Posts – Attractions

Braamfontein: Places and spaces

There’s a major buzz in Braamfontein, and it’s all part of the regeneration of Johannesburg as a city where people live, work and play. Here’s our list of fun places to hang out ...

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Life on the edge

My brief visit to Forest Edge, a green retreat with five self-catering cottages run by a former Johannesburg Stock Exchange executive, was an eye-opener. It is run on completely sustainable principles, while owner Ronel Pieterse’s warm welcome and incredible personal journey make this a classic #MeetSouthAfrica story.

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Swellendam for foodies

  • 20 June 2014 by Andrea Weiss

The Overberg town of Swellendam has become a popular rural retreat for urbanites and consequently is developing a culinary culture of note.

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Great sightings in the Kruger National Park

  • 20 June 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

When visiting the Kruger National Park, be sure to keep your eyes open for some incredible wildlife.

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12 things to do in Franschhoek

Franschhoek lies in a beautiful valley, surrounded by mountains and vineyards. It’s known as the food and wine capital of South Africa, but there’s so much more to do in and around this lovely little town.

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A taste of the spicy Cape

  • 19 June 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Spice takes on a different meaning in Paarl. Spice Route, an estate along the Paarl wine route, has developed into a delightful destination, with craft beer, artisanal chocolate and delicious wines on offer.

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Cape Town among world's top 10 most affordable cities

  • 18 June 2014 by Andrea Weiss

Cape Town is on the top 10 list of least expensive cities in the world, according to a recent survey by TripAdvisor.

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The misty, magical story of Modjadji, the Rain Queen

  • 18 June 2014 by Willem Steenkamp

Set in the majestic green mountains just north of Tzaneen, in Limpopo, is the seat of South Africa’s only matrilineal – and most secretive – dynasty: the royal kraal of Modjadji, the Rain Queen of the Balobedu people.

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Portside – Cape Town's newest skyscraper

  • 17 June 2014 by Stuart Buchanan

The R1.6-billion Portside building is Cape Town’s newest, tallest and greenest skyscraper.

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​South Africa's oldest pubs and bars: Watering holes with a history

  • 13 June 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

South Africa has a long and interesting history when it comes to beer, bars and pubs.

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