The Matroosberg Nature Reserve lies 35 kilometres outside of Ceres on the farm Erfdeel – a working fruit, vegetable and protea farm, just two hours’ from Cape Town. Summer days are glorious, whilst there is almost a guarantee of snow in winter because of the altitude.
Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. It has a fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity, unique accommodation, fine food and wine, and evokes a sense of wellbeing.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Groot Drakenstein Prison is on the map chiefly because this was the last place in which Nelson Mandela was incarcerated and it was through these gates, that Mandela walked to freedom in 1990. A larger than the life-size bronze statue of Mandela was recently unveiled at Groot Drakenstein Prison. It is a beautiful statue showing Mandela […]
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 […]
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 […]
‘Miss Helen’: Born in Nieu-Bethesda in December 1897, Helen Martins returned to the town after years away and set about transforming her childhood home into a rich, magical wonderland. Over the years Miss Helen and her helpers added to the mostly quasi-religious tableaus. Mythical figures started to appear, half-human, half creature. Today it is a […]
Named after a rocky outcrop of the north coast believed to have been used by Shaka, the great Zulu chief, as a lookout, Shaka’s or Chaka’s Rock – depending to whom you are speaking – is today a small residential village and a wonderfully graceful stretch of sandy beach that is home to an inviting […]