I'm a sucker for old stuff. People, history, antiques, photographs, books, magazines, all of it. I found these vintage travel posters promoting South Africa and think they are too amazing not to share.
These images not only all show how far the tourism and design industries have come, they're a symbol of an exceptionally thrilling era of travel. Ships, airplanes and railway lines had been developed and the world was becoming a 'smaller' place in the sense that it became increasingly easy to explore - at the very least far easier than the undertakings of Livingstone's era.
This old tourism video gives us a great glimpse into typical South African holidays during the Apartheid era.
I showed this video to my parents who remembered how Durban was the place for a December summer holiday back in the day. Joburgers flooded the N3 stopping at Wimpy on the way to get to the seaside and cars were packed with umbrellas, padkos and beach gear.
I love the bikinis, trampolines and British voiceover!