Riding for a purpose in the 947 Cycle Challenge

  • 14 November 2014 by Roela Hattingh Sport

In 2013, just before he turned 13, Daniël Davel requested the following birthday present from his mom: a ‘paltry’ 94.7km on a bicycle. And as one does, mom Mariana (42), without ever having participated in a cycle race or even owned a bicycle, agreed. She bought a pair of cycling pants, borrowed her even younger son’s mountain bike and finished the Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge in 5.5 hours. Mom and son took part in support of Popcorn Kidz, a tutor centre for children with special needs.


Popular pics on Instagram: Optical illusions and sport

We love all the fantastic Igers using #MeetSouthAfrica to share their photos of our country. Here are the top instagrams shared on our account in the past week ...


War Horse comes 'home' to South Africa

Set on a Devonshire farm and amid the carnage of the World War I battlefields in France, the stage adaptation of War Horse has become a global phenomenon. But it has now come ‘home’ to South Africa.


#TravelChatSA – all about Robertson

This week #TravelChatSA turned its focus to Robertson, a small town in the Western Cape and the western gateway to Route 62, said to be one of the longest wine routes in the world.


Make a beeline for Cape Town's new zipline adventure tour

The new SA Forest Adventures zipline experience in Cape Town is a must for all thrill-seekers heading to the Mother City.


Love South Africa: Photos by Callie de Wet, aka Wild Images

  • 12 November 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds Wildlife

Here we showcase one of the many talented photographers contributing to the Love South Africa Flickr group.


Seeking new adventures outside of Cape Town

Are you looking to try some adventures beyond the borders of Cape Town? Well, here are a number of options to choose from ...


10 photos that will make you want to visit South Africa

If vivid memories and even more vivid photographs are what you look for in your tourism experience, then South Africa is just the place for you. We’ve picked 10 photographs from the Love South Africa Flickr account that illustrate how memorable the sights of South Africa are ...


A riot of purple during jacaranda season

  • 11 November 2014 by Cassidy Parker (words and images) Attractions

It’s early summer in South Africa, which means one thing for Johannesburg and Pretoria: the jacarandas are out. Take a look at our purple world.


South Africa shines at World Responsible Tourism Awards

Cape Town’s famous V&A Waterfront is one of three tourism businesses in the Western Cape that picked up top honours at the World Responsible Tourism Awards, held at the World Travel Market in London recently.