Maropeng

Photo: Flowcomm, Visitors’ Center 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.” The Cradle of Humankind is a paleoanthropological site about 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Johannesburg, …

Nelson Mandela

Photo: UN, 1990 We celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) on #MandelaDay, July 18. Nelson Mandel Day (July 18) http://www.mandeladay.com Facebook Wikipedia Hashtag: #MandelaDay Facebook nelsonmandela Flickr Mandela Day Embedded Tweets HISTORY: On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison after serving a 27 year …

Coffeebeans Routes

Elsewhere on the Web Coffeebeans Routes – https://coffeebeansroutes.com – runs creative and specialized tours in South Africa. Key Links coffeebeansroutes.com Facebook YouTube @coffeebeansrout Photos Twitter Tweets by coffeebeansrout Planeta.com Spilling the Beans Cape Town South Africa YouTube Faves

Helderberg Nature Reserve

Photo: Delyth Angharad Helderberg Nature Reserve is a 398-hectare nature reserve in Cape Town, South Africa. This nature reserve is located on the southern slopes of the Helderberg mountains. Its 398 hectares consist mostly of “Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos” with smaller patches of “Boland Granite Fynbos” and “Southern Afrotemperate Forest.” The visitor center is open daily …

Captive Lion Breeding and Canned Lion Hunting: Damaging Brand South Africa?

Cover image New report: Captive Lion Breeding, Canned Lion Hunting and the Lion Bone Trade: Damaging Brand South Africa, published by the Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH) UK — http://www.cannedlion.org –, in association with a Netherlands based NGO and partner of CACH, SPOTS — www.stichtingspots.nl — is having ever-widening negative ramifications for Brand South Africa. …

Knysna, South Africa

Photo: FlowComm, Knysna Publisher’s note – Kudos to Greg Vogt and Martin Hatchuel for contributions to the wiki page that preceded this guide. We continue to update our guide to Knysna and the surrounding regions. Knysna is a historic town built around a beautiful estuary in South Africa. Headines millwood-mine-tour Slow Tourism Route Knysna kicks …

Mossel Bay, South Africa

Photo: Russel J Smith, Mossel Bay Mossel Bay is unique for its combination of terrestrial and marine environments. It’s a place to hang out and a place to do stuff. Think of a place where cloudspotting meets sky diving. Some Background Mossel Bay is located on the coast of South Africa, located exactly half way …