Africa is the home of our evolutionary transformation into human beings, so it comes as no surprise that the world’s best collection of information on the origins of humans is housed there. The Origins Centre in Johannesburg is a celebration of human history bound to please any visitor to South... more »
The Sterkfontein Caves are home to some of the most significant scientific discoveries of our time. Fossils of plants, animals and ancient humans have been found here, dating back millions of years. The limestone caves hold some of the deepest secrets of our race, allowing us to unravel the riddles... more »
The Apartheid Museum is one of the most vivid recounts of South Africa’s story, illustrating the rise and fall of the apartheid era. Despite the unsettling nature of some of the exhibits, the museum is a highlight of any visit to Johannesburg, offering an irreplaceable look back into South Africa’s... more »
Constitution Hill is the place to go to see South Africa’s unjust past transition into a democratic freedom – it’s both the site of the Old Fort Prison Complex and the seat of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. The National Heritage site has witnessed some of the most turbulent... more »
Johannesburg, known locally as 'Jo’burg', is the gateway city to Africa from Australia. As the country’s flagship carrier, South African Airways has an extensive network both domestically and internationally.
There is no shortage of services from Australia to South Africa. [...]
The note on the itinerary is specific: "Evening wear on the Blue Train is elegant and gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket and tie."
I read it for the first time as we are about to depart for our flight to Johannesburg and stuff a jacket and tie in the bottom of my suitcase while my wife scrambles to find an appropriate frock.
The Blue Train is an African institution born out of the steam locomotives that in the 1920s thundered between Johannesburg and Cape Town, carrying passengers connecti [...]