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  • By hook or by fluke: guide to Hermanus

    The jagged rocks on the western side of Hermanus present some quieter, more striking vantage points from which to watch whales. Photo by Tyson Jopson.

    Hermanus: what happens when an old fishing village turned holiday hotspot embraces the business of whale-watching? Here’s what to do in this burgeoning seaside town.

  • Interview: Thami Manyathi’s secret hideaway

    Thami Manyathi

    Thami Manyathi, head of eThekwini Transport Authority, gives us his insights into the gorgeous city of Durban – and when it comes to secret hideaways, he’s got a great recommendation for a quiet break.

December 2014

Our Nation’s Myriad Stories
Fascinating tales about this contradictory and compelling country we love.

Tanzania’s Mane Attraction
Cameron Ewart-Smith travels to Ruaha National Park, where lions live in great numbers.

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
We pick out our favourite gifts to give (and get) this Christmas.

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  • 5-star Mauritius School Holiday Package

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    This amazing package deal to Mauritius during the school holidays is perfect for the whole family. Expect 5-star treatment, beautiful beaches and loads of outdoor activities to keep you entertained.

  • Kilimanjaro Marathon and Migration Safari


    You get the best of both worlds with this package – adrenaline and adventure. Run the Kilimanjaro Marathon before embarking on an epic migration safari.

  • Melia Zanzibar 5-star (all-inclusive)


    This luxury 5-star holiday on the Spice Island of Zanzibar is all about indulgence, with its beautiful private beaches, coral reefs and personalised treatment.

  • 6-day Victoria Falls and Safari Combo

    6 day Victoria Falls and Safari combo

    Spend 6 fantastic days on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, exploring the Victoria Falls and wildlife of the area.

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  • 10 great gifts from Cape Union Mart

    Cape Union Mart

    Yep, 2014 is coming to an end which means holidays, long summer days, and yes the gifting season is upon us. We thought we’d get the ball rolling with some awesome gadgets and travel gear gifts from Cape Union Mart.

Win 2 documentary tickets to the Galileo Open Air Cinema


The Galileo Open Air Cinema is showing a whole range of awesome movies – from musicals to sci-fi – at their beautiful outdoor venues this summer. If documentaries are more your thing, here’s your chance to win two ‘warm and comfy’ tickets to one of two screenings this summer.

Win a family night out to the Galileo Open Air Cinema


The Galileo Open Air Cinema is one of our favourite things to do in Cape Town and we’re delighted to be giving away four warm and comfy tickets to one of three family screenings this December.

Win a seven-day holiday in Mozambique worth R16 000


Just north of Maputo lies the idyllic seaside town of Bilene. Its pearly white beaches provide a perfect backdrop to the beautiful coastal resort of San Martinho Beach Club. One lucky reader will win a week-long self-catering holiday for six in a luxurious three-bedroom beach villa, worth R16 000!