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Best Places to Stay on the Midlands Meander
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Picture this: fields of swaying grasslands, slowly ambling cattle chewing the cud, undulating green hills that stretch as far as the eye can see, farmlands - sand roads curving just out of sight, country lanes lined with hedgerows, beautiful mountains off in t...
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The 27 April is Freedom Day in South Africa. It’s a public holiday (this year Freedom Day in South Africa falls on a Friday, making a mini holiday of the last weekend of the month). But more than the opportunity to get away from it all (the following Tue...
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The Cradle of Humankind South Africa gives a first-hand account of mankind’s roots. Your ancestry starts right here. You’re home. Watch this ... Well over 2 million years ago when the rocky outcrops and highveld grasslands just outside Johannesbur...
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Best Places to Stay on the Panorama Route
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The Panorama Route winds its way through the Mpumalanga highlands of the north-eastern section of the Drakensberg’s great escarpment. The Panorama Route is easily one of South Africa’s most scenic self-drives, and certainly one of its most popular. That it i...
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Best Places to Stay on Route 62, the World’s Longest Wine Route
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Choose from these 10 best places to stay on Route 62, South Africa. The drive is considered the world’s longest wine route. The scenic route meanders through the Klein Karoo and Langkloof fruit valley, and along the way there are plenty of places to stay. N...
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Compelling Facts about South Africa’s New President
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South Africa recently rid itself of its president when the ruling ANC party ordered Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state. Within 24 hours, and unopposed, it elected Cyril Ramaphosa as South Africa’s new president. This followed a raid on the Gupta famil...
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15 Inland South African Villages That are on Everyone’s Travel List
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What makes a village a village? And where will you find South African villages? A village, by definition, is slightly smaller than a town, but bigger than a hamlet. Often people call them towns anyway as the differences between them are so slight. Genera...
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10 Dropdead Gorgeous Places to Visit on the East Coast of South Africa
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The East Coast of South Africa is vast. So vast that it’s not known as the ‘East Coast’, the way the West Coast is known as the ‘West Coast’ - probably because the Eastern Cape makes up such a large portion of it, leading to confusion. But also because t...
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The Best Hiking Trails in the Eastern Cape
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South Africa’s Eastern Cape has some of the best hiking trails in the country. We struggled to narrow down our choice but you can choose from a longer list of Eastern Cape hiking trails here. Our selection below includes mostly multi-day hiking trails Easte...
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Cape Town Water Supply – What is the City Doing?
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The water supply in Cape Town is on everyone’s lips. Particularly now that the crisis is declared a national state of disaster (freeing up ‘special funds’ through Treasury to deal with the drought in multiple provinces). Water dominates dinner table conv...
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Outside the Box Ideas for the Best of Travel in South Africa
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For your next holiday think differently... Look at getting the best of Travel in South Africa from a new perspective. Because we’ve a few novel and creative outside the box ideas to share with you. Each of the accommodation options below is unconventi...
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The Most Romantic Places to Stay in Johannesburg
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Romance doesn’t always mean Victorian-style furniture and canopied beds (although some of these romantic places to stay in Johannesburg do just that!), romance also comes as refined, understated elegance. And so we’ve handpicked a mix of romantic places to ...
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Why The best of Cape Town is found in the ‘burbs
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The best of Cape Town is found in these suburbs... Cape Town’s city bowl is vibrant, cosmopolitan, and a major attraction for visitors to the Mother City, despite the drought. But you could be missing the bigger picture to assume this is the best of Cape T...
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It’s Not Far to the Karoo from Cape Town
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The Karoo from Cape Town is not as far as you think. You have only to take the N1 across the Cape fold mountains to Worcester - not even two hours’ drive - to experience South Africa’s version of the Outback. In fact, you can’t get to Johannesburg from C...
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