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  • A first-timer’s guide to Kruger National Park

    A first-timer’s guide to Kruger National Park

    July 12th, 2018Georgia Stephens
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    Kruger, South Africa‘s first national park, has been part of the national psyche for as long as anyone can remember. The name alone conjures images of crackling braais and campfire tales, of dog-eared maps and inviting dirt roads, and of elephants that are inevitably too close for comfort. For many, it’s one of the greatest... Read more »

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  • Podcast: meet the South African women battling against poaching

    Podcast: meet the South African women battling against poaching

    June 18th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    A safari without rhinos? That’s the sad future we may be facing. Right now South Africa is home to eighty percent of the world’s rhinos, but poaching is reducing their numbers every year – in 2017, three rhinos were killed every day on average. Anti-poaching units across the country are fighting to protect these and other... Read more »

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  • 6 reasons your next trip should be to Durban, South Africa

    6 reasons your next trip should be to Durban, South Africa

    April 25th, 2017Andy Turner
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    Subtropical heat, golden beaches, craft distilleries and spicy curries: Durban is an intriguing mix of urban South Africa and the Indian subcontinent, with a generous sprinkling of hipster culture thrown in. From surf to spirits, we reveal six reasons you should make time for this sunny city. 1. Durban is probably South Africa’s coolest city “Durbs” has... Read more »

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  • Road trip South Africa: 5 of the best routes

    Road trip South Africa: 5 of the best routes

    January 25th, 2017Chris Clark
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    South Africa‘s ever-changing landscapes, pristine coastlines, quirky small towns and abundance of wide open spaces have cemented the country’s reputation as one of the world’s best road trip destinations. For the intrepid traveller, it’s easy to get off the beaten path in the semi-desert of the Karoo or across the rugged hills of the Wild Coast. By... Read more »

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  • 7 amazing African journeys

    7 amazing African journeys

    July 6th, 2016Harriet Constable
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    Africa is a continent of wild open savannahs, terracotta sunsets, thousands of vibrant green hills and rugged coastlines. Here, you can be chugging along on a rickety old railway one day and standing atop a crescent-shaped, rust-coloured sand dune the next. As American author John Hemingway once said, “If I have ever seen magic, it... Read more »

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  • Why the Northern Cape is one of South Africa’s must-see destinations

    Why the Northern Cape is one of South Africa’s must-see destinations

    January 6th, 2016Meera Dattani
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    The Northern Cape, home to diamond mining capital Kimberley and wilderness of the Kalahari Desert, remains South Africa’s least visited province. But it just doesn’t make sense, according to writer Meera Dattani. Here she tells us why it’s one of South Africa’s top destinations. So why should I go? If empty roads flanked by saltpans, sand dunes,... Read more »

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  • Cape Town’s irrepressible township revolution

    Cape Town’s irrepressible township revolution

    December 24th, 2015Chris Clark
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    Many visitors to Cape Town leave with a fairly limited view of the Mother City. They see the whitewashed beachfront restaurants and hotels, take the cable car up Table Mountain and top up their tan before heading home with a suitcase full of overpriced carved wooden animals that were actually made in China. The overwhelming... Read more »

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  • Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

    Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

    August 21st, 2015Emma Gibbs
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  • 7 places to sample Cape Town’s hedonistic nightlife

    7 places to sample Cape Town’s hedonistic nightlife

    January 30th, 2015Site Editor
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    Whatever your scene, from sweaty electronic music dancefloors to open-air beer gardens, Cape Town has it all. Being a hedonistic city – especially in the summer – Cape Town has plenty of great bars where you can drink and party, especially on Long and Bree Streets where it’s safe and busy, and there are taxis to... Read more »

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  • The world’s most spooky haunted places

    The world’s most spooky haunted places

    October 29th, 2014Steve Vickers
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  • Around the world in 20 dances

    Around the world in 20 dances

    October 16th, 2014Neil McQuillian
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  • 10 eye-opening underwater videos

    10 eye-opening underwater videos

    October 14th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    The oceans cover over seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, yet when it comes to travelling most of us stick to dry land. It’s a shame, as there are some amazing experiences to be had underwater – from swimming with whale sharks to diving around World War II wrecks. Thanks to advances in camera technology,... Read more »

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