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Exploring Culture across Africa, the Mother Continent

From street art in Soweto to visiting a traditional Maasai village in Kenya, here are the best ways to immerse yourself in the fascinating, rich, and varied culture that you will discover across Africa.
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Scibono Discovery Centre, Miriam Makeba Street, corner of President Street, Newtown, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa
On the western edge of downtown Johannesburg, a neighborhood named Newtown has emerged as the city’s cultural heart. Once a gritty industrial center, Newtown is now a gathering place for South African writers, artists, and musicians. Begin your...
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Klapmuts - Simondium Rd, Simondium, Paarl, 7670, South Africa
About an hour outside of Cape Town, Babylonstoren is one of South Africa’s oldest werfs, or farmyards. In 2010, Karen Roos, a former editor at South Africa’s Elle Decoration, reimagined the property as a fantasy farm stay with an...
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Masvingo, Zimbabwe
"Zimbabwe" means "the house of stone" and is named after the 11th century kingdom and trading city we now call Great Zimbabwe. This National Monument is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the southeast corner of the country is one place not...
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Hwange, Zimbabwe
Overseas Adventure Travel’s Ultimate Africa itinerary lives up to its name. Travelers explore four countries—Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe—including opportunities to visit thundering Victoria Falls, spot majestic elephants in Chobe...