Posts – Routes & Trails

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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Sabie Town House, Mpumalanga

If you’re looking for the perfect base for touring Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route with its gorgeous scenic attractions – the Blyde (Motlatse) River Canyon, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck potholes, the Sabie waterfalls and so much more – then look no further than Sabie Town House.

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Mother Nature puts on a show at Storms River Mouth

A recent visit to Storms River Mouth in the Eastern Cape with high seas and beautiful scenery underscored why this is such a great place to visit.

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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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The road less travelled: Exploring South Africa solo

  • 13 July 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

For many, the thought of travelling alone can be quite daunting, especially when going to unfamiliar places. But the reality is you shouldn’t be afraid of travelling solo in South Africa. In fact, you should add it to your bucket list right now.

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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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