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Pet-friendly travelling in South Africa

You need not miss your pet just because you want a few days of sun and sand – you can have both. Here are just a few pet-friendly places to stay while you enjoy some relaxing time in the sun.

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Franschhoek's Mystery Weekends – the perfect getaway

A weekend of bliss is on the cards for romantics and food and wine lovers, with two Franschhoek Mystery Weekends on the horizon. One is at the tail-end of winter and the second at the end of September, when it’s still cold enough to snuggle up yet warm enough to take an amble through the town.

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Photo essay: The Test Kitchen, Cape Town

Luke Dale-Roberts is one of South Africa’s top chefs. His restaurant, The Test Kitchen, was recently voted 48th best restaurant in the world on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Here we celebrate his creativity in mouth-watering visuals.

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Learn to cook in Durban

If you have cash in hand and a couple of hours to spare, here’s a novel way to spend them. Round up a couple of friends and sign up for a fun-filled cookery lesson in Durban.

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​Ramadan in the Cape

Muslims across South Africa are preparing to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr, heralding the end of a month of fasting. On Sunday night, thousands of Muslims will be at Three Anchor Bay in Cape Town to sight the new moon, signalling the end of the fast.

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Beautiful waterscapes

There have been some fantastic waterscapes shared on our Love South Africa Flickr group. Here are a few of them ...

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Freedom and fun in the Free State

The Free State is big-sky country, with scenic beauty and tranquility, sandstone rock formations, a World Heritage Site, grasslands and adventure options – all of which make for the perfect getaway.

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Travelling to SA for business or holiday? Try these apps …

So, you’re heading to South Africa for a meeting or a conference, perhaps on short notice, and are unsure about what to expect when you get here, or how to get around? Well, luckily, there’s a piece of technology you probably have already that can help you – your smartphone.

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MaXhosa designer Laduma Ngxokolo talks inheritance and heritage

Four years ago Port Elizabeth-born designer Laduma Ngxokolo saw a gap in the market for traditional Xhosa initiates’ attire and created his label MaXhosa by Laduma.

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FreshStart's Smutsville Recycle Swop Shop

For six- to 16-years-olds in Sedgefield’s Smutsville township, rubbish is currency, thanks to an innovative swop shop that’s empowering young people to help themselves.

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