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On the southern most tip of the African continent is a country called South Africa, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. Visit Table Mountain in the mother city, Cape Town. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, Whale Coast Route and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain

An elephant calf will only learn how to use its trunk properly at about six months of age. And 6 more elephant facts

An elephant calf will only learn how to use its trunk properly at about six months of age. And 6 more elephant facts

Elephants do not have a tear duct and ‘tears’ simply evaporate or run down the cheek.  Sight improves when in jungle areas or shade. A three-month-old elephant calf cries as he tries to awake his dead mother. Read 6 more interesting Elle-facts here:

The mythology and astrology of the night sky over Paardeplaats

The mythology and astrology of the night sky over Paardeplaats

Peering into the night sky at Paardeplaats Nature Retreat is a playful mix of astronomy and mythology. The magnificent blanket of some 2,500 stars, all visible with the unaided eye on clear evenings, tells its own story.

Die verskil tussen rooi wyn en wit wyn.

Die verskil tussen rooi wyn en wit wyn.

Jy is of n rooi wyn of n wit wyn liefhebber en jou keuse hang net af van of jy hou van wat jy proe. Maar ken jy die verskil tussen rooi wyn en wit wyn? 

ZUCCHINI, TOMATO and  BOCCONCINI SALAD

ZUCCHINI, TOMATO and BOCCONCINI SALAD

We all have over indulged this festive season and a firm New Year resolution is a healthy lifestyle! Enjoy the second portion of this refreshing Summer Salad to serve on a crisp baguette without feeling guilty!

Walks and Hikes on Paardeplaats Nature Retreat in the Kruger Lowveld

Walks and Hikes on Paardeplaats Nature Retreat in the Kruger Lowveld

The hiking, mountain biking and walking trails on Paardeplaats Nature Retreat is a unique nature experience in the heart of the Panorama Route in the Kruger Lowveld that can be undertaken as guided and catered Day Trails or as an activity on a comfortable stay over for the whole family.

You know Africa's Big 5- now meet the Little 5

You know Africa's Big 5- now meet the Little 5


You've probably heard of the "Big Five" (Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Lion and Rhino), did you know Africa also has a "Little Five"? Here are some interesting facts about the Rhinoceros Beetle, Buffalo Weaver, Elephant Shrew, Leopard Tortoise and the Ant Lion.

8 Unesco World Heritage Sites in South Africa worth adding to your Bucket List

8 Unesco World Heritage Sites in South Africa worth adding to your Bucket List

South Africa boasts 8 of the world’s official UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are each well worth a visit due to their natural, cultural, and historical importance. Spreading over most of the 9 provinces you can visit one of these South African World Heritage Sites on your next vacation.

Three hiking trails in scenic Mpumalanga - a hikers dream destination

Three hiking trails in scenic Mpumalanga - a hikers dream destination

South Africa is an extraordinarily beautiful country filled with some incredibly diverse mountains, forests and wildlife. Of our nine provinces, in Mpumalanga adventure calls. What better way to bring out your adventure craving side, than taking an unforgettable hike, and experience a closeness to nature.

City of Cape Town’s Major and Minor dam Levels plus the latest rainfall - 27 Nov 2017

City of Cape Town’s Major and Minor dam Levels plus the latest rainfall - 27 Nov 2017

Western Cape dam levels drop in spite of recent rain - After all the rain in the last month in the Western Cape, average dam levels went down to 36.1

Vredefort Dome- Stone from Heaven

Vredefort Dome- Stone from Heaven

An estimated 2000 million years ago a meteorite hit the earth close to where the town of Vredefort in the Free State Province is today. This extreme impact event opened up a crater, which is still visible from space today.. Vredefort Dome bears witness to the world's greatest known single energy-release event, which caused devastating global change, including, according to some scientists, major evolutionary changes.

The 51-Metre Glass Elevator in Graskop Gorge is safely underway

The 51-Metre Glass Elevator in Graskop Gorge is safely underway

The glass elevator will be the main attraction at Graskop Gorge Adventure Centre and will cost in excess of R40 million to construct. It is also the first development of its kind in Africa. Visitors will be transported into a pristine forest environment.An elevated forest walkway at the bottom of the gorge will have two suspension bridges that cross the river and will include interpretation boards.

The second phase of the project will include a 40-bed boutique hotel

Visit the fabulous Buffalo City on the Sunshine Coast in South Africa

Visit the fabulous Buffalo City on the Sunshine Coast in South Africa

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, and staying for the weekend or a fortnight, balmy Buffalo City is rolling out the welcome mat and pulling out all the stops to make your feel right at home.

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South Africa, a Unique Travel Destination

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Responsible Tourism

South Africa is one of the foremost responsible tourism leaders in the world, with dozens of gorgeous destinations where communities are uplifted and the environment is protected.

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Shopping Mecca

Not only is the V&A waterfront in Cape Town, a top shopping destination in South Africa, This unique shopping centre is also a gateway to major SA tourist attractions

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Pleasant Climate

South Africa's climatic conditions generally range from Mediterranean in the southwestern corner of South Africa to temperate in the interior plateau, and subtropical in the northeast.

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