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CAR RENTALS

CAR RENTALS – since public transportation is limited to bus lines (and their service often tapers off during the evening), renting a car may be a preferable (if pricier) option to getting around in Cape Town. Those renting a car should certainly get a map to become familiarized with the main streets and routes (such […]

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Afrikaans Language Monument

Afrikaans Language Monument (Gabbema Doordrift Drive, Paarl Mountain, Paarl) – located 45 minutes east of downtown Cape Town (via N1), and built in 1975, this monument was designed by architect Jan van Wijk. It acknowledges the influence of a variety of languages (such as Dutch, Malay, Malay-Portuguese, Arabic, French, German, English, and the indigenous Khoi […]

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Absa Money Museum

Absa Money Museum (187 Fox Street, Johannesburg) — Situated in the stylish Absa Towers West building in the heart of the cultural metropolis that is the Johannesburg CBD, the Money Museum is home to the most complete collection of South African numismatic items in the world. When one thinks of money, coins, banknotes, credit cards […]

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About South Africa

Archeologists and historical researchers note that the San and Khoekhoe peoples (a.k.a. Bushmen and Hottentots or Khoikhoi) were the original indigenous residents of South Africa (in particular, the western part of the country – now known as Cape Province). In addition, the Bantu-speaking people who had moved into the north-eastern and eastern regions from the […]