute on a large scale to the economy of South Africa. Gauteng might be known as an economic and political center, but it has an endless supply of tourist attractions and historical ...

  • Gauteng

    Johannesburg

    Known affectionately as the City of Gold, Johannesburg has been associated with wealth, opportunity and prosperity since gold was discovered on Langlaagte farm in 1886. It is a city that bustles with life and activity, and is the heart of South Africa in regard to politics, industry and the economy. But there is more to Johannesburg than just the serious side of life, as it is filled with ...

  • Gauteng

    Heidelberg

    In 1862, HJ Uekermann started up a small trading post on a farm by the name of Langlaagte. With its magnificently beautiful surroundings and the opportunity to create a community and life many had dreamt of, it wasn’t long before hundreds of people moved to Heidelberg and began to build a town that stands as a monument to these efforts today.

  • Gauteng

    Soweto

    South Africa's most prominent township, Soweto, is a place of tremendous contrasts. The area has the only street in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize winners - Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela - once lived. It is the richest townships in South Africa, but this is also contrasted by some of the most desperate poverty. It is also the most political township and has played a major role ...

  • Gauteng

    Pretoria

    Each October the city of Pretoria begins to transform into a haze of lilac and purple as the trees that afforded it the nickname of 'Jacaranda City' come into bloom. Pretoria is only fifty kilometers away from Johannesburg, and yet it boasts a completely different atmosphere. This city takes a more laid back approach, typically from the students who attend the Pretoria University and flood ...