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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Top 9 things to do in Cape Town during summer; Amit & Anindita; FMT

Relaxing is easy in South Africa’s most beautiful city, with its beaches, lively art scene and excellent shopping.

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5 African attractions after Covid-19 impact on the continent; Clinton Moodley; IOL

Many African countries have closed down their famed attractions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. We showcase five affected.

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Explore the inexhaustible riches of South Africa; On Manorama

Tourism is a thriving industry for South Africa.. South Africa. Travel. Cape Town. Johannesburg. Helicopter ride.

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How to design a forest fit to heal the planet; Heather Plumpton; EconoTimes

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Western Cape; The South African

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International Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species; Unesco

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KAROO: 10 Things to Visit and Do in Prince Albert, South Africa (And Where To Stay); SAPeople

This week The New York Times featured one of the Karoo’s (and South Africa’s) greatest secrets – Prince Albert, an 18th century village they describe as “an oasis of sorts, a dusty Afrikaans dorp, or farming village” that’s like suddenly “spying the Emerald City after a long trek on the Yellow Brick Road”. Before the […]

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Ten Iconic Sites to See on an Africa and Middle East Vacation; Robert Glazier; Goway

The most outstanding sites on an Africa and Middle East vacation are numerous and should not be missed. What’s on your bucket list?

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The world’s most beautiful botanical gardens; Wanderlust

Repositories of rare plants, an oasis of calm and places of extraordinary beauty, these stunning botanical gardens are the living, breathing heart of the cities they serve.

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Can Eco-Tourism Help Cape Town During Its Worst Ever Drought?; Naomi Lloyd; City AM

You wouldn’t suspect there was anything odd about the bathrooms at the Cape Grace hotel.

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11 Best Things to Do in South Africa; Charity De Souza; Trips To Discover

South Africa – Cape Floral Region Protected Areas

South Africa is full of natural wonders and impressive landscapes, where you can indulge in adrenaline-pumping activities, go on scenic coastal hikes and explore the wine culture. Cape Town is its crown jewel, where you’ll find beaches that provide sun, sand and surf, while the country’s impressive national parks and botanical gardens are brimming with adventure. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, read on to discover the best things to do in South Africa.

Go on a safari in Kruger National Park

One of the world’s most impressive wildlife-watching destinations, Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. It’s here that you can get an up-close and personal with the Big Five, which includes lion, leopard, black rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo. It is the epitome of safari experiences in Africa, where you can go on a self-drive holiday or go on a guided, open vehicle safari to enjoy memorable sightings of its diverse landscapes.

Conquer Table Mountain National Park

 

3 of the best horticultural hotspots for holidays with a garden theme; Breaking News

South Africa – Cape Floral Region Protected Areas

Love a good garden? These are the holiday destinations for you.

If you’re planning a holiday to take in some stunning gardens, check out these three locations for flora and fauna, plus when to go and what you’ll see.

1. Guernsey, Channel Islands

Guernsey and neighbouring Channel Islands off the Normandy coast are in the sunniest spot in British Isles, claiming more then 2,000 hours of sunshine per year.

With such a temperate climate, there are blooms all over the island’s 24 square miles, including more than 1,000 window boxes, hanging baskets and other planters in the capital St Peter Port alone, providing a colourful accessory to this pretty town’s cobbled streets and picture postcard marina.

And that’s before you find an array of flora and fauna on the historic Candie Gardens.

Walkers can wind their way on a clifftop path along the south coast.

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Scientists win U.N. data prize for monitoring threats to South African biodiversity hotspot; Charlotte Hsu; Buffalo News Center

South Africa – Cape Floral Region Protected Areas

BUFFALO, N.Y. — South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region is one of the richest repositories of plant life in the world.

Here, about 20 percent of Africa’s flora grows in a landscape that accounts for less than 0.5 percent of the continent’s area, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The diversity of plant life is among the highest on the planet. About 69 percent of the region’s estimated 9,000 plant species live nowhere else in the world.

Now, a team of scientists including University at Buffalo biogeographer Adam Wilson has won a United Nations (U.N.) data prize for creating a digital tool for monitoring threats to this biological jewel.

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Seven ways wine farms can protect SA’s natural resources; Biz Community

South Africa – Cape Floral Region Protected Areas

Unesco’s World Heritage Committee declared the 553,000-hectare Cape Floral Region to be of ‘outstanding universal significance to humanity’ and described it as ‘one of the richest areas for plants in the world’. It’s thanks to this flourishing realm that South Africa (SA) holds the highest level of biodiversity in the world.

No wonder Lauren Smith, managing director of Cavalli Estate, that is set on 100 hectares in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, sees the role of wine estates in SA first and foremost as being custodians of the land. “From concept through to consumption, a love of nature is the point of departure for everything we do. Every design consideration is with the mindfulness of upholding the site and environment, from the establishment of the indigenous gardens and habitat for wildlife to the treatment of scarce water resources,” says Lauren.

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Living Heritage: Inside SA’s 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Traveller24

South Africa – Cape Floral Region Protected Areas

Cape Town – September in South Africa means a month-long celebration of South African Heritage, culminating on 24 September, our national Heritage Day.

Inline with this month-long awareness campaign around South Africa’s cultural and natural heritage, we’ve gone in search of the splendour of our official UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Do we really know the sites, and how to experience and appreciate them?

If you can’t say you do, here are our suggestions to revelling in South Africa’s incredible heritage.

Let’s start at the beginning with South Africa’s first official UNESCO’s sites. Although formed in 1978, the first three UNESCO World Heritage Sites for South Africa were only listed in 1999. These included the natural wonder of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, the culturally significant sites of Robben Island and the Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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Living heritage: Inside SA’s 9 world heritage sites as ‡Khomani Cultural Landscape added; Traveller24

South Africa – Cape Floral Region Protected Areas

Cape Town – September in South Africa means a month-long celebration of South African Heritage, culminating on 24 September, our national Heritage Day.

In line with this month-long awareness campaign around South Africa’s cultural and natural heritage, we’ve gone in search of the splendour of our official UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

‡Khomani Cultural Landscape is the latest addition to SA’s official UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We take a look at the 9 official sites that add to South Africa’s incredible heritage.

Let’s start at the beginning with South Africa’s first official UNESCO’s sites. Although formed in 1978, the first three UNESCO World Heritage Sites for South Africa were only listed in 1999. These included the natural wonder of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and the culturally significant sites of Robben Island and the Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa.

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Essential guide to Cape Town by a local; Once In A Lifetime Journey

South Africa – Cape Floral Region Protected Areas

Essential guide to Cape Town by a local. From cage shark diving to luxurious and affordable spa days, you won’t be bored in the Mother City.

Cape Town is rapidly becoming one of the top destinations for holidaymakers. It is a place with a unique history that has culminated in a culture of diversity and colour. The geographical landscape of the Mother City boasts panoramic beauty at every turn. It is common for your day to consist of a hike in the morning, a surf at a world-class break in the afternoon, sundowners at internationally acclaimed wineries and dinner at award-winning restaurants.

 Thinking of a vacation to Cape Town? We’ll help you with where to go, what to see and essential activities to keep you entertained no matter what your poison is.
1. Essential guide to Cape Town: Summit Table Mountain

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