Karoo Diary: The Friendly Horse Road

It’s about 160km, give or take a metre or two on either side, from the House of Light & Shadow in Richmond, Northern Cape, to the Karoo Roos padstal outside Middelburg, Eastern Cape. That’s if...
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New Flights from Nairobi via Vic Falls to Cape Town

NAIROBI - Kenya Airways has announced this week that will connect Cape Town to the Victoria Falls and Nairobi. The flight, which will run each way three times a week starting in July, will fly to...
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Langebaan…Sunsets, Yachts & Fabulous Flowers in Full Bloom PHOTOS

Sunsets, yachts and fabulous flowers...just a few things that make Langebaan one of the most beautiful spots to visit in South Africa. If you're in the Western Cape area this weekend, the flowers are in...

Unique Pangolin-Shaped Game Lodge Up for World Prize

Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge in Botswana is one of nine hotels vying for the top hotel award at this year's World Architecture Festival, to be held in Singapore in November. The 12-suite lodge's unique shape has...

Ellerman House, Cape Town

Possibly the most astonishing thing about Ellerman House - and there is plenty here to be amazed by - is that so few people know about it.  Now almost 25 years old, it has...
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South Africa’s Iconic Sun City to get a Facelift

South Africa’s legendary playground Sun City is due to undergo a dramatic rejuvenation project worth R800 million rand over the course of 2016. According to a media release from Pilanesberg National Park, which lies next to...

The Other Table Mountain in South Africa – PHOTOS

Meet Table Mountain, KwaZulu-Natal... The entire planet knows about Cape Town's iconic version...but not many people in and out of South Africa have ever seen or heard of Pietermaritzburgs' own Table Mountain. These photos, captured by Peter de...
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In Cape Town, It’s Always High Time for High Tea

High tea - that sumptuous invention credited to the Duchess of Bedford to quell the pangs of hunger between lunch and dinner - is still part of the culture at a range of hotels in Cape Town. So settle...
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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...

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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