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7 Places in South Africa to Visit, Straight Out of a Fairy Tale
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7 Places in South Africa to Visit, Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

One doesn’t usually associate the raw and hugely varied natural beauty of South Africa with a fairy tale. That’s left to Europe to provide. But places in South Africa to visit, reminiscent of all things fairy, is not as ‘out there’ as you might think. H...
13 Enigmatic South African Towns to Visit Before You Turn 40
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13 Enigmatic South African Towns to Visit Before You Turn 40

Actually, I'll let you into a secret: it isn't about what age you are when you visit these towns. It's about making damn sure you visit them. Because few of them make it onto conventional 'must do' lists. For some reason they're regarded as obscure, non mai...
30 Legendary Photos Across South Africa to Knock the Socks Off All Your Other Photos
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30 Legendary Photos Across South Africa to Knock the Socks Off All Your Other Photos

Incredible moments are all over Instagram. So much so, that we’ve almost become immune to a great photo. Almost. But, these viewpoints around South Africa will easily give you 30 legendary photos to knock the socks off all your other travel photos. 30 L...
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...
20 Best Secret Scenic Spots in Eastern Cape
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20 Best Secret Scenic Spots in Eastern Cape

For those #travellers after photo moments worth sharing on Instagram and other social media, look no further than these #highlights of the Eastern Cape. We've put together a list of beautiful spaces, extraordinary spots, and remote places to share with the ...
Snow porn: South Africa’s top 7 places for snow this winter
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Snow porn: South Africa’s top 7 places for snow this winter

It is true that South Africa is not a snow destination. If it's snow you're after then you usually head to Alaska, Canada, Switzerland, the Northern Rockies, the mountains of France, Austria and Italy, America's Colorado, Japan, and even New Zealand. Not South...
Weekend Road Trips perfect for Locals
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Weekend Road Trips perfect for Locals

South Africa is one of the best country's in the world for road trips – with nigh on 750 000 kilometres of road (the longest road network on the continent, and one of the ten longest road networks globally). The country is probably best known for its Garden...
Mountain Biking in Hogsback
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Mountain Biking in Hogsback

Hogsback is an ancient and enchanted place that lies on the R345 between Alice and Cathcart in the Eastern Cape. It is possibly most famous for its link to Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” novel and is claimed to have inspired the novel and subsequent Tolkien scenery, w...
Hike to Kettlespout Falls in Hogsback
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Hike to Kettlespout Falls in Hogsback

Visiting Hogsback for the first time (see our post here), after living in South Africa all my life, was honestly like stepping into another country- A greener, lushious region where forests and mountains took up nearly all of the space and left tiny areas for ...
Hogsback as a first-timer
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Hogsback as a first-timer

It is a sad fact of life that it has taken us 29 years before visiting Hogsback. Even as we drove inland towards the mountains in the downpour, the land became greener and more lushious than we had seen throughout our entire trip down the Wild Coast. Our st...
Hogsback Hideaways
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Hogsback Hideaways

Hogsback is a small, enchanted village in the gorgeous Amatola Mountains of the Eastern Cape. It is surrounded by high peaks, plunging valleys, majestic waterfalls and rumbling rivers. The three mountain peaks are believed to be the origin of is intriguing nam...
Local is Lekker – 5 Great and Relatively Unknown Destinations at Home
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Local is Lekker – 5 Great and Relatively Unknown Destinations at Home

More and more South Africans are 'staying home' for the holidays. They're venturing overseas far less than previously for various reasons - they're feeling the pinch of the Rand, they're cutting back on carbon emissions, or they're discovering that actually ho...
My favourite dorps – add them to your next holiday itinerary
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My favourite dorps – add them to your next holiday itinerary

It is fairly difficult to pretend to be unbiased when putting together a list of favourite South African dorps. So, I haven't even pretended to be (unbiased, that is) and thus most of them lie in the Western Cape. This is a list of my favourites. I'm sure you ...
Focus on Hogsback – a magical town ideal for weekends away and extended stays
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Focus on Hogsback – a magical town ideal for weekends away and extended stays

This month we focus our attention on the magical little town of Hogsback in the Eastern Cape, home to numerous accomplished artists - potters, painters, musicians and poets - who have chosen the beauty of Hogsback over the rush of city life. Hogsback offers...
Middle Earth explored – what they’re getting up to in Hogsback
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Middle Earth explored – what they’re getting up to in Hogsback

There was something about Middle Earth being sign posted as an organic nursery that had us driving down a little obscure driveway whilst in Hogsback recently. Besides, we couldn't let the Tolkienesque name of 'Middle Earth' go unexplored, and so it was, on a r...