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10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in the Eastern Cape

Belanda | Sep 06 , 2018

The Eastern Cape Province in South Africa is astoundingly diverse and, in parts, deliciously undeveloped. In winter, snow sometimes dusts its distinctive mountain peaks, and in summer, its sparkling coastline lures throngs of surfers, swimmers, and sun lovers. From the sea to the inland desert, the scenery of the Eastern Cape is spectacular. Sightseers can explore everything from ancient forests and gaping valleys to craggy sea cliffs and the lush coastline stretching from the Tsitsikamma section of Garden Route National Park to the subtropical Wild Coast. Inland, the rolling hills… read more


Kruger National Park

Belanda | Aug 16 , 2018

Kruger National Park – where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sights – this is real Africa.

 

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.

 

Truly the flagship of the South African National… read more


uShaka Marine World

Belanda | Aug 15 , 2018

uShaka Kids World is a haven for kids from the ages of 2yrs to 12yrs, designed with jam packed activities and interactive areas. Boast Africa’s biggest jungle gym, to Crabby Beach (giant sandpit) to Polly’s Paint Pen (painting paradise) and for our movie stars, Cast-Aways (show time stage area) it’s fun from sun-up to sun-down.

Source: http://www.ushakamarineworld.co.za/

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PERMISSION GRANTED FOR CEO SLEEPOUT IN MANDELAS CELL

Belanda | Jul 16 , 2018

The bid would allow a wealthy funder to spend a night in Madiba’s prison cell on Robben Island at a minimum cost of $250‚000 (about R3.4-million).

The Robben Island Museum this week joined in criticism of the auction‚ saying they were shocked to hear of it. The Nelson Mandela Foundation also distanced itself from it.

In a statement‚ the CEO SleepOut said it had not intended any offence.

The trustees extended their “sincere apologies if they have offended anyone in their quest to raise funds for worthy causes‚ as this is certainly not its intent”.

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uShaka Marine World Top Honours

Belanda | Jun 29 , 2018

uShaka Marine World, Africa’s largest marine theme park and an integral part of the city’s overall tourism offering, was recently announced as the winner of KZN’s Top Brand 2018 at the Standard Bank Top Business Awards.

The announcement made recently at a Gala Dinner hosted at the Elangeni Hotel is testament to the fact that uShaka Marine World is not only an engine for growth and redevelopment within the city’s Point Waterfront precinct but also an economic success in its own right.

CEO for uShaka Marine World, Mrs Stella Khumalo, said that being chosen above respected consumer… read more


MUMBO ISLAND: A HIDDEN GEM IN MALAWI

Belanda | Jun 06 , 2018

According to its website, Kayak Africa run Mumbo as an entirely off grid, green camp to keep it unspoilt.

Mumbo Island Camp accommodates 14 guests. The camp is built with timber, thatch and canvas, and is perched on high rocks that overlooks the water. According to its website, this was done to“create a ‘Robinson Crusoe’ atmosphere of rustic charm”. Its decor sticks to the green ethos, with all the furniture and art sourced from the locals.

 

Source: https://www.iol.co.za/travel/africa/mumbo-island-a-hidden-gem-in-malawi-15215988

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Cape Town to host African peering forum

Benice Burger | Mar 16 , 2018

The Internet Society and African IXP Association (AFIX) will hold the 9th annual Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) in Cape Town, South Africa hosted by the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA).

The conference will be held from 21-23 of August 2018 in conjunction with Internet industry conference iWeek, which will run from 20-24 August 2018.

AfPIF is an annual event that serves as a platform to expand and develop the African Internet. It connects infrastructure, service, and content providers with policymakers in order to identify and discuss ways to improve… read more


Travelstart buys Cape Town’s SafariNow

Jenna Deeley-Smith | Dec 07 , 2017

Two of the biggest players in online travel in Africa are hooking up. Travelstart said on Wednesday that it is acquiring a majority stake in SafariNow.com, which it said is South Africa’s largest accommodation booking website.

The value of the deal, which will see Travelstart taking on SafariNow’s 40-person team, has not been disclosed.

SafariNow, which was founded in 1999, will stick to its core business of selling accommodation and retain its current brand, CEO, Tom Williams, and team, Travelstart said in a statement.

Travelstart and SafariNow both started operations… read more


Meet Little Foot – the most remarkable fossil discovery

Jenna Deeley-Smith | Dec 07 , 2017

After 20 years of excavating, cleaning, reconstructing and casting, the oldest virtually complete human ancestor in South Africa was finally unveiled on Wednesday.

The skeleton of Little Foot, who wasn’t so little at the time of her death, was unveiled at the University of Witwatersrand’s Evolutionary Studies Institute.

The man behind the epic discovery, Professor Ron Clarke, said Little Foot was nicknamed by Professor Phillip Tobias.

“If that one small bone wouldn’t have been found then we wouldn’t have Little Foot,” he said.

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Angus & Julia Stone SA Tour 2018

Jenna Deeley-Smith | Dec 07 , 2017

Multi-platinum selling Australian duo Angus & Julia Stone announce their first tour to South Africa with dates in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban at the end of January 2018. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 30 November and all info at http://parklifefestival.co.za

Cape Town fans will be the first to see Angus & Julia Stone live in the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on Thursday 25 January (Support to be announced).

Thereafter Jo’burg will look forward to their favourite Gourmet Food And Music Festival hosting Angus & Julia Stone at the 7th annual… read more


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