Posts – Adventure

Go skiing in South Africa

Tiffendell ski resort in the Eastern Cape Highlands is the only commercial ski resort in South Africa.

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#TravelChatSA explores 'staycations' in South Africa

  • 23 April 2015 by Thrishni Subramoney

A vacation far from home can be great fun, but sometimes those little trips a short distance from your home can be just as rewarding. If you agree, then you have a good idea about what a ‘staycation’ is.

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Ten off the beaten track things to do in the Eastern Cape

From the clear beaches of the Wild Coast, to quirky features you might miss if you blink, the Eastern Cape has plenty of spots for those looking for adventure and hidden treasures…

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World-class bouldering in the Rocklands

  • 21 April 2015 by Sarah Came

Adventure sport is one of South Africa’s specialties and it doesn’t get much more exciting (or beautiful) than bouldering in Rocklands in the Western Cape.

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Ryan Sandes' favourite South African mountain trails

  • 13 April 2015 by Lynnette Johns

Ryan Sandes has run an ultra-trail race on every continent, but his heart is still firmly in South Africa. He says Cape Town, specifically Table Mountain, is a trail runner’s paradise.

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Spionkop – South Africa’s Hill of Destiny

One of the most futile and bloodiest battles of the South African War was fought on top of a windswept, rain-sodden hill in KwaZulu-Natal on the night of 23 January, 1900, and the following day, 24 January. Three men on the hill that day – whose death would have changed the course of world history – survived.

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The splendour of Mpumalanga

  • 07 April 2015 by Stuart Dickinson

There’s something mesmerising about the valleys, mountains and open plains of Mpumalanga, a sparsely populated outdoor playground that stretches to the border of Mozambique in the east.

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Faces of Tourism: meet Centurion's answer to Spider-Man

  • 06 April 2015 by Thrishni Subramoney

You may love South Africa’s wildlife and scenery, but it’s the people you meet on your travels here who will make the difference between a good holiday and a great one.

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Mountains of South Africa

  • 05 April 2015 by Sarah Came

South Africa is known for its diverse wildlife, unique cultures and scenic beauty. Along with our open plains, rugged bush and expansive beaches, there are also some spectacular mountain views.

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South Africa ... from space

Ever since humans have been going into space, they delighted us with fascinating new perspectives of our own planet.

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