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With the recent bout of load shedding leaving South Africans in the dark, we thought it would be a good idea to share some tips on what to pack and how to prepare for power outages on your next holiday. Be prepared Print out load shedding schedules from Eskom or the local municipalities. Make sure […]

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Table Mountain

School holidays, Christmas, and family time go hand in hand during the summer season. Here are some great events for family bonding because the best gift you can give your kids is the gift of an experience.   TAAL MONUMENT PICNICS The Taal Monument is hosting a range of sunset picnics this summer. Bring your […]

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South Africa is consistently rated as one of the most beautiful countries in the world. We’ve trawled through hundreds of images of South Africa on Pinterest to round up our favourite snapshots of the country’s beauty, in all its forms.   TRAVEL THROUGH THE PROVINCES   Western Cape   KwaZulu-Natal     Gauteng     […]

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Post image for An Adventure Guide to Parys

Parys is a little (and largely underrated) dorp in the northern Free State, just over an hour’s drive from Johannesburg. Although named after the French “city of love”, it’s certainly no Paris. But what it lacks in romance, impressive iron lattice towers, and beautiful rivers, it more than makes up for in action-packed fun and unforgettable […]

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Post image for Fast zipping to slow sipping – Elgin has it all

From canopy tours across the river gorges of the Hottentots Holland Mountains to gorging ourselves on fresh local food and wine, a recent visit to Elgin revealed that this gorgeous valley has everything from fast zipping to slow sipping. Only 70km from Cape Town (under an hour’s drive when the Somerset West traffic isn’t backed up), […]

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What better way to celebrate the summer season than by building sandcastles, picnicking in the dunes, and enjoying beautiful views and rolling waves with your friends and family?! If sandy shores are what you’re dreaming of, then head to these South African Blue Flag* beaches! KWAZULU-NATAL   Alkantstrand Beach, Richards Bay Alkanststrand is the northern-most […]

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Lauren Morling

South Africa is a beautiful country with vast and differing landscapes. I recently had the opportunity of visiting some of her most memorable hotspots on the Shongololo Express Great Train Adventure. Whether you’re looking to meet people from different cultures, spot foreign animals, or marvel at the earth’s natural beauty, these destinations are worth adding […]

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