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Know your map~how to read maps

Being the largest producer of maps in Southern Africa, when it comes to maps you will be surprised how many people do not know how to read a map! So let’s take a look at the features of a map and the different types of maps. Each map displays different information and most include a scale […]

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Run across Africa by Jonathan O’Hanlon

Run across Africa by Jonathan O’Hanlon – ”Here’s the story … On the 12th June 2008 through a series of synchronistic events a dream and an idea were born.  The dream was to do something significant about raising awareness worldwide for the plight of elephants and their ever nearing extinction, whilst at the same time […]

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Be a darling and travel to the Swartland

I recently did a spontaneous weekend’s excursion up the West Coast to discover the spring flowers, but what I discovered instead was a ‘blooming’ and vibrant town called Darling. Leaving Cape Town to travel along the R27, is the !Khwa ttu cultural centre where you can learn about ancient hunter-gatherers. The courteous and friendly staff at !Khwa […]

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Grab a “Bunny Chow” the Durban way

Having fun in Durban can be hungry business, at which point “grabbing a chow” becomes pretty top of mind. Durban may not be known as the gastronomic capital of the country, but the city still has much to offer. Durban alongside London, has something no other city in the world has: an international reputation as […]

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A portrait of Cape Town

A portrait of Cape Town It is true that a picture can say a thousand words, and with MapStudio’s new release, 50 Portraits of Cape Town, Paul Bruins does just that with his stunning photography portraying the beauty of our Mother City. Here are just some of the iconic sights that make Cape Town one […]

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Parents Guide to Pokemon GO

As parents we struggle to keep up with our kids and their knack for understanding new technology. I went out with my three to discover what Pokemon GO is all about. A global craze that has hit South African shores with a resounding thud. Pokemon GO is a GPS, map based game and generates a […]

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Victorian engineering

By Jennifer Stern I recently did a road trip through Baviaanskloof in a cute adorable but ever-so-tough bright green Subaru XV, that I picked up from Action Rentals. And en route I stopped in Hankey, where I learned all kinds of interesting things. If you know anything about Hankey at all it’s probably as the […]

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Victorian trading post De Rust

By Jennifer Stern I woke up at Oliviers Rust, a fabulous little self-catering spot in De Rust, but somehow decided that self-catering was not on the menu. So, I chucked all my stuff in the car in preparation for further exploration, and drove down the main road to see what De Rust had to offer […]

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