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BIG DREAMS, WILD RUN

With only four weeks to go before I tackle a three-day trail run – the total distance of which is slightly more than the Comrades Marathon – I can’t help but wonder if taking on my first major fitness challenge in my mid 40s is a little crazy…

In a month’s time, I leave for a rather demanding three-day trip – covering 92km in a trail run across three countries. As the countdown to Wild Run Mapungubwe starts, e-mails are popping into my inbox from Wildrunner, the trail organiser, reminding me to do my medical (no medical clearance…
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BIG DREAMS, WILD RUN

SA’S AUTHENTICALLY AFRICAN LOCRATE MARKET

When the market was introduced in 2014, the aim was for it to compete with the likes of Johannesburg and Cape Town’s Neighbourgoods Markets. It has developed into so much more – a space for trailblazing entrepreneurs and innovators in the arts, culture and lifestyle space to showcase their creations and offerings. What’s more, the market now offers Locrate Tours.

“I wanted to show that, in terms of entrepreneurship, Soweto is about more than just shebeen queens and tuckshop owners. We have always had chefs, designers, craftsmen, artists and others who didn’t have platforms from which to share their ideas,”…
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SA’S AUTHENTICALLY AFRICAN LOCRATE MARKET

9 REASONS TO GO ON A RIVER SAFARI

When you picture going on safari, you probably think about driving in an open vehicle through the wide open spaces of the African bush, or watching the sunset over the arid landscape from the deck of your bush camp. But for something completely different that makes for a truly unforgettable bush experience, you may want to consider going on a river safari. Here are nine reasons to do so:

1. Great game-viewing

Rivers are essential to sustaining life in the bush, and their oasis of greenery amid the dry bush attracts wildlife in search of water. This means incredible game-viewing up…
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9 REASONS TO GO ON A RIVER SAFARI

THREE PLACES TO LEARN HOW TO SURF IN THE SOUTH COAST

For those looking to try their hand at surfing – or for surfers without their own boards – the South Coast has several options for surf lessons and equipment rental.

Surf Action

A starting point is Margate, located close to a handful of beginner-friendly beaches. The reputable, longstanding Surf Action shop offers hourly, half-day and full-day board rentals, as well as safety-orientated lessons. Classes are available for one-on-one instruction, couples or groups of three to six people. All instructors are experienced and patient and, if you’re lucky, you might get a class with shop-owner Antoni “Ant” Brodowicz, the International Surfing…
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THREE PLACES TO LEARN HOW TO SURF IN THE SOUTH COAST

ROAD TRIPPING THROUGH UTAH’S RED ROCK PARKS

The sparsely populated state of Utah packs five glorious national parks into its southern half: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands—each a unique slice of a timeless landscape, rich in history and beauty. Together, they make for an epic road trip with equal parts driving and wandering among geological masterpieces.

Winter is certainly the off-season, but a cold-weather visit has its advantages. While Zion and Arches are known for summer crowds, in winter, they’re practically empty. Snow is a dazzling accessory for desertscapes, and although icy conditions can be tricky, it’s often more comfortable to hike in cold…
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ROAD TRIPPING THROUGH UTAH’S RED ROCK PARKS

Ski holidays – mental and physical benefits for kids

Travel trends are constantly changing. Gone are the days when a widely accepted idea of a vacation was lounging on the beach for sun-lovers or being cooped up in a cabin in snowy mountains. Research shows that travellers are now more than ever drawn to adventure-oriented holidays.

Snow holidays can be an enriching experience for both parents and kids. Skiing is a sport that kids can learn at a young age and continue doing well into adulthood. Whether your kids are new to skiing or are seasoned skiers, there are many health benefits – both physical and mental.

The physical benefits…
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Ski holidays – mental and physical benefits for kids