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2016 South African Travel Blog Awards winners

The first South African Travel Blog Awards, hosted at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, saw eight winners, including the Pretty Blog winning overall.

19 Jul 2016

Top 10 honeymoon destinations and listings on Airbnb

The top 10 Airbnb honeymoon destinations and listings - including some treehouses - have been compiled from a growing community of Airbnb hosts and amongst 54,000 Airbnb users' honeymoon wish lists.

15 Jul 2016

Finding treasures in the North West

In their journey to acquaint South Africans with local travel, the TOMSA/Sunday Times Finders Keepers team have reached the North West province...

13 Jul 2016

MTPA unveils Mauritius Winter Calendar

The MTPA recently unveiled its winter season events calendar. Health, wellness, sports and gastronomy are just some of the themes on the winter calendar this year...

11 Jul 2016

Finders Keepers kicks off in Gauteng

The Sunday Times Finders Keepers team have kicked off their adventures and explored Gauteng's hidden tourism gems while also leading readers to...

7 Jul 2016

Elephant Café launches on the banks of the Zambezi

The exclusive Elephant Café where visitors can dine in the wild, surrounded by the Zambezi Elephant Trails, and look out on Zambia's famous river, has been launched...

6 Jul 2016

Staycationing at the Vineyard Hotel

One of the things that makes the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands truly special is the grounds it is situated on. Expansive gardens that include a babbling river with jungly walk ways along it plus spectacular views of Table Mountain make this charming hotel a favourite for weddings, lengthy lunches and little staycations.

By Ruth Cooper 5 Jul 2016

48 hours in Cape Town

On your marks, jet set, go! You have a 48-hour weekend coming up in gorgeous Cape Town and you need to maximise your minutes: see the sights, eat all the food, drink all the wine, and drench your eyes with views.

By Allison Foat 30 Jun 2016

Downtown Abbey beyond the boerewors curtain

When the Duke of Bedford lived in the Cape during WW2 he built some of Woburn Abbey's features into his new house in South Africa...

By Brian Berkman 28 Jun 2016

A forest getaway at Platbos

A two-hour drive from Cape Town, and just past Stanford, is a magical green oasis in the form of an ancient milkwood forest. Somewhat of an anomaly this lush 40 hectare forest has survived and flourished against all odds...

By Ruth Cooper 27 Jun 2016

Chic with a little cheek at the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

When an establishment calls its rooms boudoirs, you know it hides something a little sassy beneath its sophisticated veneer that deserves exploring...

By Nicci Botha 27 Jun 2016

The bounty of Babylonstoren

Fortunately, my line of work allows me to dine and drink at some of our best local offerings (no complaints here); however last Friday was the first time that I was lucky enough to experience the amazing Babel at Babylonstoren in Paarl.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Jun 2016

Cosy up to winter travel on Cape Country Routes

South African winters are synonymous with cold and harsh conditions. For many professionals, the long stress-free, sunny days of a December holiday is in the distant future....

23 Jun 2016

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