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Discovering the North West Province
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Discovering the North West Province

The North West Province is close to the urban sprawl of Johannesburg and Pretoria Accommodation. Unlike those bustling cities, much of the North West Province is devoted to agriculture and to mining, but opportunities and destinations for tourists also abound. On a grand, commercial scale, there is the Sun City and Lost City complex. A manufactured entertainment and hotel complex, it offers gambling, the artificial beach of the wave park, horse riding, and two famous and excellent golf courses, in addition to fine dining, spa treatments and more. In fact, an entire holiday could be spe...
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Discovering Limpopo
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Discovering Limpopo

Picture yourself relaxing on the deck of a luxury game lodge, watching the sun set over the baobabs, while feasting on locally grown tropical delights, such as avocados, litchis and mangoes. If your goal, when traveling in South Africa, is to experience the untamed, natural beauty, diversity of fauna and flora, then Limpopo Province is the destination for you. Roughly half of the world famous Kruger National Park is situated in this province, along with a host of other nature reserves and game farms, and this makes for a wild, untamed place. This is perfect viewing territory for the big ...
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Discovering the Western Cape
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Discovering the Western Cape

The city of Cape Town, watched over by the unique and majestic Table Mountain is South Africa's oldest town and one of South Africa's jewels. With its melting pot of cultures, rich historical and cultural heritage and the pristine white beaches that sweep along its coastline, the Western Cape has much to offer any visiting tourist. The Western Cape is both the gateway to Africa and a major tourist attraction in its own right. In Cape Town itself, there is juxtaposition of old and new, with major shopping centers, such as the Canal Walk Mall, sandwiched tightly with historical landmark...
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Discovering Mpumalanga
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Discovering Mpumalanga

The province of Mpumalanga, which straddles the Drakensberg mountain range, combines the best of both the Lowveld and the Highveld, with humid grasslands below, and cool, quiet forests blanketing the peaks above. On the Lowveld there are many excellent game viewing opportunities with all kinds of animals populating many game reserves, including a portion of the famous Kruger National Park. The Kruger Park offers luxury accommodation and excellent game drives taken by well-trained guides. The Highveld area is no less packed with adventure. You can enjoy fly-fishing on the well-stocked ri...
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Discovering South Africa
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Discovering South Africa

Nature has worked a special magic on the South African landscape. Although culture and history are an integral part of the South African experience, it is nature which is the true jewel in the crown. Wind, sun and rain have sculpted vistas of unsurpassed beauty in which some of the earth's most diverse plant population thrive. With some of the biggest and most diverse game sanctuaries in the world and kilometres of countryside and coastline where visitors can enjoy the sun, the country stands apart as an African masterpiece. Our journey through South Africa starts in the Western Cap...
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Reasons to Embrace Winter in South Africa
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Reasons to Embrace Winter in South Africa

Reasons to Embrace Winter in South Africa include... Whale Watching Whale Season starts mid-June (and continues till November) and offers locals and foreigners alike an opportunity to marvel at the size of the Southern Right Whales. Consider the 5-day Whale Trail in the De Hoop Nature Reserve or for a day trip drive up the Cape Whale Coast. Namaqualand Flower Route Spring wild flowers start blooming from July to October. This spectacle can be enjoyed along the west coast of South Africa (in the Northern Cape and north of Cape Town). The Sardine Run The Sardine Run takes place between May...
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A Long Weekend in Stanford
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A Long Weekend in Stanford

"It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book" - Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave, 1945 Described as the place that time forgot, Stanford village in the Overberg, is only one and a half hours from Cape Town, yet is worlds away. Its dusty roads and weathered historical cottages seen from the high road on the way to some place else, are only a misleading facade, for this quaint village evokes the poet in every weary man's heart and stills the roaming. Floating slowly down the river on a summers afternoon, you'll realise why the languishing country bug is so catchy, t...
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Quatermain’s Camp – A Special Experience
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Quatermain’s Camp – A Special Experience

Now this is a stay with a difference. Whilst many establishments might promise a similar experience to Quatermain's Camp, seldom is it that a venue, particularly game reserves where five star luxury has practically lost its allure it's so commonplace, really delivers beyond expectation. But by all accounts, Quatermain's Camp in the Amakhala Game Reserve, just 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth yet in a part of the country that is truly remote, does just that. Riaan and Julie have wowed their visitors with a campsite that manages to combine the simplicity of a bygone era - 1920s authentic ex...
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Discovering Free State
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Discovering Free State

At first glance, the Free State may not seem like the ideal choice of holiday destination. For one it is landlocked and has an economy based on agriculture and large-scale mining - which can lead to some pretty bland scenery. The Free State is, however, starting to emerge as a holiday destination with towns like Clarens patricularly gaining in popularity. This small town, situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the East of the province, has firmly established itself as a trendy destination and offers fine dining, arts and crafts, trout fishing, and outdoor activities. This,...
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Discovering the Eastern Cape
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Discovering the Eastern Cape

For hundreds of years, the Eastern Cape has been the ancestral stronghold of the Xhosa people and while in many ways it has become westernised, remnants of this tribal history remain in the people and some of the unspoilt areas of the province. On entering the Eastern Cape on the N2 highway one crosses the Bloukrans Bridge, the boundary between the Eastern and Western Cape. The very first attraction one is greeted with is the world’s highest commercial bungee jump, at 216 meters. This is a good indication of what is to come. The Eastern Cape is an exhilarating experience for visitors...
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Discovering Gauteng
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Discovering Gauteng

South Africa's smallest province, Gauteng, is its richest and is home to most large corporations head offices and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The city of Johannesburg was founded because of the gold mining industry and all of the large mining houses have their headquarters in Gauteng. Gauteng is the country's busiest province by far - it seems that no one rests in Gauteng, and the culture is one of urban indulgence and a work hard, play hard mentality. In Johannesburg the nightlife is excellent, with many of the countries hottest bars, restaurants and clubs located here. It is also...
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The Wonderful Wild Coast
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The Wonderful Wild Coast

What most people don’t realise about the Wild Coast is that it only spreads across 300 kilometers of coastline between Port Edward and Port Elizabeth. You don’t have to be a champion rock climber to have a great time here; take time to see things at a laid-back pace, you won’t be bored for a moment. That being said, the Wild Coast is not the place to go if you want to be indoors because outdoors is where everything is happening. The best way to experience as much as you can pack into your time on the Wild Coast is to pick your base and work your way outwards from there. From my point of...
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If you are in Mouille Point you are having Fun!
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If you are in Mouille Point you are having Fun!

Friendly coastline; check. Waving distance of Robben Island when facing said coastline; check. Short name with the unusual arrangement of 3 vowels (in a row!) that everyone will misspell; check, check. Mouille Point. One wonders if the sound of the Atlantic Ocean's drift between Granger Bay and Three Anchor Bay inspired the naming of this coastal portion lending itself gently to Wikipedia's suggestion that 'Mouille is a phonetic term that applies to certain consonants having a palatalised, "liquid" or softened sound'. Mouille Point certainly softens the effect of the African continent p...
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