Posts – Attractions

In the footsteps of Thomas Bain – master pass builder

Many of South Africa’s most beautiful passes were built by either Andrew Geddes Bains or his son, Thomas. Close to Citrusdal in the Western Cape, you can get a real feel for the feats of the old pass builders.

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Tackle the Num-Num Trail in Mpumalanga

  • 28 August 2014 by Desireé Haakonsen

Only three hours from Johannesburg, Five Assegais Country Estate in Mpumalanga is the perfect place to spend hours on the verandah or step out and conquer the five-day Num-Num hiking trail.

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Port Elizabeth day trips

  • 28 August 2014 by Lynnette Johns

If you’re in Port Elizabeth, why not try some of these day trips – there’s something for everyone.

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Make a day of it from Pretoria

  • 27 August 2014 by Stuart Dickinson

Escape the bustle of the city and explore the many fascinating attractions that surround Pretoria.

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New exhibition celebrates Mandela and Gandhi

  • 27 August 2014 by Sarah Came

The relationship between two great icons in the struggle for freedom and social justice is the inspiration for the Mandela Gandhi Wall at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg.

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Skukuza indigenous plant nursery, Kruger National Park

So you probably know that Kruger National Park is one of the world’s greatest game parks, stretching over nearly two million hectares. But the park is not just about game; it’s also home to 336 species of trees.

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Beautifully captured moments

  • 25 August 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

South Africa offers many experiences for visitors; we love these fantastic photos of some of the moments to enjoy when you visit.

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Reefsteamers – for the love of trains

For those who love old steam trains, a trip to the Magaliesberg with Reefsteamers offers the ultimate day trip for families in search of adventure.

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A day visit to Aquila Private Game Reserve

  • 24 August 2014 by Desireé Haakonsen (words and pictures)

Aquila Private Game Reserve is an easy day’s outing from Cape Town where you can see the Big Five.

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Author Tony Park's South Africa

For best-selling Australian author Tony Park, South Africa is ‘friendly, welcoming, fascinating, exciting, beautiful, crazy, relaxing and forward looking; with a strong sense of culture and past’. This combination of elements is irresistible to Tony and his wife, Nicola.

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