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  • Barberton

    Museum

    The town of Barberton was established in 1884 during the gold rush when Fred and Henry Barber, along with their cousin Graham, discovered gold in this area. Not having any champagne on hand, David Wilson, the Gold Commissioner, named and christened Barberton with a bottle of gin. Barberton’s flourishing life was short lived, as gold prospectors flooded the little town, and ...

  • Grahamstown

    St Patricks

    St Patrick's Church in Grahamstown, has played many roles in its time. From saving the souls of people, to saving and protecting the people themselves. A large garrison was retained in Grahamstown during the frontier peace between 1839 and 1844. The garrison included soldiers of the Irish regiments, and together the soldiers gave their free time willingly to build the ...

  • Graaff Reinet

    Museum

    Graaff-Reinet is a small town in the Eastern Cape, but with an impressive history behind it. This little picturesque town, is home to the extraordinary Reinet House Museum. The Graaff-Reinet Museum was originally built in 1811, as a Dutch Reformed Parsonage. The Cape Dutch architecture is perfectly depicted by the yellow wood floors, spacious rooms and high ceilings, and ...

  • Grahamstown

    Provost Prison

    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 ...

  • Port Elizabeth

    Bayworld

    The Port Elizabeth Oceanarium is called Bayworld. It consists of three different components, the oceanarium, the museum and the snake park. Affiliated with Bayworld, is no 7 Castle Hill. This Victorian House Museum is not on the Port Elizabeth Oceanarium premises, but is located in the city center. It is one of the oldest houses in Port Elizabeth and dates back to 1827. ...

  • Johannesburg

    Gold Reef

    Located on the outskirts of South Africa's City of Gold, Johannesburg, Gold Reef City is certainly one of the most popular attractions in Johannesburg.

  • Cape Town

    Castle Good Hope

    Cape Town's Castle of Good Hope boasts to being South Africa's oldest standing building - and its still in use. A fascinating structure with a grand history, the Castle of Good Hope is one of the top attractions in Cape Town. Guided tours through the impressive building are available on Mondays through to Sundays, but you are welcome to navigate your way through the myriad of halls and ...

  • Mpumalanga

    Pilgrims Rest

    Traveling north through the Drakensberg Mountain Range, the road winds through dense forests to the tourist mecca of Pilgrim's Rest, a town which is a living museum. Founded in 1873 it has a romantic link with the gold mining and prospecting pioneers of the last century.Pilgrim's Rest has changed little and the entire village has been proclaimed a national monument and gold mining ...