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De Hoop Nature Reserve

Break Away to the De Hoop Collection Nature Reserve.

We visit De Hoop Nature Reserve - a World Heritage Site offering world class land-based whale viewing, just 3 hours from Cape Town. This is also one of the best places to discover rare and endangered mammals and fynbos, is a bird watchers paradise and is home to more than 85 species of game.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Benefits Of Booking Your Local and International Flights Through Tours Africa?

Did You Know The Benefits Of Booking Your Flights Through Tours Africa?

Booking your domestic and international flights through Tours Africa has never been easier. We provide various benefits that make your trip that much more convenient, affordable and fair. In addition to Tours Africa bringing in a booking engine especially for customers using US$, read this article to find out the benefits of booking your flights through Tours Africa.

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Most Beautiful Places Attractions in South Africa

The 9 Most Beautiful Spots In South Africa

We've put our heads together with our loyal Facebook followers and came up with the most beautiful spots in South Africa. Here's a list of 9 places in South Africa that we think are the most beautiful. If you haven't ticked these attractions in South Africa off your bucket list yet, here's more motivation for you!

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What is a multi-day tour and how will it take your travels in Africa to the next level?

Why Should You Book A Multi-Day Tour With Tours Africa?

Booking a multi-day tour only has one danger; you may never want to return home! Personally, a multi-day tour is the best way to make the most out of your trip in any destination. No planning or stressing from your side; your tour guide will take care of absolutely everything from pre-arrangements to bidding you farewell at the airport once your unforgettable adventure has come to an end. Read more...

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Africa Becomes Most Popular Destination For Chinese Travelers

Did You Know? Africa Becomes Most Popular Destination For Chinese Travelers

Surveys show that in the past, Japan and Australia were the most popular destinations for Chinese travelers. Recent surveys now show that Africa has moved up to first place in 2018! Read why Africa is becoming more popular with Chinese tourists as well as the experiences they are looking to have.

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Great White Sharks Are Back In The Cape's Coasts! But Where Were They?

Great White Sharks Are Back In The Cape's Coasts! But Where Were They?

About a year ago, Great White Shark specialists started to notice a decline in the number of these sharks visiting the shores of the Western Cape. The shocking reason for the decline in the Great White Sharks was due to Orcas (Killer Whales). Luckily, the sharks have started to make more frequent appearances in 2018.

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Photo Diary: Kayaking in Cape Town (Western Cape, South Africa)

Photo Diary: Kayaking in Cape Town (Western Cape, South Africa)

A photo blog of kayaking in beautiful South Africa. 

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Tips and tricks for traveling in South Africa

5 tips and tricks for travelling in South Africa

Need some quick and useful tips to travel in South Africa? Check out our top 5 tips and tricks for exploring our beautiful country!

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Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 World Trade Market Africa (WTMA)

Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 World Trade Market Africa (WTMA)

Are you attending the World Travel Market Africa (WTMA) in Cape Town this year? If not, here is why you should! If you are, we're going to dive into the excitement of what you can expect this year at Africa's leading B2B event.

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Photo Diary: Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands, South Africa

Photo Diary: Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands, South Africa

A photo blog of Stellenbosch in the beautiful Cape Winelands. For this week's blog, see photographs of the second oldest European settlement in South Africa, Stellenbosch.

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Planning a trip to the Garden Route in South Africa

Planning a trip to the Garden Route in South Africa

The Garden Route is one of the most scenic routes to take in South Africa for any traveller. Read our concise guide to planning a vacation in this spectacular area!

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Visiting Cape Town: Food Experiences

Visiting Cape Town: Food Experiences

Travelling to the Mother City, Cape Town, and want to have a fantastic food experience? Read on for some insights on where to eat in the culinary capital of South Africa!

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What's on Your Travel Bucket List?

What's on Your Travel Bucket List?

Our thoughts and guide to planning a travel bucket list instead of New Year's resolutions

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Going to a South African Wine Farm (Beginner's Guide)

Going to a South African Wine Farm (Beginner's Guide)

A beginner's guide to enjoying the wine farms and making the most of your experience in the Cape Winelands

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Cape Town Travel and the Water Crisis

Cape Town Travel and the Water Crisis

What you could do to help as you travel to Cape Town, a drought-stricken part of South Africa

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Durban's Food Culture and its Hidden Gems

Durban's Food Culture and its Hidden Gems

This post is all you need to read to start making a list of culinary adventures to take in Durban, South Africa.

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Special Trips to Take Just Outside of Durban (KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)

Special Trips to Take Just Outside of Durban (KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)

Just outside of Durban, there are a handful of special activities that come highly recommended to explore and experience KwaZulu Natal in all its glory!

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5 Unique Experiences to Try in Durban (KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)

5 Unique Experiences to Try in Durban (KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)

From 'bunny chows' to vantage points, read this blog post on 5 unique experiences to have in Durban.

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4 of the Best Beach Spots in and around Durban (KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)

4 of the Best Beach Spots in and around Durban (KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)

Durban, often dubbed as "the warmest place to be" is legendary for its beaches. With its 11.2 kilometre beach promenade, Durban's Golden Mile shows off several beach hotspots for local 'Durbanites' and domestic or international tourists alike. Read on for 4 recommendations in and around Durban to visit for a fantastic beach day!

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Top 5 Wine Bars To Visit in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Top 5 Wine Bars To Visit in Stellenbosch (Western Cape, South Africa)

Read about the top 5 wine bars in Stellenbosch (Western Cape, South Africa) with details on food and ambience. Whether you are just stopping over or have some time to spend, these bars carry a wine culture tradition that is not to be missed!

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