Tag: South African
Because South Africa is in the Southern Hemisphere, Christmas comes in the summer. Christmas in South Africa is a summer holiday. In December, the southern summer brings glorious days of sunshine that carry an irresistible invitation to the beaches, the rivers, and the shaded mountain slopes.
If you’re overwhelmed by the amount of great places to see in South Africa, we are here to guide you in the right direction. There are a lot of places you can go sight seeing in South Africa. Here’s our round-up of South Africa’s top attractions, all of which are a must-see.
Africa has a wealth of safari and wildlife holiday opportunities for those seeking to experience nature and wildlife at its peak. Whether you go deep bush in Etosha National Park or follow the big cats in the Maasai Mara, a trip into the wilderness will touch your hearts and souls. These top destinations are redefining the African safari, start planning your safari holiday now.(more…)
African textiles are known for their hand-made quality, bright hues and distinct patterns that carries meaning with them. There are so many types of African textile that we tend to call ankara today, not knowing they are not ankara because they are made of different patterns. So here are some of African textiles.(more…)
For couple looking for solitude after their big day, South Africa honeymoon is the best place to stay in Africa. South Africa has a number of exotic locations where you can spend your honeymoon. From fine dining splendour to a camp-inspired suite with spectacular safari views to forest hideaways and grand hotel lobbies and pools, you’re guaranteed a luxurious stay for each day no matter which place you choose.
The formal name for shwe shwe is ‘Indigo-dyed discharge printed fabric’. It is said that the indigo cloth arrived in Africa more than 2000 years ago, used as trade goods by the Arabs and Indians. But it really kicked off in South Africa when German settlers introduced it to the Xhosa people in the mid-1800s. The Xhosa women took a look at these wondrous bolts of cloth, fell in love with the shwe shwe fabric and made it their own.
Lere Mgayiya is the owner of Africa’s biggest shoe shining business. He was a flight boarding cards distributor, which he later quit to start selling eggs. His story is one of determination, hard work and reward.(more…)