Category: Things To Do

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

September 29, 2014

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Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

At the top of most travel wish lists when visiting South Africa is to take a safari – but what if you could get up close to some of the country’s most dangerous animals in a different way? At the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Center you can do just that.

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Jazz Tour of Cape Town

September 8, 2014

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Hear some Cape Town jazz

Music lovers who are visiting South Africa have, no doubt, an interest in hearing some of the unique African musical styles that are found throughout the country. What you may not have heard about, however, is Cape Jazz – a style of jazz music developed in the area around Cape Town and unlike just about any other form of jazz you’ve heard before.

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Day Trip to Pretoria from Johannesburg

August 4, 2014

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Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria

Johannesburg may be South Africa’s largest city and its main international gateway, but it is not one of the country’s three capital cities. Yes, South Africa has three capital cities, each serving a different purpose, and one of them is Pretoria – which is an easy day trip from Jo’burg.

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Beer Tasting and Brewery Touring in Cape Town

July 21, 2014

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The half-day beer tour of Cape Town ticks all the boxes I look for when traveling: something unique, interaction with local people and, of course, beer! Wine tasting is nothing new in Cape Town, as the cape produces some excellent wines, but they also have an emerging craft beer movement that’s worth a look too.

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Taking the Train Between Johannesburg and Cape Town

July 7, 2014

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Shosholoza Meyl train in South Africa

Most flights to South Africa land in Johannesburg, no matter where you’re planning to start your trip. South Africa is a big country, and flying from city to city is the quickest way to get around – particularly if you’re making a big jump from your landing point in Johannesburg to start your trip in Cape Town. If you have the time, however, and want to see something of the South African countryside rather than just the cities, consider taking the train from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

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Cape Town in Winter

June 9, 2014

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Lightning storm over Cape Town

South Africa’s seasons are the opposite of the ones most of us are used to in the northern hemisphere. Winter in Cape Town, as in the rest of South Africa, is during the northern hemisphere’s summer – June through August. There are perks to visiting Cape Town in winter, as well as some things that might make you want to visit another time. Here’s what you need to know about going to Cape Town in winter.

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