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Photoblog: best weekend breaks around Joburg Photoblog: best weekend breaks around Joburg

Drive less than an hour and a half from Johannesburg and you can find yourself in some of South Africa’s most beautiful areas...

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Diagonal Street, Johannesburg Inner City Diagonal Street, Johannesburg Inner City

Diagonal Street is a magical place to explore, especially for its old Victorian buildings, eclectic contrasts and African Muti ...

Braamfontein Precinct, Johannesburg Braamfontein Precinct, Johannesburg

Braamfontein is a hip multi-use neighbourhood. Modern lofts, an office mecca, Wits University, art galleries, eateries and theatre

Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg CBD Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg CBD

Standard Bank Gallery is a shining example of a big corporate supporting local SA artists. Excellent exhibitions in top art venue.

Absa Money Museum, Johannesburg CBD Absa Money Museum, Johannesburg CBD

Visit the Absa Money Museum and discover our financial history from the earliest barter trading to the modern banking systems ...

Johannesburg Art Gallery, Joubert Park, Jozi CBD Johannesburg Art Gallery, Joubert Park, Jozi CBD

With a collection larger than that of the SA National Art Gallery in Cape Town - it is a must visit for anyone who loves art.

Fordsburg, Johannesburg’s Oriental Hub Fordsburg, Johannesburg’s Oriental Hub

Fordsburg, is an invigorating mix of Indian and Middle Eastern cultures, and a wonderful place to savour their delightful food ..

Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, Mondeor, Johannesburg South Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, Mondeor, Johannesburg South

The beautiful Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, just 11km south of Jhb, offers tranquillity, birds, wildlife and hiking trails ...

The Peacemakers Museum, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton The Peacemakers Museum, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton

Nelson Mandela Square is appropriately the home of the Peacemakers Museum. See the work of Peace Laureates from around the world.

Zoo Lake Park, Sports Club and Bowling Club, Parkwood Zoo Lake Park, Sports Club and Bowling Club, Parkwood

Zoo Lake is a large park that is popular for relaxing in the sun, picnics, feeding the birds, walking, a place for the kids to

Jewel City, Johannesburg CBD Jewel City, Johannesburg CBD

SA is world renowned for its gold and diamonds. Jewel City has over 300 dealers and the Diamond Board all in one place for easy ..

Liliesleaf Museum, Rivonia, Sandton, Johannesburg Liliesleaf Museum, Rivonia, Sandton, Johannesburg

The Liliesleaf Museum in Rivonia brings to life the ANC planning the overthrow of apartheid, and the roles of the struggle heros.

Wits Art Museum, Braamfontein, Johannesburg Wits Art Museum, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

The Wits Art Museum is home to an extraordinary array of African art from all corners of the continent, both contemporary and...

Lonehill recreational park and kiddies play area, Sandton Lonehill recreational park and kiddies play area, Sandton

The Lonehill Recreational Park has a lot going for it - a fly fishing dam, green lawns, kiddies playground, security, dogs ...

The Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Krugersdorp, Gauteng The Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Krugersdorp, Gauteng

The Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens are a perfect getaway on a hot Gauteng day for a dip in a pool under a waterfall and picnic

The Maropeng Museum, Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng The Maropeng Museum, Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng

Take a boat ride through the four Elements and a tour back through our past and into our future at the Maropeng Museum. Brilliant!

Turkish mosque, Nizamiye Turkish Masjid, Midrand Turkish mosque, Nizamiye Turkish Masjid, Midrand

Visit this beautiful replica of the most famous mosque in Turkey - wonderful murals, tiling and finishes. All visitors welcome ...

Xtreme Indoor Go-carting in Randburg, Johannesburg Xtreme Indoor Go-carting in Randburg, Johannesburg

An updated Randburg Raceway offers an adrenalin filled experience on Xtreme Go-carts ..

Acrobranch Aerial Adventure, Centurion, Midrand Acrobranch Aerial Adventure, Centurion, Midrand

Acrobranch is an aerial adventure where zip lines, tarzan swings, nets, bridges and other fun obstacles test the whole family ...

Alice Art Gallery, Ruimsig, Roodepoort Alice Art Gallery, Ruimsig, Roodepoort

This gallery, owned by Alice Pitzer, is amongst the most influential in South Africa and showcases some of SA's top artists ...

Mapatiza Mine Tour and Gecko Jewellers World of Gemstones Mapatiza Mine Tour and Gecko Jewellers World of Gemstones

Gecko Jewellers World of Gemstones, based in Midrand, offers a huge range of designer jewellery at direct prices and a mine tour.

Lory Park Zoo and Animal Sanctuary, Midrand Lory Park Zoo and Animal Sanctuary, Midrand

Lory Park is an animal and bird sanctuary, home to a wide range of abandoned and injured wildlife and ideal for up close viewing.

Yeesh for kids, Woodmead, Johannesburg Yeesh for kids, Woodmead, Johannesburg

Yeesh is an upmarket play space for children up to 12 - stimulating and bags of fine for the kids and a great place for the adults

Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, Shopping and Hotels Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, Shopping and Hotels

Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square are the shopping and entertainment heart of the prestigious Sandton, magnet for visitors ..

Montecasino Bird Gardens, Fourways, Sandton, Johannesburg Montecasino Bird Gardens, Fourways, Sandton, Johannesburg

The Montecasino Bird Gardens are the only bird park of its kind in Africa and Jo'burg's best kept secret. A paradise of colourful.

Adventure Golf Fourways Mall, Sandton, Johannesburg   Adventure Golf Fourways Mall, Sandton, Johannesburg

Try your hand at this fun golf game, with the family, at kiddies parties or on a team building exercise with your office pals.

Adventure Golf at Brightwater Commons, Randburg, Jozi Adventure Golf at Brightwater Commons, Randburg, Jozi

Adventure golf is a challenging mini golf game that is for executives, friends and family at all skill levels. A great day of fun.

Honeydew Mazes,Honeydew, Randburg Honeydew Mazes,Honeydew, Randburg

Participate in a fun activity with the family, by taking up the challenge of finding your way through the tricky Honeydew Mazes ..

Mulaudzi Alexandra Township Tours, Johannesburg, Gauteng Mulaudzi Alexandra Township Tours, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Find out about the history, culture and township life in Alexandra, Jhb, with a guide that knows every nook and cranny - fantastic

Kloofendal Nature Reserve, Roodepoort, Gauteng Kloofendal Nature Reserve, Roodepoort, Gauteng

Kloofendal Nature Reserve is an ideal unspoiled spot for the family, away from the city life, to enjoy a picnic, walk, bird watch

Alexandra Township Rhythm Tour, Johannesburg, South Africa Alexandra Township Rhythm Tour, Johannesburg, South Africa

Visit vibey Alexandra Township in Johannesburg to get a slice of real African urban life. Enjoy the tastes, sights and people ...

Play with Lion Cubs at The Lion Park, Johannesburg Play with Lion Cubs at The Lion Park, Johannesburg

Play with lion cubs, feed the giraffe and take a cheetah for a walk... all at the Lion Park north of the city of Johannesburg

Croc City Crocodile Farm, Johannesburg Croc City Crocodile Farm, Johannesburg

See crocodiles, hold croc hatchlings and buy crocodile skin and other croc products at the Croc City Crocodile Farm, Fourways, JHB

Acrobranch Aerial Adventure, Melrose, Johannesburg Acrobranch Aerial Adventure, Melrose, Johannesburg

Acrobranch is an exciting aerial adventure where zip lines, tarzan swings, nets, bridges and other fun obstacles keep kids and ...

The Ditsong National Museum of Military History, Saxonwold The Ditsong National Museum of Military History, Saxonwold

The museum offers an exciting display of weaponry, fighter planes, tanks, armaments, medals, military insignia and uniforms.

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...

The Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg CBD East The Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg CBD East

The Maboneng Precinct is the heartbeat of the creative energy of Johannesburg’s urban artists, Pan-African fashion designers ...

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 ...

Fly Fishing in the Eastern Cape Highlands Fly Fishing in the Eastern Cape Highlands

The Eastern Cape Highlands is one of South Africa’s favourite fly fishing destinations and is world famous for an outstanding ...

La Ferme Fly Fishing, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands La Ferme Fly Fishing, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

La Ferme near Franschhoek, 45 minutes from Cape Town, offers excellent fly fishing with exquisite views and absolute silence.

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 ...

Wolwedans Hiking Trail, Great Brak River, Garden Route Wolwedans Hiking Trail, Great Brak River, Garden Route

This easy hike is 3km one way and you should allow approximately two hours. It is a beautiful river hike with good birdlife.

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...

Avalencia Wine from Rottcher Wineries, White River Avalencia Wine from Rottcher Wineries, White River

Fancy something Sweet after supper? Avalancia Orange Wine is a great alternative to Port or Sherry, and it's delicously 'orange'

Uitkyk Hiking Trail, Hartbeespoort Dam, Magaliesberg Uitkyk Hiking Trail, Hartbeespoort Dam, Magaliesberg

The Uitkyk Hiking Trail offers amazing views over Hartbeespoort Dam in a beautiful protected environment close to Jhb and Pretoria

Mountain-biking in Mapungubwe - Trunk call Mountain-biking in Mapungubwe - Trunk call

Welcome to cycling off the map in Mapungubwe, where cranking pedals are all about inspiring children to care for their natural...

A weekend of wine on the Breede River A weekend of wine on the Breede River

This year’s Wine on the River festival in Robertson was a great success, showing that wine tourism is growing as healthily...

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...

North to West Cape flower spectacular North to West Cape flower spectacular

Earlier this month I posted about my adventure in the Northern Cape to see the annual floral display mother nature puts...

Northern Cape flower spectacular Northern Cape flower spectacular

I’ve been dreaming about seeing the West Coast and Northern Cape flowers for years! Growing up in Jozi’s concrete wonderland...

The Cheetah Experience, Bloemfontein The Cheetah Experience, Bloemfontein

Experience Cheetah, Lions, Leopard, Serval, Caracal and Meerkats and play with the cubs at the Cheetah Experience in Bloemfontein

Jump City Challenge Jump City Challenge

The rugged coastline of the Dolphin Trail is all about nature’s energy – and your own! This luxury hike offers a unique Tsitsikamm

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 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.

Mosamane Hiking Trail, Rosendal, Free State Mosamane Hiking Trail, Rosendal, Free State

The 1 day 7.5 Mosamane Hiking Trail on Farm Beatrix outside Rosendal moves through sandstone beauty and is a popular birders route

Lesoba Hiking Trail, Eastern Free State Highlands Lesoba Hiking Trail, Eastern Free State Highlands

Enjoy magnificent views of the Maluti Mountains and Caledon River Valley on this 1 day hike near Fouriesburg, Free State Highlands

The Oystercatcher Trail Hike, Mossel Bay, Garden Route The Oystercatcher Trail Hike, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

The Oystercatcher Trail is rated as one of the top hiking experiences in the world by the BBC in their book “Unforgettable walks"

Bloupunt Hiking Trail, Montagu Bloupunt Hiking Trail, Montagu

The Bloupunt hiking trail is a circular day hike of 5 to 9 hours and starts with a 1km straight up section.

Tepelkop Hiking Trail, Fouriesburg Tepelkop Hiking Trail, Fouriesburg

2 day trails or a 2 day base camp trail through beautiful sandstone formations and lush vegetation around the Tepelkop mountain...

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...

Hennops Hiking Trail, Hartbeespoort Dam Hennops Hiking Trail, Hartbeespoort Dam

The Hennops hiking trail is a real gem close to Jhb and Pretoria, for day hikers or overnight, in pristine environment, with views

Langebaan houseboat retreat Langebaan houseboat retreat

This bay isn't really known of yet and you may find yourself enjoying the Kraal Bay beach all to yourself...

Hot-air ballooning over the Winelands Hot-air ballooning over the Winelands

There are many different ways to see a place, but nothing compares to floating gently above the earth in a hot-air balloon...

Explore the empty north of the Kruger National Park Explore the empty north of the Kruger National Park

If you head up north of the Letaba River, you will find hardly any tourists and fewer animals, but you'll get to see some...

Explore the Southern Cape passes Explore the Southern Cape passes

With careful route planning and a small detour you can access these passes - adding great value to an already great route choice..

Mpumalanga - chasing waterfalls Mpumalanga - chasing waterfalls

Another exciting activity to do when visiting the area, is to chase waterfalls as the Lowveld holds the highest collection...

Swim the Mutale River Falls at sunset Swim the Mutale River Falls at sunset

You can enjoy a few attractions in the Makuya Nature Reserve, which includes game watching, relaxing at Singo Safari Lodge and...

Driving the longest uninterrupted gravel road in SA Driving the longest uninterrupted gravel road in SA

The longest uninterrupted gravel road in South Africa is a drive that everybody should experience at least once...

Parufi Border Camp Kruger National Park - Northern Highlight Parufi Border Camp Kruger National Park - Northern Highlight

Revel in an exclusive retreat at the new Pafuri Border Camp...

6 ways to ‘do’ the Kruger National Park 6 ways to ‘do’ the Kruger National Park

There are many different ways to experience and enjoy South Africa’s world-famous safari destination, the Kruger National Park...

Orange River, Groot Melkboom Orange River, Groot Melkboom

If you'd enjoy spending a night or two along the Orange River banks, you'd probably be interested in the Namaqua 4x4 Eco-trail...

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...

Cederberg Sojourn - New cottages at Algeria Cederberg Sojourn - New cottages at Algeria

CapeNature’s new cottages at Algeria unlock the rugged beauty of this wilderness area for non-campers...

Up the Elephant Coast – the perfect bush and beach break Up the Elephant Coast – the perfect bush and beach break

Of course, everyone who thinks of travelling to South Africa wants to visit the world famous Kruger National Park and Cape Town...

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...

11 vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Cape Town 11 vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Cape Town

We went looking for some of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Cape Town, and we found some great eateries – whether...

Meeting at Crook Meeting at Crook's Corner, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Crook's Corner is in a national park situated in the Limpopo Province, a great place for historians, bird watchers and adventures.

The Jock Trail from Graskop The Jock Trail from Graskop

As you travel through the Mpumalanga, you may have various Jock of the Bushveld experiences. You'll come across statues, memorials

Cape Town to Pretoria with Rovos Rail Cape Town to Pretoria with Rovos Rail

Travelling on the Rovos Rail means you'll enjoy fine foods and wines, not to mention sleeping compartments fit for royalty...

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...

The Southern African transfrontier parks The Southern African transfrontier parks

In 2002 the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park was founded and the process of dropping the fence between the Mozambique and...

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?...

Stay at a traditional Limpopo village Stay at a traditional Limpopo village

Few come close to the Vhembe District of the Limpopo province, which is a real pity because this area is filled with culture...

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...

Harties Party Boat Cruises, Hartebeespoort Dam Harties Party Boat Cruises, Hartebeespoort Dam

A long lazy booze cruise on one of Harties Party Boats is a great way to enjoy the Hartebeespoort Dam and the stunning scenery

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...

Ntsikeni Nature Reserve – a little-known gem Ntsikeni Nature Reserve – a little-known gem

Nestled amongst the mountains in the foothills of the Drakensberg lies Ntsikeni Nature Reserve – an area of unique natural...

Antiques of the Overberg: 23 spots for bargain-hunters Antiques of the Overberg: 23 spots for bargain-hunters

I set off to find antiques and great deals in the Overberg, and discovered the only thing I didn’t bargain for is how many...

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...

Roses among the thorns: a guide to Bloemfontein Roses among the thorns: a guide to Bloemfontein

We sent Justus Visagie on a near-impossible mission: find the roses among the thorns in Bloemfontein, the Free State’s bristly...

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...

Roses among the thorns: a guide to Bloemfontein Roses among the thorns: a guide to Bloemfontein

We sent Justus Visagie on a near-impossible mission: find the roses among the thorns in Bloemfontein, the Free State’s bristly...

Ancestral Voices - Heritage in South Africa Ancestral Voices - Heritage in South Africa's Parks

Discover a different world on your next visit to the parks. Uncover the mysterious past through rock art and tumbling ruins.

Guide to Citrusdal Guide to Citrusdal

Citrusdal is a thriving farming district by trade but has been dragged kicking and screaming into tourism. It’s well worth the...

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...

When in Vereeniging When in Vereeniging

Over the decades, the Vaal Dam, which was built during the Great Depression some 77 years ago, has ebbed and flowed...

Barn Storming Barn Storming

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

Newmark to open a new hotel in downtown Jo’burg Newmark to open a new hotel in downtown Jo’burg

Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges has been awarded the contract for the hotel that forms part of the 15-storey Hallmark House...

The Spectacular Sani Pass Drive The Spectacular Sani Pass Drive

Sani Pass becomes busier than Durban's city morning traffic when it snows on the Drakensberg or in Lesotho...

4x4ing in the Baviaanskloof 4x4ing in the Baviaanskloof

Once a farming hub, the Baviaanskloof is now slowly being transformed into a space where wildlife and man live in harmony...

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...

Wigwam holiday in Paternoster Wigwam holiday in Paternoster

Unique accommodation in Paternoster, wigwam style, another little gem that is well worth investigating. Ever heard of glamping?

Spend spring at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens Spend spring at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens

R35 gets you into the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, one of South Africa’s 10 national constant gardens...

Or-Gari Golden Safari Or-Gari Golden Safari

Or-gari Golden creates exquisite collectable décor pieces that represent South Africa’s finest qualities, of craftsmanship...

Mother City Queer Project, Cape Town Mother City Queer Project, Cape Town

This event is said to be one of the biggest parties of the year and it takes place around mid December, every year...

Zip through a World Heritage Site with Cape Canopy Tours Zip through a World Heritage Site with Cape Canopy Tours

Cape Canopy Tour was recently placed second on the list of the world’s hottest new tourism experiences for 2015 by Lonely Planet.

The colours of Calvinia - Northern Cape The colours of Calvinia - Northern Cape

Calvinia is small. It’s a dusty town ringed by copper mountains and creaky windmills. Once a year, its weathered face blossoms...

20 interesting facts about Prince Albert, South Africa 20 interesting facts about Prince Albert, South Africa

Much has been written about the charming Karoo village of Prince Albert, but there is more to this town than pretty houses...

The hide life - Lake Panic is tops in Kruger The hide life - Lake Panic is tops in Kruger

Kruger’s hides put you at the heart of the action as birds and wildlife seek out water and do their best to avoid becoming prey...

Cape of good times Cape of good times

Capetonians are often accused of being arrogant or blase about the idyllic paradise they call home. Whether this is true or not...

For the love of stories: things to do in KwaZulu-Natal For the love of stories: things to do in KwaZulu-Natal

I went on a quest to root out the tradition of storytelling in KwaZulu-Natal and found these great places to visit...

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.

In photographs: a visit to Citrusdal, Western Cape In photographs: a visit to Citrusdal, Western Cape

Citrusdal is a thriving farming district by trade but has been dragged kicking and screaming into tourism. I’ll be honest...

Africa’s secret waterfall Africa’s secret waterfall

“28 kilometres! Are you crazy?!” The kids are not exactly enamoured about the idea of an eight hour hike to see some waterfalls...

In photographs: the Cape Town Free Walking Tour in the Bo Kaap In photographs: the Cape Town Free Walking Tour in the Bo Kaap

I’ve always loved the colours of the Bo Kaap beckoning from the slopes of Signal Hill, but never managed to get close to that...

Onto the coast at Kosi Bay Onto the coast at Kosi Bay

Kosi Bay is real frontier country. In times gone by, a heavy military presence was posted in this little corner of Maputaland...

You’ll find big rewards in these five small KZN reserves You’ll find big rewards in these five small KZN reserves

Hluhluwe, iSimangaliso, Ithala, Phinda – these parks take priority, but there are other wonderful options in KZN ...

Free-range living in the fynbos: guide to Stanford Free-range living in the fynbos: guide to Stanford

Locals warned him of Stanford’s pull, but it wasn’t until he made a right-turn to this Overberg village that Fred Hatman felt...

Guide to Lake Jozini Guide to Lake Jozini

At the foot of the Lebombo mountains, just south of Swaziland, lies a destination that not only resembles Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba..

Golden Kudus Golden Kudus

Kruger's private concessions certainly don’t come cheap, but do offer memories money can't buy...

Guide to Mossel Bay, Garden Route, South Africa Guide to Mossel Bay, Garden Route, South Africa

A temperate climate, deep historical roots and a well developed tourist infrastructure make Mossel Bay far more than just...

5 reasons to visit the Waterberg in 2015 5 reasons to visit the Waterberg in 2015

An African wildlife safari is surely on most travel bucket lists for 2015. To get round to ticking this one off, you don’t need...

A million shades of green in Tokoloshe Valley! A million shades of green in Tokoloshe Valley!

I recently took a trip out into the Umgeni River Valley and had the privilege of seeing a lot of the undiscovered natural beauty..

In photographs: a visit to Wakkerstroom In photographs: a visit to Wakkerstroom

So many stories are written about Wakkerstroom. They feature the same people and they all say the same...

Once upon a forest - Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape Once upon a forest - Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape

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

10 unusual things to do in Joburg that won’t cost a fortune 10 unusual things to do in Joburg that won’t cost a fortune

Stuck on something to do in Joburg this weekend, but don’t want to break the bank? Then you’re exactly like me and I’m taking a ..

High on life - canopy tour near Cape Town High on life - canopy tour near Cape Town

The latest attraction at Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve offers a bird’s eye view of hidden places. The adrenalin rush is a...

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...

Green lungs, gold heart: a guide to Southbroom Green lungs, gold heart: a guide to Southbroom

Take a trip to Southbroom, a village tucked between two rivers on KZN’s South Coast that has conservation and recreation as its...

Escape to nature, Rust de Winter, Limpopo Escape to nature, Rust de Winter, Limpopo

We have just returned from a relaxing weekend at Rust de Winter Dam Resort, a fantastic nature resort in Limpopo that is ideal...

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...

Out of time in Oudtshoorn Out of time in Oudtshoorn

If someone had told me that two action-packed days would not be time enough to see and do everything in a small Klein Karoo...

Wellington, Cape Winelands Wellington, Cape Winelands

Wellington, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, lies in a beautiful valley on the banks of the Kromme River, at the foot of the ..

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 ...

Loop the Loop in Limpopo Loop the Loop in Limpopo

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

Beguiling Barrydale - A small town with a big heart! Beguiling Barrydale - A small town with a big heart!

All roads lead to Barrydale, or so it seems. You cart choose Thomas Bain's scenic Tradouw Pass, or Route 62. No matter which...

The Republic of Swellendam The Republic of Swellendam

Nestled at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, lies Swellendam, the third oldest magisterial district (after Cape Town and...

Diesel and Creme, R62 Barrydale, Restaurant with style Diesel and Creme, R62 Barrydale, Restaurant with style

On our latest trip from Cape Town, we stopped in Barrydale, the small Karoo town that seems to have established itself as a great

Waterfalls, walks and wild trout Waterfalls, walks and wild trout

Natural features are special, touching us all in different ways, but always leaving an indelible imprint on each our souls. When..

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 ...

Baardskeerdersbos and the art of seeing Baardskeerdersbos and the art of seeing

Seeing and Light are the two words that seem to sum up the quality of Baardskeerdersbos, the small rural settlement in the Over...

Hidden gem of Heidelberg - charming town off the N2 Hidden gem of Heidelberg - charming town off the N2

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 Midlanders

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 Stone

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

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.

Bot River - van der Stel Pass. Bot River - van der Stel Pass.

"Bot River's story is as much tied up with arrival of the first train in 1902, as with the first wagons back in the early 1700's."

A Charmed Life A Charmed Life

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

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...

Bredasdorp in the Overberg - South Africa Bredasdorp in the Overberg - South Africa's first dorpie

The picturesque platteland town of Bredasdorp is abundant with a rich history, colourful fynbos, people and talented artists.

Talking the Walk - Hike the Guided Garden Route Trail Talking the Walk - Hike the Guided Garden Route Trail

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

A festival of birds in the Kruger National Park A festival of birds in the Kruger National Park

On a recent day trip to the Kruger National Park I was introduced to the private Mananga Trail – a discrete off-road route that...

Where to go for Sunday roast in Cape Town Where to go for Sunday roast in Cape Town

Sundays are not the same for me if there isn’t a hunk of meat coming out of the oven, so I went in search of places to enjoy a ...

Taste the Karoo Taste the Karoo

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 Mpumalanga

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

Painted Wolf - our beautiful wild dogs Painted Wolf - our beautiful wild dogs

Despite being top dog when it comes to hunting, the wild dog faces an uncertain future. Visitors to Kruger can help with resear...

Village of Visions Village of Visions

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

Ride Free Bike Park - Modderfontein Nature Reserve Ride Free Bike Park - Modderfontein Nature Reserve

Just minutes away from the Sandton business district, Andrew Steer discovers a little piece of cross-country bliss...

Moonwalking down Table Mountain Moonwalking down Table Mountain

Having a brother who works overseas means that opportunities for sibling bonding are few and far between. So when the opportun...

Wild Coast Meander: a walk on the wild side Wild Coast Meander: a walk on the wild side

Since 1998, when the Ross family started the Wild Coast Meander, thousands of hikers, including many young families, have follow..

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...

Ready, Steady, Row on Langebaan Lagoon, West Coast Ready, Steady, Row on Langebaan Lagoon, West Coast

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...

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...

Ride the Wild Side Ride the Wild Side

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 Rising

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

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...

Kalahari Sushi & Other Secrets Kalahari Sushi & Other Secrets

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

Garden Route Trail Park Garden Route Trail Park

Along the Garden Route lie the historic remains of South African mountain biking's beginnings. And some exceptional brand-new ...

Take a Hike -  Explore Augrabies on Foot Take a Hike - Explore Augrabies on Foot

The short hiking trails in the Augrabies Falls National Park are an excellent way to explore this bewitching landscape of rocks...

Summer camp: 5 days, 50 km Summer camp: 5 days, 50 km

By day, explore the endless shoreline, coves and bays that characterise the coastal section of Namaqua National Park. At night,...

Exploring the Wild Coast Exploring the Wild Coast

Two of my favourite things in the world are motorbikes and the Wild Coast, a 250 km stretch of virtually unspoiled coastline on...

Southern charm Southern charm

Andrew Steer has been riding at the Vlei Cycle Park in the south of Johannesburg for a few years now and the great riding trail...

Night Rides Night Rides

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 Town

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 Walks

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

Capital gains Capital gains

Groenkloof Nature Reserve is a cycling gem right in the heart of Pretoria - and although he has tasted snippets of the area's ...

Footloose and fancy-free Footloose and fancy-free

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 ...

Mountain Bike Trail, Oudsthoorn, Western Cape Mountain Bike Trail, Oudsthoorn, Western Cape

Exceptional single track mountain biking trails are carved out of the Karoo koppies, making for exceptional erosion-free...

Birding Hotspot: Gondwana Game Reserve Birding Hotspot: Gondwana Game Reserve

Superb specials await in the Southern Cape, at the world’s only Big Five fynbos reserve. It was a welcome break for my wife and...

A river runs through it A river runs through it

The Spruit is the lifeblood of Johannesburg mountain biking. The most popular MTB trail in Johannesburg is not one of the many...

South Africa Safaris South Africa Safaris

Enjoying a wild life safari in South Africa is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Plan your safari with this guide.

Beyond the rolling hills - fulfilling a boyhood dream Beyond the rolling hills - fulfilling a boyhood dream

If you love doing motor biking on exciting off road routes, then this trip to the Sani pass may be just what you are looking for!

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 ...

Hakahana Trails Hakahana Trails

North of Pretoria is an ever-expanding and improving trail network that will leave you breathless. In a good way, as Andrew ...

Rock around the Clock Rock around the Clock

But while some destination dorps can be summed up in a phrase like 'food or wine capital', it's not that easy to define Paarl...

Gorgeous Greyton ...offers a good life Gorgeous Greyton ...offers a good life

"We bought a plot!" announces Willow Constantine enthusiastically as she and Fred von Heyer, both from Hout Bay, arrive rather ...

The Beasts are back The Beasts are back

Adele Tait explores the rejuvenation of one of our favourite African adventures. Bike4Beasts (B4B) started off as an annual ...

Heading into the mild, Wild West Heading into the mild, Wild West

Towards the end of winter this year, Peter Borchert and Heila Frieslich took to the R27, heading north from Cape up the West Coast

Didima Resort, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal Didima Resort, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal

This unique resort near Cathedral peak, Drakensberg, is themed around the local San rock-art caves ...

Family time out Family time out

We all know that young people should be more connected to nature, so taking your city-bred children into the bush sounds like ...

Zululand in 30 ways Zululand in 30 ways

Zululand... A place where beauty will stun your senses and your spirit will be enthralled by wonder.

A Place of Discovery A Place of Discovery

The Iziko South African Museum is so much more than galleries of fascinating exhibits behind the scenes where the science and ...