Category: Culture

Things You Didn’t Know About Zulu Culture

Shaka Zulu is one of the most famous rulers to ever come out of the African continent, but it’s difficult these days to separate fact from fiction when it comes to him and his tribe, as it is with most things. While we know that the chief remodelled the...

Ancient Ruins in Africa That Are Without Equal

When we think of ancient castles and ruins, we tend to imagine the age-old cities found in countries like Italy or Greece. But Africa was home to some of the oldest empires in the world, and they left behind plenty of evidence of archaeologists....

The Best Beaches On The African Continent

There is nothing quite like sitting back with a cold drink on one of Africa’s many gorgeous beaches. From the harsh sun of Morocco to the wind-swept shores of Cape Town, Africa boasts some of the very best beaches in the world....

The Ultimate Glossary of South African Slang Phrases

Visiting a foreign country is always daunting when considering the language barrier and South Africa is no exception. While English is widely spoken, in a country with 11 official languages, you can expect to hear some confusing phrases. Explore this glossary of South African slang to ensure you aren’t...

The Top 10 Must-See African Attractions

Made up of 52 countries and 2 countries which are still under dispute, Africa is the second largest and second most populous continent in the world. Featuring a diverse collection of cultures and heritages, Africa is a fascinating place to visit with plenty of must-see attractions. Here are the...

Top African UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO, the abbreviated version of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, has selected 135 World Heritage Sites in Africa across 37 countries. The first African sites were inscribed in 1978 during the list’s conception when the Island of Gorée of Senegal and the Rock-Hewn Churches were selected....

Africa’s Most Beautiful Towns and Cities

When mentioning Africa, the first thing that springs to mind are images of incredible wildlife, breathtakingly beautiful savannahs, and stark desert plains, but the truth is that the African continent is so much more than that. Made up of an unbelievably diverse assortment of cultures, Africa has faced many...

Best South African Books

South Africa has produced many authors who have written books that cover a wide range of topics. These are books that are a must read for any avid bookworm out there....

Top 7 Game Reserves in Africa

Nothing can beat viewing wildlife in their natural habitat and Africa is home to the most remarkable wildlife viewing in the world. Many of the game reserves in Africa protect the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhino – as well as an incredibly diverse collection of...