Holidays in South Africa is much more than just a fun-filled adventurous holiday, it can be educational too. Historical and cultural tours are the perfect way to learn about a country’s past (and present), and even though South Africa may be young at heart, it is rich in culture and history.
Fun Fact – South Africa has 11 Official Languages.
History and culture tours are not only for history enthusiasts, but for anyone with a keen yearning to know more about South Africa’s interesting past and complex history and culture which makes South Africa what it is today.
Why not start at the very beginning with a visit to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site where the famous skull of Mrs Ples was found.
From there make your way to the Mphebatho Museum in Soulspoort (on the border of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve) and find out more about the Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela traditions.
History and culture pre- and post-tours in Limpopo province may include a visit to the famous Modjadji Cycad Reserve – where you will hear all about the legendary Rain Queen of Lobedu. For something a little different make your way to Thohoyandou where the Venda people live and investigate local traditions such as the domba (snake) dance and the myths and legends of Lake Fundudzi and the Vondo Forest (both sacred sites). You could also combine this with a safari experience.