Reaching For The Clouds In KwaZulu Natal

Nowhere else in the world will you find such a unique fusion of raw natural beauty, modern sophistication, cultural diversity and pulsating energy – all in the most breathtaking natural setting of KwaZulu Natal. Throw in the wildlife – the Big Five and rare marine species – the historic intrigue of the Battlefields, fabulous hiking…

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Watch Réunion Island Piton de la Fournaise volcano erupts

Reunion Island volcano, Piton de la Fournaise (Peak of the Furnace), one of the world’s most active volcanos, has erupted for a second time this year. Piton de la Fournaise is classified as a shield volcano because of its low profile and multiple lava flows when it erupts. The eruption began on 11 September 2016 in an uninhabited area…

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Focus On The Kruger National Park

Africa conjures up images of lion, elephant and rhino, rightly so as this is their natural home with no trip to South Africa complete without a safari. As the oldest established wildlife park, dating back to 1898, The Kruger National Park is the place for this. Where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of…

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Discover The Garden Route and Eastern Cape

The Garden Route is a popular and scenic stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa. It stretches from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River which is crossed along the N2 coastal highway over the Paul Sauer Bridge in the extreme western reach of the neighbouring Eastern Cape. The name comes…

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Cape Town, Meet The Mother City

Cape Town is the sweetheart of South African destinations and a place that demands a lingering look at her cosmopolitan mix of local culture, diverse offerings and beautiful beaches. Iconically marked by Table Mountain, one of the New 7 Natural Wonders of the world, as well as Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 19 years…

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Free Wi-Fi at 9 South African Airports

Airports Company South Africa has launched a free Wi-Fi service for passengers in the boarding  areas of its nine airports whereby passengers now have access to four hours or one gigabyte of free data. When the complimentary four hours have lapsed or the one gig of data is  reached, users can opt for a pay-as-you-go service. AS EASY…

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Top 10 practical tips when visiting South Africa

In a land of plenty such as South Africa, where endless landscapes, white beaches, mountain peaks and abundant game reserves await discovery, you’d be forgiven for being rather oblivious to the practical sides of your travel arrangements as excitement runs away with you. To ensure a balance is kept and your trip is neither compromised…

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Top 10 Things To Do in Hermanus

The bustling coastal town of Hermanus is well-known as a popular holiday destination in South Africa and it comes as no surprise as to why. The thriving “Overberg city” situated on the cliffs of Walker Bay not only provides for all your lifestyle needs but also offers natural splendour in the form of scenic views…

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Top Tips When In Search Of Mountain Gorillas

It is important to prepare yourself before your Gorilla Trekking adventure. Herewith some top tips to assist with your final preparations. Gorilla trekking protocol Wash your hands before setting out Do not eat or drink when near the gorillas Try to stay at least seven metres from the gorillas; retreat if they approach. Don’t ever…

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Gorilla Trekking, A Trip Of A Lifetime

David Attenborough’s breathless encounter with mountain gorillas in the 1979 movie “Life on Earth” remains an all-time television landmark moment. Back then, such an experience seemed as improbable as walking with dinosaurs – and just as dangerous! Today we know better. We have nothing to fear from these gentle and highly endangered primates, and visiting…

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