10 November 2014
by Desiree Haakonsen (words and pictures)
Hermanus may be known as the Whale Watching Capital, but after a weekend of southern right whales almost breaching into her lap, Desiree Haakonsen of TravelGround reckons De Kelders is the area’s best-kept secret.
Many of the Free State’s wildlife destinations have conservation as their primary focus, while Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State province, is home to one of only two game reserves in the world located in the middle of a city.
Eland certainly look noble and impressive when you see them standing solitary or walking fast in a big herd across the plains. But did you know that these imposing animals are our highest jumpers and that they are honoured and commemorated in world-famous rock art by South Africa’s San people?
Anyone who has visited Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront this year would have noticed cranes, scaffolding and a hive of activity from men and women in hard hats just outside the Two Oceans Aquarium. It is expanding, and this very exciting project is nearing completion.
The age of smartphones and social media has opened new research avenues for travellers in search of adventures. This week’s #TravelChatSA looked at the most popular social media platforms and how they are being used by visitors and the local industry.
The scenic beauty of South Africa was showcased to great effect on Twitter in the latest #TravelChatSA. Travellers from across the country shared their best travel snaps in the one-hour gathering on the social networking site.
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