Posts Tagged ‘south africa’

Snapshot: Unique Cultural Homestays

Photo by: Terje Rakke/Nordic life – One of the most rewarding things about travel is meeting the locals and experiencing their daily lives. The best way to do that is to opt for accommodation options that take you away from the normal creature comforts of a hotel; stay with…

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Adventure Marathons

With a proliferation of marathons and themed runs worldwide, there seems to be a trend that combines scenic travel with a love of the race. These are just a small selection of adventure marathons around the world that combine cultural aspects and challenging runs.   COVERED BRIDGES HALF MARATHON, USA…

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Snapshot: Epic Hikes

When it comes to getting to know the spirit of a country, there is no better way than to tackle an epic hiking trail that takes in history, culture and landscape. If you love exploring at a slower pace (or if you’re feeling fit and adventurous), here are some epic…

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Wine, Wheels and Wagons: Heritage Trails in Cape Town

Set against the backdrop of the iconic Table Mountain plateau and bright blue Table Bay, Cape Town is more than just its buzzing harbour, picturesque parks, and a base for wildlife-spotting. Coupled with jaw-dropping scenery, the Mother City is dotted with historic settlements, wineries and rugged mountain bike routes. Cape…

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Marine Safari

Photo: Dan Mitler Get on a real wildlife cruise in South Africa! When people think of South Africa, their first thoughts would often be of game drives and the “Big Five”. Did you know that the country also provides the opportunity for you to experience some of the most amazing…

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Of Contradictions and Contrast

I know it is a travel cliché. I know. Out of every ten destination introductions, literally half of them contain the phrase “city of contrasts”. A common descriptor. An overused marketing ploy? Maybe.      A quick Google search will bring up many, many cities supposedly fitting of the “city of…

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