Posts – Routes & Trails

Fast zipping to slow sipping – Elgin has it all

  • 30 December 2014 by Desiree Haakonsen

Next time you’re looking for a getaway, remember that Elgin in the Western Cape has something for everyone – whether you like your weekends fast or slow.


10 photos to remind you why you Love South Africa

  • 29 December 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

There are few countries in the world that offer as varied a visual feast as South Africa. If you need proof, just check out our Love South Africa Flickr group, where shutterbugs have been showcasing the visual beauty of the country from every angle. Here are 10 more photos from the group that will make you want to visit South Africa.


Bridging the gaps: South Africa’s fascinating spans

  • 22 December 2014 by Willem Steenkamp

The most spectacular bridges in Africa are in South Africa – and the country’s five highest spans are all along the same stretch of highway in the Eastern Cape.


Farm Stall to Farm Stall

If you are intending to spend some of your time in South Africa on the road, and you’re looking for authentic places to eat, shop and browse, then an attractive, user-friendly book will guide you to exactly the right spot.


Cape Town travel a cinch with the MyCiTi bus service

  • 16 December 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Cape Town’s MyCiTi bus service makes getting around the city easy and affordable.


​Great videos about South Africa

  • 08 December 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

South Africa, which is among the most culturally diverse countries in the world, is overflowing with things to do and see, taste experiences and adventures.


Melkkamer Cottage, Southern Cape – perfect remote getaway

South Africa is known for its wide-open spaces, gorgeous beaches, bird-rich wetlands, a unique floral kingdom, and wildlife. It’s not often that you find all these treasures in one place – but you will at the 1872 Melkkamer Cottage in De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Southern Cape.


The epitome of luxury – South Africa's Blue Train

  • 26 November 2014 by Christine Marot (words and images)

She glides along her appointed path, blue-and-gold livery glinting in the sun, weaving through the Great Karoo and skirting the Cape’s linear vineyards. She is the epitome of old-world luxury; she is South Africa’s Blue Train.


#TravelChatSA takes a trip along the West Coast

  • 20 November 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

Wednesday night’s #TravelChatSA on Twitter focused on the best places to visit on South Africa’s scenic West Coast.


​Rules for driving in South Africa

  • 18 November 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

For tourists from most other countries, where one has to drive on the right-hand side of the road, driving in South Africa might feel like a bit of a challenge.