Category Archives: South Africa

COVID-19 travel: Daycation options close to Cape Town; Mia Russell; South African

Nervous to travel too widely? Here are some day outings on offer within easy reach of Cape Town.

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Robben Island offers month-long 25% off special for locals; Kirsten Jacobs; Cape Town Etc

In honour of Reconciliation Day, the Robben Island Museum (RIM) is making it easier for South African citizens to visit the island and experience an important part of our history.

Source: Robben Island offers month-long 25% off special for locals

Robben Island Museum Commemorates Reconciliation Day With Local Special Rate For Festive Season; iAfrica

 

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Virtually explore captivating Cape Town; Lydia Schrandt; 10Best

Take a tour of Cape Town, South Africa’s sophisticated city, without leaving the comfort of your home.

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Tourism KZN promotes northern parks to draw visitors back; Mia Russell; The South African

Tourism and Heritage Month puts the spotlight on rural development in this lush province of South Africa.

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Tourism Month: How Simangaliso Wetland Park cemented itself as top global tourist destination; IOL

iSimangaliso Wetland Park named among 38 trips worldwide that travel experts want you to take.

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Swartberg Pass route detail; TomTom

Ostrich farms, red cliffs and lush fields: explore Swartberg Nature Reserve…

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The prison where Mandela was held is now a tourist attraction; Tim Pile; SCMP

From bomb shelters to leper colonies, there are countless facilities that have been repurposed to attract visitors. Here are some of them.

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Penguins and Protea: Cape Point Peninsula; DrFumbleFinger; Travel Gumbo

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5 ways to make your trip along the Garden Route sustainable; Biz Community

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South African piece in puzzle of human evolution; Justin Adams; Monash Lens

The discovery of a child’s skull in the Drimolen cave system, in South Africa’s “Cradle of Humankind”, is not only the earliest fossil specimen of Homo erectus, but proves three species of human ancestors lived in the same place at the same time, adding to our knowledge of evolution. Read more at Monash Lens.

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They survived centuries of elephant onslaught. Now climate change is killing these iconic baobabs; Tristen Taylor & Nathalie Bertrams; Monga Bay

Scraping sounds fill the nights at Mapungubwe, a national park at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers, where the borders of Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa meet. Families of elephants relentlessly tear the bark off ancient baobabs, scraping their tusks on the trees and digging deep into their cores to extract the fibrous, moisture-rich interior.

Source: They survived centuries of elephant onslaught. Now climate change is killing these iconic baobabs

The continued threat of coal mining at the Mapungubwe world heritage site; Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu; The Conversation

Without a clear framework within which decisions can be made, heritage resources will forever be threatened by development.

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10 Little-Known Destinations In South Africa That Everyone Must See; Nathaniel Whelan; World Atlas

From elephant sanctuaries to diverse wetlands, the following list gives a brief glimpse at ten little-known destinations in South Africa that everyone must see.

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Life In Lockdown | Day 35: Take a virtual tour of Robben Island; Nomvelo Masango; Times Live

While the idea of touring an infamous prison from the comfort of your couch may seem weird at first, you’ll be glad you did.

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Discover the cradle of life; Gabrielle Jacobs; Getaway

This UNESCO World Heritage Site contains the world’s largest assemblage of hominin fossils and is key to understanding how humankind evolved.

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The return of South Africa’s sea turtles, a conservation success story; Melanie van Zyl; SCMP

KwaZulu-Natal’s Sea Turtle programme has seen leatherbacks and loggerheads nesting in ever greater numbers.

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Living In Lockdown: The 7 Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Can Visit Without Leaving Home; Sandra MacGregor; Forbes

The coronavirus has brought travel to a standstill. But thanks to Google and UNESCO, you can visit many of the world’s best World Heritage Sites without the crowds or the jet lag.

Source: Living In Lockdown: The 7 Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Can Visit Without Leaving Home

13 Cool Things to Do in South Africa in 2020; Matt; Nomadic Matt

Planning a trip to South Africa? This guide can help you decide what to do! It has a list of Matt’s favorite things to do when in the country.

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Take a trip to South Africa’s 10 Unesco World Heritage Sites; Lauren Anthony; Zululand Observer

South Africa is overflowing with tourist-friendly spots, including 10 Unesco World Heritage Sites, all of which are worth a visit…

Source: BLOGGING THE VIEW: Take a trip to South Africa’s 10 Unesco World Heritage Sites – Zululand Observer

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