Posts – Routes & Trails

Take a township tour in Cape Town

  • 15 March 2015 by Lynnette Johns

There are some must-do outings when visiting Cape Town – such as Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and Robben Island – but if you want to experience more of the city, then head off on a township tour.

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Exploring South Africa's diamond heritage

It’s amazing, the diamond. With most of its industrial uses now possible with synthetic materials, it is only worth what we say it is worth. South Africa has a rich diamond history, much of which can be discovered in an untouched corner of the Northern Cape.

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Memel – a small-town gem in the Free State

  • 11 March 2015 by Daphney Mngomeni

In the north-eastern region of the Free State, between Newcastle and Vrede, lies Memel, a small town renowned for its natural beauty and popularity as a getaway for city slickers.

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Sani Pass: rugged beauty in no man's land

  • 09 March 2015 by Carina van Wyk

The Sani Pass literally lies in no man’s land between South Africa and Lesotho, close to the KwaZulu-Natal town of Himeville. With reports that it’s going to be tarred soon, 4x4 enthusiasts from across the country have been flocking to the untouched landscape to ascend this extremely challenging mountain pass.

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Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail

  • 07 March 2015 by Christine Marot

Try the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail, just north of Durban, for a relaxing walk through a coastal forest. For twitchers, more than 300 bird species have been identified in the reserve.

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#TravelChatSA explores the natural wonders of South Africa

  • 05 March 2015 by Thrishni Subramoney

From its jagged mountains to its desert dunes to its pristine coastlines, South Africa’s natural beauty is world-renowned. But how many of the spectacular sights on offer in this country would you call a ‘natural wonder’? This week’s #TravelChatSA sought answers to this very question.

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Getting around Durban

  • 01 March 2015 by Lynnette Johns

See Durban’s sights from the top of a bus, or glide along its paved promenade on a Segway.

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I was wowed in Joburg

  • 24 February 2015 by Sasha Hall

The Johannesburg City Sightseeing Red Bus is offering an exciting new route through the Maboneng Precinct. This venture will launch on 1 March 2015.

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Q&A on road tripping in South Africa

South Africa is an enormous country, and one of the best ways to experience it is on a road trip.

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Cape Town on a budget

  • 15 February 2015 by Lynnette Johns

Saving for your planned trip to Cape Town? We found some budget-friendly ideas.

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