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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 ...

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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

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...

Lonely Bull Trail Kruger National Park Lonely Bull Trail Kruger National Park

Over four days the Lonely Bull Trail in Kruger, citified backpackers tune in to their senses and learn some of the tracking...

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...

Saddle Up! Saddle Up!

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

Fishing Kosi Bay, Kwazulu Natal - A Fisherman 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...

Hiking the Magaliesburg Hiking the Magaliesburg

The Magaliesberg, which is right here on our doorstep is the ideal hiking destination - obviously one's main concern when...

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 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...

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 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...

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?

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...

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...

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 ...

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 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...

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...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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, ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Festive season fly fishing Festive season fly fishing

Hit the road early and get in a whole lot of fly fishing in the Eastern Cape. The journey is part of the pleasure ...

SA 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 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, ...

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.

Take the Plunge Take the Plunge

If you have a sense of adventure, bum-sliding, rock-hopping and swimming through a kloof will give you an adrenalin kick.

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 ...

Tarlton International Raceway, West Rand, Gauteng Tarlton International Raceway, West Rand, Gauteng

From the South African National Drag Racing Championship to who is best on the street, you can watch the action or drive yourself.

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-...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Coming of Age. Coming of Age.

What started out as a fun initiative to promote varsity rugby has taken on a life of its own. As the Varsity Cup continues to ...

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...

South Africa Triumphant at Waveski World Championship South Africa Triumphant at Waveski World Championship

In August 2011, the Waveski World Championship was part of a massive and successful celebration of wave sports; the Ocean ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Colonel 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 ...

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 ...

Rugby Rugby's freedom fighters

Many of South Africa's most talented rugby players never had the opportunity to play for the Springboks. Former SARU player ...

The Beauty and the Bear The Beauty and the Bear

Simola Golf and Country Estate is situated in what is unquestionably one of the most picturesque areas of the country, and the....

Birds amongst the rat race - birdwatching in Gauteng Birds amongst the rat race - birdwatching in Gauteng

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...

Beautiful Land - Arabella Golf Course Beautiful Land - Arabella Golf Course

Arabella translates loosely into 'beautiful land' and any visitor to this little piece of golfing heaven would find it hard to...

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...

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 ...

Ernie Els joins golfing legends Ernie Els joins golfing legends

South African sporting great Ernie Els was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday. He joins the legendary Gary ...

Snow sports in Lesotho Snow sports in Lesotho

If you want to feel as if you're skiing in Europe, but without the maxed credit card, give skiing at Africa's own winter ...

What What's so special about Jose Mourinho?

He hasn't lost a league game at home in nine years and is eyeing an unprecedented third Champions League title with a third team..

King Kaymer King Kaymer

Eight wins is probably asking a little too much of even the No 1 -ranked player in the world, but, when I asked him ...

Stepping into another dimension Stepping into another dimension

The raw beauty of the Cederberg Mountains, eroded into strange shapes over time, is the dramatic backdrop to a series of community-based slackpacking trails...

Being Gary Being Gary

Reticent, reserved and remarkable, Gary Kirsten lets us in on his philosophy of success after three years spent making India the best Test team in the world...

The greatest golf amateur ever - Bobby Jones The greatest golf amateur ever - Bobby Jones

There will always be an argument about who is the greatest golfer to play the game, but there is no doubt at all that Bobby Jones ...

Biking the Baviaans Biking the Baviaans

Call me old fashioned, but before recently committing myself to a 350km biking trip through the Eastern Cape’s Baviaanskloof .....

Touring Karoo splendour Touring Karoo splendour

Preparation: We got hooked on the whole cycle-tour idea after borrowing a Bob Yak trailer from our friend, Juan ......

Bushveld Bliss Bushveld Bliss

The Kruger National Park is better known for the Big Five than its birdies and eagles, as Meg de Jongdiscovered on a recent trip....

Goegap Birding Goegap Birding

The heat was already starting to put a shimmering haze onto the horizon and it was only nine in the morning....

Ultimate 4x4 Trails & Adventures in South Africa Ultimate 4x4 Trails & Adventures in South Africa

S.A.'s vast landscapes are an explorer's paradise, but reaching beautiful spots often requires an off-road vehicle...

Ben Collins (aka The Stig) Ben Collins (aka The Stig)

The former face of Top Gear's faceless driver on gadgets, games and Clarkson's driving...

Sweat and two wheels Sweat and two wheels

South African Brent Copeland spent a decade as a directeur sportif with the Italian squad Lampre, but last season he ...

Cricket on the back foot Cricket on the back foot

Overloading schedules, falling attendance figures, matchfixing scandals - is cricket losing it's relevance in the SA sporting context?...

The Rookie The Rookie

If 2010 was a year from hell for Tiger Woods, then Matteo Manassero's must have been sent from heaven. Kelvin Goodchild caught up with the...

Bok report card - where does our rugby team stand? Bok report card - where does our rugby team stand?

Dear Peter, we are pleased to inform you that you have survived – albeit by the skin of your teeth – your third season as Springbok coach....

Rooiberg to Die Hel - Join the Leisure Wheels 4x4 Safari Rooiberg to Die Hel - Join the Leisure Wheels 4x4 Safari

Gamkaskloof, or Die Hel, is one of those must-visit places in South Africa's bouquet of tourism destinations.The mysterious valley is...

Tiger Tiger's turning point?

Australian golf correspondent Paul Prendergast wonders if Tiger will get his game back now that he has a new swing and things...

Cycling gear for Christmas cheer Cycling gear for Christmas cheer

If you have a cyclist in the family, there's never a shortage of gift ideas. Here's a selection of goodies that are bound to boost the holiday spirit ....

Caster Semenya - The Misunderstood Caster Semenya - The Misunderstood

Caster Semenya doesn't want to meet me. Because I won't understand, and she's tired of people like me. People with...

Fit to ride Fit to ride

No matter how much money you spend on your bike, how fit you are and how hard you train; optimal performance will elude you if your bike is not set up correctly............

Ride Hard and Fast in the Races that Really Matter Ride Hard and Fast in the Races that Really Matter

Want to ride hard and fast in the races that really matter? Then train long and slow to prepare!

Frans in France Frans in France

It's been almost a year since Frans Steyn left for France. He's committed to Racing Metro for next year, so does that mean...

Busting the Epic Myths Busting the Epic Myths

In its seven-year history, the Cape Epic, the magical and untamed African MTB race has caused the local MTB scene to explode...