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Seven Exciting Upcoming South African Festivals

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South Africans love to celebrate and in order to share their celebrations with friends, family, neighbors and visitors, a number of festivals have been established throughout the country.  From literary and oyster festivals to festivals celebrating music and holidays, there’s no shortage of the type of fun and excitement that appeals to everyone, from online casino players to nature lovers. Some of South Africa’s most inspiring and energetic festivals include: Grahamstown National Arts Festival The annual Grahamstown National Arts Festival is South Africa’s biggest and best-known arts festival. The celebration to South African art is spread out over 11days and  60 venues (such as theatres, churches, schools) as well as in various outdoor locations for the street performances. It takes place in Grahamstown (also known as Makhanda) which is located in the center of the country. There are two programs, a …

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Travel blogger Meruschka Govender, aka MzansiGirl, has passed away

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Travel blogger and social media influencer, Meruschka Govender, better known South Africa’s MzansiGirl, has passed away. Thirty-eight years strong, Govender passed away on 15 January after a long and private battle with cancer. Traveller24 described her as “an exceptional force at harnessing the power of the internet and social media, to break down borders, barriers and excite people about getting to know this African continent we call home. She used it to smash archaic stereotypes and urban legends.” Born in Durban, Govender shared her travel experiences and passion for South Africa with her bubbly personality and zest for life, which hugely influenced SA’s tourism and travel industry. Here, Mariette Du Toit-Helmbold, CEO of Destinate says of Govender: You’ve helped pave the way for female travel in particular on the continent and I along with many others are more committed than …

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