Registered as an arts town, the Cape’s Riebeek Kasteel is the first area in South Africa to be formally known for its collective talent in this field. And for visitors – and not just art hounds – that’s a real draw card.
Start your creative tour with a visit to RK Contemporary, a gallery space dedicated to monthly curated (solo or group) exhibitions. Artworks are available for purchase and many of the artists are locals. And it’s not just the works of provincial creatives or emerging artists that are on show. As curator Astrid McLeod explains: “Established artists are given… Read More
Shark Rock Pier. Image courtesy of Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism
Port Elizabeth is definitely one of the country’s hidden gems and is fast developing into an exciting multi-cultural tourism hotspot. PE, as the locals still fondly call it, is part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro and home to thousands of bottlenose dolphins who lazily cruise the shoreline throughout the day.
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The soon-to-be-named Merchants on Main (154 Main Road Walmer, opposite Bloomingdales Nursery) is an eclectic mix of shops,… Read More
Up the winding stairs, an exotic journey awaits you at La Terrasse Rooftop Café inside Moroccan House. The North African-inspired seasonal menu includes mouth-watering and fabulously presented tagines, platters and vegetarian options. A variety of aromatic teas, coffees and cordials are on offer and you can purchase stunning Moroccan objects. 435 Atterbury Rd. Tel: +27 (0)12 346 5713.
Durban, a world-class port city. Image by Sawubona magazine
While Johannesburg is sophisticated and Cape Town is Euro-chic, Durban is pure African exuberance.
It’s a heady multicultural melting pot built around vibrant beach life, buzzing hotspots and gorgeous scenery bathed in heat and humidity that make even the famous local curries seem tame in comparison.
It’s an open-air lifestyle of sun, sea, sand, picnics, parties and pleasure. But it wasn’t always this way.
Durban is surrounded by historic sites where epic battles played out between the Zulus, British and Afrikaners, as they… Read More