Posts – Attractions

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

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

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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Circles in a Forest hike: Exploring Knysna Forest

South African author Dalene Matthee said, ‘The longer you explore a rainforest, the more captivated you become, all the while its mysteries deepen.’ You’ll understand the truth of her words when you’ve spent some time in the indigenous forests around Knysna that she knew and loved so well.

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South Africa’s City Sightseeing buses win top international awards

You’ve seen them all over the world – those iconic open-top red buses trundling their way round cities from Perth to Paris, from Sao Paulo to San Francisco. But have you tried the Johannesburg and Cape Town award-winning buses yet?

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7 cool things to do with the kids these winter holidays

Family holidays are what memories are made of. Treat your kids to one of these great South African traditions these holidays.

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