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Seven ways to make the most of your family safari

When it comes to family holidays, the bush can be one of the most magical places for children – and adults – to visit. Seeing wild animals, birds and insects in their natural habitat, getting away from the pressures and stresses of city life and soaking up the fresh air – a bush holiday can be pure heaven for anyone.

Still, as an adult, going on safari with children can be challenging, especially if they’re very young. With companies like the Zambezi Queen Collection offering a safari special where kids 12 and under get 75% off for travel…
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Seven ways to make the most of your family safari

The world’s most spectacular spots to hammock – Flight Centre

While home is arguably the best place to hang up your hat after a busy day, this is certainly not the case when it comes to hanging a hammock. The latest global leisure trend, hammocking is defined as the act of setting up your hammock anywhere in the world with a friend or two and simply hanging out, napping, relaxing and swinging together. You may want to consider investing in a portable, lightweight camping hammock for your next adventure. Here is Flight Centre’s list of top spectacular spots around the world to hang your hammock.

Ang Thong National Park, Thailand – Welcome to…
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The world’s most spectacular spots to hammock – Flight Centre

Visit one of the most active volcanoes in Africa

Tourists with a taste for adventure in the Democratic Republic of Congo are in for a treat – guided tours up a active volcano!

Not only is Mt Nyiragongo one of the most active volcanoes on the continent, but it’s also home to one of the world’s largest lava lakes. Tourists can spend a night here, among the noxious gases and liquid rock.

Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports from Mount Nyiragongo, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

– Al Jazeera Media Network

Visit one of the most active volcanoes in Africa

MTN Bushfire: Where creative expression and social responsibility burn bright

Known as the greenest festival in Africa, and one of CNN’s “7 African music festivals you really have to see”, MTN Bushfire is an internationally acclaimed music and arts festival that takes places annually in Swaziland. It celebrates creative expression while promoting social responsibility, stimulating the economy, and drawing talent and tourists from across the continent and the world.

Festival director Jiggs Thorne told us more about the ethos of the festival and what to expect in 2018.

The ethos of MTN Bushfire is focused on “igniting social change”. Since its…
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MTN Bushfire: Where creative expression and social responsibility burn bright

The Tsogo Sun Amashova race turns 30!

Cycling team with Derek Watts at the Wattbike Challenge.

Cycling team with Derek Watts at the Wattbike Challenge.

A favourite sporting event for those in KwaZulu-Natal and around the country, the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic cycling race will celebrate its 30th anniversary on 16 October.

As the oldest and among the largest South African races, the Amashova has attracted over 10 000 entries across its three races, with prize money of over R100 000.

The race highlights the province’s inspiring landscapes and views, beginning at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall, heading…
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Open Streets Main Rd: Cycle, skate, walk & play your way from Obs to the CBD

Go out and play in the streets of Cape Town on 1 October 2017, between 10am and 3pm, as Open Streets Cape Town (OSCT) makes it possible to cycle, skate or walk in a car-restricted route between Cape Town Science Centre and the Grand Parade, including sections of Main Road, Victoria Road, Sir Lowry Road and Darling Street.

To kick off Transport Month, community members, pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, wheelchair-users and other non-motorised transport-users will on the day enjoy a 5km car-free stretch of road along the M4, to move around freely and engage with public spaces and facilities safely, in celebration of “movement and self-propelled…
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Open Streets Main Rd: Cycle, skate, walk & play your way from Obs to the CBD