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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 sugg...
Karoo Farmstays – we share 8 of the best with you
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Karoo Farmstays – we share 8 of the best with you

The impression we hold of the Karoo has romance at its heart: dirt roads, windmills, sunsets that look as though someone has thrown claret on a canvas, big sky and mountain passes. The semi-desert region known as the Karoo is inspiring. Despite its droughts...
Secretly recovering from a facelift – 10 top spots to remain incognito in South Africa
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Secretly recovering from a facelift – 10 top spots to remain incognito in South Africa

Whatever reservations you may have about cosmetic surgery, South Africa serves as a perfect destination for those intent on a nip or tuck.  The country offers top quality cosmetic surgery, the Rand/Dollar/Euro exchange makes the option rather attractive, and t...
Escape Christmas – Places far from the madding crowds
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Escape Christmas – Places far from the madding crowds

Not everyone loves Christmas. And even if you do, the ensuing bun fight in the Woolworths aisle, when all you wanted was to pick up last minute salad leaves, is nobody's idea of festive fun. Escape Christmas to these hand-picked spots around South Africa, s...
Spring fever! 6 top things to do around the country
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Spring fever! 6 top things to do around the country

Spring has sprung. Or at least it will have by the time you read this. At the moment in Cape Town it's still rather difficult to imagine a day when my feet will experience flip flops again! Spring will make its presence felt with a burst of energy, and a re...
Appealing Breaks From Durban
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Appealing Breaks From Durban

Continuing in our series on great spots to stay and prompted by a reader's plea to include KwaZulu-Natal breakaways, here are a further collection of peaceful and inspiring destinations that could be your choice for any one of the upcoming long weekends. ...
5 Reasonably Priced Romantic Retreats in South Africa
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5 Reasonably Priced Romantic Retreats in South Africa

Romance should never be put on hold because your bank account does not seem to cooperate. There are a number of places throughout this spectacular country in which couples can enjoy a getaway together without dipping into ‘the red’. Of course, a romantic escap...
Family Getaways – Great ideas for a family holiday in South Africa
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Family Getaways – Great ideas for a family holiday in South Africa

Waiting for holidays to simply 'happen' when you have children is tantamount to expecting your fairy godmother to make an appearance, wings and wand intact. The chances are that the holiday, unless other children and a ream of activities are 'on tap', could go...
Locals share their favourite South African getaways
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Locals share their favourite South African getaways

We ask 30 local South Africans to share their favourite holiday destinations and getaways with us. From the more popular destinations like Knysna and the Kruger National Park to lesser known gems like Barrydale, Beaverlac and Prince’s Grant, here are their fav...