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Eat Sleep Do In St Lucia On The Elephant Coast
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Eat Sleep Do In St Lucia On The Elephant Coast

Spectacular St Lucia... This gem is along the Elephant Coast of KwaZulu Natal, where the warm Indian Ocean beckons and the marine life is breathtaking. St Lucia is really a village that’s part of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park; where hippos, crocodiles and leatherback turtles share the massive space with leopards, lions and black rhinos. This is, without a doubt, a massive hotspot for anyone that needs an injection of the spectacular South African outdoors. To make your holiday in St Lucia even more memorable, we’ve listed some of our recommended places to stay, restaurants to try an...
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Eat Sleep Do In Summerstrand On The Sunshine Coast
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Eat Sleep Do In Summerstrand On The Sunshine Coast

Summerstrand is one of Port Elizabeth’s hottest accommodation spots because it’s right on the sandy doorstep of its gorgeous beaches and only minutes away from malls and the airport. It’s also abuzz with a constant vibe and hum that happens when top restaurants and water sports combine with the promise of long, lazy beach days. Staying in the guest houses, hotels, B&B’s and self-catering apartments of Summerstrand puts you right in the middle of all the PE action. We’ve put together some of our favourite spots to sleep, eat and have a ball in the area. SLEEP There are s...
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Eat, Sleep, Do In Stellenbosch In The Cape Winelands
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Eat, Sleep, Do In Stellenbosch In The Cape Winelands

Eat, Sleep, Do In Stellenbosch...where the Jonkershoek and Simonsberg mountains tumble to a historical little town that is surrounded by vineyards that produce some of the world’s best wines. This is where character, culture and flavour come together to create a beautiful destination with a charming vibe. Although it’s only about an hour from the city centre of Cape Town, Stellenbosch is a world and a destination of its own.  There’s something special about staying here. It’s just different. It’s undeniably gorgeous, and there’s a fizz about it. An adventure that’s about to erupt lik...
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How To Make The Best Of 2020 in South Africa
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How To Make The Best Of 2020 in South Africa

It’s no wonder South Africa is such a popular international tourist attraction: we have spectacular mountains like Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal, beaches and indoor play venues in Cape Town, valleys, waterfalls and vineyards, desserts up north and the ‘African Wild’ in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. We have hot weather, snowy weather and tropical weather and best of all, we have a diverse, friendly and welcoming culture. What’s not to love? In fact, you could spend a whole year here and still not have experienced all that our beautiful country has to offer. There is one more reason wh...
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Cruise The Cape Town Coastline With Tigger 2
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Cruise The Cape Town Coastline With Tigger 2

I was recently given the opportunity to enjoy a sunset cruise with Tigger 2 Charters, and boy was it a fabulous experience. So much so that I feel obliged to share it with all of you so that you too can hop on board this luxury catamaran, feel the cool salty sea air of the Atlantic on your face and enjoy a sunset view like no other. We arrived at the pier in the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town and were offered a comfy seat while we waited to board the Tigger 2. When the boat and crew were ready, we stepped inside and were greeted with an ice-cold glass of champagne, much to my de...
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A Guide To Baviaanskloof
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A Guide To Baviaanskloof

Your cell phone signal is gone and forgotten. Behind a bush a kudu with its stately curled horns is having a leafy lunch. A baboon barks – ba-hoo ba-hoo – and in the distance you see the troop moving up a hill. At a picnic spot you hear someone went searching for bushmen paintings, while another one saw a Cape leopard spoor in the riverbank. As the summer sun beats down, a stream ripples promises of an icy cold swim later and you are between two cliffs – a beautiful sandstone rock and a hard place – soaking in every inch of nature in its truest form, soaking in the wilderness that is Baviaans...
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Get Your Glitz On – The Diamond Works Launches CT Showroom
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Get Your Glitz On – The Diamond Works Launches CT Showroom

As one of the hottest tourist destinations of the world, Cape Town promises something for everyone. And, for visitors and locals that want an experience that’s really quite special, there’s great news – The Diamond Works has launched their showroom in the heart of Cape Town’s City Bowl. About The Diamond Works Experience This is an established diamond institute in southern Africa that celebrates the pure, uncomplicated beauty of the diamond. In addition, tanzanite gemstones (which are 1 000 times rarer than diamonds) are showcased here in their magnificent violet-hued variety. T...
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Things You Probably Didn’t Know About South Africa
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Things You Probably Didn’t Know About South Africa

The magic that makes South Africa such a fantastic destination is multi-faceted and full of surprises. It’s probably best known for its safaris and wildlife, its culture and absolutely breath-taking landscapes. But, there are also so many awesome things that most visitors probably don’t know about South Africa, which combine to make it even more fun and interesting to visit. Things You Probably Didn’t Know About South Africa Here are some of our favourite lesser-known facts of this magnificent country: 1. Our cities are modern and well-equipped Some people visit expecting mud huts and trib...
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Eat Sleep Do In Mossel Bay
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Eat Sleep Do In Mossel Bay

Despite the fact that Mossel Bay is pretty perfectly positioned and offers the trifecta of gorgeous beaches, convenient locale and plenty of accommodation; it actually remains fairly quiet for most of the year. This is great news, if a little surprising. Mossel Bay has grown a lot but has managed to retain the laid-back vibe so typical of the seaside villages of yesteryear. This, coupled with the fact that it is along the Garden Route, where there is just so much to see and do, make it an idyllic getaway for the whole family. The Garden Route is also known for its stunning climate. So, e...
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Eat Sleep Do In Paternoster on the Cape West Coast
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Eat Sleep Do In Paternoster on the Cape West Coast

Paternoster is a village on the Cape West Coast that just oozes charm and a quaint appeal. Maybe it’s the white-washed houses; maybe it’s the long stretches of sandy beaches. Maybe it’s just the pace, which never seems to pick up beyond a gentle amble to match the rhythm of a seaside stroll. Whatever it is, there’s no doubt that Paternoster is a gorgeous destination for a weekend getaway. It’s one of the oldest towns on this stretch of the South African shores and, although it has a laid-back vibe and quiet setting, offers a fair amount of things to do and see. Here are some of our favourite...
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The Camdeboo’s Cathedral Of Mountains
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The Camdeboo’s Cathedral Of Mountains

The Camdeboo’s Cathedral Of Mountains ~ One of South Africa’s oldest towns, Graaff-Reinet, is known for its quaint collection of 19th century historical Cape Dutch and Karoo architecture and as you navigate your way through the quiet streets, a big stoep, shutter-covered windows and charming broekie lace fretwork, are always up for admiration. But when you travel about 15 km north from the town another architectural style beckons you closer while the wind whispers, ‘come have a look’. The Camdeboo’s Cathedral Of Mountains It is a type of architecture that has its roots firmly planted ...
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Sleep, Eat, Do In Ballito
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Sleep, Eat, Do In Ballito

Ballito and summer holidays go together like fish and chips, gin and tonic, or milk and cookies. This little town in KwaZulu Natal sees almost year-round sunshine and is home to some gorgeous beaches. This makes it a stunning spot for a family vacation, a honeymoon to remember, or a beach getaway after a very busy year. The dolphins can be spotted all year round as they surf the waves and jump out to spy on the human visitors inquisitively. Whales can also sometimes be seen during the latter half of the year. But, this is more than just a beach destination. It is close to the rolling hil...
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Sleep, Eat, Do In Plettenberg Bay
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Sleep, Eat, Do In Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay may have the distinct vibe of a sleepy surfing village, but this little Garden Route gem still offers loads to see and do. Of course, its endless beaches and awesome waves put it firmly on the map for watersports and some serious body-bronzing. But Plett, as it’s affectionately known, is a humming little hub with plenty of variety. It is also conveniently perched about 20 minutes from Knysna in one direction, and two hours from Jeffrey’s Bay in the other. Cape Town is roughly six hours away. This means that Plett is close enough to the big city for a weekend getaway and far ...
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Durban Delights – Some Of Our Top Picks For Your Stay
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Durban Delights – Some Of Our Top Picks For Your Stay

Durban averages about 320 days of sunshine out of every 365 and is the destination of choice for families that want year-round beach holidays. But, Durban is about more than just balmy weather, gorgeous beaches, and days spent in the waves...if you can believe you’d need much more than that. Durban’s Top Attractions Just a few of the must-see attractions in Durban include: uShaka Marine World (a “water world” of epic proportions) Durban Botanic Gardens Indian Quarter (spices, colours, sounds and delectable Indian food await visitors) Moses Mabhida Stadium (a hit for adrenali...
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Whale Watching with Ocean Odyssey in the Garden Route
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Whale Watching with Ocean Odyssey in the Garden Route

Do you know that humpback calves weigh a ton at birth or that whale mother’s milk is so high in fat that it’s the consistency of toothpaste? Do you know that some of the whales that visit the South African coast every year have come all the way from Antarctica to breed in our warm waters? These gentle giants are mysterious, inquisitive, graceful and playful. And, thank goodness, they’re visiting our coastline at the moment! So, I headed out with Ocean Odyssey in Knysna to get up close and personal with my cetacean friends. Whale-Watching on the Garden Route The most commonly seen whale...
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