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On the southern most tip of the African continent is a country called South Africa, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. Visit Table Mountain in the mother city, Cape Town. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, Whale Coast Route and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain

Why Botswana needs to be on your travel bucket list

Why Botswana needs to be on your travel bucket list

Everyone has some kind of travel bucket list, and you should be adding to yours with each passing year. It is so important to enjoy fulfilling and enriching travel experiences, and often these are gained from a variety of diverse trips and adventures.

Visit Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa, a Big 5 Safari Experience Just Under 2 Hours From Cape Town

Visit Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa, a Big 5 Safari Experience Just Under 2 Hours From Cape Town

Set in the pristine Southern Karoo Highlands against a backdrop of dramatic mountains, the Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa offers an exciting taste of real Africa just two short hours from Cape Town by road.

 

Grow your business at Africa’s Travel Indaba 2018

Grow your business at Africa’s Travel Indaba 2018

Africa’s Travel Indaba is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar.  It showcases the widest variety of Southern Africa's best tourism products and attracts international buyers and media from across the world and is owned by South African Tourism.

Time to spare ? – visit these five family-friendly add-ons close to the Kruger National Park

Time to spare ? – visit these five family-friendly add-ons close to the Kruger National Park

Family travel has become more of an educational experience than just keeping the kids entertained. A holiday to the Kruger National Park can become a fun adventure where future conservationists are born and bred.

#TravelTuesday let you discover South Africa with these 6 travel deals

#TravelTuesday let you discover South Africa with these 6 travel deals

We have one of the most geographically and culturally diverse countries in the world. Why go anywhere else when you can surf the waves in Jeffrey's Bay, Relax on unspoilt beaches in Cape Town, hike Drakensberg and game drive in Kruger National Park

Dis n sonde om jou wyn te bere net vir nagmaal!

Dis n sonde om jou wyn te bere net vir nagmaal!

Erens tussen al die duisende woorde wat al geskryf is oorhierdie veelsydige voggie, het ons vergeet dat wyn gemaak is vir plesier, om onthou tye saam met familie en vriende te geniet en om in die oomblik herhinneringe te maak wat  jou kop nooit weer sal los nie!

An elephant calf will only learn how to use its trunk properly at about six months of age. And 6 more elephant facts

An elephant calf will only learn how to use its trunk properly at about six months of age. And 6 more elephant facts

Elephants do not have a tear duct and ‘tears’ simply evaporate or run down the cheek.  Sight improves when in jungle areas or shade. A three-month-old elephant calf cries as he tries to awake his dead mother. Read 6 more interesting Elle-facts here:

The mythology and astrology of the night sky over Paardeplaats

The mythology and astrology of the night sky over Paardeplaats

Peering into the night sky at Paardeplaats Nature Retreat is a playful mix of astronomy and mythology. The magnificent blanket of some 2,500 stars, all visible with the unaided eye on clear evenings, tells its own story.

Die verskil tussen rooi wyn en wit wyn.

Die verskil tussen rooi wyn en wit wyn.

Jy is of n rooi wyn of n wit wyn liefhebber en jou keuse hang net af van of jy hou van wat jy proe. Maar ken jy die verskil tussen rooi wyn en wit wyn? 

ZUCCHINI, TOMATO and  BOCCONCINI SALAD

ZUCCHINI, TOMATO and BOCCONCINI SALAD

We all have over indulged this festive season and a firm New Year resolution is a healthy lifestyle! Enjoy the second portion of this refreshing Summer Salad to serve on a crisp baguette without feeling guilty!

Walks and Hikes on Paardeplaats Nature Retreat in the Kruger Lowveld

Walks and Hikes on Paardeplaats Nature Retreat in the Kruger Lowveld

The hiking, mountain biking and walking trails on Paardeplaats Nature Retreat is a unique nature experience in the heart of the Panorama Route in the Kruger Lowveld that can be undertaken as guided and catered Day Trails or as an activity on a comfortable stay over for the whole family.

You know Africa's Big 5- now meet the Little 5

You know Africa's Big 5- now meet the Little 5


You've probably heard of the "Big Five" (Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Lion and Rhino), did you know Africa also has a "Little Five"? Here are some interesting facts about the Rhinoceros Beetle, Buffalo Weaver, Elephant Shrew, Leopard Tortoise and the Ant Lion.

8 Unesco World Heritage Sites in South Africa worth adding to your Bucket List

8 Unesco World Heritage Sites in South Africa worth adding to your Bucket List

South Africa boasts 8 of the world’s official UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are each well worth a visit due to their natural, cultural, and historical importance. Spreading over most of the 9 provinces you can visit one of these South African World Heritage Sites on your next vacation.

Three hiking trails in scenic Mpumalanga - a hikers dream destination

Three hiking trails in scenic Mpumalanga - a hikers dream destination

South Africa is an extraordinarily beautiful country filled with some incredibly diverse mountains, forests and wildlife. Of our nine provinces, in Mpumalanga adventure calls. What better way to bring out your adventure craving side, than taking an unforgettable hike, and experience a closeness to nature.

City of Cape Town’s Major and Minor dam Levels plus the latest rainfall - 27 Nov 2017

City of Cape Town’s Major and Minor dam Levels plus the latest rainfall - 27 Nov 2017

Western Cape dam levels drop in spite of recent rain - After all the rain in the last month in the Western Cape, average dam levels went down to 36.1

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Responsible Tourism

South Africa is one of the foremost responsible tourism leaders in the world, with dozens of gorgeous destinations where communities are uplifted and the environment is protected.

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Shopping Mecca

Not only is the V&A waterfront in Cape Town, a top shopping destination in South Africa, This unique shopping centre is also a gateway to major SA tourist attractions

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Pleasant Climate

South Africa's climatic conditions generally range from Mediterranean in the southwestern corner of South Africa to temperate in the interior plateau, and subtropical in the northeast.

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