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Sublime Sanbona

Sublime Sanbona
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As any born-and-bred Capetonian will tell you, one of the few things we envy of the city slickers in Joburg, is their ability to hop into a car and head off to the Kruger Park (at a moment’s notice) for a quick respite from the daily grind of city living. I...
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“Just remember they are wild animals”, a warning from Rudi, our game ranger, as we disembark our game vehicle. We’d been tracking two male Cheetah near the Northern Gate of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve for about an hour and had finally spotted them (no pun intende...
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Waterford Wine Estate – Wonderful Wine at Waterford
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It’s a beautiful sunny day, and I can tell the day is going to be hot. I’m heading down the highway towards Stellenbosch, watching the mountains come ever closer. My goal is the Waterford Wine Estate. To my mind this little winery is the jewel in the Stellenbo...
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10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa
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Combine your trip to South Africa, whether it be for a wedding, safari or sight-seeing, with a relaxing, revitalising visit to a health spa and experience Africa at it's finest. Our favourite 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa are, in no particular order ....
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10 Eateries with Views for Lunch (or Sundowners)
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Dust off the winter cobwebs, get outside and breathe in the splendour of our South African summer with spectacular views, fresh air, great wine and succulent foods. We have highlighted some of the locations where you can treat yourselves to top class dining wi...
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Waterval Drift Rest Stop in the Karoo
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When visiting the Karoo, you’re sure to hear about the incredibly scenic Meiringspoort Pass, an alternative to Thomas Bain’s remarkable feat of engineering: The Swartberg Pass. But what you may not hear about, is something we found quite by accident while trav...
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Quad Biking in Cape Town

Quad Biking in Cape Town
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I have a large powerful machine between my legs and it’s purring like a kitten. Get your mind out of the gutter: it’s a quadbike! Entertaining two teenage boys that had been stranded in Cape Town for a week longer than intended (Icelandic volcanoes and such...
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A Leap of Faith at Bloukrans

A Leap of Faith at Bloukrans
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I like to play it tough and in my youth often said: “I’ll try anything once”. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become considerably less fearless and when presented with an opportunity to put my money where my mouth is, I now find myself wondering why I should do the...
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10 Sexiest Hotels in South Africa – Pictures to Inspire
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10 Sexiest South African Hotels (in no particular order)... Singa Town Todge (Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape) The Lofts Boutique Hotel (Thesen Islands, Knysna, Garden Route) Hartford House (Mooi River, KwaZulu Natal Midlands) The Oyster Box Hotel (...
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Kruger National Park photographs

Two months ago, I embarked on a 2 week road trip of South Africa, including a week in our most famous game reserve: the Kruger National Park. This was my first visit, and my mind still boggles at the sheer size of the Kruger park and the magnificence of its un...
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10 Romantic Hideaways – Pictures to Inspire
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Romantic venues to inspire travellers with the beauty of our country. A small range of some of the most romantic establishments from hotels and lodges to b&bs and self catering establishments, all suitable for couples looking for a little romance ...
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Breakfast at Cafe Albert in the little Karoo town, Prince Albert
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Possibly the best breakfast I’ve ever had and a mean cappuccino to boot is at Café Albert in the little Karoo town, Prince Albert. I can’t claim to be a connoisseur, but a weekend isn’t a weekend for me until I’ve gone out for breakfast. As such, I’ve tried br...
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10 Amazing Game Lodges – Pictures to Inspire
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10 Amazing Game Lodges (in no particular order): Safari Lodge at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, Thanda Private Game Reserve, Ivory Lodge at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve, Tree Camp at Londolozi Private Game Reserve, Msenge Bush Lodge at Pumba Private Game Res...
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Skeleton Gorge hiking trail

Skeleton Gorge hiking trail
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For visitors to Cape Town, a trip up the iconic Table Mountain is usually at the top of the to-do list, as obvious an excursion as visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or licking gelato in Rome. But instead of hopping on the Cable Car for a less-than-10-minute ...
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