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#TravelChatSA turns the spotlight on social media

The age of smartphones and social media has opened new research avenues for travellers in search of adventures. This week’s #TravelChatSA looked at the most popular social media platforms and how they are being used by visitors and the local industry.

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We celebrate 150 000 Google+ likes with ... sabrage

South African Tourism’s Love South Africa page on Google+ recently celebrated a milestone, with its 150 000th like. The wine farm of Simonsig near Stellenbosch, one of the participants in #StellenBlog, offered to demonstrate the Napoleonic technique of sabrage to open a celebratory bottle of bubbly.

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The value of a thorn tree in North West province

You can experience the North West province from the air (hot-air ballooning, helicopter rides, zip lines, cable cars); from the seat of you car (tarred roads, dirt roads); by foot (walking trails, wandering in the veld); or from the vantage point of sitting or lying down under a thorn tree. Best plan: get to the North West and find a tree that speaks to you. ASAP.

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Celebrities who love South Africa

There have been a number of celebrities who have come to #MeetSouthAfrica, and we love all of their fantastic photos. Here are some of these photos and a little bit about what the celebrities had to say about our beautiful country.

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Swellenberry festival fun

Looking for a fun way to end off your year, all for a good cause? Then head on down to the town of Swellendam for its annual berry festival, from 5 to 7 December this year.

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My city: Gavin Rajah’s creative Cape Town

As part of the ‘My city’ series, South African Tourism caught up with style maven Gavin Rajah to talk about his favourite spots in the Mother City. The acclaimed designer has lived in Cape Town for the past 25 years and doesn’t see himself living anywhere else in the country.

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Joburg’s streets: A canvas reflecting South Africa's culture and history

Johannesburg offers a feast for visitors’ eyes. Here are some pieces of street art and statues that should definitely feature in your holiday snaps of the city ...

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Giant Flag project hailed as a ‘game changer’

Plans are afoot to create a massive South African flag out of desert plants and solar panels in the Karoo. The Giant Flag project was launched in Graaff-Reinet on Thursday.

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Popular pics on Instagram: Cape Town and Pretoria

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 ...

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#TravelChatSA: South Africa's best safari experiences

  • 23 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney Wildlife

Keen for a wildlife experience in South Africa? In this week’s #TravelChatSA, travel enthusiasts shared their valuable insights on how to get the most out of a safari.

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