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Keeping Busy at Chrislin Bed and Breakfast
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Keeping Busy at Chrislin Bed and Breakfast

The Chrislin Bed & Breakfast is a family-owned establishment that pairs good, old-fashioned Eastern Cape friendliness and warmth with an undeniable African look and feel. With mud and thatch huts nestled amongst the citrus orchards, there is little wonder that Chrislin remains the retreat of choice for so many visitors from around the world. Chrislin Bed & Breakfast is situated in Addo, and only minutes from the Addo Elephant Park. In addition, it is only about an hour (or less) from Nelson Mandela Bay. This makes it accessible, convenient and, importantly, free of the threat of mal...
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Luxury Health Resorts In Mpumalanga
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Luxury Health Resorts In Mpumalanga

Nothing compares to the sheer indulgence of a health resort, where your body, mind and soul are treated to refreshing and ultimately relaxing treatments. Some resorts are more medically-oriented in their approach, which results in more stringent eating programmes and fitness regimes. Others are more about beauty and relaxation, pampering guests during their stay. Just be sure that you are completely aware of which option you require and that the resort you choose caters to your needs. Some if the Finest Luxury Health Resorts in Mpumalanga Amani Spa at Walkersons Hotel and Spa The world-clas...
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Volunteering at The Two Oceans Aquarium
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Volunteering at The Two Oceans Aquarium

I have been volunteering at the Two Oceans Aquarium in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town for about three months now and all I can say is wow, what a fantastic experience. I can see why it is such a popular tourist attraction. I had to take part in a seven week training course every Saturday morning and pass the weekly test that was set. I luckily passed with flying colours and so began the start of my amazing journey. My first shift started at the microscope section, the one place where you can see things you never imagined possible, It is definitely worth swinging by just to see incredible...
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9 Child-Friendly Places To Stay In Cape Town – Choices When Travelling With Kids
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9 Child-Friendly Places To Stay In Cape Town – Choices When Travelling With Kids

Cape Town is a top tourist destination. People fly in on a daily basis to experience its mountain(s), sea, wine, food and general joie de vivre. And many of them come with children. Finding a hotel or guest house that is genuinely child-friendly is not as easy as it sounds, so here are a couple of pointers in the right direction. A venue is really family-friendly if it has any, or most of, the following: Their policy includes children of all ages They can provide cots They can provide babysitting They have a fully fitted kitchen that includes washing machine and/or tumble drye...
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Camping In Baviaanskloof
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Camping In Baviaanskloof

Baviaanskloof is an area just 120 kilometres west of Port Elizabeth, nestled within rugged mountains and boasting an endless variety of nature’s finest to enthral those that love the outdoors. Its untouched beauty, seclusion and abundance make Baviaanskloof one of the country’s most idyllic camping spots. The entire area of Baviaans includes the Baviaanskloof Mountain Range as well as the small towns of Willowmore and Steytlerville. While small, these towns have a very distinct culture of their own, which creates a definite vibe around this Karoo Heartland area of the Eastern Cape. Summ...
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5 Reasonably Priced Romantic Retreats in South Africa
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5 Reasonably Priced Romantic Retreats in South Africa

Romance should never be put on hold because your bank account does not seem to cooperate. There are a number of places throughout this spectacular country in which couples can enjoy a getaway together without dipping into ‘the red’. Of course, a romantic escape is always special and worth saving up for, so we have selected some of the more reasonable retreats that promise a very special experience... 5 Reasonably Priced Romantic Retreats in South Africa 1. The Old Jail, Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape Not only is this historical building an experience on its own - stone walls half a metre...
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I Wanna Go Camping! 10 Unique Campsites in KwaZulu-Natal
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I Wanna Go Camping! 10 Unique Campsites in KwaZulu-Natal

There is something about camping that brings us automatically closer to nature without, and for some our nature within. Perhaps it's the derth of cement or tiles underfoot, and the tendency to go barefoot. Or simply that every gust of wind, intense ray of sunshine or drop of rain against the cheek is that much more accessible. In KwaZulu Natal, with the Drakensberg and the coastline on your doorstep, camping is something of a no-brainer. And whilst the popular camping resorts like the Dolphin Holiday Resort in Ballito, Mahai in Bergville and Richards Bay Caravan Park are humming spaces idea...
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I Wanna Go Camping! 6 Great Campsites in Mpumalanga
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I Wanna Go Camping! 6 Great Campsites in Mpumalanga

With the Kruger National Park on your doorstep how can anything possibly compete, when it comes to camping? Popular campsites like Berg-en-Dal, Maroela, Satara, Balule and Letaba tend to place other camping experiences in the shade, when it comes to bush camping holidays. But Mpumalanga is not the Kruger alone. Mpumalanga also embraces forests, mountains, gushing rivers and waterfalls, mountain passes that make you gasp and some of the most magnificent scenery in the country. The province is not dubbed 'paradise country' for nothing and big game is not the only draw card, albeit a major ...
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I Wanna Go Camping! 8 Great Campsites In Limpopo
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I Wanna Go Camping! 8 Great Campsites In Limpopo

You are going to love the collection of campsites we've put together for you for the Limpopo, the country's most northern province. Because the Limpopo not only has the northern reaches of the Kruger National Park on its western flank but it also boasts the Waterberg, Mapungubwe National Park, the Magoebaskloof, and the Marakele National Park to captivate both visitors and locals. With so many popular campsites already to choose from – Satara in the Kruger, the ATKV Klein-Kariba in Bela Bela, and the ATKV Eiland Spa at Letsitele as examples – we thought to bring you a selection of sites som...
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I Wanna Go Camping! 5 Great Spots in Gauteng and the North West Province
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I Wanna Go Camping! 5 Great Spots in Gauteng and the North West Province

Gauteng is the smallest of the provinces – barely encompassing Johannesburg, Pretoria and Vereeniging before flowing over its western boundary into North West and to the east into Mpumalanga. It's also the busiest province, arguably the wealthiest, and probably the one for whom weekend escapes are possibly the most vital (all that weekly angst, stress and traffic doth fairly strained individuals make). Finding a campsite not inundated by all and sundry is something akin to hens' teeth. Camping is something Gauteng and the North West are not known for. Whilst they don't have the beaches o...
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I wanna go camping! Unique campsites in the Eastern Cape
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I wanna go camping! Unique campsites in the Eastern Cape

There is something of the 'wild' South Africa to a weekend spent camping in the Eastern Cape. Little towns up near Barkly East and Rhodes offer inland vastness, undisturbed beauty and snow in winter, whilst game lodges in and around the Baviaanskloof give easy access to big wildlife viewing, and the coast offers seascapes, boulders and time out. With all the available options and some incredibly popular campsites – Cannon Rocks at Boknes, Jeffreys Bay Caravan Park and Bruintjieskraal in the Baviaanskloof to name but a smattering – making a choice is not difficult. We've put together a li...
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I Wanna Go Camping! 10 Unique Campsites in the Western Cape
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I Wanna Go Camping! 10 Unique Campsites in the Western Cape

With Autumn just around the corner, and the heat of summer almost a thing of the past (there is still March to get through!), I'm hauling out our tent before we lose out completely on the opportunity to camp. We are totally spoilt for choice in the Western Cape when it comes to a selection of campsites. And there are plenty of popular ones – Beaverlac, the Baths, Tweede Tol, Jamaka, Tietiesbaai – to name but a few. But we've put together a selection of 10 campsites that you might not have heard of (so don't dream about sharing these with all and sundry) that offer something a little less da...
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Taim-go-loer – a farm stay where time stands still in Napier
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Taim-go-loer – a farm stay where time stands still in Napier

The first thing to grab my attention, other than the obvious prettiness of our accommodation, is the name of the place we choose to stay just outside of Napier - a little town in the Overberg close enough to Caledon not to feel like a trek-and-a-half for a weekend break. It's called Taim-go-loer. I love words, and can't resist playing with this obviously lovingly selected phrase to describe our Napier self-catering venue. Time to go and look, time for a walkabout? It sounds a little like pidgin English. That it has something to do with time standing still is obvious, as no sooner are our ba...
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A Brief Escape to Magical Wildekrans
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A Brief Escape to Magical Wildekrans

A recent midweek break found us on the road to the lovely Elgin Valley, touted as an ideal destination for nature lovers and wine enthusiasts, and generally for anyone wanting a break from city life out in the country. The first surprise is its close distance to Cape Town. Under an hours drive from the city makes this a great destination when pressed for time or for those who don't feel like driving for hours to their destination. And once you get there? The views and ambiance will have you believing you drove for hours to get to this little piece of paradise. So what do you do when ...
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Stanford Valley Time out in the Company of Mountains
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Stanford Valley Time out in the Company of Mountains

Stanford as far as the crow flies is not far from Cape Town. But there can be the odd occasion when, by the time you reach there, after having battled the numerous sets of lights through Somerset West, you feel slightly as though you've been through a mangler. Which is even more reason why, in the shadow of the Akkedisberg Mountains in a valley through which the Klein River flows, a stay in Stanford Valley can feel a little like coming home. The Overberg is quite the most beautiful part of the Western Cape. With its rolling wheat fields, sheep and beef farms, gorgeous mountains, seaside...
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