Africa

The Slave Lodge

the-slave-lodgePrevalence of slavery in African land for many years is known to everyone and forms significant part of history of that continent. The Slave Lodge is a standing example this customary practice of that period. It has witnessed the slave trade for years and gives a fair understanding of slavery in the ancient times.The Slave Lodge, also known as the “Iziko Slave Lodge” is located at the 49th Adderley Street in Cape Town, Africa. One can also find the House of Parliament adjacent to the Lodge. Now turned into a museum, the Slave Lodge has undergone several name changes such as Old Supreme Court, Read More...

The Great Pyramid of Giza

the-great-pyramid-of-gizaThe Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the most prominent landmarks in the African continent. Situated on the banks of river Nile, at a distance of 20 km from Cairo, it symbolizes the Nile Valley Civilization which is one of the oldest civilizations of the world. The Great Pyramid of Giza was built as a tomb for Pharaoh Khufu belonging to the fourth dynasty of Egypt. Though the pyramid is seemingly simple and perfect in design, its purpose and architecture are not yet fully understood. This pyramid is also known as the Pyramid of Cheops and it is the only surviving structure of the old Seven Wonders of World. Read More...

Constitution Hill

constitution-hill-johannesburgThe country of South Africa has vast history of wars and freedom fighters. Various prisons were established during their struggle for justice, human rights, anti-slavery and freedom in African. Constitutional Hill built in Braamfontein, a suburb of Johannesburg, is one of these important structures that give reminder of complicated times in history of Africa. The Constitution Hill is situated at the 1st Kotze Street in Braamfontein, in the northern part of Johannesburg. It narrates an extraordinary story of South African lands that give visitors glimpse in the history of Africa. Inaugurated as the Hill on Human Rights Day Read More...

Afrikaans Language Monument – Monument for African Language Preservation.

afrikaans-language-monument-for-african-language-preservationThe continent of Africa is well known for its ancient culture and historical events. It has always struggled to maintain its traditional acknowledgment throughout the world. One such attempt is made through the erection of the Afrikaans Language Monument. Situated on a hill overlooking the Paarl town in South Africa’s Western Cape Town, the monument is also referred to as the “Taal Monument”. Afrikaans is one of the chief official languages of South Africa and the third most spoken language in the country. The language has made remarkable growth and preserved its rich historic and culture. The term “Afrikaan” Read More...

Voortrekker Monument – Commemorates the Pioneer History

voortrekker-monument-commemorates-the-pioneer-historyVoortrekker Monument, situated in the south of Pretoria, South Africa, is a unique historic and cultural attraction that attracts a large of number of crowd from every corner of the world every year. It is a unique monument situated in a wonderful setting and commemorates the history of Afrikaner and the Pioneer history of the country. Today, Voortrekker Monument is the most visited site of its kind and also amongst the best historical attractions in South Africa. On 8th July 2011, South African Heritage Resource Agency declared the Voortrekker Monument as a National Heritage Site. The magnificent monument Read More...