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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Rietvlei nature reserve is open to private vehicles and offers superb sightings of the wildlife of the South African highveld. There are birds hiding all over the area and an area set aside for picnics at Marais Dam upstream from Rietvlei Dam and there are day and overnight hiking trails as well as horse trails (all […]

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Mandela House, Vilakazi Street

Nelson Mandela’s humble house in Orlando West, Soweto, now called the Mandela Family Museum, is an interesting stopover for those keen to imbibe a slice of authentic history on the world’s most famous former prisoner. The house is a humble abode of four inter-leading rooms that today contain a collection of memorabilia, paintings and photographs of […]

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Nelson Mandela Square

Nelson Mandela Square is surrounded by world-class hotels and restaurants. The popular Sandton City Shopping Centre is adjacent to Mandela Square. The Square made headlines when, commemorating South Africa’s first decade of democracy, a specially donated six-metre bronze statue of Nelson Mandela had been unveiled, and the square aptly renamed Nelson Mandela Square at Sandton […]

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Union Buildings

The Union Buildings form the official seat of the South African government and also house the offices of the President of South Africa. The grand Union buildings sit on Meintjies Kop and overlook the city of Pretoria. The Union Buildings were built from light sandstone and were designed by the architect Sir Herbert Baker in the English […]

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Chancellor House

Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo ran the first black legal practice in the country from a modest three-storey building, known as Chancellor House, during the 1950s at the height of apartheid. Chancellor House today lies on the corner of Fox and Gerard Sekoto streets, close to the law courts. Up until 2010, it was left […]

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Liliesleaf Farm

Liliesleaf Farm, which lies in the midst of the leafy suburb of Rivonia, played a rather pivotal role in the history of South Africa. Today, Liliesleaf Farm is a tourist attraction, a place you can visit. There are guided tours, a conference centre for hire, a museum and the restored house to visit. In 2010 it […]

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Constitution Hill

Constitution Hill tells the fascinating, often tragic, story of the real South African history; a history in which injustices abounded on social, cultural and political levels. However, this is also a story of victory, as South Africa won back its freedom and now protects the rights and dignity of each citizen. The journey to this […]

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Collector’s Treasury

Reading about distant lands or local landmarks can capture our imaginations and turn us into explorers as well as inspire future travel ideas. More than a whopping one million volumes are crammed into almost every corner of this eight-storey bookstore in Johannesburg’s CBD. It’s the largest shop selling rare and used books in Africa and […]

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Pretoria

Known as the Jacaranda City for all the purple blossom-bedecked trees, which line its thoroughfares, Pretoria is a lovely, quiet city. It has a long, involved and fascinating history. Here you will find significant old buildings and fascinating museums.

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