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All The Things You Will Miss If You Leave South Africa
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All The Things You Will Miss If You Leave South Africa

You may have noticed. Not everyone is committed to staying in South Africa. But no matter where you go if you leave South Africa, sooner or later, nostalgia will kick in  - whether it’s when you’re browsing in a bookstore, or getting caught in yet another rain...
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...
Five Places To See The Cape Mountain Zebra
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Five Places To See The Cape Mountain Zebra

The zebra is an African equid found on the grassy plains of Africa's game reserves. It's a common herbivore found in great numbers, which means it rarely gets much attention. Particularly if there is the chance of spotting any of the Big Five. A zebra is a ze...
10 top natural attractions in the Karoo
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10 top natural attractions in the Karoo

What the Outback is to Australia, the Karoo is to South Africa. It occupies 400 000 km²- practically one-third of the country's total area; a vast, semi-arid region in the heart of the country, bounded by mountains in the south and west, and the huge Senqu,...
10 Karoo towns with weird sounding names
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10 Karoo towns with weird sounding names

It isn't difficult to find unusual names in the Karoo. It seems as if this vast, effortless aridity gives rise to names that are the deuce to pronounce, if you're a visitor, and difficult even if you live in South Africa. Here are 10 Karoo towns with weird so...
Here is How The Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve Is Saving The Klein Karoo
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Here is How The Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve Is Saving The Klein Karoo

People come from all over the world to visit the Klein Karoo. Its wide landscapes, solitude and the spiritual calm of the mountainous, dry landscape is a hugely valuable commodity. The vegetation of the Klein Karoo, and the adjacent coastal plain, includes ...
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...
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...
South Africa’s elusive aardvark – 7 places to see it
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South Africa’s elusive aardvark – 7 places to see it

The aardvark. The only surviving member of the prehistoric species Tubulidentata.  It looks like a rabbit crossed with a piglet and a kangaroo, and is sometimes called an African antbear, or a Cape anteater.  Actually, its name comes from the Afrikaans meaning...
South Africa’s Rare Riverine Rabbit – 7 places to see it
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South Africa’s Rare Riverine Rabbit – 7 places to see it

One of the most endangered mammals on Earth, the riverine rabbit is found only in the Karoo... There are thought to be less than 250 of these rare creatures left. And few people can claim the privilege of having seen one. Found mostly in dry riverbeds in the ...
Stanley’s Light Shines Bright In Ladismith
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Stanley’s Light Shines Bright In Ladismith

Stanley de Wit was an avid hiker who spent a lot of time exploring the Elandsberg Mountain. On one of his excursions he noticed a continuously flowing stream that ran over a vertical rock face and this gave him a brilliant idea. He thought about mounting a ...
An hour or two in Matjiesfontein …
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An hour or two in Matjiesfontein …

The train rolled into the famous little Klein Karoo village of Matjiesfontein on a late October afternoon and with a long screeching, slowed and finally halted. The wind was icy and the last rays of the sun, casting a golden glow, were doing their utmost to ke...
Karoo views through my window …
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Karoo views through my window …

The Karoo is without a doubt one of the driest region in South Africa, it means semi-desert and whilst the Klein and Groot Karoo span over so much of the country, it was not an area I had explored at length- Until I took a luxury train trip through it. We w...
Exploring the Beautiful Karoo
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Exploring the Beautiful Karoo

Today I find myself reminiscing about the six soul-stirring months I had the great privilege of spending in South Africa’s Karoo. Though you may not have six months laying around in spare change; a week or weekend trip into the Karoo is probably one of the mos...
Winner 2 Night Experience at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
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Winner 2 Night Experience at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

CONGRATULATIONS to Sonja Strauss of South Africa who has won a 2 night experience at the 5-star graded Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Includes two midweek nights (Monday to Thursday) accommodation for two adults sharing; breakfast on both mornings; lunch in the aft...