Watching the FIFA World Cup in Cape Town

  • June 25, 2014 by Lynnette Johns and Stuart Buchanan
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We suggest heading out to find a pub or restaurant in Cape Town to watch the FIFA World Cup on a big-screen TV – preferably somewhere warm, with friends and family.

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SAA to introduce Airbus A330-200 on Washington, DC route

  • June 24, 2014
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Daily South African Airways (SAA) flights between Washington, DC and Johannesburg via Dakar will soon feature an aircraft popular among major carriers and passengers alike: the Airbus A330-200.

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The eagle has hatched

  • June 24, 2014 by Andrea Weiss
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Watch how a pair of Verreaux’s eagles (also known as black eagles) raise their chick in real time in a Johannesburg botanical garden.

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Citizen science projects

Are you back from a safari and not sure what animal you photographed? Did you take a nice snapshot of a frog or a butterfly or an unidentified creepy-crawly? Did you see a bird displaying interesting behaviour or an animal in an unusual location? If you answered yes to any of these questions then it's time to become a citizen scientist!
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Wilson’s Wharf: Relaxing in Durban harbour

  • June 24, 2014 by Christine Marot
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As the sun sets over Durban, there’s nowhere more picturesque to socialise with friends than at Wilson’s Wharf.

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Cape Town's underground tunnel tour

  • June 23, 2014 by Stuart Buchanan
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We know that Cape Town’s trendy bands and artists consider themselves ‘underground’, but if you want to experience the real thing, head to the Castle of Good Hope and embark on a tunnel tour that’ll take you beneath the surface and into the belly of the Mother City.

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Braamfontein: Places and spaces

There’s a major buzz in Braamfontein, and it’s all part of the regeneration of Johannesburg as a city where people live, work and play. Here’s our list of fun places to hang out ...

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Life on the edge

My brief visit to Forest Edge, a green retreat with five self-catering cottages run by a former Johannesburg Stock Exchange executive, was an eye-opener. It is run on completely sustainable principles, while owner Ronel Pieterse’s warm welcome and incredible personal journey make this a classic #MeetSouthAfrica story.

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Swellendam for foodies

  • June 20, 2014 by Andrea Weiss
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The Overberg town of Swellendam has become a popular rural retreat for urbanites and consequently is developing a culinary culture of note.

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Great sightings in the Kruger National Park

  • June 20, 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds
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When visiting the Kruger National Park, be sure to keep your eyes open for some incredible wildlife.

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