Really? Johannesburg in California? And Durban in France?

There is a name on the American website GhostTowns.com that looks very familiar: Randsburg, California. Not far away is - you guessed it - Johannesburg! There's...
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55 Things To Do In Durban For Under R250

It’s official. The rest of the world has finally woken up to what Durbanites knew all along - Durban is cool. Earlier this year the New...

UK Visa Changes. What You Need to Know.

Along with the recently announced Health Surcharge, the United Kingdom has announced a series of amendments to its immigration rules, many of which will impact South...

Cape Town has world’s second best beaches

Cape Town has been ranked by National Geographic as the world's second-best beach city in their latest Top 10 list. The international magazine places Cape...
Lion cubs...where they belong. In the wild. Photo: CraigDoriaSafaris.com

Whoops. Check Your Bucket List isn’t packed with Travel Faux Pas!

Most of us in South Africa are aware that as cute as it sounds, cuddling a lion cub is a no no. It just...

KAROO DIARY: Graaff-Reinet’s Drostdy Hotel Comes Alive!

The Drostdy has always been one of the select few grand old hotels of the Karoo. As the prime accommodation in Graaff-Reinet, it began its...

Global travellers rate South Africa tops in Condé Nast awards

That South Africa punches well above its weight in the global luxury travel market was again confirmed with the release of this year's prestigious...
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KAROO DIARY: Getting Smashed in Steytlerville

So this is a true Karoo Moment... Jules and I are sitting on the front stoep of the Karroo Theatrical Hotel. We’re spending the entire...
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KAROO DIARY: Show Time in Prince Albert!

Karoo towns are never the first choice for those seeking the bright lights. Prince Albert, though, is an exception. It’s worth waiting until dark to...
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KAROO DIARY: A Silly Sense of Snow

Looking out at the vast and sunny Karoo Heartland today, you’d never think that less than two weeks ago we were all snow-stormed in. Which...

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