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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pastoral Port Elizabeth Pastoral Port Elizabeth

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

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...

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..