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A Journey from Yesteryear to Tomorrow: Long March to Freedom
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A Journey from Yesteryear to Tomorrow: Long March to Freedom

From a distance you see them, all lined up on the grass as you approach the Maropeng Visitor Centre at the Cradle of Humankind. You squint your eyes and look again before you ask yourself "what’s going on here, who are these people, where are they going?"You try to count.Is it 50? 60? No it must certainly be more...The closer you get, the more intense the presence and goal-driven stature of 100-odd people fills the space that is just 50 km from the City of Johannesburg.It is tangible. Visceral.  Real.And then it hits you that these are not just people, but heroes; all c...
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Rock and Roll around the Cederberg Mountains
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Rock and Roll around the Cederberg Mountains

A cloud of dust puffs up mid-air behind your wheels as you meander along the dirt road, above a lone jackal buzzard’s glides into the distance and to your sides rock formations – stacked by Mother Nature herself – grab your attention with an "oh, look here" and an "oh, look there".This is the Cederberg Wilderness Area, and in that moment of dust and flying birds you realise how unique South Africa’s natural environment is, and on top of that, how unique the sense of exploration is among travellers, because here you are, about 230 km away from Cape Town, stopping to admire rocks...Y...
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Win A Two Night Getaway For Two At The Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate
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Win A Two Night Getaway For Two At The Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate

Vineyards, plum orchards, luxurious accommodation, and the mountains of Stellenbosch...Did you just feel the tension in your shoulders ease a little? Did you forget about deadlines and budgets for just a moment as you imagined the crisp sunshine on your face and the soft breeze in the air? Then, you’ll love reading more about our competition to win two nights’ accommodation for two at the spectacular Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate in Stellenbosch. WIN A 2 NIGHT STAY FOR 2 PEOPLE IN A LUXURY SUITE AT BRENAISSANCE, INCLUDING BREAKFAST! Win a Stay at Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate...
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The Animal Magnetism Of Port Elizabeth
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The Animal Magnetism Of Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is famous for a few things – friendly people, gorgeous beaches, excellent hotels, massive sand dunes, and a (very generous and consistent) breeze. But, few people realise that Port Elizabeth is also teeming with wildlife. And, not just wildlife that you have to go on a game drive to see (although it has that wildlife too) - but also animals that you can feed, touch and photograph from up close. Places to See and Touch Animals in Port Elizabeth Homeleigh Farmyard This animal petting farm is a favourite for families with little ones, but is also popular for anyone that loves th...
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Cape Town Has Been Winning Awards Since 1580
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Cape Town Has Been Winning Awards Since 1580

If you’ve ever enjoyed a holiday in Cape Town, you’ll know that it’s special. There’s something magical about this city. It could be the massive Table Mountain that looms over the City Bowl, the ocean on the doorstep of suburbs like Sea Point and Camps Bay, the non-stop shopping, or the distinct African rhythm that permeates it like a heartbeat. It's no secret that Cape Town is a multi-award-winning destination. In fact, it's been receiving coveted awards and accolades since 1580, when Sir Francis Drake said of this city, "This Cape is the most stately thing and the fairest Cape we saw in the...
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Gouritsmond – When You Want To Do Nothing At All
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Gouritsmond – When You Want To Do Nothing At All

Staying in Gouritsmond is ideal for travellers that don’t want to make any decision that’s bigger than, “Do I want to do my crossword now or after my snooze?”  This is the place you go to when the thrill of city life has worn thin and you’re done with traffic, noise, malls, people, lights, and chores. When you’re just done and you need to regroup...About Gouritsmond This little town is about 40 kilometres from Mossel Bay (towards Cape Town) on the Garden Route. After leaving the N2, there are tar roads flanked by sprawling farmlands all the way to the town. The grass is luminous green i...
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Who needs Thailand? Just go to Gerickes Point
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Who needs Thailand? Just go to Gerickes Point

If you booked your accommodation on the Garden Route and you’re after some pure sun-, sea- and sand-style bliss, Gerickes is South Africa’s answer to Thailand. And, we all need a little Thailand in our lives. Actually, when it comes to pristine beaches, dramatic mountains, sea life, and world-class surfing; Gerickes takes the seaside cake – beating Thailand hands-down... Why Gerickes Point? Gerickes Point on Swartvlei Beach, just outside Sedgefield and about 25 minutes from Knysna, has a unique combination of pros that set it apart.The Rock Pools Gerickes gives “rock pools” a whole ne...
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Best Places to Stay on the Garden Route
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Best Places to Stay on the Garden Route

Time to start planning your next Garden Route adventure! Known as "God's Own Country" by those who live here, the Garden Route attracts visitors from around the world and all of South Africa. And once you've been, you will understand why.One of the regions' most popular events, The Oyster Festival, (known also as the best 10 days of your winter) is spread over two weekends and revolves around the consumption of fresh oysters served naked, cooked or garnished.This popular festival, which attracts thousands to the Garden Route, hosts two major sporting events - a marathon and a cycle rac...
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The BEST Places to Stay in Addo and the Addo Elephant Park
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The BEST Places to Stay in Addo and the Addo Elephant Park

The BEST Places to Stay in Addo and the Addo Elephant Park ~ Staying in Addo has become synonymous with the promise of seeing herds of elephants (and the rest of the Big 5) at the national park and its surrounding reserves. And this is, of course, a massive draw card. But, the greater area of Addo is also about being part of the quiet tranquillity of the Eastern Cape; drinking in the gorgeous views and the warm hospitality of its people. And, yes, this is best enjoyed with some of the most awesome wildlife viewing in the country.Tips for choosing the best Places to Stay in AddoStayin...
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Top Hiking Trails in Limpopo and Mpumalanga – Hike the North Eastern Corner of South Africa
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Top Hiking Trails in Limpopo and Mpumalanga – Hike the North Eastern Corner of South Africa

The outdoor lifestyle of South Africa only expands the further north east you go, so it isn’t difficult to find top hiking trails in Limpopo and Mpumalanga.Dominated by far more than the Kruger National Park, the north eastern corner of South Africa is a patchwork quilt of game and nature reserves where largely uncharted mountain ranges (Waterberg, Blouberg, Wolkberg) give rise to wide regions of wilderness, winding rivers, lakes, lush indigenous forests (particularly in the Magoebaskloof), rugged kloofs and plenty of game.To experience the wildness at the heart of South Africa take ad...
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Lagoon Loving and Featherbed Fun at the Featherbed Nature Reserve
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Lagoon Loving and Featherbed Fun at the Featherbed Nature Reserve

Knysna is famous for a few things – the Heads, the Knysna Lagoon, the elephants in the forest, and the Featherbed Nature Reserve.Well, there are loads more (loads!), but these are probably the most postcard-worthy of them. And, if you're planning to stay overnight in the Garden Route, they're a must for your itinerary.I’ve lived in Knysna along the Garden Route for four years and I’ve given the heads (two mountain pillars that guard the entry from the ocean to the lagoon) and the lagoon a proverbial run for their money in terms of seeing them, loving them, and showing them off to my fr...
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Everything You Need to Know to See the Madikwe Game Reserve Properly
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Everything You Need to Know to See the Madikwe Game Reserve Properly

See the Madikwe Game Reserve properly - Nudging up against the border with Botswana and the Kalahari, four to five hours drive north west of Johannesburg, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve provides some of the greatest game viewing in South Africa. Madikwe’s authentic people-based wildlife conservation has been wooing visitors for over 20 years yet it remains an all-time favourite safari experience. It's acacia bushveld, open woodlands and purple hills are home not only to the Big Five but 350 bird species, unusual sightings of animals like the bat-eared fox, aardwolf and honey badger, and p...
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Best Places to Stay in the Overberg – Head Across the Mountains from Cape Town
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Best Places to Stay in the Overberg – Head Across the Mountains from Cape Town

The best places to stay in the Overberg ... You may hear the Overberg region of South Africa, just east of Cape Town and over the mountains, described as the gateway to the Garden Route.But you’d be remiss if you think this makes the Overberg undeserved, or any less beautiful, than its counterpart further up the east coast.For the Overberg is wheat fields, blue-crane filled, blue skied and heady with the smells and sounds of the outdoors, small-town living, and seaside romance. If you’re not staying on a mountain enfolded farm in restored dairies and barns then you’re heading for pebb...
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2019 Travel Bucket List South Africa – Where to Holiday THIS Year
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2019 Travel Bucket List South Africa – Where to Holiday THIS Year

Our 2019 travel bucket list South Africa, comes laden with surprises.Think you know South Africa? Think again...South Africa’s vastness means there are endless nooks and crannies lurking in amongst which you’ll find surprising mountain passes, caves, hamlets, little towns, or even whole cities that deserve a closer look.Scroll your way through our 2019 travel bucket list South Africa - we guarantee there’s at least one place you’ll be compelled to visit this year… 2019 Travel Bucket List South Africa The caves of Kagga-Kamma, Cederberg If you haven’t already visited the Kagga Ka...
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Best Places to Stay in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa
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Best Places to Stay in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa

When you think of places to stay in the Kalahari Desert it brings to mind loads of sand (and not much else), parched animals at nonexistent waterholes, and extreme heat.But this picture of the Kalahari Desert as arid with little to mar the landscape is far from true.The Kalahari can be as hotazel!But it’s also incredibly beautiful, supporting far more plant life than any ordinary desert, and teeming with wildlife in various game reserves, particularly the Kgalagadi, where you’ll be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about across the country in the Kruger National Park....
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