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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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5 Authentic Travel Experiences in South Africa
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On the lips of many travellers are the words: ‘authentic travel experiences’ - it’s something of a hot topic, and we’re all burning to have them. The pursuit of meaningful travel is the move away from simply ticking off a list of top attractions in well-tra...
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South African Languages – A Quick Guide (including how to say ‘hello’)
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South African languages number 11. What are the official languages? There are 11 officially recognised languages - English, Afrikaans, Ndebele, Sepedi, Xhosa, Venda, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Zulu, Swazi, or SiSwati, and Tsonga. And dialects? There are furth...
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The Kalahari Desert in South Africa reveals its secrets
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The Kalahari Desert looks like a desert, by all appearances is a desert, and yet it’s something of a conundrum because it is, in fact, not a desert. The Kalahari Desert in South Africa, is not a desert Africa’s southernmost desert gets too much rain, for...
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Do You Know These 10 Unusual South African facts?
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Unusual South African Facts ~ Everyone already knows that South Africa has an exceptional constitution, the longest wine route in the world, is the only country in the world to voluntarily abandon its nuclear weapon programme, and is so diverse it boasts deser...
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10 Top Things to Do in the Overberg Area of the Western Cape
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The Cape Overberg area of the Western Cape is one of South Africa’s treasures. It lies, demurely, over the berg from Somerset West, often neglected by those intent on reaching the Garden Route, unaware that beyond the Hottentot Holland Mountain range lies a...
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The 20 Best SMALL Beach Towns in South Africa
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It’s not difficult to get swept up by the wildness of Kruger, the elegance of the Winelands, or the sophistication of Cape Town. But it is the small beach towns in South Africa that get to the heart of what it is to experience the country’s diversity - its ...
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Drought in Cape Town – Where to Go to Escape the Crisis
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The Mother City is feeling the heat as the drought in Cape Town becomes a grim reality. The city is up against Level 6b water restrictions of only 50 litres per person per day, and the impending doom of Day Zero, without water, looms... The drought in Ca...
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Travel Bucket List 2018 – Unusual South African Destinations
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Unusual South African destinations make up our travel bucket list for 2018. Bucket lists by definition contain experiences one hopes to experience in this life. This travel bucket list is for those of you who love travelling South Africa, but have run out of i...
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Best Trail Running Routes in South Africa
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South Africans love trail running. It’s that taking on trails, climbing mountains and racing through forests thing that appears to have bitten hard. It isn’t surprising really, given the legions of mountain bike singletrack up for grabs across the country. ...
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10 Gorgeous Guest Houses in the Free State
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These gorgeous guest houses in the Free State will come as a welcome surprise. Gone is the dizzying chintz and outdated style often associated with this part of the country. These Free State guest houses are compelling, elegantly furnished and easy on th...
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