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The whale season is in full swing

Each year, southern right whales start arriving at the Cape around June, and with them come the whale watchers eager to observe these gentle giants in their natural environment.

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The National Arts Festival – a national treasure

The National Arts Festival, currently on in Grahamstown, is one of South Africa’s arts and culture highlights, and is the biggest annual event of its kind in Africa.

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10 coastal towns we love

#TravelChatSA is a weekly event on Twitter that sees fellow travellers get together for an hour on a Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm to chat about their favourite topic. This week’s topic was #CoastalTownsSA, and we picked a few ...

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Celebrate Bastille Day in Franschhoek

Franschhoek seldom needs an excuse for a festival, but one of its favourites is its Bastille Day celebration, now in its 21st year.

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Jackson Hlungwani’s artworks live on

The late Jackson Hlungwani has been described as legendary and is recognised across the world for his artistic sculptures.

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Photographer profile: Singita's Ross Couper

Read our Q&A with wildlife photographer Ross Couper, a field guide at Singita Sabi Sand game reserve. His ‘office’ is some of the finest game-viewing land in southern Africa.

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Fashion and fun at the Durban July

The Vodacom Durban July took place this past Saturday, 5 July 2014. There was fantastic hospitality, interesting fashion interpretations of the ‘Big Screen’ theme, lots of fun and, of course, horse racing.

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Johannesburg’s Nizamiye Mosque – the biggest in the southern hemisphere

Just a few years ago, a wide swathe of grassy, empty land lined the Old Pretoria Road in Midrand, Johannesburg. Today, the four tall minarets that pierce the Highveld sky proclaim the imposing presence of the first Ottoman-style mosque in the southern hemisphere.

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South Africa's favourite township dishes

South Africa’s townships are alive with music, art and history, as well as a wide variety of tasty dishes. Why not treat your taste buds?

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Leshiba Wilderness: The art of fulfilling travel

In this age of convenience, we’ve become accustomed to not working for the things that turn us on intellectually and emotionally – but sometimes a little effort makes them even better.

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