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13 of the Coolest Beach Stays in South Africa
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13 of the Coolest Beach Stays in South Africa

South Africa is as famous for its coastline as it is for the Kruger National Park. Stretching for over 2 500 kilometres from the dry and barren border with Namibia in the west, around the Cape of Good Hope and northeast to its border with Mozambique, in the...
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 ...
6 Things To Do On The Wild Coast (That You Don’t Know About)
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6 Things To Do On The Wild Coast (That You Don’t Know About)

The Wild Coast covers 350 km of Indian Ocean shoreline in the Eastern Cape. It's synonymous with remote beaches, gob-stopping scenery, and the Xhosa people. It's somewhere every South African has to travel, at least once. It's also the homeland of Nelson...
6 Marine Protected Areas in South Africa
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6 Marine Protected Areas in South Africa

South Africa protects just under 25 areas of its 3 000 km coastline. Known as marine protected areas (MPA), they safeguard threatened marine species and important habitats. What they are, in essence, is a space in the ocean that strictly regulates human act...
The 7 Most Beautiful Places In South Africa You Probably Didn’t Know Existed
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The 7 Most Beautiful Places In South Africa You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

There is a danger in thinking that every little bit of South Africa has been discovered. There are actually some beautiful places, and areas, that a few people know about, but not everyone. These 7 most beautiful places in South Africa are worth knowing abo...
10 Places You Could Be Spending Christmas in South Africa, and Why
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10 Places You Could Be Spending Christmas in South Africa, and Why

South Africans celebrate Christmas in much the same way as the rest of world. We spread good cheer, enjoy Christmas traditions – like leaving cookies and carrots out for Santa Claus – decorate our homes with mistletoe, Christmas lights and little figurines ...
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...
Escape The Crowds – 8 Places and Spaces to Break Away
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Escape The Crowds – 8 Places and Spaces to Break Away

South Africa is a huge country. It is also incredibly diverse, promising anything from the lush, indigenous forests of the Tsitsikamma to the dry, cracked clay of the Kgalagadi river beds. Remote beaches, wild life reserves deep in what remains of true Afri...
7 Undiscovered Sunshine Destinations for the April May Break
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7 Undiscovered Sunshine Destinations for the April May Break

Chasing the sun is something we think of doing only when it begins going through the motions of packing up and leaving. Around this time of year. Whilst the last few months have had even swimming pool devotees shade hopping and water slugging, the slight shift...
Things you have to do in the Wild Coast
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Things you have to do in the Wild Coast

I’m convinced that there isn’t another area in South Africa, as rural, unspoilt and as simply beautiful as the Wild Coast. We canoed, relaxed on empty beaches and trailed along the coastal hills.  Here are a few of our favourite things to do in the Wild Coast ...
The Simplicity and Beauty of Bulungula Lodge
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The Simplicity and Beauty of Bulungula Lodge

Bags packed and ready to go, we tore ourselves away from the incredible beauty of Coffee Bay and jumped into our little vehicle, one person extra, and set off into the hills of the Wild Coast once more. The sun had come out and everyone’s spirits were buoyed a...
At the heart of Cintsa
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At the heart of Cintsa

Let me just tell you now that two nights in Cintsa is just not enough. Especially when the drought decides to end and the rain arrives. Sitting on the balcony of Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers, I watch the clouds slowly pulling in over the high sand dun...
Discovering Coffee Bay
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Discovering Coffee Bay

Tucked away along South Africa’s Wild Coast is the little area of Coffee Bay.  I’m not sure if it was the name or what my imagination conjured up, but for the longest time it has been a mystical place for me.  Somewhere far from Cape Town in a rural place alon...
Coastal Hike in Coffee Bay
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Coastal Hike in Coffee Bay

With the wind at full force and the rain relentless, the roads that lead to the start of the Hole in the Wall hiking trail in Coffee Bay were in too poor condition for the Coffee Shack tour vehicles to navigate. Slightly dejected at not getting the opportunity...
Canoeing down the Xhora
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Canoeing down the Xhora

We set out to face the hills with paddles in hand and the sun beating down upon our sun-screened shoulders as the clock turned over to ten. The Xhora is one of many rivers that gracefully wind their way down to the Wild Coast, through the hill and past the ...