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Author: Tania Swart

Tanzania

Tanzania – wild adventure from plains to peaks From the top of Kilimanjaro to the plains of the Serengeti, the exotic wildlife, rich cultural diversity and ancient sites, Tanzania is a must on the bucket list of travellers in search of beautiful abundance. Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa, and includes the spice […]

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Hogsback – Eastern Cape

Escape to a mythical world in Hogsback Although it seems that most of the world is getting ready for summer, in South Africa, people are gearing up for winter. One of the most magical places to spend time in this winter is the quiet little town of Hogsback in the Eastern Cape. Named after its […]

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Cango – Adventure calls above and below ground

Cango – Oudtshoorn It is said that the word “Kango” is derived from the San or Khoi language, and means “Water between the Hills”. In Oudtshoorn, a town in the Klein Karoo of South Africa, the word Cango opens a world of adventure and excitement and discovery. The world famous attraction the Cango Caves spring to mind […]

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The Cradle of Humankind: back to our roots…or fossils

Cradle of Humankind Have you ever wondered if the Dinosaurs lived with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden? Have you ever seen a fossil in real-life? Have you ever secretly wanted to explore the Indiana Jones side of your personality? Well, there is only one place where you can have all your questions […]

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Blue Flag Beaches in South Africa

South Africa’s beaches boast prestigious blue flags South Africa is a country of diverse beauty, but its soft sandy stretches of beach are the tale of many a postcard and picture. Although the festive season may be a thing of the past for most, summertime has only started around the beautiful coastlines of South Africa, […]

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The Outeniqua Power Van

Boost your holiday entertainment on the Outeniqua Power Van It is Christmastime and even though you may find yourself in the Garden Route along its pristine beaches and temperate climate, the fact is that sometimes your family and especially your kids will be on the lookout for something new and exciting to do. Luckily, the […]

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Cherry Festival Between Ficksburg and Fouriesburg

The cherry on top It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Tinsel adorning shop shelves, Boney M playing on the loud speakers and bakers all around prepping their mixes for the perfect Christmas fruit cake. But what is a fruit cake without its star ingredient, cherries? No need to be nervous, the cherry harvest […]

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The Garden Route

Garden Route’s winding roads to Eden of old Although winter’s bite still seems to be lingering in springtime, summer is on the way, bringing with it all the hustle and bustle of holiday-makers, caravans, and the promise of mistletoed adventure. The Southern Cape is a year-round holiday hotspot attracting both local and international tourists to […]

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Namaqualand: colours flourish into technicolour magic.

Namaqualand opens it’s arms every year to thousands of tourists with warm, Namaqua hospitality. Get lost in the splendour of bloom time. Spring is in the air, and in an arid region of South Africa and Namibia extending along the west coast over 1,000 kilometres and encompassing a total area of 440,000 square kilometres, spring […]

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Kgalagadi Central Safari – The Northern Cape’s answer to the ‘Kruger’

The bush is a magical place. This time of year, tourists, local and international alike, flock to the Kruger National Park in droves with caffeinated thermoses and baskets filled with tasty treats to spend days travelling at low-low speeds to spot the wonders of wildlife camouflaged by the bush.  The mere experience is the reason […]

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Magical and romantic, the Island of Zanzibar

Magical and romantic, the Island of Zanzibar is a relatively undiscovered gem in Africa’s crown. Zanzibar (locally known as Unguja) or Spice Island is an extensive group of islands and islets. Located in the Indian Ocean 40 kilometres from the Tanzanian coast, the island only occupies about 1700 square kilometres. Characterized by colourful coral reefs, […]

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Namibia – exploring Africa-light

Whenever you pick up a travel magazine, one of the ‘top 10 destinations to visit’ in their countdown is always Namibia. But what exactly has adventurers so excited? What is there between the coastline and the desert that adventurers and explorers can simply not get enough of? Let’s find out.           […]

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Gamkaskloof

Gamkaskloof – Hell of a place or a heavenly hiatus?

Gamkaskloof It is a strange phenomenon to find a place dubbed “Die Hel” (The Hell) in the middle of Eden, a beautiful and flourishing Fynbos rich region of the Southern Cape in South Africa. Nobody can really tell you where the name comes from and historians can at best venture a guess as to why […]

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Baylife – St Francis Bay or Cape St Francis? That is the question

A recent article spouted research on how living close to the ocean and sitting at the beach and taking in the calming sights and sounds associated, energizes and enhances brain function. That is why, this month we are traveling to the ocean, to the East Coast of South Africa, to the town of St Francis […]

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Africa’s brightest welcome greets you in Ghana

Referred to as the Gateway of Africa, Ghana is home to gorgeous mountain and seascapes, an array of different animal species and interesting places. The beautiful beaches and intriguing historical sites make it an absolute must for adventure-hungry tourists and history-hounds alike. The capital city Accra is a great place to start your Ghanaian adventure. […]

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