Post Tagged with: "History"

Leisure Activities

It’s spring, bokkie!

September 6, 2019, Author: bianca

Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve It’s spring and also Heritage Month, which means it’s time to go wild about all things proudly South African. Take a break from the city and discover the awe-inspiring natural heritage of the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve. Nestled in […]

Arts & Culture

Women in Statues

August 1, 2019, Author: bianca

You strike a woman, you strike a rock Did you know that National Women’s Day has its origins right here in our hometown? On 9 August 1956 about 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings with one goal: A petition to do away with […]

Arts & Culture

Historical Musings

May 20, 2019, Author: bianca

The capital city, is a cultural hotspot – rich in history and local traditions. There are museums sprinkled throughout the city – some dedicated to a specific subject matter, some more obscure and niche and others commemorating specific events in the Country’s history. THE VOORTREKKER […]

Arts & Culture

Tossing coins at the SA Mint Museum

January 14, 2019, Author: Danita Pilley

Whether you are interested in the history of the coin, the Krugerrand or investing in a couple of collectables, the South African Mint Museum is surprisingly interesting, and its recent revamp definitely does its coin collections justice. READ MORE ON TRAVEL HERE Deciding to revamp […]

Leisure Activities

A Day or Two in Pretoria

November 21, 2018, Author: Danita Pilley

Right, so you’ve been living in Pretoria for how long now? And you’ve never seen the Voortrekker Monument let alone taken a selfie with the cats at the Anne Van Dyk Cheetah Centre? Seriously? Do you ever leave the house? Well lucky for you, we […]

Arts & Culture, City Guide

A Trip Down Memory Lane

September 7, 2018, Author: Shevaun Mc Creedy

Named after the famous Voortrekker, Andries Pretorius, who lead the victory over Dingane and the Zulus in the Battle of Blood River, the Jacaranda City has an impressive cultural history. On a trip to the CBD of Pretoria, you will be taken back a couple of years, with notable historic buildings […]