Maropeng, Cradle of Humankind

Photo: Flowcomm, Visitors’ Center (Some rights reserved) The Maropeng Visitors Centre – maropeng.co.za – opened in 2005. The site comprises the Sterkfontein Caves, where about 35% of the world’s hominid fossils have been found. Maropeng means “the place where we come from” in Setswana (Tswana)/south-africa/, the main Indigenous language in this area of South Africa. …

South Africa Links

South Africa Flag What would locals like others know about South Africa? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesCarlos Amato: Tutu took love to its limits – M&GThe Pandemic Has Undone National Parks in South Africa – The Atlantic – @AdamWelzOn the importance of inclusivity and ecotourism – @Melanie_vanZylCanned lion hunting damaging Brand …

South Africa

Photo: Flow Communications, Pretoria (Some rights reserved) Howzit, Rainbow Nation! South Africa is bordered to the north lie Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; while Lesotho is an independent country wholly surrounded by South African territory. Twitter MomentsLet’s Talk about Marine Protected Areas Day in South Africa (August 1, 2022) …

South Africa Slang

Photo: Flow Communications, Flag (Some rights reserved) Here we translate South African English and a bit of Afrikaans to American English, and Spanish. Howzit, my China! Don’t check me skeef. Ag Shame = I feel sorry for you (often sarcastically used); also: how sweet! (e.g. in reference to a child, or a young animal) – …

Nelson Mandela

Photo: UN, 1990 (Some rights reserved) We celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) on #MandelaDay, July 18. Nelson Mandel Day (July 18)mandeladay.comFacebookWikipedia FacebookNelson Mandela FlickrMandela Day [email protected] Headlineshttp://www.mzansigirl.com/shadow-boxer-mandelaMadiba, I let you go10 of the most interesting things Nelson Mandela ever said – Washington PostNelson Mandela was Africa’s Lincolnhttp://mg.co.za/article/2013-12-05-nelson-mandela-dieshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-06/nelson-mandela-dies-live-coverage/4776804http://adoptanegotiator.org/2013/12/06/mandelas-legacy-for-climate-activistshttp://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/nelson-mandela-covershttp://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2013/1206/Nelson-Mandela-and-the-foundations-of-one-s-spiritual-lifehttp://www.iucn.org/?14159/IUCN-pays-tribute-to-Nelson-Mandelahttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25313600http://www.southafrica.net/blog/en/posts/entry/great-south-africans-nelson-rolihlahla-mandela …

Freedom Day in South Africa

Photo: GCIS, Freedom Day Celebrations at the Union Buildings, Pretoria. 2014 (Some rights reserved) April 27 is Freedom Day in South Africa. Hashtag: #FreedomDay Elsewhere on the Webmzansigirl.com/freedom-day http://ewn.co.za/2016/04/26/Are-you-free-or-are-you-dom-freedom-day-quiz http://www.sahistory.org.za/dated-event/freedom-day-celebrated-south-africa Embedded Tweets WikipediaFreedom Day Planeta.com

Cape Town’s Table Mountain

Photo: South African Tourism (Some rights reserved) Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/utSxmnkaz96RS2GE9 Table Mountain National Parksanparks.org/parks/table_mountain Cablewaytablemountain.nethealth and safetyfloral [email protected] Wikipedia: Table Mountain (Khoekhoe: Huri ‡oaxa, mountain rising from the sea; Afrikaans: Tafelberg) is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many …

Cango Caves

Photo: Delyth Angharad, Caves (Some rights reserved) Kudos to Delyth Angharad (@welshpixie) for sharing photos of the Cango Caves located in foothills of the Swartberg Range near the town of Oudtshoorn, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Cango Caves is the only show cave in Africa which offers a choice of easy or …

Knysna, South Africa

Photo: FlowComm, Knysna (Some rights reserved) Publisher’s note – Kudos to Martin Hatchuel and Greg Vogt for contributions to the wiki page that preceded this guide. We continue to update our guide to Knysna and the surrounding region. Knysna is a historic town built around a beautiful estuary in South Africa. Headinesmillwood-mine-tourSlow Tourism RouteKnysna kicks …