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Africa Travel

5 tips for your first time in South Africa

5 tips for your first time in South Africa

Head to Cape Town. The beautiful architecture here is complemented by Table Mountain, which towers over the city below.

The humble Spekboom is taking the travel industry by storm

The humble Spekboom is taking the travel industry by storm

The SPEKBOOM project is to bring about awareness and to inform the world about the challenges we face. Travel brings about enormous social change and by leading the conversation with how we reduce our footprint travellers to South Africa will be talking about their responsibility to the planet.

Acacia Trees Prevent Elephant Attacks With Armies of Ants

Acacia Trees Prevent Elephant Attacks With Armies of Ants

Ants in your pants? That's nothing compared with ants up your snout. And that's what elephants in the African savanna must contend with when trying to snag a meal from a certain type of acacia tree.

3 easy ways to keep kids entertained on holiday

3 easy ways to keep kids entertained on holiday

If you're a parent, there are few things better than introducing your children to the world beyond your doorstep. The world is beautiful, exciting and awe-inspiring, and travel simply wouldn't be the same without your little ones to share every moment.

Swingers of the Forest - Mischievous Capuchin Monkeys

Swingers of the Forest - Mischievous Capuchin Monkeys

Monkey Sanctuary’s rich forest community includes a variety of capuchin species. These spunky little fellas, the most intelligent of all monkeys because they’ve starred in innumerable TV shows, movies, and commercials. But there’s more to them than on-screen fame. They poke each other in the eye as a bonding gesture. They throw rocks at their monkey crushes. Read on to find out more about these remarkable critters.

The story of the mountains that trapped earth’s history in stone

The story of the mountains that trapped earth’s history in stone

The Makhonjwa Mountains are certainly one of South Africa’s most unique and picturesque areas. In these rocks, you can see the first evidence of single-celled life forms and their first geomorphic features. It also shows the evolution of the originally oxygen-free ocean and atmosphere. As well as the origin of the first continental landforms. People in the know, say that the rocks in these mountains can tell us a lot about where we come

Iconic Train will now become a Luxury Hotel in Kruger National Park

Iconic Train will now become a Luxury Hotel in Kruger National Park

Thebe Tourism Group announced their plans at Africa’sTravel Indaba this week. The Kruger Shalati Train that will be housed on a bridge is being hailed as a unique luxury accommodation experience that will open in December 2019. The new initiative pays tribute to the history of Kruger when visitors to park once arrived by train.

Cradle of Human Culture route will launch in Western Cape in April

Cradle of Human Culture route will launch in Western Cape in April

Some of the earliest forms of evidence of human societies and customs can be found along the Western Cape, and the Cradle of Human Culture route aims to take locals and tourists on a journey of archaeological discovery. A new culture route that will encompass a number of sites and attractions that offer some of the earliest evidence of the evolution of modern human behaviour will be launched soon

6 ways you can travel green

6 ways you can travel green

But don’t let the guilt dampen your vacation. Eco-friendly travel practices can lift the remorse and lighten the blemish on Mother Earth. According to a TripAdvisor survey, nearly two-thirds of travellers plan to make more environmentally sound choices over the next year.

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

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.

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 Glass Elevator in Graskop Gorge reaches one year

The Glass Elevator in Graskop Gorge reaches one year

The glass elevator is the main attraction at Graskop Gorge Adventure Centre and costs in excess of R40 million to construct. It is also the first development of its kind in Africa. Visitors are 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 include interpretation boards.

One year later this attraction has proven to be a major boost to the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga Province

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