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Cape Town

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2720,6299,401

Johannesburg

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1106,2318,163

Kruger National Park

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670,1785,39

Pretoria

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404,734,94

Durban

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421,853,89

Sun City

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312,836,8

Port Elizabeth

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96,177,63

Drakensberg

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144,425,1

Bloemfontein

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96,229,30

Hartbeespoort

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78,166,1

Mossel Bay

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79,121,20

Oudtshoorn

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109,241,39

Knysna

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174,356,64

Lake Saint Lucia

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68,168,0

Simon's Town

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87,258,1

Clarens

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31,58,4

Stellenbosch

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102,275,56

Kimberley

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51,72,10

Hoedspruit

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25,51,18

Soweto

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45,136,0

Plettenberg Bay

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77,177,49

Pilanesberg

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64,211,2

George

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67,136,21

Franschhoek

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55,166,35

Stilbaai

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46,103,0

Pietermaritzburg

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30,50,11

Hluhluwe Game Reserve

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94,246,0

Umhlanga Rocks

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19,30,19

Sodwana Bay National Park

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28,33,0

Sabie

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37,56,0

Port Alfred

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20,32,6

Nelspruit

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16,47,25

Robben Island

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20,97,0

Graskop

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30,60,0

Addo Elephant National Park

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101,184,0

Hermanus

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79,139,42

Graaff-Reinet

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46,129,2

Swellendam

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29,58,19

Pilgrim's Rest

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35,104,4

Potchefstroom

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17,29,0

Harrismith

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13,27,2

Warmbaths

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34,73,0

Cederberg

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40,103,1

Grahamstown

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24,27,5

Witsand

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25,58,1

Langebaan

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25,51,0

Kalahari Gemsbok National Park

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29,70,0

Bergville

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25,61,2

Wuppertal

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14,19,0

Paarl

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/South_Africa/Paarl-2217787/TravelGuide-Paarl.html

27,87,21

Cape Town

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  • Table Mountain

    5 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    You can of course walk up Table Mountain, but getting to the top of Cape Town’s mountain doesn’t have to involve any more exertion than stepping aboard the 85-year-old Table Mountain Cableway which provides one with a gentle, quick and vista-full trip up to the top of the mountain.

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  • Cape Grace Hotel

    Cape Town Hotels

    Stayed recently for three nights. It is absolutely wonderful. Rooms are very elegant with incredible...

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  • The Africa Cafe

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Restaurants

    In the Africa cafe the food is very fine however a bit expensive. The waiter brings various dishes to the table what you really enjoy. The dishes are from all over Africa with very fine flavours. You will not leave hungry!!!!!!!!!!! The waitresses are dressed in traditional African clothes. The restaurant has many rooms and all have a different...

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Johannesburg

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  • Lion Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    All the cubs you pet here grow up and are sold to the canned hunt. You think you're going here to support the lives of these beautiful animals, little do you know you are supporting the canned hunt. Please educate yourself before you support the murder of tamed lions. You can watch the CNN video here -...

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  • Michelangelo Hotel

    Johannesburg Hotels

    The best and most expensive hotel of the area. Directly in the Sandton shopping Mall. The smallest...

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  • Ethnic / Cultural Diversity

    Johannesburg Local Customs

    The selection and performance of national anthems must be one of the most emotive of cultural issues. To my mind, national anthems are meant to be rousing and inspirational pieces of music that reflect a nation's sense of self image: however, it's all too easy for them to descend into the realms of worthy-but-dreary dirges burdened with...

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Kruger National Park

Pretoria

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  • Voortrekker Monument

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pretoria Things to Do

    Voortrekker Monument was build to commemorate the Voortrekker Pioneers and their Journey from the Cape colony into the Interior of the Country which is now called South Africa between 1835 and 1854. The Monument highlight mostly the events leading to the Battle of Blood river were scores of Zulu warriors were killed. There is a small museum inside...

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  • Sheraton Pretoria Hotel

    Pretoria Hotels

    Stayed twice, two weeks apart for 2 nights and one night respectively. Rooms are very nice, roomy...

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  • BRT System

    Pretoria Transportation

    Part of the BRT Project is up and running after causing major traffic disruptions especially in the inner City . Some of the routes are still under construction but I can see a glimpse of improvements lately.The only routes which currently operating includes The Inner City - Hatfield Gautrain Station and other districts around Groenkloof.From The...

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Durban

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  • Scuba Diving

    Durban Things to Do

    I always wanted to try my hand at Scuba Diving and now I can finally tick it off my bucket list after my Xmas road trip holiday to Durban! On our way there in our rented Honda CR-V, which was amazingly comfortable even though we were rather overloaded, we passed the Aliwal Shoel scuba diving site and decided why not. I've never been a great swimmer...

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  • Hilton Durban

    Durban Hotels

    If you dont mind asking for new towls, shampoos, soap on a daily basis, this hotel is for you. Claim...

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  • Rafting

    Durban Things to Do

    During my amazing road trip to Durban over the Xmas holidays I managed to convince my mates to go white river rafting with me in the Umkomaas River by the Duma Manzi Boutique Eco Lodge. Although it was a pretty epic trip, the rafting was definitely the icing on the cake. What is more, due to a mutual friend we were able rock up in style with a Jeep...

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Sun City

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  • THE HALL OF TREASURES

    Sun City Things to Do

    Inside of Sun City is a fabled Hall of Treasures. Inside is untold wealth and an endless supply of money. Unfortunately it is the Casino that gets all this money. Statistically you will lose every game on offer. The main Gambling Hall is full of slot machines, video poker and other games designed to make the Casino richer. Las Vegas it’s not....

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  • Palace

    Sun City Hotels

    Palace Hotel, Sun City, Sun City, 316, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Take tea at The Palace

    Sun City Things to Do

    Over the recent break two friends and I headed off to Sun City for the day. Past experience has taught us that The Palace at the Lost City staff do a pretty good job of keeping non-resident day tripping riff raff from bothering their five star residents. The only way of getting into the hotel to see it from the inside is to book for high tea or for...

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Port Elizabeth

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Drakensberg

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  • Bushman Rock Art Centre

    Drakensberg Things to Do

    KwaZulu-Natal's new Kamberg Rock Art Centre, now open to the public, will help visitors understand and interpret the more than 40 000 San Bushman images to be found in the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.It is here that the "Rosetta Stone" of San art first provided archaeologists with the key to interpreting the symbolism of the paintings as spiritual...

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  • Lupela Lodge Lady Grey

    Drakensberg Hotels

    Having been to the well trodden Royal Natal Park, Giants Castle, Cathedral Peak, and the Sani Pass...

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  • Drakensberg Traverse

    Drakensberg Things to Do

    If you want peace and quiet, real peace and quiet then the The Drakensberg Traverse is the most awesome trek you could imagine. We took 14 days leave from life and walked from The Sentinel in the Northern Drakensberg to Sani Pass in the South. A little over 200km of the most pristine Mountain Wilderness in the world. Much of the trek was through...

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Bloemfontein

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  • THE BLOEMFONTEIN TOURIST CENTRE

    Bloemfontein Things to Do

    The Bloemfontein Tourist Centre is kind of a ‘One Stop Shop’ for Tourism. It has a large free car park and is located in a mall type set up. In the mall is food, toilets (pay), souvenir shops and several bus companies that use this as a bus station with links all over southern Africa. The staff of the actual Information Office are helpful and will...

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  • Southern Sun Bloemfontein

    Bloemfontein Hotels

    Nelson Mandela & Melville, Brandwag (formerly Holiday Inn), Bloemfontein, 9324, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • An interesting use of power station...

    Bloemfontein Things to Do

    Disused power stations are seldom pretty things, but some South Africans are beginning to view their lack of aesthetic appeal as a bit of a challenge.These cooling towers are located on the southern fringe of Bloem's CBD, en route for the Anglo Boer War museum. The weekend that we visited, the ANC was holding its centenary birthday celebrations in...

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Hartbeespoort

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  • Full day adventure

    Hartbeespoort Things to Do

    Only 45 min's from Jhb and you arrive in tranquillity. The Harties cableway was my first stop and all I can say is WOW... totally refurbished and World Class is all I will say. From the top of the mountain you can plan your day as you can see into 3 provinces. The dam and the mountains offer a special view and fantastic photographic opportunities....

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  • Cocomo Guesthouse and Conference Centre...

    Hartbeespoort Hotels

    My boyfriend and I love to take short breaks to Harties since it is so close to the city. We have...

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  • No excuse for scurvy!

    Hartbeespoort Shopping

    (work in progress)The area just north of the Magaliesberg range is renowned for its fruit cultivation, so it's little surprise that the roads around Hartbeespoort Dam are lined with fruit sellers.This photo was taken in July, when citrus fruits, avocadoes and macadamia nuts were in season. The boxes of naartjies (a local variation on a satsuma...

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Mossel Bay

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  • Don't go to Jukani!!

    Mossel Bay Things to Do

    This is a much hyped big cat sanctuary/animal park. The animals/cats are kept in captivity!! We drove a long way to see this place and were thoroughly disappointed. It is a very badly kept place with very few caged animals. Total rip off!

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  • Protea Hotel Mossel Bay

    Mossel Bay Hotels

    We stayed here for one night and had a self catering unit with a bedroom in the lower floor, a hall...

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  • Fantastic Chinese food

    Mossel Bay Restaurants

    This restaurant is bang opposite to the Information center in Mossel Bay. It serves delicious Chinese food. The service is great, the people friendly and ready to talk if you want to. They also do customised orders to the extent possible. Vegetable noodles and Fried rice. We were too happy with the food here. I enjoyed their Jasmin tea too!

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Oudtshoorn

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  • Swartberg Experience!!

    Oudtshoorn Off The Beaten Path

    On a recent trip to Oudtshoorn, I decided to make a trip to the Swartberg Pass. I've heard so many great things about this mountain, I decided to go and have a look myself at this national monument. I've also heard that it is one of the most beautiful passes in the WORLD!!!On my drive there, just before going up the mountain, I spotted a very nice...

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  • Queens Hotel

    Oudtshoorn Hotels

    I stayed there for one night earlier this month. When i went for a drink at their restaurant i saw...

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  • Ostrich Farm

    Oudtshoorn Things to Do

    Visit an Ostrich farm and also take a ride if it is ok with you. We went to a farm but decided not to ride the ostriches. Honestly speaking I did not like this visit to the farm much. Except for the fact that we got to know about what really happens.

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Knysna

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  • stroll the Mall

    Knysna Things to Do

    A trip to Garden Route is not complete without a visit to the famous Knysna Waterfront mall , arguably one of the most popular leisure and shopping destinations in the region, boasting a superior marina, a base for luxury yachts and Knysna's gateway for cruises and luxury charters voyaging into our pristine lagoon.

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  • Kanonkop Guest House

    Knysna Hotels

    Our 6 night stay was spilt: 3 nights in the Forest Room and 3 Nights in "Paradise". Both rooms are...

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  • Mossel Bay

    Knysna Things to Do

    More than 60 kilometres of beaches - and warm, beach-going weather throughout the year (with at least 300 days of sunshine in every 365!); The riches of the Indian Ocean, the Cape fynbos, and the Outeniqua Mountains; Culture that stretches back over 164,000 years; 21st century infrastructure; and accommodation for every budget.Mossel Bay is...

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Lake Saint Lucia

  • Cape Vidal

    Lake Saint Lucia Things to Do

    Cape Vidal is more of resort area than a park. It has beautiful beaches where people like to sun themselves, kick the football around, fish, and snorkel. The dunes here run all along the coast and are 150 m high. The dune forests are facinating and have an abundance of interesting life in them. Look out for the rare Samango Monkey. There are also...

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  • Visit Hluhluwe Game Reseve

    Lake Saint Lucia Things to Do

    Hluhluwe (shlo-shlo-wee) is apart of the Kwazulu-Natal Park system and is located 15km West off of the N12. You can rent a car at Imperial rent a car and use St. Lucia Resort as a base to explore the park. If you don't like this cheaper and better option there are full day and half day tours of the area that can be booked at the backpackers or many...

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  • Visit Imfolozi Game Reserve

    Lake Saint Lucia Things to Do

    Umfolozi is apart of the Kwazulu-Natal Park system and is 50 Km North North-West of Mtubatuba and about 80 from St. Lucia. It is really one park with Hluhluwe to the North. Both are connected by a corridor so the animals can move freely between both parks. You can rent a car at Imperial rent a car and use St. Lucia Resort as a base to explore the...

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Simon's Town

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  • Scenic places around the Cape of Good...

    Simon's Town Things to Do

    These are some more pictures of scenic places around the Cape of Good Hope, that I saw on my tour through the National Park.That area is about 60km south of Capetown and you need a car in order to get there. There is an entrancefee to the National Park-area but once you are inside the only place to pay is at the...

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  • The Boat House

    Simon's Town Hotels

    Within two minutes of arriving here, I was kicking myself for not booking a longer stay. It truly...

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  • Spheniscus demersus: The jackass penguin

    Simon's Town Things to Do

    Spheniscus demersus: The jackass penguin / Brillenpinguin The penguins that you will see in Boulder's Bay are called jackass penguins or Spheniscus demersus in Latin and in german: Brillenpinguin.This species is only living along the coast of southern Africa, Namibia & Angola and they will lay 2 eggs several time each year.They will be 60-70cm...

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    The first restaurant that broke the apartheid ,the 'Gramadoelas' has closed. After 46 years of serving traditional South African foods.

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