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Wild flowers

FLOWER SPOTTING (with the sun on your back)

It’s not often you are told to get in your car and look for flowers. I will happily fall on that sword any day. And yes, being employed by MapStudio, I grabbed both our Visitor’s Guide Flower Route and Flower Route Road Map and hopped in the car. The Visitor’s Guide covers everything from A […]

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Potholes Mpumalanga Limpopo

Roads remain a deterrent in Mpumalanga and Limpopo

Roads remain a deterrent 29 Jun 2018 – by Kylie Granat For National Park mapping products, please click here The roads in Mpumalanga and Limpopo are in urgent need of upgrades. Mpumalanga and Limpopo remain key tourist areas in South Africa, yet due to poor road conditions, tourists and companies are hesitant to travel long […]

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Staying connected – Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda

Staying connected 8 Jun 2018 – by Kerry Hayes How to stay connected in the ‘dark continent’. Africa is often perceived complicated when it comes to internet connectivity, with travellers fearing they will be out of touch with friends, family and the social world while journeying across the bush, beach and tropical terrain. But while […]

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Passes en Poorts

Passes and Poorts by Marion Whitehead

Passes and Poorts 28 of South Africa’s favourite Passes and Poorts Is not our first thought to go on the road? The road is our source, our vault of treasures, our wealth. – Ryszard Kapuściński, Travels with Herodotus (Penguin, 2007), p.258 The magic of mountains What is it that draws us to the mountains? Is […]

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Staycation Joburg and Pretoria

25 beautiful budget weekend escapes from Johannesburg

25 beautiful budget weekend escapes from Johannesburg Original post by Melanie van Zyl For more ideas 100km from Joburg and Pretoria, see our new release STAYCATION JHB AND PTA These are the best, beautiful and affordable accommodation options near Johannesburg – plan your perfect budget weekend away from the city. Just four hours drive or […]

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The best SA beaches to swim at this summer

The best SA beaches to swim at this summer For your comprehensive guide to South African Beaches, please click here! Posted October 11, 2017 by Getaway Read time: 5 minutes The Blue Flag Programme, now in its 30th year in South Africa, is focused on the conservation of marine and coastal habitats and works to increase […]

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Overlanding to Mozambique

For our Adventure Road Map Mozambique – please click here Overlanding into Mozambique By: Kylie Granat 13 Oct 2017 09:24 (UTC+2) Overlanding into Mozambique opens up an array of experiences one might not experience otherwise. Overlanding into Mozambique opens up a vast array of options for travellers, as one can visit remote areas that are […]

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To the beach!

Summer is chasing away our Spring rains here in Cape Town. The sun is out and people have started heading to the beach. The lure of the white sand and blue seas, the far call of a gull is all too much for us over-stressed and desperate parents. AND SO we head to the beach […]

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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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