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A Kaleidoscope of Colour

Imagine thick blankets made of billions of flowers laid over the mountain slopes and valleys that stretch till the horizon, with an astounding spectrum of colours. Experience this magnificent natural phenomenon in South Africa during the explosion of spring blooms in the region that encompasses the Western and Northern Cape provinces. If you’re in Cape […]

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The marine life of the Western Cape

The Western Cape of South Africa is a popular region in the spring/summer seasons to watch whales and other marine life in their natural environs. Hermanus, about a two-hour drive east of Cape Town and close to the southernmost tip of the African continent, is a great place to start for whale-watching activities but there […]

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A world of inspiration: An Inspiring Safari Field Guide

This week’s edition of ‘world of inspiration‘ is brought to you by Michael Theys who lives in Belgium. Michael has spent much time living and travelling across Africa and shares his passion for Africa via his blog Africa Freak. Michael’s story is a wonderful portrait of Rob Francis, a safari field guide he had the […]

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The exotic isle of Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a jewel in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of the Tanzanian mainland. This archipelago boasts dreamy white sandy beaches, a green tropical interior and spice plantations that centuries ago made these islands a magnet for traders from both East and West. Zanzibar is an archipelago, of which the largest island, Unguja, […]

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Enchanting spots: Ngorongoro

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania borders the Serengeti National Park and consists of the crater highlands, plains and woodlands. The main attraction is undoubtedly the main Ngorongoro crater. Measuring 20 kilometers wide and 30 kilometers long, it is one of the largest caldera in the world and boasts a stunning diversity of wildlife. Large herds […]

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Five splendid ‘new world’ wineries in the Southern Hemisphere

Europe has many of the finest wineries in the world. Anyone who has visited the Bordeaux region, Burgundy, Tuscany, Veneto or Rioja can attest to the stunning scenery and some of the most heavenly wines in the world. In the past ten years, however, wines from the ‘new world’ (these include Chile, Argentina, South Africa, […]

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East African safaris

“I once had a house in Africa [pronounced ‘Aa-fri-kah’ in a heavy Scandinavian accent :-)]” (Meryl Streep in the movie ‘Out of Africa’). Those words resounded constantly through my mind when I travelled around Kenya and Tanzania. The scenes from the movie of endless wind-swept plains, flocks of flamingos and herds of wildebeest were etched […]

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