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What You Can Expect from This Year’s AfrikaBurn Festival

The Afrikaburn festival is a seven-day artistic extravaganza of musical performance and creative expression. The festival main aim is to promote communal effort. It encourages eccentric, expressive costumes and twisted artistic creations and is popular for attracting local and international visitors who gather and create a mythical atmosphere in the Stonehenge Private Reserve, in which nothing is sold but everything is traded or shared out of common generosity.

What You Can Expect from This Year’s AfrikaBurn Festival

Seven Cool Places to Visit in Port Elizabeth

 Port Elizabeth sits at the eastern tip of the famous Garden Route, making it the ideal start or end to an epic South African road trip. With its unspoiled beaches, rolling sand dunes and warm Indian Ocean, Port Elizabeth is heaven on earth for nature lover

Seven Cool Places to Visit in Port Elizabeth

The Big Five Bird Species in the Kruger National Park

The Kruger national park is a 20,000 km2 park located in northeastern South Africa. It is among Africa’s largest safari nature reserves. While it is home to hundreds of mammals, it is known for its iconic Big 6 , which involves species indigenous to the region. We’ve listed all five of them:

The Big Five Bird Species in the Kruger National Park

Top Five Burger Joints in Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a city of many attractions. It boasts some of the most colorful tourist destinations, great cultural diversity and amazing culinary delights. Burgers, which are offered by numerous restaurants and eateries are especially popular with both natives and visitors alike. If you are a burger enthusiast touring the city for the first time or a native looking for a new experience, you will most likely be spoilt for choice. Despite the large number of great burger restaurants in the city, five of these jointly hold the title of being the best burger joints in Johannesburg.

Top Five Burger Joints in Johannesburg

Cape Town: Backpackers Paradise

Are you in and out of Cape Town or planning a holiday in South Africa and looking for the perfect temporary accomodation in the Mother City? Cape Town is backpackers paradise. We’ve selected some of the city’s most popular backpacker choices.

Cape Town: Backpackers Paradise

The Best Luxury Water Saving Hotels in Cape Town

Cape Town has narrowly escaped stand pipes for the time being thanks to the water saving efforts across the Western Cape by everyone from householders to farmers. Hotels have come under scrutiny too over the past six months but here are five of its finest with established water saving measures in place

The Best Luxury Water Saving Hotels in Cape Town

Five Great Places to Slack-pack in South Africa

Imagine going on your favorite hiking trails and all you had to pack was enough food and water for the day, the right type of attire for the hike and respect for the environment. At the end of each day you’re met with a warm bed, a freshly prepared meal, and a hot log fire. This is what slackpacking is all about.

Five Great Places to Slack-pack in South Africa

Autumn in the Robertson Wine Valley

Autumn marks the start of an exciting month in the Robertson Wine Valley. Every year the picturesque town nestled between the Langenberg and Riviersonderend mountains hosts the famed Robertson Wacky Wine Festival. This year the festival takes place from the 31st of May to the 3rd of June 2018.

Autumn in the Robertson Wine Valley

Autumn in the Robertson Wine Valley

Autumn marks the start of an exciting month in the Robertson Wine Valley. Every year the picturesque town nestled between the Langenberg and Riviersonderend mountains hosts the famed Robertson Wacky Wine Festival. This year the festival takes place from the 31st of May to the 3rd of June 2018.

Autumn in the Robertson Wine Valley

10 Arts Festivals You Have to Attend in 2018

Tired of scrolling through your friends Facebook and Instagram accounts all year round? Well, don’t worry; this guide has rounded up the top 10 arts festivals worth attending this year.

10 Arts Festivals You Have to Attend in 2018

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Teresa Huyzers
Teresa Huyzers Teresa loves to travel. Experiencing countless childhood road trips from the Southernmost tip of Africa to the lush tropics of Limpopo is where it all began. Even though a piece of her heart now lives in Florence, Italy, her love for Africa keeps her passion for travel and writing alive from her home in Cape Town, South Africa.

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EcoTraining
EcoTraining EcoTraining is a passionate environmentally-conscious company specialising in the training of nature-guides and those with a deep appreciation of the natural world. Courses are run in simple unfenced bush camps in the middle of great wilderness areas where participants get to truly experience what it is like to live in wild places.

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Muazzam Rahim
Muazzam Rahim As a hobby Muazzam runs his own website, dedicated to providing information on the Otter Trail in Tsitsikama. By day he's an accountant and MBA graduate, family man by night and a Kingsley Holgate wannabe every other time. He aspires to have a braai whilst exploring every place in South Africa; two things he loves dearly.

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Andre Cronje
Andre Cronje Andre is an eager traveller who enjoys writing reviews when he's not off enjoying African festivals or networking in the travel industry.

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Fiona Rossiter
Fiona Rossiter Fiona is a Capetonian blogger with a passion for all things beautiful and creative. Her inspirational lifestyle blog, Super Mom Blog, focuses on everything from fashion to motherhood. She has also started another project called “a beautiful life” in which she explores and shares her love of cooking and photography.

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Jacqueline Freer
Jacqueline Freer Jacqueline has a career background consisting of nightlife eventing and entertainment fused with hospitality then blending with branding and business and over the past few years focusing on digital media. Her personal passions include the arts, travel, food, film and photography. Please visit the Inrichmint Media Studio website.

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Ray Leathern
Ray Leathern SAGMJ’s Magazine Motoring Journalist of the year in 2011 and SAGMJ COTY Jury Member. Contributing to SACarFan.co.za, CARmagblog.co.za, AutoCirca.com and Fleet Magazine. Published in the Mail & Guardian, Independent Newspapers, TopCar, GQ, TNA. Lover of anything automotive, lover of the open road. You can follow him on twitter @Ray_AutoCirca

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Joe Lategan
Joe Lategan Joe Lategan worked in the International tourism industry for more than 20 Years. During this period Joe's work entailed travelling through Southern Africa on a weekly basis and as far as the USA and was never far from his cameras or fishing rods. Today Joe is undoubtedly one of Southern Africa’s top fine art and wildlife photographers and run photographic workshops and fine art photography safaris for small groups. For more visit www.JoeLategan.com

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Stan Rogers
Stan Rogers Stan Rogers is a recently retired Australian. He and his wife, Marianne decided that they want to explore Africa and in 2012 they will be driving from Cape Town to Cairo with their Land Rover Defender called “Tin Can” .

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Dorette Marais
Dorette Marais Dorette Marais has a degree in journalism and a postgraduate degree in media. As a child she lived in the Kruger National Park, ran away to Spain for a gap year and dabbled with the idea academics before she braved the world of online media. After a couple of years working for publications like Pasella, Nuus24 and Beeld she decided to leave everything behind to fulfil a lifelong dream of travelling Africa for an extended period of time. This journey will also be her honeymoon, a recipe for interesting stories and events.

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Corlia Goosen
Corlia Goosen Corlia Goosen is an avid traveller and foodie. She exchanged the media industry for the dynamic world of tourism. The marriage of the online world and her love for travel fits her like a glove and her diverse work environment ensures that she’s got a fresh outlook on things.

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Dalene Ingham-Brown
Dalene Ingham-Brown Passionate about travel, social media and making lists, Dalene is on a mission to nurture her love for camping in South Africa.

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Cheréne Pienaar
Cheréne Pienaar Born and bred in Bloemfontein, this Free state gal is an obsessive reader and hiker and loves discovering... all the time. As an e-marketing assistant and copywriter she believes social media is the future and plans to conquer Africa one word at a time.

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Michael Hammond
Michael Hammond Michael Hammond is a photo-journalist based in Cape Town, providing images to various news publications. He is a nature lover and also an avid hiker. He regularly hosts photographic workshops around the country and earned his B-Tech Degree at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2008.

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George van der Westhuizen
George van der Westhuizen George is a South African that now lives in Tanzania. He is a professional hunter an also the owner of a fishing company (www.proselect.co.za) in the Selous Game Reseve. He loves travelling to African countries and has been to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana a few times. He has also travelled to Mexico, Australia and Canada in the past.

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Anne du Plooy
Anne du Plooy Anne du Plooy is a retired teacher and markets a teaching programme that keeps her occupied as she visits schools and present workshops to teachers. This gives her the opportunity to travel quite a lot and loves doing! And enables her to see the beauty in the created world. She currently lives in WILDERNESS, GEORGE after having lived in a number of other places in South Africa.

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Andre Van Kets
Andre Van Kets (Featured on the right in this photo) Andre's passion for exploration is complimented by his interest in integrating useful technology into the journey. From road trips to smart phone apps Andre's desire to bring innovative technological solutions to the industry will keep readers on the cutting edge of travel.

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Steve Conradie
Steve Conradie Some say he is more at home in the bush than beneath a ceiling, an observation easily attributed to the sheer amount of 4WD and safari experience Steve has accrued. Well versed in 4x4 lore and African off road travel, Steve's knowledge, insight and camp fire tales are a colourful addition to the DSA blog.

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