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Why road maps won’t die

How did we manage to get from point A to B before GPS and navigation apps – why, a trusted road map In a country as vast as South Africa, many South Africans take to the open road to visit small dorpies and experience the great outdoors. Many motorists have a GPS in their vehicle or google […]

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10 great travel tips we love

As a first time traveler it is always hard to remember what to pack, what to do and how to plan for your first overseas holiday, but it need not be a daunting task! Here are some of our top 10 traveling tips to help you plan and make the most of your holiday experience. Be patient […]

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A career as a cartographer

A career that is often overlooked  is that of a cartographer, someone who will measure, analyse and interpret geographical information to create maps and charts. Cartography in a nutshell means the art and science of producing maps.   MapStudio has a number of great cartographers who work tirelessly on producing quality maps, giving you the most accurate […]

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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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