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Surprising holiday destinations for summer 2016As beautiful as Europe might be in July, there’s no reason to spend every summer on the Costa del Sol. From the colourful, palm-lined shores of Antigua and Barbuda to the spectacular mountain scenery of northern Japan, there are plenty of unusual places to explore during the peak months. Here’s our selection of surprising holiday destinations for summer.

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In the United States, the term ‘barbecue’ refers not just to the social event, but an entire cultural tradition and genre of cuisine whose roots stretch back to colonial times. Yes, ceremonial meat-eating dates further back than you might think. Even George Washington was known to be a fan of the odd smoky steak, writing in his diaries that he “went in to Alexandria to a Barbecue and stayed all Night” in 1769.

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10 of the top Johannesburg art galleries

by KeithBain August - last edited February

10 of the top Johannesburg art galleriesJohannesburg – South Africa’s headquarters of big business, abandoned gold mines…and criminally overlooked world-class art. Art is everywhere in Johannesburg. Displayed. Sold. Provoking debate. Prettifying corporate foyers, revivifying concrete flyovers. And most of Joburg’s best is free to see; you just need to know where to look. Here are ten of the top places to see Johannesburg art on your next trip.

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Top 10 golf courses in South Africa

by KeithBain May 2015 - last edited October

Top 10 Golf Courses in South AfricaHome to some of the world’s most beautiful courses, designed by champions and sometimes set at the edge of wildernesses beset by animals, South Africa is a hot golfing destination. Take a look at our guide to the very best golf courses in South Africa.

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Riding Safaris in Botswana: Discovering The Okavango DeltaThe Okavango, a World Heritage Site in southern Africa, is the world’s largest inland delta, an astonishing watery wilderness of labyrinthine channels and lagoons, grassy floodplains, palm-fringed islands, clear streams, and mopane forests. It’s been described as a water meadow, a sloshy, fertile original Eden that for aeons has served as a life-giving oasis for African wildlife.

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The Panorama RouteSouth Africa’s northeast is well-known for the presence of Kruger National Park, one of the most successful and famous Big Five game reserves in the world, ranged along the country’s border with Mozambique. Between Kruger and Johannesburg, though, there exists one of the most exhilarating scenic stretches in southern Africa. Take a drive along the Panorama Route and discover some of South Africa’s most beautiful terrain.

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