5 Things You Can Only Do Within South Africa

5 Things You Can Only Do Within South Africa

Every country in the world seeks to offer tourists something unique. South Africa has so much to offer and this is what makes it a place very often revisited. In South Africa, there is simply not enough time to take in every experience. Among the unique things to do in South Africa are some hidden gems. Here are 5 things you can only do in South Africa!

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Cape Town City's Waste is Ending up in its Fish

Cape Town City's Waste is Ending up in its Fish

The oceans around Cape Town are heavily polluted with a variety of chemicals and pharmaceuticals that are now being found in the flesh of fish being caught. Fish found in waters off Kalk Bay have been found to contain everything from antibiotics and pain killers to cleaning chemicals and other toxic substances with at least 15 different chemical compounds being found in alarming numbers.

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Turning the Tide on Ivory Poaching in Africa

Turning the Tide on Ivory Poaching in Africa

It is always good news to hear about declining levels of poaching of any kind. For decades the Niassa Reserve in Mozambique was one of the top spots for illegal elephant ivory poaching. We are elated to report the good news that this once “ivory factory” has not seen a single elephant killed since 2018.

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Best Place to Avoid Winter in South Africa

Best Place to Avoid Winter in South Africa

Believe it or not, dreamy Cape Town can become wet, windy and, when combined with snow on the mountains, even downright miserable. Because of this, the sub-tropical climate of Durban becomes a warm winter haven for many summer-loving locals to escape the (not) very harsh South African winter.

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Uniquely Different Cape Town Hotels

Uniquely Different Cape Town Hotels

When travelling on business or pleasure, Cape Town has a variety of exceptional hotels that range from small family run guest houses to large international chains. Read about 4 hotels with a difference in our latest blog post: Uniquely Different Cape Town Hotels

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Major Global Achievement: 3 New Marine Protected Areas Named in South Africa

Major Global Achievement: 3 New Marine Protected Areas Named in South Africa

The three new Marine Protected Areas in South Africa have been named. It has taken many years of hard work to get to this stage and efforts such as this are going a long way to preserve the biodiversity of South Africa and find the balance that attracts tourists to the country. This development takes South Africa’s Ocean Conservation footprint from under 0.5% to a full 5% and is considered to be a major global achievement.

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5 Forbidden Places for Tourists

5 Forbidden Places for Tourists

South Africa is a very open and free country to visit. Sure, there are some places that tourists are told to avoid, mainly crime hotspots and places where local residents are protesting. Other than that, things are open for all to visit and have a look around.  The rest of the world isn’t always so and this makes South Africa a pretty awesome place to visit.

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South Africa: A Top Medical Tourism Destination?

South Africa: A Top Medical Tourism Destination?

With an ageing population tourism trends are bound to change. One of the changes in recent times has been the increase in Medical Tourism around the world. South Africa is being touted as one of the top Medical Tourism Destinations in the world. Can this be true?

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Pros and Cons of Algoa Bay Fish Farming Plan

Pros and Cons of Algoa Bay Fish Farming Plan

South Africa has many challenges and perhaps the greatest challenge is in balancing the need to generate income and jobs while preserving the natural environment. The oceans off of the Eastern Cape are perfect for fishing and fish farming and when the proposal for a fish farm was made it should have been cause for celebration as over 1,300 jobs could be created. The proposal, though, was not as straightforward as one might imagine as extenuating factors came into play.

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Shark Sightings on the Increase in Western Cape

Shark Sightings on the Increase in Western Cape

South Africa is well known for its population of Great White Sharks. There have been reports of a recent demise in shark sightings off some of the more frequented waters of Cape Town and this has been worrying. However, it is not all bad news and while some areas have seen a drop in shark sightings, some are seeing a slow increase.

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The Uncertain Future of Work in South Africa

The Uncertain Future of Work in South Africa

So, the 2019 elections are over and the agenda item casting a shadow of concern in the minds of many South Africans is that of jobs. It's a tough ask, especially when a country needs to remain competitive and find the balance between automation and job creation while climate change is threatening to impact how industry and commerce operate.

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Best Casinos in South Africa

Best Casinos in South Africa

Up for some fun? South Africa has a host of extraordinary casinos that offer superb gambling opportunities but have a variety of other things to do as well. Here is a selection of the best Casinos in South Africa.

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The Strandloper Project Coastal Hike

The Strandloper Project Coastal Hike

Did you know that over 40% of plastic pollution in the oceans is composed of lost fishing gear? Sadly lost and abandoned fishing continues to ‘fish’ and is able to catch marine animals in a process known as Ghost Fishing. There is something we can do about it - support the Strandloper Project!

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Spa Resorts in South Africa

Spa Resorts in South Africa

A visit to a spa is one of the most relaxing things a person could wish to do, and South Africa has plenty of spas all over the country. Because of the diversity of the South African landscape spas can be found in the cities, on the coast, among the vineyards and even among the wild animals.  Here is a selection of Spas across South Africa that are well worth visiting.

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Unknown South Africa: Mbombela

Unknown South Africa: Mbombela

South Africa is a country filled with hidden treasures. Natural and manmade gems that tourists flock to are everywhere and yet there are so many magical places to explore that are off the beaten track.  One such place is Mbombela in Mpumalanga Province.

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5 Amazing Walking Trails in SA

5 Amazing Walking Trails in SA

South Africa is a country with some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Is it any wonder then, that many people visit South Africa to explore the country on foot? There are many safe and well-managed walking trails in South Africa. Read on to find out what they are!

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Unknown South Africa: 5 Things to do in Potchefstroom

Unknown South Africa: 5 Things to do in Potchefstroom

As we explore unknown and lesser known places in South Africa, “Potch” as the locals call it is a town that may just end up on your travel list. Situated about 120km south-west of Johannesburg on the Mooi Rivier, Potchefstroom is known as an academic town because of the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University. Read more in our blog!

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Travel Back in Time with this Western Cape Escape

Travel Back in Time with this Western Cape Escape

Discover the roots of present-day Cape Town by travelling a little inland from the West Coast to a picturesque piece of South African history, known as Riebeek Valley in the Western Cape. 

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Flying around South Africa

Flying around South Africa

Most tourists arrive in South Africa at one of the International Airports. However, getting around SA, especially for visitors can be a bit of a mystery. South Africa is not restricted to the national airline, SAA, it also has a few other airlines that make air travel around the country convenient and quick. So what are the domestic airlines of South Africa?

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Unknown South Africa: 5 Things to do in Bloemfontein

Unknown South Africa: 5 Things to do in Bloemfontein

As we explore some of the lesser-visited towns and cities of South Africa we lift the lid on the diversity that makes South Africa what it is and Bloemfontein, in Free State, South Africa is one such place.

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South Africa Annual Events and Festivals in 2019

South Africa Annual Events and Festivals in 2019

Anyone visiting South Africa is always looking for something to do. Here is a summary of some of the key events taking place in South Africa during 2019.

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Great White Sharks: A Vanishing Act

Great White Sharks: A Vanishing Act

One of South Africa’s leading publications the Daily Maverick has reported that Great White Sharks are as good as vanishing from our once shark-infested waters. This vanishing act by the sharks is forcing some specialist tour operators to make certain changes.

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Top Wheelchair Friendly Tourist Attractions in South Africa

Top Wheelchair Friendly Tourist Attractions in South Africa

With tourism forming a major part of the economic landscape of South Africa a lot has been done in recent years to make tourist destinations accessible to everyone. See the top wheelchair friendly spots, here.

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Lesser visited places in South Africa

Lesser visited places in South Africa

So, you fell in love with South Africa a few years back and you are now on your latest adventure back to the country. You have done everything the conventional tourist has done and now you want to find a few places that are different. Have a look at these lesser-visited places in South Africa.

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Seven Things Not To Do in South Africa

Seven Things Not To Do in South Africa

South Africa is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and there are thousands of people, blogs and magazines telling what you should do in South Africa. There are, however, very few that tell you what not to do. Knowing what not to do in South Africa could save you a lot of hassle or you could just save face. So, here are 7 things not to do in South Africa

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Top Romantic Destinations in South Africa 2019

Top Romantic Destinations in South Africa 2019

Are you planning a romantic getaway? If you are looking for the perfect escape for you and your partner, then you should consider South Africa as it is one of the top romantic destinations in the world. Whether you want something different, something wild or something with a sea view, South Africa has it all. Here are some of the top romantic destinations in South Africa.

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Top 10 Tourism & Hospitality Careers

Top 10 Tourism & Hospitality Careers

Do you have a passion for travel? An innate ability to mesh with different cultures and people from all over the world? Does preparing exotic meals excite you? Are you a hard worker who is willing to put in long hours to achieve your goals? If yes, then a career in the tourism and hospitality sector could be the perfect fit for you.

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Exploring the coastal town of Struisbaai

Exploring the coastal town of Struisbaai

Looking for a coastal getaway not too far out of Cape Town? Want sea, sand, surf and good food? Then look no further than Struisbaai for your next holiday.

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Win Entry for You and 3 Friends to an Adventure of Your Choice

Win Entry for You and 3 Friends to an Adventure of Your Choice

Schools have closed and holidays are here at last - Enter to Win an Adventure of your Choice for You and 3 Friends! Choose from one of the 3 adventures below: Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Monkeyland Plettenberg Bay or KZN or Birds of Eden! Enter now!

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How to Become a Local Tourist this Festive Season

How to Become a Local Tourist this Festive Season

South Africa is known for its natural beauty, an amazing array of cuisine, rich heritage and as the adventure capital of the world, yet few locals ever venture out of their suburb and local hang-out spots. Learn the ins and outs of your beautiful backyard in this guide on how to become a local tourist this festive season!

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3 Experiences Pensioners Need to Try in South Africa

3 Experiences Pensioners Need to Try in South Africa

Reaching 60 years of age is a blessing and has numerous advantages like being able to retire and, of course, the numerous discounts! Have a read through these three experiences pensioners need to try in South Africa and find out if there's something you haven't tried!

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City of Cape Town Relaxes Water Restrictions as Dam Levels Rise

City of Cape Town Relaxes Water Restrictions as Dam Levels Rise

Relaxation of  water restrictions.

Dams supplying Cape Town are at 71% capacity, compared with 36% a year ago. As a result, the City of Cape Town will relax water restrictions as of Saturday, 1 December 2018. Residents will now be allowed to use 105 litres a day, per person. While locals are encouraged to keep their water-saving habits, no doubt the City of Cape Town hopes that the new limit will further increase tourism this summer season.

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Top 2019 Honeymoon Locations in the World!

Top 2019 Honeymoon Locations in the World!

Planning a wedding is enough practical experience to earn you an event coordinator qualification so the honeymoon should be the least of your concerns. To help you to have a blissful start to your life together, we’ve rounded up a list of Instagram-worthy destinations that will make for the perfect honeymoon or romantic getaway.

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MEET AFRICA NOW: An Overland Experience Awaits!

MEET AFRICA NOW: An Overland Experience Awaits!

If you’re looking to have the African experience of a lifetime, then why not start your adventure with the most comfortable long-haul safari vehicles in Africa?

Both Accommodated Tours and fully-serviced Camping Tours are available and our African safari overland tours come highly recommended.

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Man Unknowingly Swims with Sharks in Mossel Bay

Man Unknowingly Swims with Sharks in Mossel Bay

Early in the morning on Friday, a group of divers were taking a few people out to go shark cage diving near Seal Island, off Mossel Bay, South Africa. The qualified instructors and guides were ‘chumming’ to attract great white sharks for viewing. Just then, one of the instructors shouted, “Hey, there’s a guy swimming around the island!”

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5 Places You Need To See in Africa

5 Places You Need To See in Africa

Travel to these hot destinations before it’s too late!

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SA Travel Checklist - What to pack when visiting South Africa

SA Travel Checklist - What to pack when visiting South Africa

There seem to be a lot of articles on "what to pack when travelling to South Africa" but they seem to be written by overseas bloggers, so we thought it necessary to compile a checklist of our own, written by actual South Africans of what to bring when visiting beautiful South Africa.

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Cape Town Boasts 10 Blue Flag Status Beaches

Cape Town Boasts 10 Blue Flag Status Beaches

Blue Flag Status is an environmental award for passing a number of stringent tests and processes and Cape Town is proud to boast 10 Blue Flag Beaches for local and international tourists alike.

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See the Penguins at Boulder’s Beach

See the Penguins at Boulder’s Beach

Have you ever seen a penguin walk? What better way to cheer you than interacting with these charming African natives. View these remarkable seabirds up close at Boulder Beach, Simons Town.

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Drought South Africa

An Update on the Drought affecting Tourism in the Western Cape, South Africa

The winter months have brought with it some much-needed rain but locals have been urged to continue saving during the drought before the long summer hits. 
Some believe the easing of water restrictions in October 2018 will restore investor confidence in Cape Town and revive the tourism sector.

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Top Teambuilding Activities in Gauteng

Top Teambuilding Activities in Gauteng

Teambuilding is an essential part of any successful company but finding activities that excite, are within budget and will ensure lasting memories are made is not easy. This is why we've put together a combination of relaxing and exciting adventures for teambuilding in the Gauteng Province.

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Indulge in the Shimanski Diamond Experience Tour

Indulge in the Shimanski Diamond Experience Tour

On a beautiful sunny Cape Town day, we set out to the Clocktower at the V & A Waterfront for a closer look at the iconic gems that made South Africa famous. We watched first hand as skilled workmen create the stunning Shimanski signature pieces.

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Visit one of South Africa's 21 National Parks!

If you're looking to relax in breathtaking natural spaces then one of South Africa's 21 national parks is where you need to go!

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Thousands of Whales Spotted on Cape Town Coasts

Thousands of Whales Spotted on Cape Town Coasts

While whale watching along South African coasts is a very popular tourist attraction, this year saw a record number of spottings!

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What to Expect When Diving with Seals in Cape Town

What to Expect When Diving with Seals in Cape Town

If you’re looking for the ultimate marine adventure in Cape Town, then you need to add diving with seals to your bucket list! Diving with seals is an exciting adventure that requires nothing more than a short introductory training session and a willing spirit.

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Is SA Government Red-Tape Threatening the Tourism Industry?

Is SA Government Red-Tape Threatening the Tourism Industry?

In 2004, regulatory compliance, also known as red tape, cost South African businesses R79 billion, an amount equal to 6,55% of GDP. One industry most affected is the tourism industry with lengthy application forms that do not cater to tourism companies and endless delays in issuing accreditation permits and vehicle operating licences.

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Tours Africa Road Trip Garden Route Cape Town South Africa

Road Trip up the Garden Route? Make This Place your First Stop!

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The Beauty Of Whale Watching In Hermanus (With Pictures & Videos)

The Beauty Of Whale Watching In Hermanus (With Pictures & Videos)

The town of Hermanus in the Western Cape province of South Africa is also known as the whale capital, where people flock during the whale season just to catch a glimpse of these gentle giants. Here are some stunning photos & videos of the whales in Hermanus this whale season!

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the best places in south africa to see wild lions big 5

So You Want To See Wild Lions In South Africa? Here Are The Best Places!

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Instagram Photos That Show Us How Beautiful South Africa Really Is

Instagram Photos That Show Us How Beautiful South Africa Really Is

Online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube give us a glimpse into the visual side of everything - food, travel, fashion, celebrities, our friends and whatever else you can think of. We'd love to grab the opportunity to show our followers the photos of Instagram that show us how beautiful South Africa really is.

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