The non-swimmer’s shark cage-diving guide

It was my first time in South Africa and I was already in love. I was hitting all the major “spots” between Johannesburg and Cape Town. I had spent three amazing nights at Kruger National Park, mesmerised by elephants, zebra, giraffes and even lazy lions lounging at the roadside. I had drank my way through Stellenbosch’s picturesque vineyards and enjoyed the views from Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope. I was obsessed with all South Africa had to offer. All except for one thing — great white Shark cage-diving and that was exactly what my travel buddies…
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The non-swimmer’s shark cage-diving guide

Cape Town wants to honour Mandela with a R3.5m statue

The City of Cape Town plans to commemorate the life and work of former president Nelson Mandela with a R3.5m statue and exhibition at the City Hall.

Naming and nomination committee chair, councillor Brett Herron, said on Monday that the City would start with a public participation process about the proposal.

“The purpose of the public participation process is to engage with our residents about the intended memorialisation of Madiba at City Hall,” said Herron. “We want to work more closely with our residents, and an important aspect of strengthening the relationship between the City and Capetonians is for our residents to participate in…
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Cape Town wants to honour Mandela with a R3.5m statue

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

Private individual from the Middle East paves way for George Airport Upgrade

George Airport in the Western Cape, one of the Airports Company South Africa‘s six regional airports, has received exemption from the SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACCA) to upgrade from a CAT 7 aerodrome to a CAT 8 aerodrome. The upgrade was processed after a request was received for an A310-300 aircraft to land at George Airport. The aircraft is owned by a private individual from the Middle East, who visits a Karoo game farm annually with his family.

This means that the airport is now able to receive larger aircraft and that it complies with regulations for additional…
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Private individual from the Middle East paves way for George Airport Upgrade

4 Hidden SA Gems

South Africa is unique in many ways, from its diverse cultures to its variety of places and people. If you’d like to explore more of this beautiful country, there are places you simply have to find your way to. From the open spaces of the Karoo to the heart of Johannesburg, here are four hidden gems that SA has to offer.
 
Akasha Mountain Retreat
 
Just 12km north of Heidelberg, Western Cape, is…
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4 Hidden SA Gems

A Taste of the past: Origins at Marine Hotel

The imposing Marine Hotel in popular Hermanus is putting a new twist on combining historic flavours of the area’s ancient peoples and fresh, seasonal ingredients. Enter Origins (open seven days a week for lunch and dinner), the lovechild of (very) old-world eating and the freshest of fresh food.

“At Origins we look back to look forward. We look back to The Khoisan – our first people – to run a restaurant that brings the joy of food, telling the story of our region’s culture, cuisine and ingredients on every plate,” says Executive Chef Grant Parker.

So what’s…
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A Taste of the past: Origins at Marine Hotel