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Opened in 2012, the Soweto Theatre is by far the most striking piece of architecture in Soweto, if not in all of Johannesburg. Looming above the busy Jabulani township, the building consists of three huge, primary coloured cubes that look like a giant’s building blocks. Each cube — one red, one blue, and one yellow — contains a separate “black box” performance venue inside the theatre.
Regina Mundi Church — Regina Mundi means “Queen of the World” in Latin — was built in 1964 and is the largest Roman Catholic Church in South Africa. The church has 2,000 seats and can accommodate up to 5,000 people in total.
Regina Mundi looks rather unobtrusive from the outside, despite its considerable size. But inside, the church’s history is palpable. Rows and rows of simple wooden pews sit beneath a wide triangular roof and a large but simple crucifix hangs in the pulpit.
Once a busy mining area, now the gateway to Kruger as the only town on its borders, Ba-Phalaborwa is a unique enclave in Limpopo surrounded by protected areas.
Soaring temperatures in summer, it's one of the warmest spots in South Africa during winter, making for ideal holidays when you want to escape the chill and maybe see a lion up close.