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20 Most Incredible Historical Sites in South Africa
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20 Most Incredible Historical Sites in South Africa

Historical Sites in South Africa ~ South Africa's history is young. It doesn't have buildings that date back to the fifteenth century, because back then its beaches were still combed by Strandlopers (the hunter-gatherer San, known as beach combers for their sh...
15 Tourist Attractions That Are Worth The Money (And 3 That Are ‘Meh’)
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15 Tourist Attractions That Are Worth The Money (And 3 That Are ‘Meh’)

It's only fair that your money should work hard for you on holiday. Let's be honest: there is nothing worse than standing in a queue, to hand over your cash, only to find that the attraction is over-hyped and underwhelming.To save you money, we've put toge...
10 churches designed by a woman in the Cape – plan your Sophia Gray Route
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10 churches designed by a woman in the Cape – plan your Sophia Gray Route

Sophia (Sophy) Gray designed no fewer than 40 of the 50 Anglican churches built during her husband Robert Gray's bishopric. She was the first woman to practise architecture in South Africa, and one of the earliest to do so in the world. No mean feat for a woma...
Cape Dutch architecture – 8 best spots to Gawp at Gables
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Cape Dutch architecture – 8 best spots to Gawp at Gables

Think Cape Dutch architecture and one immediately calls to mind the style's most distinctive feature: the central gable. But gables are not anything new, you might argue, what's the big deal? – European architecture is full of examples. But at the Cape, gables...
Where to see windmills in South Africa – 6 historic windmills, 2 mock mills, and one museum
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Where to see windmills in South Africa – 6 historic windmills, 2 mock mills, and one museum

South Africa is no stranger to windmills. The figure doing the rounds is 280 000  - the number we claim to have on farms spread across the country.  But the windmills of modern day are actually windpumps, rather than mills. Most of them pump water from the gro...
Step Back In Time At The Marie Rawdon Museum In Matjiesfontein
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Step Back In Time At The Marie Rawdon Museum In Matjiesfontein

The historical village of Matjiesfontein packs a punch in terms of heritage and culture.  Apart from the historic hotel buildings dating from the mid 1880's, there is the Transport Museum and the very popular Marie Rawdon Museum, both housing an array of items...
A Visit to the Minerva Museum and Private Nature Reserve
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A Visit to the Minerva Museum and Private Nature Reserve

Many of you might, like me, not know very much about the Minerva Museum and Private Nature Reserve or for that matter have even heard of them. To put you in the picture, the museum is a Natural Heritage Site and is part of the private nature reserve at the ver...