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Guga S’Thebe: A Cultural Center with Ideas for Progress

Guga S’Thebe: A Cultural Center with Ideas for Progress Guga S Thebe

Guga S’Thebe is a community at its heart: A combination of partnerships, community participation, and social integration. The space offers a platform for local artists and various initiatives for the community, ranging from children’s music lessons to group gatherings. Upon first step into the colorfully-mosaicked center, you’ll be greeted by a flurry of unique arts, […]

South Africa’s Wine Country: the Best of the Best As Told By A South African Mamma

South Africa’s Wine Country: the Best of the Best As Told By A South African Mamma

In South Africa, wine is more than just an indulgent beverage that gives you a pleasant buzz. It’s a culture that fully embodies the spirit and soul of our country, ranging from the people who produce it to the land that brings it to life. I’m no stranger to a fine Cabernet — seeing as […]

6 South African Adventure Tours for the Adrenaline Junkie

6 South African Adventure Tours for the Adrenaline Junkie Cage Diving with Great Whites in South Africa

For most people, seeing majestic creatures like elephants and rhinos in the South African bush is plenty of adventure for one vacation. But for adrenaline junkies, a safari is the appetizer on an action-packed vacation menu loaded with adventure tours. We travel to collect experiences, but adventure travelers are in search of a feeling: a […]

Experience Rare Encounters with Rhinos in South Africa

Experience Rare Encounters with Rhinos in South Africa Where to See Rhinos in South Africa

There are enough activities and sights across South Africa to keep an itinerary packed for months. However, the primary reason a person makes the journey to South Africa is to go on safari. Visitors participating in game drives are eager to catch a glimpse of the rarest of the Big Five: the rhinoceros. Game drives […]

5 Featured Artists at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival

5 Featured Artists at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival Seu Jorge Cape Town Jazz Festival Bowie

Festival-goers and jazz fans around the world have heard of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival — one of the largest jazz festivals on the planet. The fest, which has a reputation for gathering some of the best musical talent from across the globe, is held annually in South Africa’s ‘Mother City.’ Combining jazz virtuosos […]

The Best Hiking Trails in South Africa

The Best Hiking Trails in South Africa Best Hiking Trails in South Africa

South Africa is home to safaris, family holidays, exotic beach vacations, wine country getaways, music tourism, and adventure tourism. Adventure travel is a popular vacation niche for thrill-seekers. Popular adventure tours in South Africa include spelunking, bungee jumping, cave diving, shipwreck exploration, and cage diving with great white sharks. Hiking also qualifies as an adventure […]

South African Hops: The Budding Craft Beer Scene in Cape Town

South African Hops: The Budding Craft Beer Scene in Cape Town South Africa Craft Beer in Cape Town

A few media outlets have jokingly referred to Cape Town as “The Cape of Good Hops,” in reference to the city’s newfound notoriety in the craft beer scene. As with most other metropolitan cities, the craft beer revolution began just a few short years ago in Cape Town. Ten years ago there was one brewery […]

Spring in South Africa: The Best Shopping, Art Galleries, and Food

Spring in South Africa: The Best Shopping, Art Galleries, and Food Spring in South Africa: The Best Shopping, Dining, and Art Galleries

In September the Northern hemisphere prepares for the onset of fall with wooly scarves and cozy coats popping up in stores and ‘pumpkin spice’ appearing in our drinks, pastries, and scented candles. For some this a welcomed change, but for others who long for sunshine, blue skies, and sandy beaches, this signals the end of […]

How to Prepare for Your First Safari

How to Prepare for Your First Safari How to Prepare for Your First Safari

While nothing can brace you for the sights and sounds of your first South African safari, approaching your adventure with a few key pieces of information will keep you safe and comfortable during your first experience in “the bush.” Top 10 Questions from Safari First-Timers, Answered 1. What documents will I need to travel? You […]

South Africa Music Festivals: Let’s Celebrate

South Africa Music Festivals: Let’s Celebrate Essence Festival Durban 2017, Joy of Jazz Festival 2017

South Africa knows how to have a good time. If the beautiful beaches, once-in-lifetime adventures, and incredible food and wine aren’t enticing enough for you: the country is also home to dozens of music festivals throughout the year. South Africans and festival tourists from across the globe travel to see their favorite artists perform against […]

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