Boston Bulwer Beat

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsTownsWildlife & NatureKwaZulu-Natal
The Boston Bulwer Beat encompasses the villages of Boston, Bulwer and upper Dargle, which beckon to travellers from the forested foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains.…
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Cape Town

  • Food & WineLeisure & LifestyleTownsWestern Cape
With a population of 3.7-million, Cape Town is South Africa’s second most populous city, a quintessential melting pot of creativity, cuisine and colour – including…
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Clarens, Free State

  • AccommodationArtsEventsFood & WineTownsFree State
No sooner have visitors arrived in Clarens than they find themselves in a frenzy of art-buying, restaurant-hopping, cycling, game driving, trout fishing, birding and late-night…
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Fauresmith, Free State

  • AccommodationEventsLeisure & LifestylePeopleRoutes & TrailsTownsFree State
In the mid-1800s, the small southern Free State town of Fauresmith nearly beat Bloemfontein in the race for provincial capital. In fact, it was so…
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George, Western Cape

  • AccommodationLeisure & LifestyleTownsWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
George in the Western Cape is a popular destination in, and a key access point to, the southern Cape. As a central hub on the…
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Groot Marico, North West

  • ArtsEventsFood & WineTownsNorth West
The town of Groot Marico in South Africa takes its name from the Groot Marico River, which wends its way through the Marico District in…
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Hamburg, Eastern Cape

  • AccommodationArtsLeisure & LifestyleTownsWildlife & NatureEastern Cape
Go onto the local South African fishing blogsites and you’ll see why the village of Hamburg in the Eastern Cape is a top fishing getaway…
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History and culture in Pretoria

  • Culture & HistoryTownsGauteng
History and culture in Pretoria/Tshwane reveals a lot about the character of this city. Once the capital of the old independent Transvaal Boere Republic, the…
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Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape

  • AdventureFood & WineLeisure & LifestyleSportTownsWildlife & NatureEastern Cape
Jeffreys Bay, less than an hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth, is a surfer’s haven on the Sunshine Coast. South Africa’s premier wave is at Supertubes,…
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Johannesburg, Gauteng

  • TownsGauteng
Johannesburg’s entertainment and leisure options are vast and varied, so make sure your energy levels are high. This dynamic city has a range of restaurants…
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Kenton-on-Sea, Eastern Cape

  • AccommodationLeisure & LifestyleTownsWildlife & NatureEastern Cape
Kenton-on-Sea in the Eastern Cape lies snugly in the middle of some of South Africa’s finest beaches. The little seaside village – a long-time traditional…
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Khayalethu Township, Knysna

  • Culture & HistoryRoutes & TrailsTownsWestern Cape
Khayalethu, the township that lies cheek-by-jowl with the Garden Route town of Knysna is a tumbled jumble of wooden shacks that are easy on the…
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Knysna, Western Cape

  • TownsWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
At the end of South Africa’s Garden Route, in the Western Cape province, you’ll come upon the forested town of Knysna which grew around an…
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KwaZulu-Natal Midlands

  • Culture & HistoryLeisure & LifestyleRoutes & TrailsTownsKwaZulu-Natal
The KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is located between the magnificent Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal’s game reserves and the eThekwini-Durban metropolitan area. The largest urban presence is Pietermaritzburg, a…
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Lappiesbaai, Stilbaai

  • Leisure & LifestyleTownsWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
Lappiesbaai takes its name from an unlikely source – the practice of hanging washing out to dry on the bushes of its dunes (lappie in…
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Mbombela, Mpumalanga

  • TownsMpumalanga
Mbombela (formerly known as Nelspruit) is a vibey little city that is home to Mpumalanga’s provincial government. There’s lots to see and do in and…
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Mossel Bay: A Big Six destination

  • TownsWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
Although its African roots go back many thousands of years, Mossel Bay’s recorded history stretches back only to 1488, when Bartholomew Dias, the first Portuguese…
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Okiep, Northern Cape

  • Culture & HistoryTownsNorthern Cape
Modern-day overlanders could be forgiven for passing the tiny village of Okiep in the Northern Cape (also known locally as O’Okiep) and missing it completely.…
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Overberg, Western Cape

  • AccommodationFood & WineLeisure & LifestyleRoutes & TrailsTownsWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
The Overberg region of the Western Cape is most famous for its whale watching and varied scenery. Rolling hills, orchards, fynbos, sparkling canola fields and…
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Paarl, Western Cape

  • AccommodationCulture & HistoryFood & WineRoutes & TrailsTownsWestern Cape
Deep within the Cape Winelands is Paarl, the third-oldest town in South Africa lying in a beautiful valley between the Drakenstein Mountains and Paarl Mountain,…
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Paternoster, Western Cape

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As you approach Paternoster on the Cape West Coast, the sight of crashing Atlantic Ocean waves greets you first. Then you meet the informal crayfish…
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Pella, Northern Cape

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To find the legendary golden cathedral at Pella, you turn off from the Grand Namaqua Highway (R14), drive for about 10km into scrub desert and…
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Philippolis, Free State

  • Culture & HistoryRoutes & TrailsTownsFree State
In the 1960s Africa’s version of Asia’s Grand Trunk Highway – the Great North Road – threatened to swallow up a tiny little southern Free…
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Port St Johns, Eastern Cape

  • AccommodationCulture & HistoryLeisure & LifestyleTownsWildlife & NatureEastern Cape
Port St Johns is a swashbuckling village of legend on the Pondo side of the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape. It is also one…
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Pretoria, Gauteng

  • TownsGauteng
Located about 50km north of Johannesburg and surrounded by the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains, the city of Pretoria is South Africa’s administrative capital and…
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Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal

  • TownsKwaZulu-Natal
The triumph of Richards Bay, South Africa’s largest harbour, is that the town of the same name has retained its natural beauty while growing into…
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Scottburgh, KwaZulu-Natal

  • TownsKwaZulu-Natal
Boasting one of the best bathing beaches along the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast and a warm sub-tropical climate, Scottburgh rates highly as a family holiday destination,…
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Sedgefield, Western Cape

  • EventsFood & WineLeisure & LifestyleResponsible TourismTownsWestern Cape
Nothing happens quickly in Sedgefield, a little Garden Route town of about 15 000 residents who live between lakes, the ocean and nature reserves. Apart…
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Simon’s Town, Cape Town

  • Culture & HistoryTownsWestern Cape
The history of Simon’s Town reads like a naval adventure. Ships of all shapes and sizes – frigates, corvettes, sloops, pirate brigantines and, lately, hi-tech…
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Somerset East, Eastern Cape

  • TownsEastern Cape
Tucked into the forested Boschberg Mountains of the Eastern Cape, the historic little town of Somerset East used to be a key agricultural food source…
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Soweto

  • Culture & HistoryTownsGauteng
Trend-setting Soweto loves to have a good time, and its suburbs abound with local eateries, shebeens (taverns) music venues and pumping nightclubs. Grab a bite…
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Stellenbosch, Western Cape

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Stellenbosch owes its existence and name to the former governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel, who established this settlement on the banks of…
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The Breede River, Western Cape

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The Breede River (which means ‘broad river’) rises in the mountains of Ceres in the Western Cape and flows for some 320km through a valley…
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The Stellenbosch Winelands

  • Culture & HistoryFood & WineTownsWestern Cape
The Stellenbosch winelands are considered to be the capital of the South African wine industry. With more than 60 estates currently operating, it’s the leading…
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The Taal Monument

  • Culture & HistoryTownsWestern Cape
The Taal Monument on Paarl Rock overlooking the town of Paarl commemorates Afrikaans, a South African language with origins in Dutch, Malay, Portuguese, French, German…
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The Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsTownsWildlife & NatureEastern Cape
The Wild Coast in South Africa stretches along the Eastern Cape province’s northern coastline. As its name suggests this strip of coastline, which reaches from…
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Bethulie, Free State

  • Culture & HistoryTownsFree State
The southern Free State town of Bethulie lies in the heart of the Grassy Karoo, a part of South Africa that is rich in fossil…
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Hermanus Wine Route, Western Cape

  • Food & WineLeisure & LifestyleRoutes & TrailsTownsWestern Cape
Every cellar along the Hermanus Wine Route, which follows the Walker Bay wine region’s R320 and meanders through the picturesque Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (or heaven on…
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History & culture in Polokwane

  • Culture & HistoryTownsLimpopo
In Polokwane, history and culture offer insight into this modern city. Kick-start your cultural outing at Polokwane Art Museum in the Library Gardens Complex. The…
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Hole in the Wall, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

  • TownsWildlife & NatureEastern Cape
Hole in the Wall – what a weirdly Zen name for a small town in the Eastern Cape. Set along the shoreline overlooking the rocky…
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Hout Bay, Western Cape

  • TownsWestern Cape
Hout Bay is a quaint coastal town about a half-hour’s drive from Cape Town, which gets its name from the Afrikaans ‘houtbaai’, meaning ‘Wood Bay’.…
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Kimberley, Northern Cape

  • Culture & HistoryTownsNorthern Cape
Kimberley, the capital of the Northern Cape province, is known as the Diamond City. Start your exploration of the city at its main attraction: the…
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Kuruman, Northern Cape

  • AccommodationCulture & HistoryTownsWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
Deep in the desert sands of the Kalahari lies a watery phenomenon – an inexhaustible spring called the Eye of Kuruman. For over 200 years,…
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Lekkersing, Northern Cape

  • Culture & HistoryTownsWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
Deep in the folded hills of the Richtersveld in the Northern Cape lies the village of Lekkersing. No one can tell you with authority how…
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Melkbosstrand, Western Cape

  • TownsWestern Cape
Melkbosstrand is the first little West Coast village you come across after leaving Cape Town on a northern trip along the coast. And although it…
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Nelson Mandela Bay

  • TownsEastern Cape
Nelson Mandela Bay Metro’s location on South Africa’s south-eastern coast has earned it the reputation of being a coastal city with a superb climate. This,…
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Parys, Free State

  • AccommodationAdventureFood & WineLeisure & LifestyleRoutes & TrailsTownsWildlife & NatureFree State
The town of Parys in the Free State is a hotspot for adventure and watersports, with a range of activities for all ages and fitness…
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Pofadder, Northern Cape

  • AccommodationRoutes & TrailsTownsWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
Pofadder might look like a nondescript town in a nowhere part of the world, hence its association as South Africa’s Timbuktu, a town so remote…
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Polokwane, Limpopo

  • Culture & HistoryLeisure & LifestyleTownsWildlife & NatureLimpopo
Polokwane is the urban heartbeat of Limpopo province. From great African jazz clubs to the biggest shopping centre in Limpopo, Polokwane has an entertaining mix…
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Queenstown, Eastern Cape

  • Culture & HistoryTownsEastern Cape
As you’re driving through the bustling Eastern Cape Midlands centre of Queenstown, it’s quite difficult to imagine the original hexagonal design of the town. But…
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