Posts – Routes & Trails

South Africa with a difference – photo essay

Something a little bit different – a photo essay of quirky images from South Africa.

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City Sightseeing: a great way to see Cape Town in 90 minutes (or 2 days)

  • 14 April 2015 by Tara Turkington

Cape Town is undoubtedly one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and you could spend weeks here there is so much to see. A great way to get a sense of the city and be transported to some of its best attractions is to climb aboard the red City Sightseeing bus – and to hop off and on as takes your fancy.

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Ryan Sandes' favourite South African mountain trails

  • 13 April 2015 by Lynnette Johns

Ryan Sandes has run an ultra-trail race on every continent, but his heart is still firmly in South Africa. He says Cape Town, specifically Table Mountain, is a trail runner’s paradise.

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From holidays to honeymoons: a couple’s guide to Hermanus

  • 12 April 2015 by Lauren Morling

Activities for couples in the seaside town of Hermanus.

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Spionkop – South Africa’s Hill of Destiny

One of the most futile and bloodiest battles of the South African War was fought on top of a windswept, rain-sodden hill in KwaZulu-Natal on the night of 23 January, 1900, and the following day, 24 January. Three men on the hill that day – whose death would have changed the course of world history – survived.

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The splendour of Mpumalanga

  • 07 April 2015 by Stuart Dickinson

There’s something mesmerising about the valleys, mountains and open plains of Mpumalanga, a sparsely populated outdoor playground that stretches to the border of Mozambique in the east.

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Free stuff to do in Cape Town

Who says you have to spend money to have a good time? In Cape Town, you’ll find plenty of ways to entertain yourself, without entertaining the idea of parting with your cash.

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Slackpacking trails in South Africa

Enjoy some of South Africa’s hiking trails while your luggage is transported for you.

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All aboard the steam train on the Kloof-Inchanga line

  • 17 March 2015 by Christine Marot

On the last Sunday of every month there’s the opportunity to take a steam train trip from KwaZulu-Natal’s Kloof Station to Inchanga Station for a 45-minute ride down memory lane.

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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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