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The Video of the Drakensberg that’ll Take Your Breath Away

They say life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. And as British photographer ALEX NAIL has discovered, the Drakensberg Escarpment provides...

Fugitives' Drift, South Africa

Who They Are The Zulu War of 1879 is famous throughout the English-speaking world for the great battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. The spectacular Fugitives' Drift, a Natural Heritage Site, overlooks both Isandlwana and...
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Table Mountain

To celebrate International Mountain Day today, Friday 11 December, here are a few awesome and random facts about the Mother City’s 260-million year old iconic landmark...like did you know that Table Mountain is the only...
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A Guide to 10 Great Beaches Around Cape Town

A few weeks ago I heard a young kid on KFM radio explain what he loved most about Cape Town. He said that despite school and work, it always feels like you’re on holiday....

36 Hours in Cape Town VIDEO

In its regular feature '36 Hours in (Name a Place)', the New York Times focuses on a great city or part of the world. This week it's Cape Town's chance to be in the spotlight. From...
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Luxury Rovos Rail Offers a Cheaper Option with New Acquisition

The luxury South African train company Rovos Rail - which has long been running neck and neck with the Blue Train in pampered rail travel - has bought the "three star" Shongololo Express, a...
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Hiking Along Table Mountain’s Spectacular Pipe Track PICTURES

Few cities in the world have a hike right on their doorsteps, literally. Cape Town is full of them. Lion's Head is the obvious one, but right next-door is the much simpler Pipe Track, perfect for...

KAROO DIARY: Graaff-Reinet’s Drostdy Hotel Comes Alive!

The Drostdy has always been one of the select few grand old hotels of the Karoo. As the prime accommodation in Graaff-Reinet, it began its “hotel life” as Kromm’s Drostdy Hotel back in 1876. The Drostdy...
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5 Brilliant Train Trips You Can’t Miss in South Africa

When the famed Outeniqua Chootjoe stopped doing its breathtaking run from George to Knysna, over the Kaaimans Bridge, many lamented the passing of another famous train trip in South Africa. Truth is, there are...

Really? Johannesburg in California? And Durban in France?

There is a name on the American website GhostTowns.com that looks very familiar: Randsburg, California. Not far away is - you guessed it - Johannesburg! There's also CapeTown...and over the Atlantic, in France, is a town called...

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