In the footsteps of Thomas Bain – master pass builder

I’d always wondered about the thatch-roofed cottage that you get a glimpse of in a valley below the Piekenierskloof Pass near Citrusdal in the Western Cape.

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Tackle the Num-Num Trail in Mpumalanga

  • August 28, 2014 by Desireé Haakonsen
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Activity-based destinations are the way of the future, but the ultimate holiday spot is still one that offers you both adventure and a space where you can slow down and catch up with yourself – like the Num-Num Trail in Mpumalanga.

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Port Elizabeth day trips

  • August 28, 2014 by Lynnette Johns
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Located in the Eastern Cape province, Port Elizabeth offers access to a number of quality attractions, so if you’re in the mood for a road trip, why not go surfing in Jeffreys Bay, or check out one of the few cameras obscura in the southern hemisphere.

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Make a day of it from Pretoria

  • August 27, 2014 by Stuart Dickinson
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Escape the bustle of the city and explore the many fascinating attractions that surround Pretoria.

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New exhibition celebrates Mandela and Gandhi

  • August 27, 2014 by Sarah Came
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The relationship between two great icons in the struggle for freedom and social justice is the inspiration for the Mandela Gandhi Wall at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg.

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Skukuza indigenous plant nursery, Kruger National Park

So you probably know that Kruger National Park is one of the world’s greatest game parks, stretching over nearly two million hectares. But the park is not just about game; it’s also home to 336 species of trees, from the mighty baobab to the giant fig, beloved food source of birds, baboons and monkeys. Find out more at the beautiful indigenous plant nursery tucked away just 8km from Kruger’s biggest camp, Skukuza.

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Conferencing in Durban

  • August 26, 2014 by Christine Marot
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Durban’s not all about sun, sand and surfing. Contrary to urban legend, Durbanites are as diligent as their Johannesburg and Cape Town counterparts, and there’s no shortage of conference venues to prove the point.

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Beautifully captured moments

  • August 25, 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds
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Here are some fantastic photos of great moments in South Africa ...

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Reefsteamers – for the love of trains

For those who love old steam trains, a trip to the Magaliesberg with Reefsteamers offers the ultimate day trip for families in search of adventure.

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A day visit to Aquila Private Game Reserve

  • August 24, 2014 by Desireé Haakonsen (words and pictures)
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The Aquila Cape Town Safari has been rated as one of the top 10 day trips by Sawubona magazine. Desireé Haakonsen went to find out why.

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