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Diamond Works Institute launches new Cape experience

The Diamond Works Institute recently introduced The South African Select, a new experience for travellers, incorporating the Cape winelands while witnessing the art and craftsmanship of jewellery manufacturing from skilled

Balloon safaris take flight in Tanzania

Ruaha Balloon Safaris officially launched in Tanzania in June. It is operated by Serengeti Balloon Safaris, with flights taking off near Msembe on the Ruaha River. Credits: Ruaha Balloon Safaris/Paul

Tourists invited to ‘explore the land Mandela loved’

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, together with Thebe Tourism Group, held a sod-turning ceremony to celebrate the construction of the Mandela Atlantic Presidential Centre on July 18. The Centre is to

Zambia offers a year-round fishing experience

Over and above its strength as a wildlife destination, Zambia is known for its fishing. Zambia Tourism says most rivers and lakes carry good stocks of fish, making for a

Sleep in a Star Bed under the Mozambican night sky

Nkwichi Lodge, on the banks of Lake Malawi in northern Mozambique, has created a Star Bed concept, which allows guests to literally sleep under the stars. A four-poster bed dressed

Two SA neighbourhoods among coolest in the world

South Africa has two of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods. This is according to ‘12 Coolest Neighbourhoods Around the World’, a list compiled by Forbes after consultation with travel experts. Johannesburg’s

Cape Town Ziplines reopens

Cape Town Ziplines, an SA Forest Adventures initiative, reopened on Monday, July 2. The zipline is 2.3km long and located in Silvermist Estate on the Hout Bay Road. The zipline

Barberton Mountains declared a World Heritage Site

The Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains in Mpumalanga have officially been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site (WHS) after being on the tentative list for a number of years. The World Heritage Committee inscribed