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Celebrating Heritage Day in South Africa

Last update on Sept. 24, 2013.

Celebrating Heritage Day in South Africa

Happy Heritage Day to all South Africans! For those who don’t know, Heritage Day is celebrated every year on the 24th September and everyone in the country is encouraged to celebrate his or her own cultural traditions. Known as the Rainbow Nation, South Africa is a wonderful melting pot of diverse cultures, traditions and beliefs – and Heritage Day is a celebration of all of them.

Heritage Day was officially recognised as a public holiday in 1996 by the former President Nelson Mandela, who said that it is South Africa’s varied and shared cultures that make the country great ...

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For the Love of Rhinos - Infographic

Last update on Sept. 19, 2013.

For the Love of Rhinos - Infographic

Celebrated on the 22nd September, World Rhino Day is designed to raise awareness about one of the most beautiful and endangered animals on our planet. Poached for their horns and alleged medicinal properties, our global rhino population is in decline. One of the most important ways to reduce these levels of decline is to get educated and know exactly how we can ensure that rhinos are a part of our world in the future. That's why we've created this infographic to help raise awareness for rhinos across the globe. If you'd like to raise awareness too, please ...

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The Best Shopping Malls in South Africa

Last update on Sept. 16, 2013.

The Best Shopping Malls in South Africa

South Africa is undoubtedly a nation of shopping lovers; whether its large flea markets, local boutiques or big department stores, many of us can be found indulging in some retail therapy over the weekends or in the evenings. The best shopping fix for most of us, however, can usually be found in one of South Africa’s many shopping malls. With several in each big city and plenty on the outskirts, our shopping centres are in a league of their own when it comes to size, variety and entertainment.

Here is our pick of the best malls, wherever you are ...

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Travelling to African Islands: Where Are The Best Places To Go?

Last update on Sept. 11, 2013.

Travelling to African Islands: Where Are The Best Places To Go?

Here in the southern hemisphere, summer is thankfully not too far off. While it might still be a bit chilly in some parts of South Africa (we’re looking at you Western Cape), many of us are starting to get excited about hot weather and holidays. If you’re planning a summer holiday this year, you may be looking for a bit of inspiration in terms of destinations. Whether you’re after rich local culture, breathtaking scenery or simply want a sandy beach to relax on, we think that an African island might have everything you’re looking for. We ...

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South African Tourism: A Booming Industry.

Last update on Sept. 9, 2013.

South African Tourism: A Booming Industry.

Here at Travel Nation, we love to blog about South Africa and share with you some of the best places to visit in the Rainbow Nation. We're also passionate about South African tourism as a whole and personally love to travel ourselves. We've discovered that more and more people across the globe are discovering everything South Africa has to offer and a growing number of South African locals are also exploring their home country for holidays closer to home. Needless to say, the South African tourist industry is growing significantly. With this in mind, we've decided to ...

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The Most Beautiful Areas in the Eastern Cape

Last update on Sept. 5, 2013.

The Most Beautiful Areas in the Eastern Cape

Welcome to part two of our South African provinces series, where we are writing about some of our favourite areas in each region. Today, we're taking a look at what the beautiful Eastern Cape has to offer.

The Eastern Cape (and just a little further around) has fantastic variety and it’s next to impossible to be bored. The best part, you can have fun whilst taking in some of the most picturesque areas this part of South Africa has to offer!

Valley of Desolation

The valley of desolation, located just 14km out of Graaff-Reinet, suspends all who visit ...

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The Most Picturesque Areas in the Western Cape.

Last update on Sept. 3, 2013.

The Most Picturesque Areas in the Western Cape.

From vineyards to white sandy beaches, the Western Cape is one of the most beautiful places on earth – but where are the best places to visit for a scenic view?

Here at Travel Nation, we firmly believe that South Africa is one of the most naturally stunning countries on the globe. With so many different natural phenomenon to discover, from the majestic Drakensberg to the vast bushveld plains, it is country just waiting to be explored.

For this reason, we have decided to put together a series of blog posts that combine our local knowledge and some in-depth research (because ...

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