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Latest Travel Blog and Stories - South Africa

Latest Travel Blog and Stories - South Africa

The best travel stories, holiday ideas, recommendations, where to stay and what to do in South Africa.

The new kind of traveller wants to make a difference in the environment

The new kind of traveller wants to make a difference in the environment

Sustainable travel has come a long way in recent years and not only from an accommodation and business perspective but also from a traveller perspective. Tourists have become far pickier on the type of location they visit and will want to know how “green” the location is, what experiences are offered, included as well as paid for options.

Augrabies Falls National Park is filled with activities and scenery for everyone

Augrabies Falls National Park is filled with activities and scenery for everyone

Augrabies Falls on the Orange River is around 56 metres in height. It is definitely one of Northern Cape’s best-kept secrets.  The visit to the waterfall will make for stunning photographs you can cherish forever. Here are some things you can do when visiting the Falls

Cape Town Airport boasts with a 9.6% increase in International visitor numbers

Cape Town Airport boasts with a 9.6% increase in International visitor numbers

What an exciting tourism year Cape Town has enjoyed in 2018... winning accolades for 'the Best Growth Potential' and 'Number One Favourite City in Africa and the Middle East', and even the gateway to the beautiful mother city, Cape Town International Airport, also won the coveted  award for Africa’s Leading Airport

The 8 best beaches South Africa that is well worth a visit

The 8 best beaches South Africa that is well worth a visit

Of the eight South African beaches ranked in the top 50 beaches all over the world, four are in Cape Town, with one along the Garden Route, another in Knysna and one each in Port Elizabeth and Coffee Bay.

The Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail in the Kruger Lowvled

The Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail in the Kruger Lowvled

One cannot visit the Kruger Lowveld without visiting what is likely the oldest mountain range on earth, the Barberton Mokhanjwa. The rugged Makhonjwa Mountains are perhaps the most complete portrait of the earth approximately 3.2 to 3.5 billion years ago.

Yes, retails exploit Christmas, but their decorations still kindle the good in the human spirit-

Yes, retails exploit Christmas, but their decorations still kindle the good in the human spirit-

Christmas trees in the aisles. Shiny baubles hanging from the ceiling. Christmas carols playing on the in-store speakers. Tinsel all around the cash register. Shops put a lot of effort into their Christmas decorations.

Is this obvious commercialisation of Christmas drowning out its true spirit? Not necessarily.

The Point Hotel offers breathtaking sea views on the Garden Route

The Point Hotel offers breathtaking sea views on the Garden Route

The 4- star Point Hotel in Mosselbay is the perfect base from which to enjoy the most that the Garden Route has to offer. There are few accommodation sites in this country that literally takes your breath away, and The Point Hotel is one of them. Proudly exposing herself on the rocks below St. Blaize Lighthouse this hotel offers unrestricted views of the Indian Ocean. 

Ten Amazing Facts About South Africa

Ten Amazing Facts About South Africa

The British had good reasons to want to set up colonies in South Africa. The country is extremely rich in minerals metals and turns out to be a great place to mine for the priceless gemstones that are well sought after all over the world. Sometimes the potential riches outweighed the risks as we can see in this photo on the Big Hole in Kimberley. Read ten more mazing facts about our diverse country.

From a treasured terroir Bouchard Finlayson releases its 2017 Sans Barrique (unwooded) Chardonnay

From a treasured terroir Bouchard Finlayson releases its 2017 Sans Barrique (unwooded) Chardonnay

Bouchard Finlayson has received worldwide acclaim not only for its award-winning Pinot Noirs, but also for its range of exciting, full-bodied Chardonnays that is a showcase of one of South Africa’s most treasured Chardonnay terroirs.

Why Botswana needs to be on your travel bucket list

Why Botswana needs to be on your travel bucket list

Everyone has some kind of travel bucket list, and you should be adding to yours with each passing year. It is so important to enjoy fulfilling and enriching travel experiences, and often these are gained from a variety of diverse trips and adventures.

Visit Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa, a Big 5 Safari Experience Just Under 2 Hours From Cape Town

Visit Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa, a Big 5 Safari Experience Just Under 2 Hours From Cape Town

Set in the pristine Southern Karoo Highlands against a backdrop of dramatic mountains, the Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa offers an exciting taste of real Africa just two short hours from Cape Town by road.

 

Dis n sonde om jou wyn te bere net vir nagmaal!

Dis n sonde om jou wyn te bere net vir nagmaal!

Erens tussen al die duisende woorde wat al geskryf is oorhierdie veelsydige voggie, het ons vergeet dat wyn gemaak is vir plesier, om onthou tye saam met familie en vriende te geniet en om in die oomblik herhinneringe te maak wat  jou kop nooit weer sal los nie!

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.

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.

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