Historical Background Barberton, the Daisy town, was named after Henry Barber in 1884, 24 July by the Gold Commissioner David Walson, after Barber and his cousin Fred discovered gold in the area. The mining of gold in South Africa began in Barberton, where Tom McLachlan found the first traces of alluvial gold in 1874. Since then, gold fields flourished as fortune seekers flocked to the area in search of gold. Today, the town has four gold mines that are more than 100 years and still in.. read more


Bloemfontein is the capital of the Free State Province, previously known as the Orange Free State. The city is known as the 'City of Roses', or Manguang, 'the place of cheetahs' and the landscape is predominantly dry grassland. Bloemfontein is currently the judicial capital of South Africa, and the seat of the Supreme Court of Appeal. .. read more

Cape Town

Also known as 'The Mother City', Cape Town is the largest city in the Western Cape Province, and was founded as a resupply stop for the Dutch East India Company. Today, Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa, and a popular tourist destination known for its beaches, vineyards and majestic landscapes and limitless ocean. .. read more

Cato Manor

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Crossroads Township

Crossroads Township is situated in Cape Town in the Wynberg district, some 12 km east of Athlone in the Western Cape Province... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 25 February 1977.
Hangberg is an area in Hout Bay, Cape Town. It was historically the township designated for people categorised as... read more
The building, also known as The White House, is situated in Fleming Street, in close proximity to both the Railway... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 10 July 1970. Cypress Tea Gardens, Hermanus. It was... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 9 December 1988.
The construction of the original structure probably dates to 1683, but it was rebuilt to its present form, as a double-... read more
The museum is located on 8288 Khumalo Street, Orlando West (Soweto). The museum is named after one of the first... read more
King Shaka Heritage Route Memorial Complex Shakas two half brothers, Dingane and Mhlangana and his body servant Mbopa... read more
The building was erected in 1895 for the family of General JBM Hertzog who lived there until 1928. It was declared a... read more
Situated between Plein and Pretorius Streets, the square is well known as the site where Andries Hendrik Potgieter and... read more
Designed in a Dutch Renaissance style, the cornerstone of this building was laid by General Louis Botha on 18 July 1904... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 16 September 1977.
  The Hillbrow Tower (JG Strijdom tower) is a tall tower located in the suburb of Hillbrow in Johannesburg, South... read more
The property was originally granted to George Daniel Diesel in 1824. The building was presumably erected after that... read more
The lighthouse, built as a cylindrical drum standing on a rock foundation, is one of the highest such structures in... read more
The old village of Wynberg was developed during the mid-19th century when it became the preferred place of retirement... read more
This garden was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 27 December 1985.
This T-plan double storey farm house dates from approximately 1780 and is presumed to have been built by Gerrit van... read more
These two double-storey dwellings were erected in 1910 by George Thomas Hopkins. They have a number of fine Edwardian... read more
The memorial, designed by Joseph Whitehead and cast in bronze by the Thames Dillon Works, in Surrey, was unveiled on 11... read more
Click to enlarge The houses of South African Houses of Parliament are situated in Cape Town even though the seat of... read more
Gustav Preller was a well-known journalist and historian who championed the cause of the Afrikaans language. He... read more
The building is the oldest existing dwelling in the immediate vicinity of Rustenburg. Designed in a neo-classical idiom... read more
These three buildings form the historical core of Grey College, the oldest school in the Free State. Brill House and... read more
Houtbaai (Wood Bay) was named by the Dutch settlers while they explored the bay behind Table Mountain. Its beautiful... read more
Howard College was completed in 1931, and its cost of building was borne by a grant from TE Davies, a shipping magnate... read more
Housed in an 1890 Dutch reformed church in Polokwane is the Hugh Eksteen Photographic Museum. Browse through over 23000... read more