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An experience that money can't buy

I was watching a juvenile bateleur preening in a dead tree when I heard guide Mike Palmer whisper, ‘Cheetah.’ Almost immediately there was a collective intake of breath as everyone in the game-drive vehicle refocused their gaze on the cheetah, frozen in the soft morning light.

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Bloukrans Bridge bungee – no saving face

The Bloukrans Bridge bungee along the Garden Route is the highest commercial bridge bungee jump in the world. Check out some video footage ...

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Fourways Farmers' Market

A visit to the Fourways Farmers’ Market is a great way to spend a Sunday.

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Behind the scenes at the Johannesburg Zoo

Aside from the zookeepers and many others who work at the Johannesburg Zoo is a team of vets that not only looks after the health of the zoo animals, but also other wildlife that may have been confiscated or strayed into the city’s streets.

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Adventures on Jozini Dam

It may be off the main tourist routes, but the huge and very beautiful 16 000ha Jozini Dam (or Lake Jozini), which lies between the majestic Lebombo and Ubombo mountains in northern KwaZulu-Natal and borders Swaziland, is well worth a visit.

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High summer in the Pilanesberg

The Pilanesberg Game Reserve, with its concentric ring of mountains, is one of South Africa’s most visited tourist destinations. And because of the variety of habitats, it is teeming with game and birds.

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Showcasing the City of Gold

As the economic hub of South Africa, Johannesburg is rarely seen as anything more than the place where fortunes are made. But hidden behind the office buildings that dominate the skyline is a tourism paradise.

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The high life in Jozi

The guys from Dlala Nje give us another view of Johannesburg from Ponte City, one of Johannesburg’s most iconic buildings.

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Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve

Many of South Africa’s birds obligingly occur in some of the country’s most scenic regions. I was reminded of this again on a recent visit to the Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve in the Wolkberg mountains.

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Fun things to do in Plett (and surrounds)

Situated along the scenic Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay is one of South Africa’s prime tourist destinations, and both in season and out of season there are plenty of fun activities to do – from animal sanctuaries and organic markets to water sports and more on one of its many gorgeous beaches ...

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