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10 Best Small Towns of the Eastern Cape
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10 Best Small Towns of the Eastern Cape

The country’s second largest province has a great many towns. They lie dotted in amongst the Amatola Mountains, the Sunshine Coast, the Great Karoo, the Wild Coast and the Eastern Highlands; serving as holiday bases to a varied and sought-after outdoor life...
The Ultimate Travel Calendar: Guide To The Best Places For Every Month Of The Year!
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The Ultimate Travel Calendar: Guide To The Best Places For Every Month Of The Year!

South Africa presents so many choices to the visitor that it is hard to know just when to do what, and so we've made it easier for you by compiling a list of best places to be month by month. Here is the Ultimate Travel Calendar: Your Guide to the Best Plac...
The Most Beautiful Historic Towns In South Africa
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The Most Beautiful Historic Towns In South Africa

South Africa's history is not all that old. The buildings don't date back hundreds and hundreds of years, as they do in Europe, but (and it's a BIG but) South Africa has its own unique architectural styles, much of it evident in little towns across the country...
12 South African Events You Should Attend This Spring
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12 South African Events You Should Attend This Spring

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz. I wonder where the boidies is. The boids is on the wing! Don't be absoid! Da wings is on the boid! In case you hadn't noticed, the country has come to life – trees are in leaf, flowers are in bloom, the birds are a nest-ma...
The City of Saints – 10 slightly off-beat Historical Attractions in Grahamstown
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The City of Saints – 10 slightly off-beat Historical Attractions in Grahamstown

Grahamstown is not known as the town of 60 churches, or the city of saints, for nothing. It is steeped in colonial English history, filled with historical buildings and churches, and is also a university town - which goes some way to explain its reputation for...
The Grahamstown National Arts Festival
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The Grahamstown National Arts Festival

At any other time of year, the little university town of Grahamstown, just 90 minutes from Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape, is a quiet hub of students and families going about their daily lives. However, come June / July, this peaceful retreat suddenly ...
Grahamstown, the ‘Festival City’
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Grahamstown, the ‘Festival City’

Grahamstown is renowned as Festival City, as it is host to the largest arts festival in Africa - the National Arts Festival. Most people visit the town during the festival period, and experience the crazy bustle of thousands of tourists jostling their way down...
Explore the Makana Heritage Route – The umgwashu tree, hidden churches, Mlanjeni cave & long-drop lavs
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Explore the Makana Heritage Route – The umgwashu tree, hidden churches, Mlanjeni cave & long-drop lavs

Up until recently, I had no idea that there is a sprinkling of little villages in the Eastern Cape called Potsdam, Berlin, Breidbach, Braunchsweig, Frankfort, Hanover and Marienthal. Named after the German towns and cities with the same names, obviously, but o...
The Grahamstown Festival
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The Grahamstown Festival

It was opening night and adrenalin and lack of sleep were fueling an unhealthy intensity in the house we were staying in. We had arrived in Grahamstown after a ten hour drive which ended with the actors in the back seat trading more elbow jabs and knees to the...