Close encounters

  • August 11, 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds
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Here are a few of our favourite close-up images of animals that have been shared with our Love South Africa Flickr group.

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Jock Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park

This lodge, one of South Africa’s loveliest, is set among 6 000ha of private concession in the midst of the two million hectares that comprise the Kruger National Park. Once upon a time it was owned and run by the National Parks Board, but since 2000 it’s been managed as a private concession.

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South African signs revisited

Any road trip will inevitably turn up a host of unusual signs. Here are a couple that might need a bit of interpretation for first-time visitors ...

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Team South Africa on parade

  • August 08, 2014 by Stuart Dickinson
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On Friday 8 August, Team South Africa was welcomed back to the country in style, with a parade honouring its impressive medal tally at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Tourist arrival January 2014

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals as opposed to visitor arrivals is now been released.
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Tourist arrival February 2014

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals as opposed to visitor arrivals is now been released.
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Address by the Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, at the SATSA Annual Conference at Spier ­– 8 August 2014

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I have now been in this exciting new position as Minister of Tourism for 10 weeks. I must say that I really appreciate the warm and friendly manner in which you have all welcomed me to this portfolio. Thank you Francois and David for the kind introduction - and for…
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Discover the heavens with Maropeng

  • August 08, 2014 by Stuart Dickinson
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Escape the city limits to fully appreciate the wonders of our stellar home, the Milky Way. If you’re in Johannesburg, Maropeng’s stargazing evenings provide the perfect landscape for exploration.

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Get out of town: 5 day trips from Johannesburg

  • August 08, 2014 by Cassidy Parker
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Johannesburg has a charm all of its own, especially if you linger a while, taking the time to immerse yourself in it, to discover its nooks and crannies, and to speak to its fiercely loyal inhabitants.

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Birding at Barberspan, North West province

A visit to Barberspan, a natural pan in South Africa’s North West province, to look for returning seasonal migrants turned up a few surprises.

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