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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 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.

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 Bokoni of Mpumalanga

The Bokoni of Mpumalanga

Most of the mountains and hills of Mpumalanga have stone circles on them and extensive road networks joining them to one another. This has long been thought of as just homes of the local peoples and their cattle kraals. They were therefore dismissed as being of any real value or importance archaeologically. 

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.

The Uniondale Ghost

The Uniondale Ghost

An urban legend in the "vanishing hitchhiker" tradition arose after a girl auto accident not far from Uniondale on Easter Sunday of 1968. For years afterward around the anniversary of her death, the afterwardspirit hitchhiked along the road and allegedly vanished after being picked up by various drivers.

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.

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