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Cape Town To Port Elizabeth Epic Road Trip

Cape Town To Port Elizabeth Epic Road Trip

Cape Town to Kalahari Road Trip

The Kalahari is a sprawling arid area which spans somewhere around 900,000 square kilometers through Botswana, areas of Namibia and certain areas within South Africa.

Cape Town to Kalahari Road Trip

Five Stops To Make Along Route 62

Extending from the Western Cape and into Oudtshoorn, the Route 62 features amazing natural beauty that will make your road trip very exciting.

There are plenty of places that you can stop off and explore beautiful views as you drive through this safe and scenic road with less traffic. With that, here are five stops to make along Route 62.

All you need is good company and a reliable set of wheels (if not, car hire South Africa is cheap and easy) and you’re ready to explore.

Five Stops To Make Along Route 62

Five of the best family-friendly hikes in South Africa

South Africa is a magnificent and utterly breathtaking country that offers both local residents and visitors from around the world an opportunity to get personal and up close with Mother Nature.

Have you hiked with your family in South Africa before? If not, venture out on some of the most attractive family hiking trails in this country. You’ll have an opportunity to view stunning and panoramic views of nature’s unspoiled beauty. Here are some great family-friendly hikes to choose from.

Five of the best family-friendly hikes in South Africa

Five of the best tidal pools in South Africa

Do you love going to the beach but you’re afraid of massive waves and strong currents? Swimming in one of these tidal pools will solve both problems.

Five of the best tidal pools in South Africa

15 reasons why you should explore the Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Located at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the Free State Province of South Africa, the Golden Gate Highlands National Park gets its name from Park’s sandstone cliffs, most notably the Brandwag rock.

15 reasons why you should explore the Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Willy Rottig Road Trip Through South Africa

Willy Rottig Road Trip Through South Africa

Five tips for driving through the Swartberg Pass

The Swartberg Pass is situated in the Klein Karoo (Little Karoo) area of the Western Cape, South Africa. It is a natural wonder that is considered to be one of the most scenic drives in the world.

Five tips for driving through the Swartberg Pass

A mini-travel guide to visiting Namibia

Located in the south-western part of Africa, Namibia is an amazing country with a varied landscape, that offers great holiday options, from grassy savannahs, sandy deserts, towering mountain ranges to sun-kissed beaches.

If you are planning to visit Namibia, here are a few places and activities to add to your itinerary.

A mini-travel guide to visiting Namibia

Five waterfalls to see in South Africa

Amongst the most attractive sights, anyone can ever see in Africa, are waterfalls. The good news is that if you’re travelling to South Africa, it boasts the highest number of waterfalls on the African continent.

If you want to witness South Africa’s waterfalls in all their glory, here are five of the best waterfalls to see in Mzansi.

Five waterfalls to see in South Africa

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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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