Posts – Attractions

The National Arts Festival – a national treasure

  • 11 July 2014 by Sarah Came

The National Arts Festival, currently on in Grahamstown, is one of South Africa’s arts and culture highlights, and is the biggest annual event of its kind in Africa.

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10 coastal towns we love

  • 10 July 2014 by Andrea Weiss

#TravelChatSA is a weekly event on Twitter that sees fellow travellers get together for an hour on a Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm to chat about their favourite topic. This week’s topic was #CoastalTownsSA, and we picked a few ...

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Celebrate Bastille Day in Franschhoek

  • 09 July 2014 by Andrea Weiss

Franschhoek seldom needs an excuse for a festival, but one of its favourites is its Bastille Day celebration, now in its 21st year.

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Johannesburg’s Nizamiye Mosque – the biggest in the southern hemisphere

Just a few years ago, a wide swathe of grassy, empty land lined the Old Pretoria Road in Midrand, Johannesburg. Today, the four tall minarets that pierce the Highveld sky proclaim the imposing presence of the first Ottoman-style mosque in the southern hemisphere.

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Leshiba Wilderness: The art of fulfilling travel

  • 05 July 2014 by Willem Steenkamp

In this age of convenience, we’ve become accustomed to not working for the things that turn us on intellectually and emotionally – but sometimes a little effort makes them even better.

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The old 'Sugar Bridge' at Buffeljags, Western Cape

  • 04 July 2014 by Andrea Weiss (words and pictures)

For those travelling down the N2 national road to get to their holiday destinations, sometimes a little detour to stretch the legs is just what’s needed. And what better way than to stop at an interesting landmark with a bit of history attached?

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Backpacking along the Wild Coast

  • 03 July 2014 by Lynnette Johns

South Africa’s Wild Coast, as the name suggests, is an untamed strip of coastline in the Eastern Cape. It stretches from East London to the mouth of the Mtamvuna River, and is increasingly popular with tourists. Backpacking is one of the best ways to experience the Wild Coast.

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Silvermine Nature Reserve: Great choice for a family walk in Cape Town

Looking for a good family walk in the Cape Town area? The Silvermine Nature Reserve offers something to suit all ages.

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Look out for the tea caravan in the Overberg

  • 01 July 2014 by Andrea Weiss

Jessica Bonin and Thaya Bedford will be highlighting ethical, conscious and green businesses, movements, projects and more on their week-long #GonzoTeaTrek campaign to create awareness around ecotourism the Overberg, Western Cape.

 

 

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The Cape route less travelled

  • 30 June 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Take the road less travelled with Coffeebeans Routes and get a taste of the Cape that you will never forget. Choose whatever takes your fancy: a jazz safari visiting legendary jazz musicians in their homes, or one of the other routes showcasing revolution, storytelling, food, art, music and design.

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