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South Africa offers a variety of things to do. Those who are looking for an active holiday will be happy to find hiking and walking trails in many national parks and even in botanical gardens; those who want to soak up the sun will love the beaches ; those passionate […]

10 Days in South Africa: Itinerary Ideas

A small but important part of South African liberation mythology was committed to posterity this week when the Lilliesleaf Farm in the Rivonia suburb of Johannesburg was declared a museum and national monument to the Liberation Struggle. Although the bustling suburb of Rivonia has since grown up around this apparently […]

Lilliesleaf Farm: A Page in the Book of the Liberation ...

The Commemorations and Memories of a Race Struggle South Africa is one of the few countries in the world where the politics of revolution are a tourist attraction. Every backpackers lodge in Johannesburg offers a variant of the Soweto tour, and of course it is impossible to complete a visit […]

Apartheid Museum and Voortrekker Monument

Alert! As of next month (27 October, to be precise), Johannesburg International Airport will get a new name: OR Tambo International. The “OR” bit stands for “Oliver Reginald” – he was one of the African National Congress‘s greatest leaders, having worked with Walter Sisulu and Nelson Mandela to advance the […]

Johannesburg International to Become OR Tambo International

Susfloos posts a query on the BootsnAll South Africa travel forum: what to do during a five hour layover in Johannesburg? If you were both coming and going via Johannesburg International Airport, Susfloos, the answer would be: nothing. It’s too far from the city to justify a trek in. But, […]

Note to Susfloos: Head to the Apartheid Museum or Newtown

SA Logue is firmly of the opinion that Johannesburg is worth a stop on any tourist’s South African itinerary. It’s the continent’s southern powerhouse of arts and culture, and a few nights out in its sophisticated environs – not to mention a day trip to Soweto – usually results in […]

Joburg’s Gritty Beauty, as Uncovered by the New York Times

Don’t miss the chance to catch the songs of South Africa’s own Woodward and Bernstein, I mean Rogers and Hammerstein, I mean Gilbert and Sullivan (!) – David Kramer and Taliep Petersen, who have brought their smash-hit musical Ghoema to the University of Johannesburg Arts Centre, where it runs until […]

Musical Explores SA’s Slave Roots

The Seattle Post Intelligencer has published a piece on a safari trip to Botswana – with a day’s excursion to Johannesburg and Soweto – that should be of interest to all who’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with southern Africa. Tips for Booking and Taking an African […]

Safari Advice for First-Timers