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Fun and festivities in South Africa - celebrations, festivals and cultural events

The island (wine tasting centre) and Jonkershoek Mountains, Stark-Condé Wines Like people of most countries of the world, South Africans love all kinds of holidays and widely celebrate them. Both worldwide and national holidays of the state are celebrated here. Many South African holidays have roots going deep into antiquity. In the Republic, any celebration or festival is painted in the local color. At any time of the year, this country hosts celebrations timed to various holidays. The innate love for fun and well-developed fantasy make festivals and parties taking place in South Africa colorful and fiery.
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New Year in South Africa starts with Cape Town New Year's Carnival. At this time, of dancing and singing people wearing bright costumes pass through the city streets. The Cape Cun Music Festival is held in the city from January 1 to 17. The majority of the local population professes Christianity, so Christmas is widely celebrated on December 25, as well as Thanksgiving Day.
On March 24, the Taste of Cape Town Food & Wine Festival begins in Cape Town. For several days, chefs from all over the country compete in who is the best to prepare various dishes of the national cuisine of South Africa, which was influenced by different peoples and countries. At the end of March and at the beginning of April, the Peach Festival takes place on the Tonteldoos farm. The farm is just a couple of hours drive from the capital of South Africa, so many fruit lovers come here to enjoy them. Peaches can be fresh or used for the preparation of a variety of dishes and even peach moonshine. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Easter is an official holiday in South Africa. It is widely celebrated in spring throughout the country. The city of Northam holds the OppiKoppi Folk Music Festival, while the most crowded event is a pilgrimage of people to Zion City. The day after Easter, South Africans celebrate Family Day. During its celebration, relatives visit each other's homes or go for picnics outside the city as families.
To see the multifaceted and diverse culture of such a multinational country as South Africa with your own eyes, be sure to check out Grahamstown National Arts Festival. From June 30 to July 9, all kinds of exhibitions, performances and concerts are organized as part of the festival. Talented people demonstrate to the public their achievements and creations in various arts. Every July, the small resort town of Knysna on the coast of the Indian Ocean becomes the venue for the Oyster Festival, which is very popular throughout South Africa. The highlight of its program is a competition in the preparation various dishes from these marine creatures. When the dishes are ready, there are eating contests. Another interesting event is the waiters' race demonstrating their art in serving ready meals and drinks to restaurant visitors. The festival program includes boat races, concerts, and many entertainment events.
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The Whale Festival is annually held in late September in Hermanus, a town hidden in a beautiful bay on the Atlantic coast. The largest mammals on the planet swim here to give birth and nurse the offspring. Special observation platforms have been equipped on the rocks of the bay so that you can watch this process. During the festival, in the city, you can listen to lectures on whales or attend specialized seminars and exhibitions. Competitions and fairs are organized for kids. Art exhibitions, concerts and theatrical performances are held throughout the city.
Newtown, Johannesburg Every September Johannesburg hosts Living Art Festival. It has long become one of the most famous cultural events in South Africa. During its days, musical concerts, dancing and singing performances are held on stages throughout the city. The last day of the festival is traditionally dedicated to jazz. A big jazz concert is organized on the lake on the outskirts of Johannesburg. In November, in the city of Rustler, one of the most original holidays in South Africa is celebrated - Cherry Festival. Every year, up to 20,000 guests visit Rustler for its sake. The fragrance of fruit trees is everywhere, people enjoy picnics and competitions such as Miss Cherry Blossom and Miss Cherry Stone.
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Uniques spots of South Africa

Gansbaai Beach

From the series “Dangerous and Treacherous Beaches That Can Be Lethal”
In South Africa there are as many beaches that are dangerous because of the sharks. One must definitely mention the beach, which is located on the territory of the town of Gansbaai. This coastal stretch is also known as the Great White Shark Capital, which can be translated as the World Capital of the Great White Haie. And that's true. For many years, the coast has remained as a habitat for the most dangerous marine mammals. Several inexperienced tourists were injured by the sharks. Many recreational seekers notice the caution signs on the coast as well as not at all.

Many tourists find these dangers even exciting. Gansbaai is rich in the underwater attractions that can be discovered in the coastal waters, so this area is very popular with the divers. Although some of them are ... Read all

Fish Hoek Beach

From the series “Dangerous and Treacherous Beaches That Can Be Lethal”
In the Republic of South Africa you should rather avoid the beach of Fish Hoek, which is one of the most dangerous beaches in the world due to frequent shark attacks. Cape Town's coast has always been the habitat of white sharks. On the Fish Hoek beach, you can encounter these dangerous predators even in the shallows, near the coast. The number of attacks that had fatal outcome is not only the highest in the country but throughout the world.

In order to protect the recreation seekers, the special protection nets were placed on the coast, but unfortunately they can not guarantee full safety. The work of local saviors is anything but enviable - regularly they have to clear the coast of the corpses of the people who were attacked by the predators.

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European Hotels Post Poor Results of November 2020

The continued COVID-19 lockdowns ruined the performance of virtually all European markets. The key performance metrics are way below the 2019 levels. For example, hotels in Brussels and Belgium, in general, saw a dreadful decline in occupancy. It was only 13.1% in November 2020, falling by 82.9% compared to October 2019. ADR lost 32.8% to 77.80 euro, and RevPAR lost 88.5%, reaching only 10.21 euro. Needless to say, the capital of Belgium is not used to such poor performance. The occupancy and RevPAR in November were poor even for the coronavirus year – these are the worst results since May. ADR, in its turn, was the lowest for the entire year. Read this

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Attractions and entertainment in top cities of South Africa

Cape Town
Greenpoint Park is located near the center of the city. This is a perfect place to relax on a hot day and enjoy the beautiful flora of the park. Rondebosch Golf Course is considered the most popular golf club in the city. Both beginners and experienced players will find this place very comfortable. Skilled coaches … Read more
Johannesburg
The reserve has got its name not by an accident - its territory is inhabited by several families of lions. There are also more than 20 other species of the local fauna in the reserve. This place is also the location of a beautiful grotto Miracle Cave. The age of the grotto is more than two million years. An excursion … Read more
Pretoria
People who like walking along the picturesque places will like Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary. It was named after the great ornithologist; more than one hundred of birds’ types live in this quite small nursery. It is noted fact that they live in the natural conditions. Travelers who will lucky to visit Pretoria in … Read more
Stellenbosch
These are not the only landmarks suitable for travelers with children. Guests of Stellenbosch might enjoy a visit to a small private zoo, Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre. This is a great place to see typical African fauna – giraffes and zebras, buffalos and gazelles. Fans of thrilling experiences will have … Read more

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