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South Africa

Travel north from Cape Town and over the Piekenierskloof pass and you descend into a world that has a raw, awe-inspiring beauty. Purple-hued mountain peaks lean towards fruit-laden valleys sweet with the smell of orange blossom in spring. The rugged Cederberg Mountains are famous for their amazing rock formations, San rock paintings and spectacular flowers … Continue reading “The Cederberg: A Region that Really Rocks!”

A trip to South Africa can be a holiday of a lifetime, so you really want to plan it well and get the most of our diverse and spectacular country – surely one of the best holiday destinations on the planet! 

September is Rhino Month and a great opportunity to make a difference to rhino conservation. Rhino poaching is sadly on the increase, propelled by the demand for rhino horn in the Asian market. South Africa, proudly home to the African black and white rhino – with more than 80% of the world’s population, has been losing … Continue reading “Help Combat Rhino Poaching”

There’s no place on earth like Addo Elephant National Park for seeing elephants at whisper-close range. And now that the park has expanded, the prospect of a safari in Addo is more exciting than ever. That the area is free of malaria, is of course also a huge drawcard, especially for families travelling with young … Continue reading “Where to Stay in Addo Elephant National Park”

Recent news about the white lions has reached us from the Head Guide at Kings Camp. He says, “At one particular sighting, I noticed the lioness of the white cubs taking her cubs of 15 months old into combat with several hyenas. Whether this was intentional to educate the youngsters or merely making a statement … Continue reading “Recent Sightings of the Timbavati White Lions at Kings Camp”

It would take a lot to beat the thrill and exhilaration of a foot safari on the turf of Africa’s big game. And to do it in five-star style undoubtedly adds to the appeal. Well-planned walking trails with a good measure of built-in luxury are on offer at Lukimbi Safari Lodge, a luxurious sanctuary spanning … Continue reading “Bundubash in Style: Lukimbi Safari Lodge’s Walking Trails”

  No more than two hours from Johannesburg, The Pilanesberg National Park rests in the rocky amphitheatre of a long extinct volcano in the North-West Province. The fourth largest reserve in South Africa, the Pilanesberg is very scenic and is prolifically populated by wildlife. Almost all of southern Africa’s mammals are represented here, and the … Continue reading “The Pilanesberg: You Don’t have to Travel Forever to Get to See Big Game”

Source: www.sagoodnews.co.za FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Monday gave South Africa his highest possible mark for a World Cup that defied sceptics who had predicted disaster. Blatter said he would give a mark of 9 out of 10 which was the maximum possible. “Perfection does not exist in our life,” he told a news conference. … Continue reading “South Africa Gets Top Marks as World Cup Host”

Table Mountain – The Best View of Cape Town The famous mountain is located in Cape Town and is 1,086 m high. Vertical sandstone rock walls are topped by a plateau. The mountain is one of the most popular highlights in Cape Town. There are more plant species on the mesa than in the whole … Continue reading “Top Attractions in South Africa: Not Only for the Football Fans | .TR”

Source: examiner.com Nine South African cities were chosen to host soccer world cup 2010 matches. See all the teams, all the dates, all the venues, here. 1) Bloemfontein Bloemfontein, City of Roses, is something of an oasis right in the middle of both Free State province and South Africa, with no other major city for … Continue reading “The 9 host cities of South Africa”

At first glance, Kevin Richardson may look like any other 35 year old, but when you see his friends, you might have a different perspective… Kevin has always shown an interest in all types of creatures large and small and from an early age at just 3, was breeding crickets under his bed and keeping … Continue reading “The Lion Whisperer – Kevin Richardson”

Gauteng-aleng

Gauteng is one of South Africa’s well-known provinces. Being one of the smaller provinces in South Africa, it serves as one of the biggest with reference to the economy, population and popularity. With 11 dominant languages and Johannesburg as its capital, it is sure to see that Gauteng offers more than you bargain for. One … Continue reading “Gauteng-aleng”