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Top 5 car activities that will keep the family busy

Carpool by Sparking Phoenix

Long car journeys can be tiring but with these top5 car games you can make time fly by.

Top 5 car activities that will keep the family busy

Wheel of excellence back in the Mother City

Wheel of Excellence by Warrenski

The Wheel Of Excellence is back in beautiful Cape Town and is set to run until April next year.

Wheel of excellence back in the Mother City

Fields of Gold in the Overberg

Canola fields by Neil1523

The Overberg's canola fields will inspire the nature photographer in you. Get out there and capture the fields of gold.

Fields of Gold in the Overberg

“Black monster” gores Somerset West camper

Buffalo  by http://www.flickr.com/photos/johantaute/

A Somerset West man has told how an enraged buffalo attacked him and a friend, who was seriously injured in the attack.

“Black monster” gores Somerset West camper

Celebrate Heritage day with a braai and top events

Celebrate Braai day by Protea Valley Family Church

Heritage day is around the corner and every South African is amped to braai and do fun-filled things as a family.

Celebrate Heritage day with a braai and top events

Voetspore Amaroks on their way

The Voetspore Team by Adiel Abrahams

The Voetpsore team will once again take Africa by its horns. In September they will depart from Cape Agulhas and travel all through East Africa until they reach Alexandria in Egypt.

Voetspore Amaroks on their way

Victoria Bay is good for the soul

Waves at Victoria Bay by Anne du Plooy

Victoria Bay is the place to be if you desperately need to get away from it all. Enjoy the waves and forget about the tax man. Maybe the late Lucas Maree was on to something when he wrote the renowned song, Victoriabaai.

Victoria Bay is good for the soul

Top Gear Magazine for South Africa

Top Gear Magazine by Island Chelle

Top Gear Magazine will soon be launched in South Africa. The magazine will feature articles on the three TV personalities as well as a unique content mix.

Top Gear Magazine for South Africa

Nature Reserves Western Cape

Silwermine hike by Michael Hammond

There are many fine nature reserves in the Western Cape, but there are quite a few you never even heard of before. Apart from the renowned Kirstenbosch and the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, there are many other gems just waiting to be discovered. Here is our recommended top 5 reserves.

Nature Reserves Western Cape

Hermanus Whale Festival

Whale Watching Hermanus by Percy Tours Hermanus

The Hemanus Whale Watching Festival is around the corner and nature-enthusiasts over the world are getting ready to be up close with these magnificent animals. Get even closer with a kayak! A quilified whale specialist will be on board to answer your every question.

Hermanus Whale Festival

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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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