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In video: The oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa

In video: The oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa

You can do a week in Cape Town for under £270

Looking to skip the cold English winter for the sunny and warm Cape Town summer? Here’s how you can spend one week in the Mother City from just £259, based on a week in Cape Town from 1-7 December 2017.

You can do a week in Cape Town for under £270

Five of The Best Small Towns in The Western Cape

The Western Cape is one of the most exciting places to visit in South Africa, while many towns in this province are unique and beautiful, there are some hidden gems that offer a truly remarkable experience.

Five of The Best Small Towns in The Western Cape

Video: #TrekSouthAfrica explores the Fonteintjiesbos Trail in Grootvadersbosch

Do you love hiking? Then add Grootvadersbosch to your travel itinerary in 2017.

Video: #TrekSouthAfrica explores the Fonteintjiesbos Trail in Grootvadersbosch

Best five Surf Locations in Cape Town

Cape Town offers the best waves, beautiful beaches, and friendly locals. Whether it is your first attempt to catch a wave or have been carving the waves for years; check out these gorgeous surf spots in Cape Town.

Best five Surf Locations in Cape Town

Four of the best hiking trails to explore in the Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape is one of the most beautiful provinces in South Africa. It offers a lot of variety for visitors looking to experience nature up close and personal. Most of the places that draw adventurers and people who love hiking are along the coastline, but it’s amazing how the coastline moves and encompasses lush forests and misty mountains.

If you are looking for a unique way to experience the Eastern Cape, here are four of the best hiking trails that will take you through the dramatic coastline, sandy and rocky beaches, lagoons, coves, cliffs, mangrove swamps and the fauna and flora that are nothing short of spectacular.

Four of the best hiking trails to explore in the Eastern Cape

Five of the best family-friendly getaways in South Africa

South Africa is teeming with all kinds of holiday resorts. While these destinations are designed to cater for all kinds of needs, what with the swimming pools, restaurants games rooms, games courts and luxury facilities, there are only a few that were truly designed with whole family needs in mind. They are the places where you can experience fleeting holiday romance, form lifelong friendships and create strong bonds spending quality time in family friendly environments.

Five of the best family-friendly getaways in South Africa

The best outdoor picnic spots in Gauteng

Looking for an outdoor picnic spot in Gauteng? Here’s a selection of the best spots.

The best outdoor picnic spots in Gauteng

Five of the Best Hiking Trails In The Northern Cape

The Northern Cape of South Africa is a region teeming with natural beauty. Home to the Namaqualand flowers, the Northern Cape landscapes are breathtaking and a colorful sight to behold, when these flowers bloom between July and August.

The big five, large antelope herds and the Kalahari lion add to the diversity of wildlife found in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National, which is located in the Northern Cape. And, these together make the Northern Cape one of the best-hiking destinations.

While trying to find the perfect hiking trail in the Northern Cape, may leave you spoilt for choice, here is a selection of the 5 best trails if you are thinking about hiking in the Northern Cape.

Five of the Best Hiking Trails In The Northern Cape

Five of the Best Vineyards in the Western Cape

The Western Cape has always been a big crowd puller in South Africa. Apart from its abundance of beautiful mountains and beaches, the Western Cape is also home to over 100,000 hectares of vineyards.

From renting a thatched cottage overlooking the vines to wine tastings against the backdrop of mountains, here are five of the best vineyards in the Western Cape.

Five of the Best Vineyards in the Western Cape

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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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