Nervous to travel too widely? Here are some day outings on offer within easy reach of Cape Town.
Category Archives: South Africa
In honour of Reconciliation Day, the Robben Island Museum (RIM) is making it easier for South African citizens to visit the island and experience an important part of our history.
Robben Island Museum Commemorates Reconciliation Day With Local Special Rate For Festive Season; iAfrica
Take a tour of Cape Town, South Africa’s sophisticated city, without leaving the comfort of your home.
Tourism and Heritage Month puts the spotlight on rural development in this lush province of South Africa.
iSimangaliso Wetland Park named among 38 trips worldwide that travel experts want you to take.
Ostrich farms, red cliffs and lush fields: explore Swartberg Nature Reserve…
From bomb shelters to leper colonies, there are countless facilities that have been repurposed to attract visitors. Here are some of them.
The discovery of a child’s skull in the Drimolen cave system, in South Africa’s “Cradle of Humankind”, is not only the earliest fossil specimen of Homo erectus, but proves three species of human ancestors lived in the same place at the same time, adding to our knowledge of evolution. Read more at Monash Lens.
They survived centuries of elephant onslaught. Now climate change is killing these iconic baobabs; Tristen Taylor & Nathalie Bertrams; Monga Bay
Scraping sounds fill the nights at Mapungubwe, a national park at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers, where the borders of Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa meet. Families of elephants relentlessly tear the bark off ancient baobabs, scraping their tusks on the trees and digging deep into their cores to extract the fibrous, moisture-rich interior.
The continued threat of coal mining at the Mapungubwe world heritage site; Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu; The Conversation
Without a clear framework within which decisions can be made, heritage resources will forever be threatened by development.
From elephant sanctuaries to diverse wetlands, the following list gives a brief glimpse at ten little-known destinations in South Africa that everyone must see.
While the idea of touring an infamous prison from the comfort of your couch may seem weird at first, you’ll be glad you did.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site contains the world’s largest assemblage of hominin fossils and is key to understanding how humankind evolved.
Source: Discover the cradle of life
KwaZulu-Natal’s Sea Turtle programme has seen leatherbacks and loggerheads nesting in ever greater numbers.
Living In Lockdown: The 7 Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Can Visit Without Leaving Home; Sandra MacGregor; Forbes
The coronavirus has brought travel to a standstill. But thanks to Google and UNESCO, you can visit many of the world’s best World Heritage Sites without the crowds or the jet lag.
Planning a trip to South Africa? This guide can help you decide what to do! It has a list of Matt’s favorite things to do when in the country.
South Africa is overflowing with tourist-friendly spots, including 10 Unesco World Heritage Sites, all of which are worth a visit…