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9 Best Small Towns of the Northern Cape
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9 Best Small Towns of the Northern Cape

Small towns of the Northern Cape ~The Northern Cape is a vast expanse of country hugging the northerly reaches of South Africa up against the borders of Namibia and Botswana. It’s hot, dry and beautiful - something of a wilderness presided over by a merciless ...
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...
10 Far-Flung Karoo Towns For Fabulous Festivals
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10 Far-Flung Karoo Towns For Fabulous Festivals

If you've ever looked at a map of the Karoo (the Groot and Klein Karoo) you may have noticed that it occupies a huge chunk of central South Africa. It stretches from Alexander Bay on the West Coast, encompassing the bulk of the Northern Cape, all the way to...
10 attractions that will have you packing your bags for the Upper Karoo
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10 attractions that will have you packing your bags for the Upper Karoo

For many the Karoo is a great expanse of (dry) land somewhere in the middle of South Africa. Just where this place of great heat and frosts, with an annual rainfall of next to nothing, starts and ends is a mystery, expounded by the impression that its extent i...
Exploring the Baynesfield Museum In Richmond
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Exploring the Baynesfield Museum In Richmond

A few weeks ago my family and I went to Richmond for the weekend and on the way home stopped in at Baynesfield Museum.  Set in beautiful grounds, with a Victorian house as its centerpiece, the Museum is a fascinating place with various buildings and sheds hous...
A Visit to the Minerva Museum and Private Nature Reserve
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A Visit to the Minerva Museum and Private Nature Reserve

Many of you might, like me, not know very much about the Minerva Museum and Private Nature Reserve or for that matter have even heard of them. To put you in the picture, the museum is a Natural Heritage Site and is part of the private nature reserve at the ver...
Visit Richmond – You Don’t Need To Be A Book Nut, But It Helps If You Are
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Visit Richmond – You Don’t Need To Be A Book Nut, But It Helps If You Are

The little town of Richmond lies in the middle of the Karoo of the Northern Cape, roughly four hours away from Bloemfontein, its slightly shaggy main street lined with period 19th century architecture, much of it restored, the upper reaches of which form a tun...
The Eshayamoya train ride in Creighton
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The Eshayamoya train ride in Creighton

When my friend Sarah contacted me recently inviting me to join her and a couple of others for a train ride in the beautiful countryside of the Southern Natal Midlands, I jumped at the opportunity. Although I had driven along a section of the route once previou...