Posts – Attractions

A pocketful (and more) of Johannesburg

A Q&A with Laurice Taitz, Johannesburg enthusiast and editor of Johannesburg In Your Pocket, an independent city guide aimed at making your stay in the city memorable.

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OR Tambo International Airport deserving of ‘Best Airport in Africa’ title

  • 11 April 2014 by Kolosa Vuso and Daphney Mngomeni

OR Tambo International Airport being awarded the title of ‘Best Airport in Africa’ is no surprise to travellers, business owners or those employed at the airport.

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Finding solace in Nature's Valley

  • 10 April 2014 by Cassidy Parker

Nature’s Valley, situated just off the Garden Route some 30km east of Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, offers that forever-chased-rarely-caught experience: the sheer joy of simply being able to be.

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Abundant butterflies

Somewhere along the 5km Blue Route, one of the short hikes at Franklyn Park near Kampersrus, we stopped at the edge of a stream to cool down and enjoy the scenery. We weren’t alone – there were dozens of butterflies flitting over the water, alighting on plants and resting on cool patches of damp soil.

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Pay 'peanuts' for room service in Cape Town

Some might argue that there’s no reason to stay indoors in Cape Town, but there are times when room service comes in handy. The good news is that Cape Town is second only to Tunis as the most affordable popular destination for room service in the world, according to TripAdvisor.

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Fynbos, flowers, ferns and forests

South Africa is so much more than the Big Five, Cape Town and the Garden Route. There are other treasures besides lions and elephants, Table Mountain’s cable car, and glorious beaches. Keep your eyes open for another unique attraction – our gorgeous flora.

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Snapshots of Mpumalanga

  • 04 April 2014 by Melanie-Ann Feris

Mpumalanga is one of the most interesting parts of South Africa to visit. There’s plenty to see and do. Here are just a few suggestions ...

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Wakkerstroom – it's for the birds

A pair of grey crowned cranes flew low over the road in front of us; flocks of Amur falcons perched on the power lines; and parties of enigmatic pied starlings gathered on roof tops. This was our welcome to the little town of Wakkerstroom in Mpumalanga, an essential stop for anyone serious (or even not so serious) about birdwatching in South Africa.

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Discovering the Sudwala Caves

  • 01 April 2014 by Melanie-Ann Feris

The Sudwala Caves in Mpumalanga are some of the oldest in Africa. The caves are home to some amazing stalactite and stalagmite formations, but it is the history of the caves that makes them such a fascinating place to visit.

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Klein Karoo – ostrich palaces, mountain passes and quaint villages

I’ve just fulfilled one of the very few items left on my bucket list: I stayed in an ostrich palace outside the little Klein Karoo town of Oudtshoorn.

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