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The Best Time of Year to Visit South Africa

Few countries feature such great geographical and cultural diversity as South Africa: a beautiful coastline along two oceans, craggy peaks and deep canyons, deserts and wetlands, a kingdom within its borders, and a population speaking 11 official languages....

Q & A with Africa’s Eden

Gabon’s tourism – most of it sustainable tourism – will quite possibly vanish by the end of August. The sudden withdrawal of Africa’s Eden, the main creator of tourism to the country, spells disaster...
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The Artist Painting Rome’s Tiber

For decades one of Rome's biggest heartaches has been the Tiber - the gorgeous river snaking through its heart has been totally overlooked. Until now, that is - and renowned South African artist William Kentridge is...

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...

Discover South Africa’s Newest Wine Route…

South Africa's 21st wine route has just been launched...and it's quite spectacular, with so much more than just wonderful wine. Less than two hours out of Cape Town, the Stanford Wine Route in the...

Saving Sharks, Part 2

Misool Eco Resort, the highly respected diving resort built on a former shark-finning camp, has a 425-sq. km. no-take-zone, where fishing is forbidden. But just outside its area, finners are at work, as the...
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Think SA Luxury Train Fares Are Exorbitant? Think Again.

South Africa is train-travel country. It has not only one of the world's best luxury trains, but two - Rovos Rail (pictured above) and the Blue Train. As we reported yesterday, now there's a third...
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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...
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South Africans Coin it on the High (Paying) Seas

Jacob Venter got his law degree from the University of Cape Town four years ago, but he hasn't worked in an office once. Instead he's been scrubbing decks on a boat - and loving it. Welcome to the...
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The Art of Travel – It’s on the Walls

When a lodge or hotel does something good, it's often easier to see who the good things or deeds benefit, such as the luxurious Casa Gangotena's work with communities in its hometown of Quito, Ecuador....

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