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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

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 Humble Origins of Silent Night

The Humble Origins of Silent Night

One of the world’s most famous Christmas carols, “Silent Night,” celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. Over the centuries, hundreds of Christmas carols have been composed. Many fall quickly into obscurity.

Not “Silent Night.”

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.

Bouchard Finlayson 2016 Galpin Peak Pinor Noir voted 'Best SA Red Wine' (IWC)

Bouchard Finlayson 2016 Galpin Peak Pinor Noir voted 'Best SA Red Wine' (IWC)

Bouchard Finlayson has received global acclaim in the International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2018 for the 2016 vintage of its flagship Galpin Peak Pinot Noir, not only taking a GOLD medal, but also winning Trophies as BEST SA PINOT NOIR, as well as BEST SA RED.

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.

 

#TravelTuesday let you discover South Africa with these 6 travel deals

#TravelTuesday let you discover South Africa with these 6 travel deals

We have one of the most geographically and culturally diverse countries in the world. Why go anywhere else when you can surf the waves in Jeffrey's Bay, Relax on unspoilt beaches in Cape Town, hike Drakensberg and game drive in Kruger National Park

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.

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.

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