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The smallest duiker in South Africa: Facts about the rare blue duiker The smallest duiker in South Africa: Facts about the rare blue duikerDate: 09/09/2021

The smallest of all duikers, the blue duiker is a shy and cautious little animal not often spotted in the wild. While they are ...

Rhino Conservation Awards announce finalists for 2021 Rhino Conservation Awards announce finalists for 2021Date: 29/07/2021

In the lead-up to World Ranger Day on July 31, the Game Rangers Association of Africa has announced this year’s finalists for ...

Take a virtual tour of South Africa’s Marine Protected Areas Take a virtual tour of South Africa’s Marine Protected AreasDate: 26/07/2021

iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Table Moutain marine protected areas are some of the free virtual tours on offer from the South ...

7 essential and easy-to-grow herbs to plant this spring 7 essential and easy-to-grow herbs to plant this springDate: 26/07/2021

Spring is around the corner, and you can feel it subtly as the days start to get a bit longer and the sun is beginning to feel ...

Level 4 snow warnings issued for parts of South Africa Level 4 snow warnings issued for parts of South AfricaDate: 13/07/2021

Winter in the Cape provinces has been extremely cold with floods and damaging winds throughout the past few weeks. Now, the la ...

Airplane Etiquette - Who gets the middle seat armrests? Airplane Etiquette - Who gets the middle seat armrests?Date: 02/03/2021

There is nothing worse then being allocated a middle seat when you forgot to pre-book your seating preference. Being wedged in ...

Madikwe Game Reserve Madikwe Game ReserveDate: 15/06/2020

Madikwe: big skies, wide open plains the meeting of Bushveld and Kalahari and all the mercurial diversity this entails...

5 fatal photo errors (and how to avoid them) 5 fatal photo errors (and how to avoid them)Date: 06/03/2020

Tips to improve your photography, Skew horizon lines, Unfocused eyes, Poor compositions, Boring perspectives...

Ultimate 4x4 Trails & Adventures in South Africa Ultimate 4x4 Trails & Adventures in South AfricaDate: 10/03/2019

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

11 vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Cape Town 11 vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Cape TownDate: 21/07/2016

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

How to react when a lion is licking your tent How to react when a lion is licking your tentDate: 20/07/2016

This jaw-dropping video was first posted on the Kgalagadi Sightings Facebook page, by someone who doesn’t know...

Rome to the Amalfi Coast by train Rome to the Amalfi Coast by trainDate: 28/06/2016

Italy was an afterthought. It may have been a brilliant afterthought, but still, it was never in the plans. But with two weeks...

Everything you need to know about European rail pass reservation fees Everything you need to know about European rail pass reservation feesDate: 16/05/2016

At first, the instructions on your European rail pass seem too good to be true. Validate the pass on the day of your first trip...

Antiques of the Overberg: 23 spots for bargain-hunters Antiques of the Overberg: 23 spots for bargain-huntersDate: 11/04/2016

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...

Your top 12 off-the-grid destinations across South Africa Your top 12 off-the-grid destinations across South AfricaDate: 21/03/2016

Here are the results: 12 wonderfully remote South African havens. 12 remote camps and cottages around South Africa..

10 of the best wildlife photographs of the year 10 of the best wildlife photographs of the yearDate: 13/03/2016

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, awarded by London’s Natural History Museum, is one of the most prestigious...

How to book campsites at Botswana’s national parks How to book campsites at Botswana’s national parksDate: 03/11/2015

It can be tricky to book public campsites in Botswana’s national parks and reserves. Some campsites are run by private...

The one thing you’re doing wrong with panoramas The one thing you’re doing wrong with panoramasDate: 03/11/2015

Taking a good panorama image is harder than it looks. In our October 2015 Masterclass we talk about stitching the perfect...

All the king’s men… and women: a surprising sojourn in Swaziland All the king’s men… and women: a surprising sojourn in SwazilandDate: 30/10/2015

Vuyi Qubeka goes to Swaziland expecting poverty and boiling resentment for its king. But what she finds is something...

The best South African film festivals you’ve never heard of The best South African film festivals you’ve never heard ofDate: 24/10/2015

Love a good movie, but tired of the same old Hollywood films? (Anyone sat through San Andreas recently? Oh. My. Word.)...

10 train journeys to dream about 10 train journeys to dream aboutDate: 24/10/2015

There’s nothing quite like travelling by train, listening to the rhythmic rumble as the wheels clack over the tracks and the...

The colours of Thailand The colours of ThailandDate: 18/10/2015

From fragrant food to pungent streets, from sweet fruit shakes to brightly coloured temples and iridescent seas, there’s...

Seven of the best places to see flowers in South Africa Seven of the best places to see flowers in South AfricaDate: 10/10/2015

If you thought flower viewing was limited to the West Coast during spring, you’d be mistaken. Here’s a list of where to see...

Skiing France in photos Skiing France in photosDate: 07/09/2015

In late March 2015 I went to France in search of the best, and most affordable, European skiing destination for South Africans...

The best Yorkshire pudding recipe The best Yorkshire pudding recipeDate: 23/08/2015

The best Yorkshire puddings you’ve ever tasted from Head Chef at The Conservatory, Delia Harbottle...

8 of the best pie stops on the N2 8 of the best pie stops on the N2Date: 16/08/2015

Here are eight places that are worth stopping at for a pie along the N2 highway. All being fresh, homemade and tasty...

Off the N2: the best route for a wild roadtrip Off the N2: the best route for a wild roadtripDate: 08/08/2015

For wildlife and open spaces, Chris Davies, Tyson Jopson and Scott Ramsay detour off the N2 to visit five SANParks that join...

9 of the wildest experiences in Southern Africa 9 of the wildest experiences in Southern AfricaDate: 20/07/2015

Scott Ramsay has been to some of the most untouched regions on the planet. In all his years of exploring, he counts his visits...

Best music festivals in Africa for 2015 Best music festivals in Africa for 2015Date: 30/05/2015

Want to spend your year careening from one crazy music festival to the next, while getting a taste of different African countries?

Video: want to get lost in Indonesia? Watch this. Video: want to get lost in Indonesia? Watch this.Date: 10/05/2015

Watch gorgeous scenery in Indonesia unfold in this magical travel video. If you have an itch to travel, these breathtaking...

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