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Walking the Daisies Walking the DaisiesDate: 02/08/2015

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 uncoveredDate: 26/07/2015

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

Pastoral Port Elizabeth Pastoral Port ElizabethDate: 11/07/2015

Claire Fulton treats herself to a day out of town, one that starts with a farm breakfast under Lady's Slipper Mountain...

Once upon a forest - Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape Once upon a forest - Stutterheim in the Eastern CapeDate: 23/05/2015

Stutterheim certainly has a tense history but is now quite the magnet for nature lovers...

Hike the Mountain in the Sea Hike the Mountain in the SeaDate: 10/04/2015

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

Loop the Loop in Limpopo Loop the Loop in LimpopoDate: 28/02/2015

Instead of rushing through Limpopo on your journey to the bushveld, slow down, have a good look around the Blyde River Canyon...

No Small Wonder - revolutionary slow cookers No Small Wonder - revolutionary slow cookersDate: 08/02/2015

Who'd have thought that one of the most revolutionary slow cookers would be as simple as an African-print beanbag...

Malkerns Meander - World-class crafters in Swaziland Malkerns Meander - World-class crafters in SwazilandDate: 25/01/2015

There is a small corner of Swaziland that has only grown pineapples, flowers and sugar. Now among the fields a number of world...

Hidden gem of Heidelberg - charming town off the N2 Hidden gem of Heidelberg - charming town off the N2Date: 05/01/2015

Most motorists on the N2 zoom past the unpretentious town of Heidelberg in the Southern Cape. Some who stop are so charmed they...

Meet the Midlanders Meet the MidlandersDate: 14/12/2014

Who hasn't heard of the Midlands Meander in KwaZulu-Natal? We seek out a dozen members of this tourism route to show just why...

Art of Stone Art of StoneDate: 15/11/2014

Along the Brandewyn River in the Cederberg is a fascinating outdoor art gallery-a boulder-hopping trail past nine San rock art...

A Charmed Life A Charmed LifeDate: 09/11/2014

In the Little Karoo dorp of Barrydale, the slow life ambles along, inspiring those who gravitate here for the friendliness and...

Talking the Walk - Hike the Guided Garden Route Trail Talking the Walk - Hike the Guided Garden Route TrailDate: 16/10/2014

It's not just the magnificent areas the Garden Route Trail passes through that you'll love, but also its outstanding guide...

Taste the Karoo Taste the KarooDate: 04/10/2014

The vineyards, orchards and olive groves of Route 60/62 from Worcester to Oudtshoorn promise a bounty at pit stops along the ...

On the edge of the Great Divide - Graskop Mpumalanga On the edge of the Great Divide - Graskop MpumalangaDate: 27/09/2014

For a hundred years, the little town of Graskop has stood on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment that separates the Lowveld...

Village of Visions Village of VisionsDate: 20/09/2014

The famously misty town of Hilton is the gateway to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and the Midlands Meander.

uMkhuze Reborn uMkhuze RebornDate: 06/09/2014

In northern Zululand, uMkhuze Game Reserve's ongoing war against poaching has been long and hard, but against all odds it has ...

7 Secrets of Sabie River Valley 7 Secrets of Sabie River ValleyDate: 16/08/2014

In the Lowveld between the towns of Sabie and Hazyview, the R536 hides more than just the Sabie River. The 14km Matumi Walking ...

Ready, Steady, Row on Langebaan Lagoon, West Coast Ready, Steady, Row on Langebaan Lagoon, West CoastDate: 12/07/2014

It doesn't take long for a kayak adventure on Langebaan's smooth lagoon to banish Marianne Heron's dread of the deep. Thanks to...

Affordable bush breaks Affordable bush breaksDate: 04/07/2014

There's nothing to beat escaping to the bush and being surrounded by nature, game and birdlife. Here's our selection of ten bush..

Ride the Wild Side Ride the Wild SideDate: 01/07/2014

On a mountain bike you can travel at just the right pace to fully appreciate the African bush, as Fiona McIntosh discovers in ...

Riversdale is Rising Riversdale is RisingDate: 22/06/2014

Beneath its famous landmark, the Sleeping Beauty mountain, Riversdale in the Southern Cape stirs with new energy ...

Kalahari Sushi & Other Secrets Kalahari Sushi & Other SecretsDate: 24/05/2014

A pocket of the arid Northern Cape opens into a generous smile along the Orange River, where more than a hundred islands are ...

The Buzz of the Bean The Buzz of the BeanDate: 20/05/2014

Always keen on a good cup of coffee, Sue Adams discovers the real deal in Sabie Valley, where the distance from bean to cup en...

Night Rides Night RidesDate: 11/04/2014

Shaen Adey discovers an irresistible combination - cycling the Richtersveld by the light of the fall moon. I'd been invited to ...

The Story-time Town The Story-time TownDate: 04/04/2014

Somerset East is pure history, in the form of heroes, warriors, rogues and vagabonds going back to the early settler days

The Mother of all Walks The Mother of all WalksDate: 23/03/2014

If you do just one hike this year, the archeologist-led tour of Pinnacle Point Caves in Mossel Bay should be it.

Sinking their Teeth into Sharks Sinking their Teeth into SharksDate: 15/02/2014

Dale Morris swallows his fear (and a handful of seasickness tablets) and visits Mossel Bay, where a remarkable team of marine ...

5 Passes Run 5 Passes RunDate: 07/02/2014

The Western Cape is blessed with many historic and interesting mountain passes. Mike Copeland tackles five of them, in a day, ...

Footloose and fancy-free Footloose and fancy-freeDate: 24/01/2014

Make no mistake, the five-day Port St Johns to Coffee Bay Hiking Trail is tough but it’s one of the finest coastal walks in ...

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