Posts – Sport

Adventures on Jozini Dam

It may be off the main tourist routes, but the huge and very beautiful 16 000ha Jozini Dam (or Lake Jozini), which lies between the majestic Lebombo and Ubombo mountains in northern KwaZulu-Natal and borders Swaziland, is well worth a visit.

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Seven great sports events to look forward to in 2014

South Africans are sports enthusiasts of note and there are several large outdoor events that cater for amateur and professionals each year. Here’s a roundup of a few of the biggest.

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Madiba: The avid sports fan and supporter

  • 13 December 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Nelson Mandela was a keen boxer when he was young and clearly a sports fan. Many of those who met him in this capacity testify to his interest and enthusiasm. Here are a selection of Madiba sporting moments, tweeted by sports stars and their teams in the past week.

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Sublime surfing in South Africa

  • 21 November 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

South Africa is a fantastic place for surfing. Its unique location means you can choose to surf in the chilly Atlantic waters or warmer Indian Ocean waves.

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Houseboat on Jozini Dam

I’m sitting on the deck of Shayamanzi 2, one of only two houseboats that cruise on Jozini Dam in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Swaziland is just around the corner beyond the dam wall, and if you go 100km or so south you’ll hit the Indian Ocean. I’m surrounded by mountains, bushveld and, of course, water.

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Surfers Not Street Children

A group of young South African surfers are doing their country – and themselves – proud as they tour the United Kingdom as part of an innovative and successful project called Surfers Not Street Children, which aims to change the way that society perceives and treats street children around the world.

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Doing the Argus ... without the sweat

Here are some great spots to grab a place and watch the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour go by.

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South Africa vs Pakistan cricket

Attention cricket fans: South Africa are hosting Pakistan for three Test matches, two T20s and five one-day internationals.

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AFCON (for dummies): Part II

Africa Cup of Nations information on teams, ticket sales, public viewing areas and training locations.

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AFCON (for dummies)

This 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament kicks off on January 19 and ends on 10 February. Here’s the lowdown on what to expect.

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