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Weekend Away: Umdloti, KwaZulu-Natal



Umdloti’s easygoing charms make it a first class holiday spot. It’s incredibly easy going, with the charm of a village, just 10-minutes by car from the mayhem of Umhlanga. Dolphins and whales spurt and frolic along the shore; duiker and wild figs lurk in the coastal forest. Locals and visitors dive, snorkel and spear fish [...]


Weekend Away: Elephants and ivory trees in the Pilanesberg



The Ivory Tree Game Lodge is a five-star lodge in the northeastern section of the Pilanesberg National Park, secluded in an amphitheatre. It offers a taste of a five-star safar in an exciting Big Five game reserve. The main attractions are the Big Five — and magnificent ivory trees.


Weekend Away: A pretty beach camp by a cold sea



FREEDOM. It’s something we all seek, but rarely find. That us until, you catch your first glimpse of The Beach Camp, a Robinson Crusoe-style Beach Camp in the Cape Columbine Nature about two hours up the West Coast from Cape Town. WHAT’S THERE? Four A-frame wooden huts, with great sea views and six comfortable dome [...]


Weekend Away: Walking with rhinos at Spioenkop



Rhinos apart, there are few more peaceful places on earth than iPhika Camp in the Spioenkop Reserve on the Spioenkop Dam between Winterton and Ladysmith. For complete solitude and for a bit for boating, fishing and horse riding , this place is hard to beat. Then there are walks to see giraffes and zebra. And [...]


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Eating on the Run: Seven on Kellner, Bloemfontein

When you're chasing the sun - as we so often seem to be doing on this trip - and making miles instead of sitting in some nice town and watching life go by, it's tricky to find good places to eat..

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Night Spot: Bomvu Backpackers

Our last night in Coffee Bay was really special. We spent the night dancing at Bomvu backpackers to the beat of djembe drums. The owner, Karl Westcer, his fellow drummers and seven Xhosa ladies.