Oyster Festival still on after Knysna fires

The devastating Knysna fires have claimed the lives of seven people and destroyed residential, business and tourism districts in the Western Cape town, resulting in the evacuation of an estimated 10 000 locals.

Knysna, on the world-renowned Garden Route, boasts scenic stretches of land and hosts much-anticipated yearly events such as the Pick n Pay Oyster Festival, dubbed the “Best 10 Days of Your Winter”, and sporting events like the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour and the Momentum Knysna Forest Marathon.

Knysna Tourism has confirmed that all three events will still be taking place from Friday, 7 July 2017 to Sunday, 16 July 2017 in a…
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Oyster Festival still on after Knysna fires

Route 62 listed as one of the world’s best road trip routes

The beautiful winding Route 62 that makes its way from the Eastern Cape to the Western Cape in South Africa, has been listed by CNN Travel as one of the best road trips for 2017.

The R62, which winds between Port Elizabeth, through to the Langkloof, Oudtshoorn and Cape Town made it onto the coveted list alongside 9 other international routes. The route was picked for its picture-perfect scenic views and vineyards, with CNN Travel dubbing it “a journey to the unexpected.”

READ MORE: The Best Regions To Explore By Car In South Africa

Must see attractions along the way include Chapman’s Peak…
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Route 62 listed as one of the world’s best road trip routes

Best regions to explore by car in South Africa

spWith South Africa’s incredibly rich and diverse landscape, the journey to your destination could well be the most beautiful part of your trip. Taking the scenic route allows you to see the country with all its contrasts. Here are some of the best regions in SA to explore by car.

The Limpopo Valley Route

Baobab tree with mountains in background, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Starting in the north of the country and bordering SA’s neighbours – Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe – is the Limpopo region. It’s lush with vegetation in every direction…
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Best regions to explore by car in South Africa

5 top easily accessible SA campsites

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Get closer to nature and your loved ones at one of SA’s best campsites.

BUCCANEERS LODGE & BACKPACKERS, Chintsa (formerly known as Cintsa), Wild Coast

Perched on a hill of Wild Coast forest overlooking Chintsa Beach and the Chintsa River mouth, this campsite is a piece of paradise. Wake up in your safari tent to truly spectacular views of the fairly untouched coastline. After breakfast on the deck, go kayaking in the river, horse-riding on the beach and farmlands or surfing in the warm ocean. As a camper, you’ll find everything your…
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Loving life at Fancourt

Aerial of the hotel

Aerial view of Fancourt and grounds. Images courtesy of Fancourt

From fine cuisine to immaculate spa facilities, luxurious accommodation, and of course, its internationally renowned golf courses, Fancourt offers discerning travellers the complete package.

Perhaps due to its enormous size, a stay at Fancourt is much like a stay at an estate or resort. Pretentiousness is nowhere to be found and guests are made to feel welcome and at home. Friendly smiles and greetings from members of staff and fellow guests alike make it clear that everyone is genuinely happy…
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6 exceptional places to love in SA

1.Wake up to ocean views at Kenton-on-Sea

There’s not much to beat a weekend away in a quiet beach town – and Kenton-on-Sea offers just that. The beaches are pristine and the water’s cool, with rock pools full of interesting creatures. With plenty of accommodation available in this quaint town, be sure to opt for one with excellent views of the ocean. The Oyster Box Beach House is a great choice.

Image courtesy of The Oyster Box Beach House

Image courtesy of The Oyster Box Beach House

 

2.Taste your way through the Midlands…
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6 exceptional places to love in SA