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Visiting Swaziland: An Alternative Southern African Getaway

A small, scenically diverse country poised at the edge of the southern Africa’s eastern escarpment, the Kingdom of Swaziland is sandwiched between South Africa and Mozambique, just a few hour’s drive from Johannesburg. Here's why you should be planning on visiting Swaziland.

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Wine & Whale Watching in Hermanus

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Wine & Whale Watching in Hermanus

Each year, some 2,000-or-so southern right whales migrate from their Antarctic feeding grounds, and head for warmer waters along the southern Cape’s Atlantic coastline to breed and nurse their young. The deep-water bays of the Overberg, an hours drive from Cape Town provide sanctuary for the whales, protected along these shores since 1946. For the best chance of a sighting, whale watching in Hermanus is the obvious choice.

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South Africa's Best Luxury Game Lodges

Options for safari accommodation in South Africa are virtually limitless, ranging from ultra-sumptuous luxury right the way through to overnight on-foot wilderness expeditions where you sleep on the ground. Here we select a few unforgettable luxury game lodges where you’ll be pampered and enjoy superlative levels of guiding.

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South African Fashion: An Insider's Guide

There’s no better way of observing the influences and cultural trends of a country than through its fashion and style purveyors. Two of South Africa's most notable style bloggers reveal some of the trendiest haunts in Cape Town and Johannesburg for those eager to shop like a local.

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Ryan Sandes | The Toughest Ultra Marathons in the WorldFew people understand the liberating power of free running as well as Cape Town-based Ryan Sandes. With South Africa’s Comrades Marathon, one of the world’s most famous ultra-marathons, coming up on 1 June 2014, we take a look at the career of South Africa’s top trail runner.

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How to go Swimming with Penguins in Cape TownOne of Cape Town's biggest draws is the African penguin colony at Boulders, a pretty rock-fringed beach enclave at the edge of Simon's Town. It’s believed to be the only place in the world where you can effortlessly swim among penguins and possibly find them flopping onto your beach towel.

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