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
The property was purchased in 1817 by PJ Truter, the local customs collector, who probably built its dwelling. In 1868... read more
This memorial was erected towards the end of 1902, on the highest point in Johannesburg; Observatory Ridge.  It... read more
Declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 25 October 1974.
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 1981.
The Irene Concentration Camp. Source: Irene was the site of one of the concentration camps set up to... read more
Polokwane Museum, housed in the Irish House. © This house is an example of Victorian... read more
The Irma Stern museum is dedicated to Irma Stern who was among the most renowned artist from South Africa. Stern lived... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 28 March 1969.