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Memorable Staycation Ideas in South Africa city-by-city
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Memorable Staycation Ideas in South Africa city-by-city

Memorable Staycation Ideas in South Africa city-by-city - Have a Holiday Without Straying too Far from Home. /steɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ - the cheeky blend of ‘vacation’ and ‘stay at home’ describes the idea that rather than going overseas one takes a holiday in one’s home country. Staycation ideas in South Africa mean you holiday without venturing too far from home. Going on holiday without leaving the country is something South Africans do well. But we’ve gone a step further with our staycation ideas in South Africa. We’ve found escapes within 2 hours of your city. How many of these staycation i...
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Everything You Need to Know to See the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa Properly
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Everything You Need to Know to See the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa Properly

When it comes to outstanding beauty the viewpoint overlooking the 16 km long, 800m deep, the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa is going to leave you nothing less than overwhelmed - the sheer scale and refined symmetry of the scene makes a trip here unforgettable. After Table Mountain, the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa is the country’s most-visited natural attraction. Splayed out before you are the impressive northerly reaches of the Drakensberg Escarpment where it meets the lowveld, including the famous Three Rondavels, whilst below is the startling blue and irregular shape of the ...
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You’ll Find These 15 Amazing Animals in South Africa
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You’ll Find These 15 Amazing Animals in South Africa

When it comes to listing amazing animals in South Africa it’s tempting to think that the country is only about its Big Five animals (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, elephant). But there is so much more to your animal experience than the Big Five in the country on the southern edge of Africa. This list of 15 amazing animals in South Africa includes some animals found only in South Africa, whilst others are shared with the rest of Africa - all of them are unique, beautiful, amazing animals... Amazing animals in South Africa Black maned Lions Black maned lions call the Kalahari Desert hom...
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10 Awesome Non-Touristy Things to Do in South Africa
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10 Awesome Non-Touristy Things to Do in South Africa

Finding the out-of-the-way spaces and places (non-touristy things to do in South Africa) that haven’t yet been annexed by tourists and their ilk isn’t difficult in South Africa - there’s so much to discover and see that you won’t have to share with others. In South Africa you can still find non touristy things to do that don’t involve a queue, entail waiting your turn, or for which you need not turn up at dawn for the experience. South Africa does non-touristy things to do as well as the next country, if not better - scroll down and discover how many of these non touristy things to do in...
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10 of the Most Exciting Regions and Cities in South Africa
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10 of the Most Exciting Regions and Cities in South Africa

10 of the Most Exciting Cities in South Africa ~ South Africa is vast... The cities in South Africa are, by default, large too (Johannesburg alone has over 500 suburbs and covers an area of over 520 square kilometres). South Africa’s the 24th largest country in the world; five times the size of the UK, 3 x bigger than Japan and twice that of France. In fact it’s bigger than every country in Europe, except Russia, and every state in the USA, other than Alaska. The cities in South Africa are many. Some are politically important (South Africa has three capitals - Cape Town, Pretoria and ...
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The Most Spectacular Uncharted Mountain Ranges in South Africa
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The Most Spectacular Uncharted Mountain Ranges in South Africa

Anyone who’s a seasoned traveller knows about the mountain ranges in South Africa that most impress: Table Mountain, the Drakensberg, the Pilanesberg, the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the Cederberg make it onto most visitors’ must-do lists. But the country has a good deal more to offer by way of mountains... Geologically many of the mountain ranges in South Africa are part of the Cape Fold Belt system - a series of ancient parallel mountain ranges that extend between the Cederberg and Port Elizabeth, including Table Mountain. This mountain system made travel for early settlers int...
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Must-Visit Places in the Mountains of the Eastern Cape
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Must-Visit Places in the Mountains of the Eastern Cape

Much has been written about the Eastern Cape’s incredible coastline and beaches and the lush rolling hills and deep gorges of the region’s trail-rich Wild Coast. But the Eastern Cape’s interior, and the mountains of the Eastern Cape, remain an anomaly - a departure from your average visitor’s itinerary. Only a small group of driven 4x4 enthusiasts enjoy the challenges of the 8 mountain passes of the Eastern Cape. And even fewer travellers realise that beyond the temperate rainforests of the Tsitsikamma, and the Indian-ocean washed beaches of the Sunshine Coast, is a province given ove...
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Escape To these Quiet Places in South Africa
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Escape To these Quiet Places in South Africa

Escape To these 8 Quiet Places in South Africa ~ Travelling can be exhilarating, eye-opening and, more often than not, transforming. The bustle and rush of seeing, doing and experiencing the abundance of what South Africa has to offer its visitors can sometimes prove too much for the wearied tourist. With its vast spaces and incredibly varied selection of landscapes quiet places in South Africa provide refuge for visitors and locals alike. These Quiet Places in South Africa are beautiful, peaceful and remote... Quiet places in South Africa to Escape To that we know you’ll LOVE ... ...
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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit South Africa this Summer
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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit South Africa this Summer

Visit South Africa this Summer ~ South Africa hots up between October and February. On the highveld the heat of summer South Africa comes alive with afternoon thunderstorms that leave the earth rank with a smell uniquely African. By contrast, down in the Western Cape summer is when it’s least likely to rain, when the Winelands are at their best, and when the Atlantic is at its warmest because the heat of the sun and sand have left you gasping. On the lowveld it’s when most antelope species have their babies, when the bushveld is at its most lush and when afternoon siestas are a necess...
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8 Unknown Places in South Africa You Must Visit at Least Once
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8 Unknown Places in South Africa You Must Visit at Least Once

There is something about the unknown that stirs one to explore, take to the open road, and these unknown places in South Africa are no exception. We guarantee by the end of the article you’ll be contemplating which unknown place in South Africa you most love. Each of these awakens the traveller in you, the explorer intent on experiencing the new. Visit these 8 Unknown Places in South Africa at Least Once The Waterberg Soaring mountain peaks, antediluvian rock formations, precipitous river valleys, dense forests and the type of savanna plains you’d expect to find only in ...
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A Tour of the Most Famous Landmarks in South Africa
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A Tour of the Most Famous Landmarks in South Africa

A Tour of the Most Famous Landmarks in South Africa ~ South Africa’s most famous landmarks are as many and as varied as the country’s landscapes, people and culture. Landmark - an object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognised from a distance that enables someone to establish their location. - Wiki Here are the Most Famous Landmarks in South Africa... Table Mountain One has only to stand at the V&A Waterfront and look up for Table Mountain’s iconic flat top to loom above you. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Table Mountain is without doubt S...
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The 6 Coolest Neighbourhoods in South Africa: Why South Africa is More Hip than You Think
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The 6 Coolest Neighbourhoods in South Africa: Why South Africa is More Hip than You Think

Visitors to South Africa are often surprised by how trendy and hip it is. Vibrant neighbourhoods in South Africa are not uncommon. Contrary to perceptions of the country as a third world backwater, the major cities surprise with edgy neighbourhoods in South Africa that are at once trendy and innovative, pulling visitors with a mix of gentrification, authentic food experiences, markets, roof-top bars and sophisticated boutiques. If inner-city vibe is an important part of your travel experience, then .... head to these cool and spirited neighbourhoods in South Africa In Durban Stati...
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Great Ideas for the Heritage Day Long Weekend
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Great Ideas for the Heritage Day Long Weekend

Heritage Day, which is fast becoming colloquially known as "National Braai Day", is around the corner. Synonymous for many with a "tjop en 'n dop", there are however loads of other ways to get out and celebrate your heritage as a South African. We have 24 suggestions for you which not only make the most of our country's natural beauty but also herald the start of Spring and the many activities we've been looking forward to for the last 3 months. Heritage Day is celebrated annually on the 24th of September, to recognise aspects of our culture and foster understanding and reconciliation. Herit...
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Everything You Need to Know to See the Garden Route Properly
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Everything You Need to Know to See the Garden Route Properly

The Garden Route, for the uninitiated, is not a self-drive circuit linking cultivated gardens for the horticulturally inclined. Rather, it’s a one-of-a-kind journey along a coastline where mountains crowd a shoreline punctuated with a myriad beaches, lakes and bays. Where indigenous forests, amber-coloured rivers and beaches stretch forever. The Garden Route has been touted as the ‘Greatest Road Trip’ by CNN, Huffington Post, Rough Guides and the Business Insider. And the ‘garden’ bit? Well, this section of coast forms the fulcrum of the Cape Floral Kingdom (a World Heritage Site) know...
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On Safari in Cape Town? Yes You Can
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On Safari in Cape Town? Yes You Can

On Safari in Cape Town ~ Yes You Can! The Western Cape game reserves are, admittedly, not the jewel in the crown of the province more famous for its vineyards, mountains, seascapes, whale watching and Cape Dutch architecture. But game reserves there are, and by no means a mere handful, in the Western Cape. What’s great about these Western Cape game lodges, versus those wildlife reserves in other provinces, is that they play on their strong points, focusing largely on the beauty of the environment, and the animals from the area. So, few of them have ‘imported’ the Big 5 choosing ins...
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