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17 Inspiring Nelson Mandela sites in South Africa

17 Nelson Mandela sites in South Africa “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Mandela No other person has had such a powerful impact on modern […]

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Countryside escape at Bushman's Rock Country Lodge

Bushman's Rock Country Lodge Review A weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life always sounds enticing but a long drive to get to the countryside usually isn’t as appealing. While planning our recent adventures in Cullinan, we discovered Bushman's Rock Country Lodge on the outskirts of Pretoria. Its proximity to Johannesburg, as […]

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Morukuru Family Owner's House – an exclusive safari retreat

Morukuru Family Owner's House Review For Africa infects the soul And sets ones senses free Its special gifts – sight, sound and smell Pervade incessantly… (Extract from a poem by E. Dibb) What better place could there be to experience the magic of Africa than your own private bush villa overlooking the meandering river, in […]

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Adventure Zone Cullinan and Voortrekker Monument

Adventure Zone Cullinan and Voortrekker Monument "The mountains whisper for me to wander; my soul hikes to the call. I escape into the great outdoors; where freedom’s soul forever roars." Angie Weiland-Crosby We began hiking during Lockdown Level 3 as a way to release the pent-up frustration of being cooped up indoors for months, during […]

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Win a two-night stay at Kgalagadi Lifestyle Lodge

Giveaway Closed: Congratulations to Nkosazana Mbovane Win a two-night stay at Kgalagadi Lifestyle Lodge – a luxurious, one-stop destination in the Kalahari! The Prize One lucky reader stands the chance of winning a Kalahari breakaway for two to the value of R 6 000 which will include a two-night stay in a luxury chalet at […]

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11 Must-read books for safari lovers

Must-read books for safari lovers Leopards in your tent, cobras in your toilet, elephants overturning vehicles … if stories of close encounters with wildlife excite you, then these books for safari lovers are must-reads. Read these safari-themed books to get you into the safari mindset before you go on one, or between game drives while […]

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Win a 2-night getaway for 4 at Montagu Springs

Giveaway Closed: Congratulations to Peter Fortuin Win a 2-night getaway for 4 people at Montagu Springs The prize One lucky winner will win a 2-night Midweek stay for 4 people in a Golden Terraces Chalet at Montagu Springs. Scroll down to enter… About Montagu Springs Set in lush, tranquil surrounds on the iconic Route 62, […]

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Win a 2 night stay at Ruby Rose Country House

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Megan Pringle. Ruby Rose Country House Giveaway The prize The lucky winner and a partner will enjoy a two night stay at Ruby Rose Country House with breakfast. Scroll down to enter... About Ruby Rose Country House Ruby Rose Country House is a lush oasis in Riebeek West, one of […]

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Flying during Covid times – Local flight experience

Flying during Covid times – A local flight experience It had been a year since we were last on a plane . We had flown to Cape Town in March 2020 but our trip had ended abruptly when the president announced the very first lockdown and we had to rush home by car because flights […]

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Win a 5-star safari for two at Safari Plains

This giveaway is now closed. A random winner was chosen by Rafflepress. Congratulations to Zahieda Ryklief on winning this amazing prize! Win a 5-star safari for two at Safari Plains One lucky winner will enjoy a Safari Tent stay for two nights for two people at the luxury tented camp Safari Plains. The prize includes […]

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Top 10 Attractions in India’s Golden Triangle that you have to see

Top 10 Things to do in India’s Golden Triangle India is a huge country with many diverse attractions and planning your first trip there can be a daunting task. The Golden Triangle of India is a good place to start, since it is home to some of the country's most iconic sights. Consisting of Delhi, […]

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Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden: Things to do in Johannesburg

Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden "A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.” Luis Barragan The Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden is not something one would expect to see in the greater Johannesburg area. Situated below the dramatic, 200-metre-high cliffs of the Roodekrans Ridge in the West Rand, the beautiful […]

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St Lucia South Africa - Where to stay

Where to stay in St Lucia South Africa Isimangaliso must be the only place on the globe where the oldest land mammal (rhinoceros) and the world biggest terrestrial mammal (elephant) share an ecosystem with the world's oldest fish (coelacanth) and the world's biggest marine mammal (whale) . Nelson Mandela Miracle and wonder…this is what iSimangaliso translates […]

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12 Unique Things To Do In KwaZulu Natal

12 things to do in KwaZulu Natal (besides visit Durban) KwaZulu Natal is one of South Africa’s most beautiful provinces and one of its most popular tourist destinations. It is a spectacular, multi-cultural, subtropical region flanked by the warm Indian Ocean and the striking Drakensberg mountain range. The province stretches from Port Edward in the south […]

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2020 – My year in review

My 2020 year in review To borrow the words of Queen Elizabeth II, 2020 was an annus horribilis for the world. The kind of year we don't ever want to see again. The year began innocently enough. After a busy year in 2019, we spent the first few days of January 2020 “recovering” from the high […]

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