Posts – Attractions

South African roller derby takes it to the next level

  • 04 August 2014 by Stuart Dickinson

South Africa’s roller derby craze is heating up as Team ZA prepares to compete abroad at the Blood & Thunder World Cup in Dallas, Texas, this December.

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A walk in the woods

There are several big trees that can be visited along the Garden Route, and a walk though an indigenous forest to find them is a special experience.

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Family friendly: Travelling with children in South Africa

  • 01 August 2014 by Cassidy Parker

South Africa is a wonderfully child-friendly travel destination. Bringing the whole family with you on your adventure offers experiences that excite and please, as well as some that enlighten and transform.

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Weekend getaways

Short breaks are vital for keeping the body refreshed and the mind inspired. This week’s #TravelChatSA asked the Twittersphere to weigh in on the ideal location for a weekend getaway.

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Take the kids to the Bartolomeu Dias Museum in Mossel Bay

At the Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, there’s something for everyone: a garden to run around in, a life-size boat to clamber around, a mini-aquarium and a beautiful collection of rare shells.

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Discover Durban's Mitchell Park Zoo

  • 30 July 2014 by Christine Marot

Durban’s only zoo has a wide variety of species such as duiker, raccoon, wallaby, mongoose, marmoset, as well many beautiful endemic and exotic birds, including flamingos, scarlet ibises and hornbills.

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Riding the crest of a craft-beer wave

  • 29 July 2014 by Stuart Dickinson

Whether it’s a new gastropub, bottle stores selling local craft offerings and imported European ales, or even new breweries cropping up at a rapid rate around the country, the South African beer palate is evolving and savvy entrepreneurs are taking note.

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Pet-friendly travelling in South Africa

  • 28 July 2014 by Sarah Came

You need not miss your pet just because you want a few days of sun and sand – you can have both. Here are just a few pet-friendly places to stay while you enjoy some relaxing time in the sun.

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Franschhoek's Mystery Weekends – the perfect getaway

  • 28 July 2014 by Lynnette Johns

A weekend of bliss is on the cards for romantics and food and wine lovers, with two Franschhoek Mystery Weekends on the horizon. One is at the tail-end of winter and the second at the end of September, when it’s still cold enough to snuggle up yet warm enough to take an amble through the town.

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​Ramadan in the Cape

  • 25 July 2014 by Riefkah Adams

Muslims across South Africa are preparing to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr, heralding the end of a month of fasting. On Sunday night, thousands of Muslims will be at Three Anchor Bay in Cape Town to sight the new moon, signalling the end of the fast.

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