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Mhlopeni Nature Reserve, Greyton, Kwazulu Natal Mhlopeni Nature Reserve, Greyton, Kwazulu Natal

Mhlopeni Nature Reserve, near Greyton, Kwazulu Natal offers wide biodiversity in beautiful surroundings. Birdwatching, Hiking ...

Fishing along the Whale Coast, Overberg, Western Cape Fishing along the Whale Coast, Overberg, Western Cape

From Rooiels to Kleinmond, fishing spots abound for rock and surf as well as lagoon fishing. Betty's Bay, Cape Hangklip and ...

Fishing on the North Coast, KwaZulu-Natal Fishing on the North Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

The North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal must be one of the best recreational fishing coastlines in the world. From Kosi Bay in the ...

Walk on Air Walk on Air

The Bespoke Trail at De Hoop is tailor-made for each group of hikers. Over three days the panoramas vary from the dramatic...

Backpack and hike in the Wolfberg Cracks of the Cederberg Backpack and hike in the Wolfberg Cracks of the Cederberg

Exploring Wolfberg makes for an excellent day hike, although the route is rather tough. Go with a backpack for the weekend...

Saddle Up! Saddle Up!

With its rolling grasslands and well-trodden game paths, Mlilwane is ideal for horse-based exploration. Known for their well...

Mafunyane 4x4 Adventure - Kruger camping in the wild Mafunyane 4x4 Adventure - Kruger camping in the wild

Enjoy the sounds and sightings at this rustic picnic spot while your picnic fire blazes, then wander off to the lookout deck...

Fishing Kosi Bay, Kwazulu Natal - A Fisherman's Paradise Fishing Kosi Bay, Kwazulu Natal - A Fisherman's Paradise

Fishing at Kosi Bay, Kosi Lakes, Kosi Mouth, Banga Neck, Dog Point, Black Rock and Rocktail Bay is on any fisherman's bucket list.

The Cross Cape Cycle Route - A Journey through the Senses The Cross Cape Cycle Route - A Journey through the Senses

When you embark on the Cross Cape cycle route, you’re opening yourself up to a multitude of invigorating and unique experiences...

Enjoy Loftus Versfeld Rugby Test Matches Live Enjoy Loftus Versfeld Rugby Test Matches Live

Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria is one of the most difficult places for opposition teams to take on the Boks and watching it...

Lambert’s Bay Bird Island Nature Reserve Lambert’s Bay Bird Island Nature Reserve

Out of the six sites world-wide where Cape gannets breed, Bird Island is the only breeding site that is easily accessed by the...

Touring, Cairo to Cape Town - Carocap Touring, Cairo to Cape Town - Carocap

What started out as a marketing opportunity, supplying his bikes to a madcap adventure down Africa as a test of their durability

In photos: walking trails to make you fall in love with Kruger In photos: walking trails to make you fall in love with Kruger

Did you know only six percent of the Kruger National Park is accessible to visitors via the main public roads?...

In photos: Baviaanskloof’s Leopard Trail In photos: Baviaanskloof’s Leopard Trail

We’ve heard of the Otter Trail and the Fish River Canyon hike – and now there’s the Leopard Trail, which has only just opened...

Coastal Cracker- one of SA's best cycle routes Coastal Cracker- one of SA's best cycle routes

Each year, fires aside, we rush through Hout Bay, Llandudno and Camps Bay to the finish of the Cape Town Cycle Tour, focused...

Money - or the bag? The new caddie is in a lucrative career. Money - or the bag? The new caddie is in a lucrative career.

Long gone are the days when the caddie's job was simply to carry your golf bag Now they are very much part of the team...

Amazing Grace - mountain bike facility in Gauteng Amazing Grace - mountain bike facility in Gauteng

Mount Grace Country House's spiffy new mountain-biking facility is a great offering for its guests, as well as riders from all...

Serenity in the Highlands - Highland Gate Golf Course Serenity in the Highlands - Highland Gate Golf Course

It may have taken many obstacle-filled years to complete, but since Highland Gate finally opened its doors, it has proven...

Cradle Cruising - a great place to ride your bike Cradle Cruising - a great place to ride your bike

Probably the most popular training route for road cyclists in Johannesburg (and even Pretoria) is the Cradle of Humankind world...

Brutal Ballybunion Brutal Ballybunion

Johann Naude recently travelled to Ireland to take on the (in)famous Ballybunlon...

Anchors Away Anchors Away

Next month, the new rule prohibiting the anchoring of putters comes into effect. Here's what you need to know about it...

Rosemary Hill Bike Park, Pretoria Rosemary Hill Bike Park, Pretoria

Famed for its regular night races, Rosemary Hill bike park in Pretoria East has long been on my to do list...

Northern Exposure - Ride here Northern Exposure - Ride here

Northern Farm Nature Reserve, bordering Lanseria and Diepsloot, has long been a mainstay of Gauteng mountain biking - at least...

San, sand and sundry animals, West Coast mountain bike trail San, sand and sundry animals, West Coast mountain bike trail

The Cape West Coast is better known for fishing villages, unspoiled beauty and its hospitable people, but the mountain-bike...

The Rising Phoenix The Rising Phoenix

There is a lot more to Bryanston Country Club than its upmarket address and it's easy to see why this club has long been worthy...

Barn Storming Barn Storming

The endless ramps, drops and brms will keep you on your toes and ensure you burn enough calories...

Great White Tests Kayak Anglers' Nerves Great White Tests Kayak Anglers' Nerves

Great White Tests Kayak Anglers' Nerves, Video..

Golf greatest myths Golf greatest myths

Knowing the laws of the game can keep you out of trouble and even save you shots. Mike 'The Pro' Kibunja unpacks 10 of golf's...

Cape mountain trail set to become one of world’s top hikes Cape mountain trail set to become one of world’s top hikes

Two mountain trailblazers, Galeo Saintz and Ivan Groenhof, together with a dedicated team of guides and advisors, have been...

Hike to Roland's cave in the Drakensberg Hike to Roland's cave in the Drakensberg

If you're in the mood for a challenging hike and sleepover - you'll enjoy the lesser-known gem, known as Roland's Cave...

Kloofing the Kamikaze Canyon Kloofing the Kamikaze Canyon

The name, 'Kamikaze' says it all, but don't let this deter you from this thrilling experience. Kloofing is done in mountain...

Isuzu Trucks PE Plett - 4 day mountain bike race Isuzu Trucks PE Plett - 4 day mountain bike race

After taking in this four-day mountain bike race, these are the ingredients they used to create something that will be spoken ...

A Gem in Platinum Country - Rustenburg Golf Club A Gem in Platinum Country - Rustenburg Golf Club

Rustenburg Golf Club is a social hub of this town in the North West Province, and when it comes to classic parkland layouts...

Mr Nice Guy Mr Nice Guy

After claiming the first two Majors of the year, Jordan Spieth has announced himself as a legitimate force in golf. He's also...

South Africa's future sport stars South Africa's future sport stars

Meet SA's rising stars in sport, from the track to field...

Beating the weather Beating the weather

Staying sharp in bad weather can be testing, but a good attitude and some tricks from the pros can help keep your score intact...

Here be Heffalumps - best cycle rides in the Garden Route Here be Heffalumps - best cycle rides in the Garden Route

Planning a trip to Knysna? Here's everything you need to know about cycling in Knysna and the Garden Route ...

Walking the Daisies Walking the Daisies

A two-day hike up the West Coast is becoming quite the annual pilgrimage. I was doing research on roadside plants for my...

Makapansgat and other caves uncovered Makapansgat and other caves uncovered

Fiona Mcintosh went underground and back in time in one of South Africa's most enlightening cave systems.

Dancing on the Mic Dancing on the Mic

There can't be an English-speaking cycling fan on the planet who has not grown up without the voice of Phil Liggett...

There once was a man from devices There once was a man from devices

What makes a good man, with a good job, a comfortable life and burgeoning racing pedigree pack it all in and ride through Africa?

World’s biggest MTB jump for Garden Route World’s biggest MTB jump for Garden Route

When international freestyle MTB (or FMB) riders Sam Reynolds, Matt Macduff, Danny Pace, Dylan Stone and Blake Samson came...

No bull, just fun - Buffelsdrift Mountain Bike Park No bull, just fun - Buffelsdrift Mountain Bike Park

Birds, beasts, berms and bushveld - it seems buffelsdrift has it all. "Average" Andy Steer headed up to Buffelsdrift MTB...

Thinking of a skiing holiday? Top global ski destinations Thinking of a skiing holiday? Top global ski destinations

There are many factors that make a skiing location lauded by both seasoned and newbie skiers. These include great snow, scenic...

Golf expeditions for the connoisseur Golf expeditions for the connoisseur

John Botha narrows down four top international destinations for golfers who take their game a little more seriously, and who...

It’s about time – Drakensberg Northern Trail Running Spot It’s about time – Drakensberg Northern Trail Running Spot

The Drakensberg, for a long time, has been a destination for tourists who seldom leave the comfort of their resort for the odd...

Where to ride - PWC Cycle Park, Johannesburg Where to ride - PWC Cycle Park, Johannesburg

With its prime location and ease of access from many of Joburg's more affluent suburbs, the PWC Cycle Park...

Destination Dubai - a tourist surprise Destination Dubai - a tourist surprise

Jason Mylroie discovered that Dubai is not just an oil-rich economic powerhouse but has attractions from golf to ...

The motoring event of the year – Clarkson, Hammond and May Live! The motoring event of the year – Clarkson, Hammond and May Live!

'Clarkson, Hammond & May Live’, with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May is set to electrify audiences with motoring...

Hiking the Hennops Trails – just 40 minutes from Joburg Hiking the Hennops Trails – just 40 minutes from Joburg

This weekend get out of Johannesburg or Pretoria and say hello to the great outdoors on one of the Hennops hiking trails...

The real cost of golf - you don't have to break the bank The real cost of golf - you don't have to break the bank

Golf has a reputation as an expensive sport and, given the economic pinch, it's a luxury fewer people are willing to indulge...

Bikes, Brothers, Beaches - the ride from Pomene to Bilene Bikes, Brothers, Beaches - the ride from Pomene to Bilene

We can just imagine the excitement when Jbzi2Kozi guru Andy Coetzee suggested to his twin brother Mark that they ride from...

a Bientot, Avianto! Ride Free CyclePark, Muldersdrift, Jhb a Bientot, Avianto! Ride Free CyclePark, Muldersdrift, Jhb

Avianto, in Muldersdrift in the Cradle of Humankind, is probably best known to the greater public as a world-class wedding and...

Hike the Mountain in the Sea Hike the Mountain in the Sea

Fiona Mcintosh maps out her own multi-day route on the Hoerikwaggo Trail over Table Mountain...

Island Style Island Style

When you get an invitation to head off to the beautiful island of Mauritius, it's not something you easily turn down...

Importance of hydration in endurance sports Importance of hydration in endurance sports

In our warm South African climate, it is essential for endurance athletes to know about the correct fluid-electrolyte...

Meet kiteboarding legend Aaron Hadlow Meet kiteboarding legend Aaron Hadlow

The man, the myth, the legend, Aaron Hadlow is by far one of the most current and influential riders who has dominated...

Hiking the Otter Trail - in pictures Hiking the Otter Trail - in pictures

If you have even a passing interest in hiking, make sure you do the Otter Trail at some point in your life ...

Tanzania’s top 7 diving sites Tanzania’s top 7 diving sites

With water temperatures keeping at 25°C/77°F throughout the year, sunshine and excellent underwater visibility, Tanzania is a...

Top Mountain Biking Trails, Gauteng Top Mountain Biking Trails, Gauteng

An overview of the best mountain biking trails in Gauteng for you to improve your performance and have fun...

Blending In - Championship Golf Course in Langebaan Blending In - Championship Golf Course in Langebaan

Langebaan has long been considered the playground of the Cape's rich and famous. The water-sports capital of the Western Cape...

Fat bottomed bikes... a ride in Namibia Fat bottomed bikes... a ride in Namibia

Far, far away, in a land filled with snow and malamutes, lives a bike nut named Bill Fleming. One day, he persuaded "Mr African...

Golf in paradise - Mauritius Golf in paradise - Mauritius

There is something in the air when you arrive in Mauritius, and it feels as if it is dusting you off ahead of a spring cleaning.

New supercross track in Benoni New supercross track in Benoni

Dirt bike riders can now rev it up on the newly built supercross track, the Chimes SX Park, in Benoni...

Egoli City of Golf Egoli City of Golf

What do you get when you combine a mining town with a whole bunch of people and even more trees? Apart from the largest man...

More precious than rubies - cycling in Loskop, Mpumalanga More precious than rubies - cycling in Loskop, Mpumalanga

The latest options for mountain bikers at Forever Resorts near Groblersdal ...

Adventure racing that goes above and beyond Adventure racing that goes above and beyond

With a vast variety of races available to athletes these days, it is nearly impossible to choose which event to take part in...

Beers, rugby and delicious food - Joburg festival of beer Beers, rugby and delicious food - Joburg festival of beer

With more than 150 international and national beers to taste from over 50 breweries - from microbrewers, mega brewers, craft ...

Triple distilled - Oyster Catcher Trail Run Triple distilled - Oyster Catcher Trail Run

The Oyster Catcher Trail Run along the Cape Coastline has come of age. This event in September is attracting local and national ..

A New Rivalry A New Rivalry

The void left by Tiger Woods' extended absence from the game is set to be filled - but are Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler golf'...

The Overberg is not for sissies. Paddling on Zoetendalsvlei The Overberg is not for sissies. Paddling on Zoetendalsvlei

Have you ever asked yourself how you came to be in the midst of madness? Climbing onto Titanic ll should have been warning enough.

Six of the best walking trails in Kruger Six of the best walking trails in Kruger

These wild walking trails will bring you close enough to touch and smell the finer details of the bush.

Moon River Mountain Bike Cycle Track, Wolwespruit, Pretoria Moon River Mountain Bike Cycle Track, Wolwespruit, Pretoria

When it comes to trails in inner city spaces, Pretoria has always been a little ahead of the pack. Andrew Steer tests its lates...

Mountain biking through iSimangaliso Mountain biking through iSimangaliso

The second iSimangaliso MTB 4 Day powered by Nashua proved a resounding success, with the 280 mountain bike riders emerging a...

Buzzers, midges and the fly-fisher's curse Buzzers, midges and the fly-fisher's curse

Midges, crane flies, gnats, deerflies and mosquitoes are usually found in and around water and it is these two-winged, mosquito...

21 Ways to a faster ride this summer 21 Ways to a faster ride this summer

Faster food, quicker manoeuvres, speedier techniques and record-breaking race tips from the riders and coaches whose sports ...

Activity-tracking fitbands Activity-tracking fitbands

Activity trackers are the hottest new item in the fitness market. In the absence of a coach or personal trainer providing human...

Riding the land of the big birds Riding the land of the big birds

There's a lot more to Oudtshoorn than ostriches and the KKNK. With the expert input of unofficial mayor Matthys Beukes, Jazz ...

Take the test Take the test

How well do you know the rules of golf? Take our quick quiz to find out.

Shark Tales Shark Tales

Ill-fated Greg Norman's tremendous career has suffered as much as it has been celebrated. But, luck aside, he remains one of...

Sunny skies & armchair fly fishing Sunny skies & armchair fly fishing

Winter conditions bring about spawning trout that are driven by hormones and survival instincts. While the hens are actively ...

Kaptein Corné Kaptein Corné

In die pas afgelope 'Survivor'-reeks, was kykers van meet af aan dol op Corné Krige, oud-Springbokkaptein en een van die twee ...

The 7 deadly sins of squash The 7 deadly sins of squash

Greed, wrath, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony: the seven deadly sins that have made many its victim. These sins are not ...

Benefits of training in winter Benefits of training in winter

If you train through winter, chances are you would attain your sports goal and possibly even exceed it.

A rendezvous with nature - Grootvadersbosch Trail Challenge A rendezvous with nature - Grootvadersbosch Trail Challenge

Boosmansbos World Heritage Site. This small sign welcomes visitors to one of South Africa’s very special trails at Grootvaders...

Sailing the Knysna Heads, Garden Route Sailing the Knysna Heads, Garden Route

Powered by nature, sailing offers the chance to see South Africa’s coastline from a new perspective. Theresa Lozier spent a day...

Fast track your success Fast track your success

Why spend your hard-earned money on a coach? Well, a coach is an expert in the sport he coaches and loves what he does. So if ...

Motor bike road trip from Cape Town to Cape Point Motor bike road trip from Cape Town to Cape Point

This is one of the great road trips in South Africa and you will certainly need the day if you want to make the most of this ...

Seals, snorkels and salty water - Hout Bay Seals, snorkels and salty water - Hout Bay

"Guess what?" said my boyfriend Scotty, bounding up to me with a big grin. "We are going snorkelling with seals this weekend! I...

Getting the best start Getting the best start

Parents are generally keen to get their kids into golf at a young age. However, they need to be careful that they don't do more...

Golf de luxe in île Maurice Golf de luxe in île Maurice

Mauritius may be more synonymous with tropical beaches and fruity cocktails than anything else, but the island also offers a ...

Riding the oceans waves 8 South Africans making a difference Riding the oceans waves 8 South Africans making a difference

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is all about ordinary people achieving something extraordinary. Competing in the world’s...

Heritage Ride - iSimangaliso MTB 4-Day Heritage Ride - iSimangaliso MTB 4-Day

Every year sees new events jostling for space on the MTB calendar. The most exciting new kid on the block in 2013 was the ...

Fly fishing tips for the beginner Fly fishing tips for the beginner

Fly fishing can be quite daunting at first, however it is quite easy to master with the correct tools and information...

Hiking in the Drakensberg exploring Injisuthi Hiking in the Drakensberg exploring Injisuthi

I recently spent a few days hiking in the Central Drakensberg area known as Injisuthi and was struck by the realisation of what...

Into Thin blue Air - Drakensberg Gardens Golf Course Into Thin blue Air - Drakensberg Gardens Golf Course

In an idyllic setting in the shadow of the mountains, Mark Sampson discovered a resort course punching well above its ...

SUPing in Yellowstone National Park SUPing in Yellowstone National Park

It’s summer. It’s hot and I want nothing more than to go and jump into a body of water and cool off. I'm in Bozeman, Montana, ...

Lack of funds is crippling SA hockey Lack of funds is crippling SA hockey

There is no doubt that South Africa has the talent, but the only way to see this talent claim a place on the world stage of ...

Free climbing to new heights in Mexico Free climbing to new heights in Mexico

This is free climbing at its scariest -: watch Alex Honnold climb El Sendero Luminoso’s 700-metre cliff face … without any ropes.

The Cuff Link The Cuff Link

The rotator cuff muscles that run across your shoulder joint are crucial to the golf swing, yet many golfers are unaware of ...

What is deep water soloing? What is deep water soloing?

Deep water soloing is a relatively new form of climbing where climbers make their way up a rock face situated above a deep ...

Sizzling Seychelles Sizzling Seychelles

If you're undecided about where to go for your next golfing trip, Mark Sampson has the answer: an island getaway with a course ...

Ten-Timers - those athletes who have completed 10 Cape Epics Ten-Timers - those athletes who have completed 10 Cape Epics

4583 riders have completed this gruelling Absa Cape Epic eight-day mountain bike stage race, but only nine special athletes have

You betcha! You betcha!

The online age has changed the face of betting and, in the case of golf, capitalised on a sport with an existing reputation for...

The joys of adventure riding - Rhodes via Lesotho The joys of adventure riding - Rhodes via Lesotho

I am slowly managing to convert my family to the joys of adventure riding, and my latest victim was my brother-in-law, Russell ...

Diary of a rough rider Diary of a rough rider

“Here's the deal: I'm going to Swakopmund, I'm going by bike. Who's coming?” Thus our bike tour of Kalahari country and Namibia...

Mountainboarding takes off in South Africa Mountainboarding takes off in South Africa

Mountainboarding is one of the most exciting and fastest growing board sports around the globe and can now be found in more tha...

TomTom Multi-sport GPS watch TomTom Multi-sport GPS watch

It was with some trepidation that I opened the packaging of the TomTom Multi-sport GPS watch that's new to the market ...

How I turned my game How I turned my game

Henrik Stenson went from 224th in the world to third in 18 months. He tells us how he did it ...

No Nibbles required.... No Nibbles required....

New wetsuit design prevents surfers and divers from becoming lunch for sharks ...

Adventure biking paradise - Exploring the Kingdom of Lesotho Adventure biking paradise - Exploring the Kingdom of Lesotho

Explore Lesotho on your motorbike - I had created an adventure biking paradise, with mountain passes, river crossings, and vast ..

Disabled people take on scuba diving Disabled people take on scuba diving

Many handicapped and disabled people have discovered that scuba diving can open up a whole new world of possibilities ...

6 Of the best Nine-Hole Golf Courses 6 Of the best Nine-Hole Golf Courses

Get the lowdown on the best 9 hole golf courses in SA, from KZN, Cape Town, Graaf Reinet and Brits, you can enjoy a short game ...

SA's links courses - Are they the real deal? SA's links courses - Are they the real deal?

When it comes to defining the true links courses of the world, places such as St Andrews, Carnoustie and Musselburgh are often ...

Diving Free - Freediving in South Africa Diving Free - Freediving in South Africa

Paul Winter takes a look at freediving in South Africa at the moment, and chats to two divers who are going deeper and further ...

Turkish tee Time Turkish tee Time

Worsening exchange rates have made all-inclusive overseas travel deals even more attractive to South Africans, and the latest ...

Carriaged Away Carriaged Away

A nine-day Rovos Rail golf safari aboard what's punted as the world's most luxurious train and normal life never looked so ...

Try this for Size - Steyn City Golf Course Try this for Size - Steyn City Golf Course

The construction of Johannesburg's Steyn City is at an advanced stage, and although still a long way from being launched, it's ...

Surfing in Namibia Surfing in Namibia

Back in May, a team from Christian Surfers was blessed with the opportunity to do a trip up to Namibia, to connect with and serve

River Masters River Masters

South Africa has enjoyed good growth over the past decade, but it is in canoe slalom, or slalom as it is commonly known, where ...

The most versatile golf club in your bag The most versatile golf club in your bag

The hybrid gives you the best of both worlds: the forgiveness, distance and height of a fairway wood, with the stop of an iron...

Ride the Beloved Country Ride the Beloved Country

In 2012, Grant Usher crushed the Old Mutual JoBerg2c on his singlespeed. As one does. So he wasn't really surprised to find him...

Practice makes Perfect Practice makes Perfect

Golf training aids are a foreign concept for most club players. But when used correctly, such devices can really help improve ...

Surf's Up in Saint-Leu, Reunion Surf's Up in Saint-Leu, Reunion

It’s funny that many South African surfers don’t know much about the island of Réunion. The waves are incredible, the water is ...

High Flying Action High Flying Action

According to World Sports Encyclopedia, more than 8,000 sports exist throughout the world and new entries are added to the ...

Footvolley Fever Hits Rainbow Nation Footvolley Fever Hits Rainbow Nation

It is no surprise that the football-mad Brazilians were the ones who came up with the idea of footvolley; an action packed, ...

Drinkers of the wind Drinkers of the wind

And God took a handful of South wind and from it formed a horse, saying:"I create thee, Oh Arabian. To thy forelock, I bind ...

Fix your Slice Fix your Slice

The dreaded slice remains one of golfs most common problems, affecting an estimated 80 percent of golfers. PGA professional ...

The New Anchoring Rule - What you need to Know The New Anchoring Rule - What you need to Know

The R&A, together with the USGA, recently announced a rules change prohibiting the anchoring of putters. Here's what you need ...

Designer Extraordinaire Designer Extraordinaire

Traditionalist, father, golfer, course sculptor, nature lover and above all a promoter of South Africa and its people - Mark ...

One Week, Nine Courses One Week, Nine Courses

David Taylor caught up with the annual Ultimate Golfing Road Trip at its tail end and came away with a renewed love for the ...

How LOW can you go? How LOW can you go?

If golf equipment technology is like a drug, then there are some players who should be using a placebo, reckons the Ed.

2013 Tour Schedules 2013 Tour Schedules

With even more South Africans making their names on the bigger tours worldwide, expect many victories in 2013. Here's where, ...

Getting Ready for your Everest Base Camp Trek Getting Ready for your Everest Base Camp Trek

“The thing to remember when travelling is that the trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss ...

Perfect Bike Fit Perfect Bike Fit

Want every pedal stroke to really count? Need to go quicker in the rough? Here's how.

The Flyboard: A Water-powered Jet Pack for your Feet The Flyboard: A Water-powered Jet Pack for your Feet

The first time I heard about the Flyboard, I was quite busy and only listened with half an ear to the explanations my friend ...

Bushwhacking in Limpopo Bushwhacking in Limpopo

South Africa is unique in that it is home to 'safari golf', and the northernmost province of Limpopo is where you will find a ...

Pearl of the desert Pearl of the desert

Flying to the likes of Europe, Asia and the United States can be tedious and stressful, especially when faced with lengthy stop...

Smooth Swinger Smooth Swinger

Certain people believe that the way you play the game reveals something about your personality. Louis Oosthuizen, now SA’s top-...

Cramming for finals Cramming for finals

Inspired by the T20 cricket championship in Sri Lanka, South Africa's sports administrators say they plan to shorten all of the...

Golf sense - Practical tips on how to play golf in the zone Golf sense - Practical tips on how to play golf in the zone

There are thousands of instructional golf books out on the market today. ‘Improve your swing’, ‘Break 80′ and ‘Putting like a ...

Wanderers Stadium, Illovo, Johannesburg Wanderers Stadium, Illovo, Johannesburg

Known by all South Africans as the home of cricket, the BIDVest Wanderers Stadium is a world class stadium with facilities...

FNB Stadium FNB Stadium

The FNB Stadium, also known as Soccer City, is a grand feat of accomplishment, located in Nasrec, the Soweto area of Johannesburg,

The debate The debate

Are ODIs a dying form of cricket? Just like the two Tests played between South Africa and Australia last summer ...

No more Majors for Tiger No more Majors for Tiger

Jeremy Harris reckons we've seen the best of Tiger Woods and it's all downhill from here. My friend Pete is a diehard Tiger ...

Sexy slim en skitterend Sexy slim en skitterend

Dae lank het die swemmers Chad le Clos en Cameron van den Burgh se olimpiese prestasies (en lywe) ons vasgenael gehou en van ...

Seductive Design: Concept Speedboat by Jaguar Cars Seductive Design: Concept Speedboat by Jaguar Cars

Jaguar Cars has today unveiled an exciting and unique styling concept coupling the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake with a stylish boat ..

Protea Banks Dive Site, Hibiscus Coast, KwaZulu-Natal Protea Banks Dive Site, Hibiscus Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

Protea Banks, about 8 km off-shore from Shelly Beach on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, is rated one of the best dive sites ...

Fishing at Pennington, Umdoni Coast, KwaZulu-Natal Fishing at Pennington, Umdoni Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

The Pennington beach is the most popular fishing spot here as is evidenced by the large number of locals you will find casting ...

Landers Reef, Umdoni Coast, KwaZulu-Natal Landers Reef, Umdoni Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

Landers Reef, Umdoni Coast, KwaZulu-Natal forms part of South Africa’s top 5 diving spots, and has colourful coral and game fish..

Gourmet cycling Gourmet cycling

There are other ways to enjoy the rugged beauty of the Swartberg on a bike than carving up the corners of the passes...

A Story with Legs A Story with Legs

If you're needing some motivation for your golfing game, Joanne Lefson shows you why you have no more excuses. Inspiration. It ...

To the Victor To the Victor

Meet Victor Momsen, the unassuming man from Port Elizabeth who makes mass-produced bikes with a boutique sensibility ...

Marico Oog - A unique freshwater diving experience. Marico Oog - A unique freshwater diving experience.

For the avid diver in Gauteng, driving to the coast for a quick dive is not always feasible. Luckily there are a few fresh ...

The West Coast swing The West Coast swing

Heading north from Cape Town, Mark Sampson takes a road trip along a unique stretch of the South African coastline. Naturally, ...

Faster, higher, stranger - A South African Olympic history Faster, higher, stranger - A South African Olympic history

The French poet Alphonse Lamartine said: "History teaches everything, including the future." If South Africa's Olympics history...

Step into Spring and take part in the Rooikat Trail Run Step into Spring and take part in the Rooikat Trail Run

Serenade spring at the McGregor Food and Wine Festival, and run in the Rooikat Trail Run at the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve ..

Beneath the murky depths Beneath the murky depths

The second-hand golf ball industry is big business, especially in golf havens like Florida. And since the balls share their ...

Reaching for the skies Reaching for the skies

For Goverments wanting to manage their domain, there's nothing quite like an all-seeing eye in the sky to get the job done - ...

Marievale Bird Sanctuary, East Rand, Gauteng Marievale Bird Sanctuary, East Rand, Gauteng

As part of a Ramsar wetland with adjoining grassland, Marievale Bird Sanctuary on the East Rand simply abounds with birds

SuperSport unveils grand Olympic broadcast plans SuperSport unveils grand Olympic broadcast plans

SuperSport, with DStv, is aiming to go higher, faster and further than ever, for the broadcast of the 30th Olympic Games ...

Whatever it takes - Mixed Martial Arts Whatever it takes - Mixed Martial Arts

Friedrich Nietzsche once said: "Battle ye not with monsters, lest ye become a monster". But even the great German philosopher ...

Cape to Cairo - Part 2 Cape to Cairo - Part 2

The last stretch of our journey into the northern parts of Africa was the section we had read most about during our ...

History in the making SA vs England History in the making SA vs England

When South Africa toured England in 2008, the Proteas were ranked No 2 in the world and England were 4th. Since then, England ...

Mountain Bike World Cup Mountain Bike World Cup

In this issue's column there could only be one topic to write about, yip you guessed it - opening round of the Rocky Road 2012 ...

Cape To Cairo - Part 1 Cape To Cairo - Part 1

Cape to Cairo on two 200cc Motomia Motorcycles: South Africa to Uganda.The 'made in China' sticker can be found on more than ...

A lone wolf in the Big City A lone wolf in the Big City

Jackal Creek opened its doors to the Johannesburg public in March 2010, and in doing so coined the phrase 'modern golf estate ...

In safe hands In safe hands

Ernst van Dyk is one of South Africa's big medal hopes at the 2012 London Paralympics. We take a look at what he rides and how ...

The perilous voyage of shimmering sards The perilous voyage of shimmering sards

The annual Sardine Run up South Africa's East Coastline from Plett results in magnificent concentrations of feasting marine life

Pipe Dreams - Mark Burke's story Pipe Dreams - Mark Burke's story

Golf comes with more than its fair share of hard-luck stories. But not many come much harder than the story of 53-year-old ...

Climbing for gold Climbing for gold

This year the MTN Barberton XCM was back as the season-opener, ready to reveal who still had some holiday pudding clinging to ...

Solving the Bafana Puzzle Solving the Bafana Puzzle

After the 0-0 draw with Equatorial Guinea in January, national coach Pitso Mosimane bemoaned the PSL's reluctance to give ...

World Class or Second Best? World Class or Second Best?

South Africa has long claimed to be an attractive option for the golf tourist, and although the country can boast some except ...

Summer fun. Sun's out ... let's play. Summer fun. Sun's out ... let's play.

Hobie’s legendary catamaran, the Hobie Cat, has been providing adrenaline-induced fun for water junkies for over 40 years. But ...

Turning the Tide                                            Turning the Tide

Spin bowling has traditionally been perceived as a problem in South African cricket. Sports Illustrated takes a closer look at ...

Riders Ride to Rescue Rhinos Riders Ride to Rescue Rhinos

Ride the rhino is an annual mountain bike stage race held in aid of the dwindling and endangered Renosterveld in the Western ...

Bells, whistles and People Bells, whistles and People

In an attempt to impress golfers, be they members or visitors, club managers have come up with all manner of innovative ideas, ...

Glacier Junior Series 2012 Glacier Junior Series 2012

Glacier by Sanlam, together with Dale Hayes Golf Events is presenting a series of 25 events around South Africa, hosted by some...

The Dream 18 The Dream 18

How exactly does one set about creating a composite course of some of the best golf holes in the country? Compleat Golfer gave ...

Diving the SS Thistlegorm Diving the SS Thistlegorm

Henk Badenhors dived the SS Thistlegorm, one of the top wrecks on his bucket list, and an experience he will never forget ...

The right price. The right price.

Critical to the success of any golf club is its number of members and the amount of visitor rounds. The relationship between ...

High up with the gods High up with the gods

Since it's opening in 2000, Pezula Championship Golf Course, initially known as Sparrebosch, has become synonymous with superb ...

Three Kings Three Kings

What does playing SA Schools mean for your rugby future? Sports Illustrated looks at three SA Schools stars with the potential ...

Get in the hole! Get in the hole!

So many golfers spend all of their practice time on the range smashing balls as far as they can, when the quickest way to save ...

Black Gold Black Gold

Its quite simple, really. We at Sports Illustrated believe that transformation needs to start at school level. So we're chuffed to

The Colonel's choice The Colonel's choice

The sands of time have crept on, yet the dunes of Humewood still encompass one of South Africa's only original link courses ...

Golf courses - classic, modern and the best of both worlds. Golf courses - classic, modern and the best of both worlds.

At the risk of stating the obvious, John Botha explains that golfers mostly go to golf clubs to play the game ...

Mouth off - Opinion of  Ami Kapilevich of Sports Illustrated Mouth off - Opinion of Ami Kapilevich of Sports Illustrated

I recently had the privilege to hear Lewis Pugh speak about his crazy polar swim. Two things in particular resonated with me ...

Rising from the ashes Rising from the ashes

One of the first things you notice when you walk into the new clubhouse at Knysna Golf Club is a shiny plaque with an image of ...

Birds amongst the rat race Birds amongst the rat race

Gauteng is the undisputed heavyweight champion of South Africa when it comes to the economic driving force of the country...

Hunting Tigers on the Pongola Hunting Tigers on the Pongola

It's our first evening on a beautiful, clean stretch of the Pongola River just below Pongolapoort Dam, and we're here in...

Boks in the making Boks in the making

Sports Illustrated looks at 10 players who are on the cusp of being the Next Big Things in senior rugby...

Only 6 months left of the year to treat yourself ... Only 6 months left of the year to treat yourself ...

With only six months of the year left to treat yourself to that much deserved overlanding adventure, now is the time to give us...

Camping - Your home away from home Camping - Your home away from home

Camping is an integral part of overland travelling, so if you plan on heading into the bundu, you need to put some thought into ..

Sowing the seeds of the future Sowing the seeds of the future

The IRB Junior World Championship is growing in status as a springboard between junior and senior international rugby. Despite ...

Escape the chill Escape the chill

Winter golf in South Africa presents its fair share of challenges, but for those on the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, it's the...

Birding in the Succulent Karoo Birding in the Succulent Karoo

Endless fields of orange and yellow Namaqualand daisies, gazanias and pale blue or purple dainty flowers had brought us, like ...

Ai-Ais / Richtersveld Transfrontier Park Ai-Ais / Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

On the border of South Africa and Namibia is a park that could be mistaken for the end of the world. In fact, it's a completely different universe...