Nelson Mandela’s South Africa
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (or Tata Madiba, as he’s more affectionately known) left an indelible mark on the history and culture of South Africa. While some places related to his life have become tourist attractions over time, it’s the lesser-known spots—Jetty 1 in Cape Town, the Capture Site in Howick, and the Saxon Hotel (where he wrote Long Walk to Freedom)—that are really worth visiting. To learn even more about Madiba, time your trip to Nelson Mandela International Day, celebrated every July 18 in memory of his birthday. On this day, it’s become a tradition for South Africans living in urban areas to partake in various community volunteer projects.