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Where to Eat in Port Elizabeth

Last update on Aug. 30, 2013.

Where to Eat in Port Elizabeth

Known as the ‘Friendly City’, Port Elizabeth (or ‘PE’ as the locals call it) is a top destination for tourists and South Africans alike. The laidback vibe makes it the ideal place for a relaxing trip, and while visiting you will need to know where is best to grab a bite to eat. We’ve used our own local knowledge and asked our followers on Twitter to recommend their favourite places too, to give you a comprehensive run down of the best places to eat in Port Elizabeth.

If you head down the beachfront then there are lots of places ...

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The 3 Best Boutique Hotels in Johannesburg

Last update on Aug. 21, 2013.

The 3 Best Boutique Hotels in Johannesburg

If you want the comfort and amenities of a luxury hotel but hate the uniformity of big chains, then a boutique hotel could be the perfect choice of accommodation for you. Boutique hotels aim to be stylish and accommodating to your needs, but within an atmosphere of intimacy and individuality. When staying in Johannesburg, you have a great choice of boutique hotels at your disposal. All can offer you the very best in service, food and comfort - but on a small scale that will make you feel valued as a guest. Here are a few of our favourites:

The Residence ...

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Traditional South African Food: Which Dishes Are The Most Delicious?

Last update on Aug. 19, 2013.

Traditional South African Food: Which Dishes Are The Most Delicious?

South Africa is often referred to as the ‘Rainbow Nation’ because of its diverse population and multicultural landscape, and this range of influences can also be applied to its cuisine. The country’s food is colourful, interesting and uniquely South African – but it also tastes terrific too. With spices ranging from curry powder to coriander seeds and a number of different ingredients, South African dishes are definitely amongst some of the best in the world. But what are the most iconic dishes and which are the tastiest? We’ve listed our top five South African dishes below with a little ...

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The Best Surfing Spots in South Africa.

Last update on Aug. 14, 2013.

The Best Surfing Spots in South Africa.

South Africa is one of the best surfing countries in the world and both locals and tourists flock to South Africa’s beaches to catch a wave. The country’s high quality surf can actually be explained by the geography and geological makeup of the coastline. Points, bays and reefs, of which South Africa has plenty, create good swells and good surf conditions. With over 2,500 kilometers of coastline, it’s unsurprising that South Africa is known for being one of the top surfing destinations in the world. There are hundreds of beaches for surfers to choose from across ...

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What to Take on a Long Haul Flight to South Africa

Last update on Aug. 12, 2013.

What to Take on a Long Haul Flight to South Africa

Depending on where you are flying from, getting to South African can often involve a heavy day of travelling. The average flight time from London to Johanasberg, for example, is 10 hours and 55 minutes; while from London to Cape Town it’s an even longer 11 hours and 30 minutes. Often, travelling to South Africa will also involve catching connecting flights, either from other countries en route, or from within South Africa on a domestic airline.

Travelling for this amount of time can be extremely tedious. Even if you’re lucky enough to have an overnight flight where you ...

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Three Underrated Towns To Visit in South Africa.

Last update on Aug. 7, 2013.

Three Underrated Towns To Visit in South Africa.

As a country, South Africa is a haven for tourists, whether they are locals traveling within the country or visitors from abroad. Of course, the big cities are often what draw people to visit South Africa and it is easy to see why. With beautiful cityscapes to explore, world-class shopping and exquisite dining, tourist destinations like Cape Town and Durban draw thousands of travellers every year. However, South Africa is a country that has a huge amount to offer. With some of the best beaches in the world, stunning wild life and uniquely African towns, visitors to the country are ...

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Top 3 Places to Eat in Cape Town

Last update on Aug. 5, 2013.

Top 3 Places to Eat in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the most exciting, vibrant cities that you will ever visit during your lifetime. As well as amazing cultural attractions, sightseeing opportunities and shopping, one of the best things about the city is its vast array of dining opportunities. Whatever your tastebuds are craving, you’ll find more than enough to choose from amongst the bars, restaurants and cafes in the city. Here is our selection of our 3 favorite places to enjoy a meal in Cape Town.

The Roundhouse

For those who want a fine dining experience in a building steeped in history and with ...

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The Best Mountains to Hike in South Africa

Last update on Aug. 2, 2013.

The Best Mountains to Hike in South Africa

Table Mountain

If during your time in South Africa, you have chance to visit Cape Town, then the hike up Table Mountain is a must on your to do list. Table Mountain is part of the world’s floral kingdom, and the cape floristic region adds to the beauty and adventure of a hike up this mountain. Treks vary from one day treks to overnight trails. The most popular trail that tourists take is Platteklip Gorge. The hike takes around two hours, and is very straight forward and well sign posted. Once at the top of the mountain you can ...

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