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Fynbos South Africa: Exploring the Cape Floral KingdomVisitors to South Africa are often baffled to hear that it’s the world’s third most biodiverse country – after Brazil and Indonesia. They’re equally surprised to learn that 10% of the world’s plants are found here. Touch down in Cape Town, and you’re also in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the world’s smallest and most diverse plant province, Capensis.

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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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Spurred on by its initial success, the Joburg Festival of Beer is back with an even bigger event in the last weekend of September this year. It promises to be an unmissable few days for beer aficionados…

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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

by KeithBain September - last edited September

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

by KeithBain July 2014 - last edited May by Moderator

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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