Three Ways to Experience Culture Shock


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As a country rich in both ancient and contemporary history, South Africa’s culture can be experienced everywhere from tribal villages to vibrant cities. No matter where you go and what extreme culture shock you may experience, the warm hospitality of the people will leave you feeling welcome and eager to return again and again.

Walk the Halls of South Africa's History

Discover a significant period in the story of Cape Town and South Africa. Take a ferry ride across Table Bay to Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The turbulent history of the island unfolds during a guided tour, and the struggles of South Africa’s freedom fighters are brought to light as you view the infamous prison and the cell in which Nelson Mandela was confined for 27 years. This island, formerly a whaling station, also boasts a beautiful nature reserve.

Feel the Spirit of Ubuntu

Explore Ndebele, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Zulu traditions at Lesedi Cultural Village in Gauteng by participating in traditional singing and dancing, feasting at a Pan African buffet, waking up to the sounds of traditional maskande guitar or squash-box and more!

Explore township life in Soweto

You haven't really experienced life in South Africa until you've visited a township, and Soweto is the largest of them all. Famous for its role in the struggle against apartheid, and there are now many sites of historical significance, including Vilakazi Street, once home to Nobel Peace Prize winners Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

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