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Notre Dame Fire- a wound at the very heart of Paris !

Notre Dame Fire- a wound at the very heart of Paris !

The nearly 900-year-old Gothic church, which is a tourist hub in the city and one of the most recognizable sites in Europe, was severely damaged—its spire toppling over and its roof collapsing. It survived eight centuries of plague, war, revolution, and the Nazis. How could it be burning?

Four Wineries that remind you that it is time to start treating Cape Agulhas as a serious wine destination

Four Wineries that remind you that it is time to start treating Cape Agulhas as a serious wine destination

There is something distinctly romantic about tasting wine from vines grown at the southernmost point of the African continent, and not just ordinary wines but extraordinary highly ranked wines competing with the best in the world. The Elim/ Agulhas ward falls in what has traditionally been cattle and wheat country. For those who take the road less travelled they will be richly rewarded.

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 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.

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

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