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14 Unique Visa-Free Countries for South Africans to Visit in 2017

It's April - and that means Russia is officially a visa-free destination for South Africans! To add to this great travel news, South Africa's formal proposal for the European Union to consider doing away with their extortionate fees and tree endangering visa paperwork has officially been submitted. Let's all take a moment to hold collective thumbs that this goes through... Last...

Trunk Breaks on South Africa’s World Famous Big Baobab Tree

The owners of Sunland Farm in South Africa, home to one of the world's most famous baobab trees, have a very pragmatic approach to the "breaking" news that one-third of their gentle giant's trunk has crashed to the ground. Heather van Heerden says it's simply "nature's way of renovating". Here's the famous Sunland Baobab - in Modjadjiskloof (formerly Duiwelskloof), Limpopo - in...

Footage of One of the World’s Most Spectacular Drives – Chapman’s Peak

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It's one of the most spectacular drives in the world - Chapman's Peak Drive - and features in the Top 10 of most global lists of beautiful coastal drives. Take a look at this drone footage, filmed by Stefan Bamberger from Global Traveler TV... showcasing the beautiful Western Cape scenery. Watch Video: Chapman's Peak Drive, South Africa - drone flight https://youtu.be/U803pNBmZ6M?t=29s MORE http://globaltraveler.tv/

Photos from the Best Holiday in the World – Back Home to South Africa

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When you become an expat, there's no better holiday than the one back home! As Leonie B-T packs her bags to head back to the UK after a fab holiday in her beloved South Africa, here's a selection of the places and scenes that make going home so special... Leaving a grey Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands, en route from...

Free WiFi Starts on Cape Town’s MyCiti Bus Service

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The MyCiti bus service in Cape Town has launched a free WFfi service on a number of its buses, and will continue the rollout gradually. The programme will begin on Monday. MyCiti said in a statement on Thursday the pilot on-board wifi offering will provide each passenger on a number of buses in the city centre with 50MB of data free every day from any...

WATCH Spectacular Nighttime Take-Off Joburg to Perth

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For anyone who has been on a South African Airways flight - sitting way back in economy like many of us maybe - here's a glimpse of what it's like to be in the cockpit during take-off. This flight was a recent one from Johannesburg to Perth, Australia, on the A340-300. "Our long history of filming South African Airways started more...

Paddlers Highlight Agony and Ecstasy of Cape Town Waterways

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On a crisp Saturday morning early in June, 100 kayakers set out to paddle across the Cape Peninsula, from False Bay to Table Bay. Their primary mission: To raise public awareness of the city's waterways and canals, and to show the public's connection to them. The route for the Peninsula Paddle team - kayakers and stand-up paddle boarders doing the trip for the seventh...

The Light Blue Train. South Africa’s (Almost) Best-Kept Travel Secret

I am one of those old-fashioned people who loves going by train. Give me a choice between a plane, bus, car or train, and I'll take the choo-choo. And I blame that preference on the Trans-Karoo. Actually I'm not sure it was ever officially called the Trans-Karoo, but that's how I came to know it. I used to travel cross-country as a schoolkid, Pretoria to Cape Town, and...

21 Stunning Photos of Mpumalanga that will Inspire You to Visit

Mpumalanga - which means 'the place where the sun rises' - is one of South Africa's most gorgeous provinces, overflowing with an abundance of breathtaking natural beauty and wildlife.  It attracts tourists from around the world and is home to the country's biggest game reserve the Kruger National Park - which covers almost two million hectares - and the...