Posts – Routes & Trails

Mountain biking in South Africa – More Top MTB Trails

If you’ve done your Big Five safari, visited Cape Town, tried your luck at Sun City or marvelled at your origins at the Cradle of Humankind, maybe you’re now ready for a bit of exercise. And what better way, what better country, and what better weather to take to the road than in South Africa?

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Walk in Gandhi's South African footsteps

  • 17 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

South African Tourism has launched a new initiative to highlight Mahatma Gandhi-inspired tourism attractions across the country. The passive resistance icon spent what’s been described as his ‘transformative years’ in the country.

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Route 67 – celebrating art and culture in Port Elizabeth

  • 11 October 2014 by Christine Marot

Where would you expect to see Queen Victoria and Nelson Mandela engaged in conversation? If you guessed Port Elizabeth, you’d be spot on.

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Farm stalls of South Africa on #TravelChatSA

Farm stalls were the subject of this week’s #TravelChatSA - those places you pull over at to take a break, have a meal and stock up on delicious local treats.

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Make the Most of your Time in South Africa

The book, Make the Most of your Time in South Africa, covers 17 of the most popular tourist routes in South Africa, from biggies like the Kruger National Park to some not-so-well-known destinations such as the Karoo.

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Fabulous day trips from Cape Town

  • 08 September 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Cape Town is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It offers a variety of activities, but beyond her borders there are loads of fun day trips too.

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How to spend a weekend in Nelson Mandela Bay

Tips on how to make the most of a short stay in South Africa’s Friendly City and surrounding areas.

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In the footsteps of Thomas Bain – master pass builder

Many of South Africa’s most beautiful passes were built by either Andrew Geddes Bains or his son, Thomas. Close to Citrusdal in the Western Cape, you can get a real feel for the feats of the old pass builders.

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Tackle the Num-Num Trail in Mpumalanga

  • 28 August 2014 by Desireé Haakonsen

Only three hours from Johannesburg, Five Assegais Country Estate in Mpumalanga is the perfect place to spend hours on the verandah or step out and conquer the five-day Num-Num hiking trail.

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5 cool things to do on your Garden Route holiday

The Garden Route is a fun destination any time of the year. Here are five great holiday activities ...

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