Four must-see Heritage Sites with Citiliner
Heritage Day on 24 September is a celebration of us: Our diversity, our culture and the one-of-a-kind natural beauty that defines our open spaces. Here at Citiliner, where you can buy affordable bus tickets to most corners of South Africa, we’re all about heritage and being proud when it comes to the story of us.
So, this year, as with all years, we’re celebrating our extraordinary heritage sites, both natural and manmade.
Here then are four of those that you should visit as you plan for the Heritage Day long weekend.
1. Robben Island, Cape Town
Not much more can be said about the most famous historical heritage site of them all. Yes, Robben Island! Made most famous by Nelson Mandela’s incarceration, its extraordinary human history actually umbrellas hundreds of years. Some of the other famous names held on the island include the Xhosa prophet, Makhanda Nxele, some 150 years before Nelson Mandela was even born. Catch a Citiliner bus to Cape Town and then make your way to the famous Robben Island.
2. Pilgrim’s Rest, Mpumalanga
One of the most intriguing visits in South Africa gives light to an era long gone and a town, which, believe it or not, was once the epicentre of South Africa’s gold rush. Its small, quirky essence is now matched only by its sense of history and place in South Africa and is definitely a Lowveld visit worth taking. There is magic to be found in its story! Travel with our Citiliner coach on the Phalaborwa to Johannesburg Via Nelspruit service where you can get off at our Hazyview stop and then make your way to Pilgrim’s Rest.
3. The Cradle of Human Kind, Gauteng
With a history that runs for millions of years, the Cradle of Human Kind is not only an extraordinary visit for its sheer, khaki-draped beauty but more so for its sense of place in our global story. Home to the Sterkfontein caves and some of the world’s oldest hominid skeletons, it is a day’s wonder of ancient history. It is worth a visit so close to Joburg, and one that the whole family will love! Book your Citiliner bus ticket to Johannesburg and make your way to The Cradle of Human Kind.
4. Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape, Northern Cape
Far from the lives that most of us live, tucked away in the north-west corner of South Africa, is a heritage landscape of endless horizons and an epic sense of emptiness. It is the Richtersveld, which contains some of the oldest peoples and habits on the planet, and an absolute sense of pure Africaness. It’s the perfect getaway! Book your Citiliner bus ticket to Kimberly and make your way up to Richtersveld’s Cultural and Botanical Landscape
But, here at Citiliner, where you can get affordable bus tickets to Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and most places in between, we can only hope that these four will give you some idea about how to best celebrate a day that is, quite literally, a day dedicated to us.
Without a doubt, we are all are worth celebrating, after all – every last one of us!
So, book your trip with Citiliner today through our 24-hour reservations centre: 011 611 8000 | 087 352 0352 or visit us at www.citiliner.co.za.
Happy Heritage Day!