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Escape The City: 8 Of Johannesburgs Green Spaces And Parks
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Escape The City: 8 Of Johannesburgs Green Spaces And Parks

Over 50% of the world's population lives in urban areas – the world's fastest growing land cover type. In Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Africa green spaces are on the decline. In Africa this decline is critical – with green spaces occupying...
Escape The City: 9 Of Cape Towns Green Spaces And Parks
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Escape The City: 9 Of Cape Towns Green Spaces And Parks

Cape Town has no shortage of green spaces and parks. Next time you're in the Mother City trade a shopping spree for a walk in one of these ... 9 Of Cape Towns Green Spaces And Parks Company's Garden Without doubt Cape Town's best known, and loved, green spa...
Top Ten Natural Attractions in the Garden Route
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Top Ten Natural Attractions in the Garden Route

The Garden Route is a coastal corridor between the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains - that divide the Garden Route from the Little Karoo - and the Indian Ocean so richly endowed in natural beauty that one is hard pushed to narrow a list down to a mere 10 at...
Top Ten Natural Attractions in Gauteng
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Top Ten Natural Attractions in Gauteng

Completely landlocked Gauteng may be the smallest of all the provinces, but it delivers a hefty punch of vibrant city life in the form of its dominant city, Johannesburg - the country's economic powerhouse - and its quieter country cousin, the jacaranda-lined ...
7 Cape Town Community Gardens That Are Setting A Trend
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7 Cape Town Community Gardens That Are Setting A Trend

A community garden is a piece of land gardened collectively by a group of people. They serve as a way to build a sense of local community, a connection to the environment and to provide fresh produce and plants. They range from small plots of vegetables, to la...
8 Glorious Gardens That Just Happen To Be On Wine Estates
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8 Glorious Gardens That Just Happen To Be On Wine Estates

To explore a garden before, or after, tasting the wine grown on the farm is one of the highlights of these 8 glorious gardens on wine estates... BABYLONSTOREN The gardens at Babylonstoren are extensive. Modelled on the former Company Gardens of the Cape (the...
Durban Botanic Gardens Music at the Lake
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Durban Botanic Gardens Music at the Lake

When I used to live in Cape Town, one of my favorite things to do during the summer months was to pack a picnic and, with tickets in hand, head to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for a Sunday concert. The Durban Botanic Gardens have not disappointed, with th...
7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Kwelera – South Africa’s 10th National Botanical Garden
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7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Kwelera – South Africa’s 10th National Botanical Garden

Kwelera's 164 hectares form a narrow strip of coast that runs parallel to the Indian Ocean for about five kilometres, between the beachside town of Gonubie and where the Kwelera River meets the sea just north-east of East London. Few of us know anything abo...
The Marvellous Makaranga Botanical Gardens
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The Marvellous Makaranga Botanical Gardens

I had wanted to go to Makaranga ever since I first saw photos of it on a friend’s FaceBook page and although we made a first attempt earlier this month we didn’t quite make it so were determined to get there this time around. Located in the KwaZulu Natal subur...
Pack a picnic basket and explore these South African Botanical Gardens
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Pack a picnic basket and explore these South African Botanical Gardens

If you haven’t already cottoned on to the idea of a Botanical garden being the perfect place to picnic, trail, bird watch, get married, hike or have lunch, then it’s time you got the memo.  There are many reasons why hundreds of thousands of locals and foreign...
Tea at Durban Botanic Gardens
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Tea at Durban Botanic Gardens

At the beginning of November we spent the weekend in Umhlanga and being in the area, I used the opportunity to revisit, after a 20 odd year hiatus, the Durban Botanic Gardens. These gardens hold very fond memories for me; a place where, as a student at the ...
Garden Route Gardens – Mossel Bay Gardens in the Spotlight
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Garden Route Gardens – Mossel Bay Gardens in the Spotlight

Mossel Bay is nestled along the Western Cape portion of the world-famous Garden Route, which is known for its majestic beauty and its abundance of things to see and do. Tourist attractions include whale watching, shark cage diving, hiking, cycling, human origi...
Where to find the most beautiful South African Flowers
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Where to find the most beautiful South African Flowers

There is no shortage of beautiful landscapes and spectacular backdrops in South Africa, a country renowned the world over for its magnificent variety of fauna and flora. While many of the floral species include interesting fungi, intriguing succulents and f...
We Explore the Lowveld National Botanical Garden
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We Explore the Lowveld National Botanical Garden

The Mpumalanga Province is known around the world for its natural beauty and vibrant abundance in terms of the trees, flowers and general vegetation that flourishes here. The Lowveld National Botanical Gardens are the perfect place in which to immerse yourself...
7 Great Gardens To Visit In And Around Durban
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7 Great Gardens To Visit In And Around Durban

The benefits of being in nature are myriad: it improves cognitive function, it restores our ability to use directed attention and working memory (two rather crucial mental talents), it renews a feeling of serenity, and apparently even boosts our immunity. O...