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Five underrated South African National Parks
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Five underrated South African National Parks

South African national parks are a good bet, when exploring South Africa. They’re generally well maintained, cheaper than the average safari lodge, and, if you time your visit for SA National Parks Week, grant South African citizens free entry. These are f...
6 Off The Beaten Track Towns In The Eastern Cape
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6 Off The Beaten Track Towns In The Eastern Cape

South Africa is one of the best holiday destinations in Africa enjoying an ever-increasing number of tourists every year, who head to the glamorous coastal cities of Cape Town and Durban, and the cosmopolitan city of Johannesburg. Away from these cities Sou...
Mountain Zebra National Park – 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit
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Mountain Zebra National Park – 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit

Most people I speak to haven't heard of Mountain Zebra National Park. The park is one of the country's lesser known hideaways, and those in the know would rather keep it that way. For some reason people fail to imagine mountains and zebras together (for mos...
Top Ten Natural Attractions in Eastern Cape
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Top Ten Natural Attractions in Eastern Cape

Perhaps the reason the Eastern Cape has something of a Cinderella complex is because it lies wedged between two of South Africa's most popular destinations - the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal. Certainly it receives less attention than the Western Cape, yet is...
10 reasons to head to the Karoo Heartland
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10 reasons to head to the Karoo Heartland

The Karoo Heartland lies at the heart of South Africa. Threatened with imminent fracking, this beautiful, water-strapped and desolate area is a series of mountains, vast plains, star studded skies, farmland, idiosyncratic little dorps reminiscent of yesteryear...
Things To Do Near Jansenville
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Things To Do Near Jansenville

Dubbed the heart of South Africa’s mohair production, Jansenville is a small town in the Camdeboo plains, just above the picturesque Klein Winterhoek Mountain Range. The appeal of this town lies in its natural beauty, which is quite different from the lush abu...
5 Things to Do in Graaff Reinet
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5 Things to Do in Graaff Reinet

Graaff Reinet is a historical town in the Karoo Heartland of South Africa. This area is known for its spectacular countryside that is ideal for farming. And, although this town enjoys a politically historical value, it is also the site of fascinating fossils a...
I Love Graaff Reinet Because …
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I Love Graaff Reinet Because …

Hi, I’m Imelda from Beau & I in Graaff Reinet in the Karoo Heartland, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Graaff Reinet IS BEST KNOWN FOR its restored Cape Dutch buildings and Cape Malay flat roof houses in it’s serene Karoo tranquility. GET YOUR PICTURE TAK...
Nieu Bethesda – One Town You’ve Got To Visit
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Nieu Bethesda – One Town You’ve Got To Visit

Nieu Bethesda has no petrol, bank or credit card facilities. It barely has a supermarket, it's main road is not called Main Street, but Martin Street, and the drive down into the valley that contains the little village is dominated by the striking Compassberg,...
5 great things to do when in Graaff-Reinet
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5 great things to do when in Graaff-Reinet

5 great things to do when in Graaff-Reinet: Stop your car on the outskirts of town on the Camdeboo Mountain Drive and below you will lie the circular shape of Graaff-Reinet, held within a generous bend of the Sundays River closest to you, and the mountains of ...
Picadillis in Middelburg in the Karoo Heartland
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Picadillis in Middelburg in the Karoo Heartland

I recently bought the sweetest little scarf.  My brother and I were en route to Ficksburg from Graaff-Reinet and stopped in Middelburg for a) Karoo biltong and b) petrol (in that order of importance). To be honest, Middelburg is not much to look at but our ...