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Hermanus, Aerial Photo Gallery

Hermanus, Aerial Photo Gallery

A Bird's view of the popular coastal town called Hermanus

“Yes I Feel Totally Safe in SA”. 8 Quotes from CNN’s Richard Quest at SA Tourism Indaba

“Yes I Feel Totally Safe in SA”. 8 Quotes from CNN’s Richard Quest at SA Tourism Indaba

The love-him-hate-him presenter from CNN with the distinctive delivery, Richard Quest, is at South Africa’s tourism Indaba again this year, taking place in Durban from Friday to Monday. He kicked off the show with a frank interview with Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

Opening address by Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom for Indaba 2016 in Durban, South Africa

Welcome to your South Africa - a country on a long journey, on "the long walk to freedom", to quote our beloved former President Nelson Mandela. Every day takes us closer to our dream of a truly non-racial, non-sexist society, and to our final destination of freedom, equality and prosperity for all.

What do we know about Loggerhead turtles?

What do we know about Loggerhead turtles?

To see these magnificent creatures make their way up the beach, dig a hole with their flippers, lay their eggs, carefully cover up their nest...

Wine, live music and epic food, you would not expect this from Greyton

Wine, live music and epic food, you would not expect this from Greyton

The recent Overberg Wine and Food Festival happened in GREYTON with 18 great wine estates on board. Eclectic Live music played by The Rivertones . Food and vibe a plenty!

6 Cool Facts about Madagascar… authentic Island, a world apart

6 Cool Facts about Madagascar… authentic Island, a world apart

Madagascar is a largely unknown island in the Indian Ocean and unique in that it is one of the only places in which 80% of the species of plants and animals are endemic to that region only. Madagascar located 400 km off the east coast of Africa, south of the equator, and is the fourth largest island in the world.

The Vermont Salt Pan, a part of the greenbelt system, is also classified as critically endangered area.

The Vermont Salt Pan, a part of the greenbelt system, is also classified as critically endangered area.

Apart from the natural vegetation that these green belts protect, they are also home to numerous bird species and small animals with at least two  antelope species, mongoose, porcupine and caracal...

8 Wine farms and wineries along the Stanford Wine Route

8 Wine farms and wineries along the Stanford Wine Route

The Stanford Wine Route in South Africa is an up and coming area in the Overberg. Wine Estates here are producing award winning, cool climate wines.

22 Epic Photos - Above & below on the border of two worlds.

22 Epic Photos - Above & below on the border of two worlds.

Above and Below… you’ll  never know what you might encounter  just below the surface.

Fryer’s Cove wines… sipping the sea on the West Coast.

Fryer’s Cove wines… sipping the sea on the West Coast.

On the waterfront in a derelict old crayfish factory right at the seaside in the bay you will find a tiny winery, tasting room and alfresco jetty restaurant This is the address of Fryer’s Cove wines, forged of the earth and tempered by the sea.

The Stanford Wine Route was launched on the 27 of November 2015

The Stanford Wine Route was launched on the 27 of November 2015

Stanford Wine Route is now South Africa’s 21st wine route

Mariana's Cookbook is Cooking-hot

Mariana's Cookbook is Cooking-hot

No-one was surprised when Mariana Esterhuizen, owner and chef of Mariana's Country Kitchen in Stanford, romped home with the Best newcomer Award at the recent Sunday Times Cookbook Awards.

Congrats Gansbaai! Gold award for Best Destination for Responsible Tourism 2015

Congrats Gansbaai! Gold award for Best Destination for Responsible Tourism 2015

Gansbaai is like an oyster that the local fishermen have opened only to discover a pearl inside...

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