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South African Languages: The Basics

Last update on Aug. 2, 2013.

South African Languages: The Basics

When planning to visit another country, a lot of people like to familiarise themselves with the native language. Using at least the basics, such as ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’, ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, is seen as a respectful way of acknowledging the country that you’re visiting. Although English is understood throughout most of the tourist areas of South Africa, it is still a nice touch if you can utilise a few of the words during your stay. The country has a very complex system of languages and dialects, so it’s also a good idea to have a basic understanding of ...

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The 3 Most Breathtaking Views in South Africa

Last update on July 30, 2013.

The 3 Most Breathtaking Views in South Africa

Chapman’s Peak Drive

Chapman’s Peak Drive is a spectacular sight and an absolute must-see during your time in South Africa. It curves around into the mountainside between Noordhoek and Hout Bay, with many photographic opportunities and spots for those that enjoy hiking or mountain bike riding. This marine pass is a popular tourist location to whale watch and, with views of the Atlantic Ocean, it’s one that cannot be missed. Chapman’s Peak Drive is also perfect to see the scenery of South Africa’s Cape Town, with the Atlantic Ocean just below and the surrounding mountains ...

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The 5 Most Luxurious Hotels in South Africa

Last update on July 30, 2013.

The 5 Most Luxurious Hotels in South Africa

If money is no object and luxury is what you’re looking for then no look no further. We have handpicked five of the most luxurious and beautiful hotels in South Africa.

Angsana Spa Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town

Set in the heart of the picturesque Cape Town, the Angsana Spa Vineyard Hotel is a must visit. The Vineyard Hotel has won awards in the World Luxury Spa Awards for 2013, 2012 and 2011. It’s not surprising due to its prime location surrounded by the glorious Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and Liesbeeck River. In total the hotel hosts ...

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Honeymoon Destinations: Where To Go After You’ve Said ‘I Do’.

Last update on July 24, 2013.

Honeymoon Destinations: Where To Go After You’ve Said ‘I Do’.

After shaking the confetti out of your hair, removing your dancing shoes from tired feet and forcing left over bits of cake to unsuspecting relatives, most couples look forward to a well-deserved break after months of wedding planning. A honeymoon is a special time to spend relaxing just as a couple, but it is also a chance to get used to life as a newly married pair.

Whether you’ve just tied the knot or are looking to take a second honeymoon, choosing the right destination is incredibly important. Creating a romantic atmosphere as well as catering for the needs ...

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The Best ‘Secret’ Safari Parks in South Africa.

Last update on July 24, 2013.

The Best ‘Secret’ Safari Parks in South Africa.

The Kruger National Park is one of the most famous game reserves in the world and for good reason. With over 200 miles to explore and an impressive number of animal species to see, it has been a favourite with safari goers since it’s opening in 1898. Both visitors to South Africa and the local population flock to the Kruger National Park throughout the year in the hope of seeing the Big Five amongst many of the other species on offer. However, South Africa is a haven for safaris and there are a huge number of game reserves to ...

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