Posts – Attractions

In the spirit of Gandhi

Capture the spirit of Gandhi’s time in South Africa with a visit to Satyagraha House in Orchards, Johannesburg.

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Sudwala – caves older than Africa

The Sudwala cave system, which forms part of the Drakensberg escarpment near Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, is even older than the continent of Africa – the system began forming between 510-million and 180-million years ago, when Africa was still part of Gondwana, the southernmost of two supercontinents.

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Offbeat options for the unfazed traveller

Sleep in a jail, party in the desert, visit the Panty Bar – if you like life a little offbeat, here are a few options when you visit South Africa.

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Hotels and guest lodges in Port Elizabeth

  • January 28, 2013 by Stuart Dickinson

Need a place to put your feet up after a busy day exploring the friendly city of Port Elizabeth? Or maybe you just want to while away the hours in luxurious comfort? With so many accommodation options in Port Elizabeth, you’ll be hard-pressed to make a choice.

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Going Homeless Project nearly finds a home ...

The Coffee Shack is a near-perfect backpacking experience. Initially the plan was to stay three days ... but it ended up being closer to two weeks. The Going Homeless Project’s only complaint was that I had to leave. Reluctantly.

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When bookworms collect

Collectors Treasury reveals books stacked high and low, old and new, sorted loosely into various collections. Books just patiently waiting for their new homes inside an old building wedged under a highway overpass.

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One of South Africa’s most beautiful gardens

Enjoy one of South Africa’s most magnificent and eco-friendly gardens when you visit the historic Brenthurst Gardens, right in the middle of Johannesburg.

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Berry picking in the Free State

Travelling through South Africa often means unexpected detours when you stumble across something interesting.

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All I want for Christmas (and the new year)

This is my personal wish list of travel goals and aims for 2013.

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See the feathers fly!

TThe Montecasino Bird Gardens in Johannesburg are a riot of colour, have spectacular cycad gardens, and boast not only 60 species of birds – both endemic and exotic – but some very strange creatures as well…

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