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Five must-do activities in Limpopo

If you’re planning on heading north on your next trip around South Africa, you’re likely to experience the popular wildlife and fascinating heritage which wait in the inspiring province of Limpopo.

Limpopo borders Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique, making travelling into other great Southern African destinations easy from this location. The province is great for any kind of road trip whether you are hiring a car in South Africa or are taking your own there always seems to be a fun-filled activity awaiting in this magical part of the world. However, Cape Town car hire is a great way in which to achieve this.

Five must-do activities in Limpopo

The best stargazing spots in Southern Africa

Whether you're an avid astronomer with a telescope or a laid-back stargazer, if you’re looking to swap the city lights of the starry skies above - here are four of the best stargazing spots to visit in Southern Africa.

The best stargazing spots in Southern Africa

Four South African guided day tours to experience in 2017

When arriving in a new town or city you really want to make the most of the experience. Guided tours are a great way to invaluable insight into a new destination without having to spend vast amounts of time in this particular place.

Here are four guided tours to consider during your South African holiday.

Four South African guided day tours to experience in 2017

Five great nighttime venues in Durban

This is in no way a rating just seven splendid places to visit next time you find yourself in Durban. Most of these venues mentioned host live music and are adding to the contemporary urban culture within KwaZulu-Natal. From jazzy lounges, dingy rock ‘n roll bars, craft breweries, record stores and sports bars Durban really does have great nightlife and areas to explore after hours. Thinking of visiting the Zululand? Hire car in Durban to accommodate your travel. 

Five great nighttime venues in Durban

Six must see small towns worth visiting in the Western Cape

Most tourists and travellers will know the Western Cape for the iconic Cape Town with its assortment of world class beaches, wine farms and wonderful hiking trails and nature. However, there is also a great deal of small towns to explore in the region which are famous for their own reasons. With the Garden Route just around the corner and the West Coast just a stone throw away it’s no wonder people love exploring all the towns and villages which the Western Cape are famous for.

Getting around

The Western Cape has a fairly well-connected public transport system which will enable you to get around easily and efficiently, however many of the bus, train or taxi routes will not go out to the more remote places so it optimal to hiring a car in Cape Town.

Six must see small towns worth visiting in the Western Cape

#KnowBeforeYouGo - How to use a Hi-Lift Jack safely

#KnowBeforeYouGo - How to use a Hi-Lift Jack safely

South Africa in 360° - the best from #TrekSouthAfrica

South Africa in 360° - the best from #TrekSouthAfrica

Five Mountain Bike Trails to check out in South Africa

South Africa a land of many wonderful natural environments to relish in, people long for these peaceful and serene locations and one way in which this can be enjoyed is by riding a mountain bike. This country has been cultivating many world class mountain bike trails for many years now and the destination has become a sought-after place in which to enjoy the wilderness. On your next journey through South Africa why not consider riding a mountain bike? There are many options for those wishing to achieve this; here are five mountain bike trails to check out on your next outdoor adventure in South Africa.

Five Mountain Bike Trails to check out in South Africa

The best of #TrekSouthAfrica: Highlights from South Africa’s National Parks

The best of #TrekSouthAfrica: Highlights from South Africa’s National Parks

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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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