INSIDER GUIDE: PORT ELIZABETH

Shark Rock Pier – Image courtesy of Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism

Shark Rock Pier. Image courtesy of Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism

Port Elizabeth is definitely one of the country’s hidden gems and is fast developing into an exciting multi-cultural tourism hotspot. PE, as the locals still fondly call it, is part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro and home to thousands of bottlenose dolphins who lazily cruise the shoreline throughout the day.

WHERE TO EAT

The soon-to-be-named Merchants on Main (154 Main Road Walmer, opposite Bloomingdales Nursery) is an eclectic mix of shops,…
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Insider Guide: Pretoria

Jacaranda trees in Pretoria

WHERE TO EAT

Up the winding stairs, an exotic journey awaits you at La Terrasse Rooftop Café inside Moroccan House. The North African-inspired seasonal menu includes mouth-watering and fabulously presented tagines, platters and vegetarian options. A variety of aromatic teas, coffees and cordials are on offer and you can purchase stunning Moroccan objects. 435 Atterbury Rd. Tel: +27 (0)12 346 5713.

Image courtesy of La Terrasse Restaurant

Image courtesy of La Terrasse Restaurant

Rocket 88 is a quirky bar…
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City Guide: Rome

Rome

ABOUT

Known as the Eternal City, Rome is Italy’s capital and at the centre of its history. With ancient ruins and buildings visible throughout the city, it’s highlighted as an international tourism hotspot.

Founded in around 753 BC, there are over 2 500 year’s worth of culture and attractions to explore in the city – all of which are well-deserving of a traveller’s time and euros.

TRAVEL TIPS

Getting around Rome is relatively easy – travel by train and bus to major points and then walk your way through the rest. Walking is the only way for…
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City Guide: Durban

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Durban, a world-class port city. Image by Sawubona magazine

ABOUT

While Johannesburg is sophisticated and Cape Town is Euro-chic, Durban is pure African exuberance.

It’s a heady multicultural melting pot built around vibrant beach life, buzzing hotspots and gorgeous scenery bathed in heat and humidity that make even the famous local curries seem tame in comparison.

It’s an open-air lifestyle of sun, sea, sand, picnics, parties and pleasure. But it wasn’t always this way.

Durban is surrounded by historic sites where epic battles played out between the Zulus, British and Afrikaners, as they…
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