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Freedom Day in South Africa – How Will You Celebrate?
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Freedom Day in South Africa – How Will You Celebrate?

The 27 April is Freedom Day in South Africa. It’s a public holiday (this year Freedom Day in South Africa falls on a Friday, making a mini holiday of the last weekend of the month). But more than the opportunity to get away from it all (the following Tue...
The Kalahari Desert in South Africa reveals its secrets
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The Kalahari Desert in South Africa reveals its secrets

The Kalahari Desert looks like a desert, by all appearances is a desert, and yet it’s something of a conundrum because it is, in fact, not a desert. The Kalahari Desert in South Africa, is not a desert Africa’s southernmost desert gets too much rain, for...
Incredible Places to Sleep Under the Stars in South Africa
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Incredible Places to Sleep Under the Stars in South Africa

Sleeping out in the wilderness, under a star-strewn sky, is not something you can do just anywhere anymore. In fact, few holiday destinations can promise places to sleep under the stars, like South Africa can; free of light pollution. South Africa is hug...
12 Secrets of the Mokala National Park That Will Have you Visiting, Tomorrow
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12 Secrets of the Mokala National Park That Will Have you Visiting, Tomorrow

Mokala National Park lies just outside Kimberley - a series of wide open grasslands, Kalahari thornveld and camelthorn scrub land interspersed with isolated dolerite hills. Mokala means camelthorn tree (Acacia erioloba) in Setswana, a name given because of ...
Visit Khomani Cultural Landscape – the 9th of South Africa’s World Heritage Sites
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Visit Khomani Cultural Landscape – the 9th of South Africa’s World Heritage Sites

Khomani Cultural Landscape ~ Now South Africa has 9; the Newest of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites is in the Desert The Khomani Cultural Landscape has recently been inscribed as the 9th of the country's world heritage sites, and probably its most intriguing...
12 Secrets of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park that will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow
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12 Secrets of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park that will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a huge semi-desert wilderness in the north of South Africa - an immense stretch of red sand dunes and wide open sky, the dry river beds of the Nossob and Auob Rivers (said to flow but once every 100 years) and the odd solita...
Why The Lesser-Known Northern Cape Is The Perfect Place For Adventure
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Why The Lesser-Known Northern Cape Is The Perfect Place For Adventure

It's no secret. South Africans regard their country as the Adventure Capital of the World. And for good reason – we've the world's highest commercial bridge bungee jump, the world's only crocodile cage-diving, we free dive with tiger sharks, swim with Cape ...
20 Best Secret Scenic Spots In The Northern Cape
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20 Best Secret Scenic Spots In The Northern Cape

When it comes to recharging, re-connecting and reclaiming one's sense of self, the Northern Cape's isolation and beauty is hard to beat. It is one of the biggest provinces in the country, known for its desert landscapes, wild spring flowers and wildlife. Bu...
The ultimate checklist: Remote places to Stay to survive Christmas
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The ultimate checklist: Remote places to Stay to survive Christmas

A friend of mine recently emailed with a request. She needed a remote hideaway for her family, who want to escape the Christmas festivities; get away from it all to reconnect with what really matters – nature, their children and stillness. And it is only fa...
Meerkats – Where to Find Them in South Africa
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Meerkats – Where to Find Them in South Africa

The suricate. Looks like a mongoose - and should as it belongs to the same family -, lives in mobs or gangs, does a lot of standing on its rear legs to survey the lie of the land – and with good reason as they're a snack size for the average Martial eagle and ...
Top 5 4×4 Routes in South Africa
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Top 5 4×4 Routes in South Africa

South Africa is a land of rugged beauty and breath-taking landscapes. There are many ways to enjoy this spectacular country, and embarking on 4 x 4 trails is one of the most exciting of these. Exploring the landscape in a 4 x 4 gives you the opportunity to see...
Take A Walk On The Wild Side With The Bushman Of The Kalahari
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Take A Walk On The Wild Side With The Bushman Of The Kalahari

The Bushman, also known as San, were the very first indigenous folk of Southern Africa. They inhabited the land, cultivated it, and lived off it. They left clues about their location, movements, customs and characteristics in the forms of cave paintings and ar...
The Kalahari Desert
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The Kalahari Desert

The Kalahari Desert is a huge area of land that extends from the Northern Cape of South Africa up into Botswana and Namibia. It is believed to be some 500 million years old and is home to a number of fossils that have fascinated researchers for decades. It mea...
Kgalagadi – two day wilderness trail that will leave you changed
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Kgalagadi – two day wilderness trail that will leave you changed

If you're into rugged holidays like taking on the Otter Trail then the two-night, guided (for obvious reasons as meeting a lion on the path might not be everyone's idea of 'fun') !Xerry wilderness trail in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park will no doubt appeal....
Kuier a while at the Kalahari Kuierfees
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Kuier a while at the Kalahari Kuierfees

September seems to be a bumper month for the Northern Cape with the Gariep Kunstefees , NWCA NDFT Daisy Marathon (already taken place at the beginning of the month), St. Augustine's Cultural Festival (24 September), Apollo Film Festival (25 September) and the ...