44 Stanley

You’d expect to find a classy shopping centre such as 44 Stanley in an upmarket area of San Francisco, Madrid or Rio – certainly not in a…

Big 5 safaris

Big Five safaris in South Africa are a must-do for anyone fascinated by wildlife. Big Five refers to buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and…

It's always a 'best time to visit South Africa', all year round.

Picking a best time to visit South Africa is not a task easily accomplished.  After all, this is a country famous for its sunshine and…
A visit to Kwa-Zulu Natal’s Valley of a Thousand Hills is one characterized by unspoilt nature, wildlife, magnificent scenery, good old South African wining and dining, a rich heritage, and warm country hospitality. This area, just a half an hour's drive from Durban, is named after the thousands of hills that tumble down to the mighty Umgeni River, which flows from the distant Drakensberg Mountains to the warm and inviting Indian Ocean. This area combines luxurious, laidback country living with an ancient, indigenous culture. For generations, the Zulu people have lived in and around the valley, and no visit is complete without a trip to one of the Zulu cultural villages. Here you can gain insight into the culture and traditions of one of the largest of South Africa’s cultural groups, attend (and even participate in) a traditional ceremony, learn about the customs of these fascinating folk, consult with a natural herbalist (inyanga) or a witch doctor (sangoma), and sample some of the homemade beer. Around the area: Experience traditional dancing and cultural shows at Phezulu Safari Park, or shop for crafts and curios at the 1000 Hills Arts and Crafts Village, enjoy a taste of nature at the Assagay, Springside and Krantzkloof Gorge nature reserves, or get your heart racing with some paragliding or rock climbing at Inchanga and Monteseel, or mountain biking at Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park. Thank you to @struebermary for this beautiful snap. #MeetSouthAfrica #TravelSouthAfrica #Travelgram #kwazulunatal #exploresouthafrica #thisissouthafrica #wanderlust #southafrica

Community tourism projects

Community tourism projects in South Africa are inspired by Nelson Mandela's legacy of moral fortitude and offer a way for the local and international traveller to acquire a little of his glow and change the southern tip of Africa for the…

Massages in the bush

Massages in the bush are right at the top of the list of South African health and beauty indulgences. What better way to pummel out the stress and strains of life than with a relaxing massage out in the tranquil African bush? Sigh, life…

Midlands Meander

Showcasing world-class hospitality and agricultural industries, the Midlands Meander offers the visitor country flair with stunning surroundings. The area is well-known for its arts and crafts, and a highlight includes watching craftsmen at…

Rock art

South African rock art has survived because of bitter irony. The San were hunted by Europeans, Zulu, Basotho and other tribes because of their belief that livestock should belong to all. They were forced into the Kalahari Desert and the…
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