Beautiful birds of South Africa in pictures

  • 17 November 2014 by Johan Mostert (words and images) Wildlife

Johan Mostert has a passion for photography, especially of birds. Here is a selection of some of the beautiful images he’s taken, from Cape Town to the Kalahari, along with a few reflections on what bird photography has taught him – including that the early bird catches the bird!


Luxury room at the Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg

Travel blogger Rob Lloyd from Stop Having A Boring Life stayed at the Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg during his #MeetSouthAfrica trip. This was his experience ...


Great places for spotting fossils in South Africa

Beneath this beautiful country – a country that’s covered in striking flora, has hundreds of interesting bird and wildlife species, and is described as a cultural melting pot or rainbow nation – lie the remnants of a past that tell stories of another time.


My City: The push and pull of Ufrieda Ho's Joburg

As we try to learn more about why prominent South Africans choose to live in their particular cities over anywhere else, South African Tourism caught up with accomplished journalist and writer Ufrieda Ho about what she loves about Johannesburg, and why.


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.