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July 11, 2019

KZN draws thousands of Chinese

The number of Chinese tourists who visit KwaZulu-Natal is expected to grow thanks to an agreement signed between Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and China Comfort Tourism Group.

The agreement will see the Chinese travel agency bring thousands of tourists to KwaZulu-Natal, taking the tourism industry in the province to another level, says Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Province, Sihle Zikalala.

Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC,Mrs Nomusa Dube-Ncube said the agreement between Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and the Chinese travel agency augured well for the province’s growth aspirations.

KwaZulu-Natal intends to grow tourism contribution to its economy to reach [...]

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July 5, 2019

Oudtshoorn Ostriches

Have you ever ridden an ostrich? Trying to curb this bird might turn out to be more challenging than you think. Otherwise, simply learn about the life of these magnificent birds

Browse the net for Oudtshoorn, and you’ll soon find that it’s the world’s ostrich capital. This relatively small town in Klein Karoo, Western Cape, literally brims with flightless birds. Keep in mind, however, that they are flightless, not helpless. The largest bird species can surely stand up for itself and you’ll discover their fervent temper if you venture to ride one. Ostrich rides are normally offered within an ostrich safari. Well, birds don’t like it that much, so [...]

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July 4, 2019

Rim of Africa

Rugged hilly path coloured with wild fynbos is often said to be more than just a trail, as it passes through a range of private lands

The Rim of Africa Trail stretches along the most epic landscapes of South-Western coastline of South Africa. Its scenic 650-kilometer route along the Cape Mountains’ peaks wanders from the Cederberg in the north and continues eastwards before it ends at the Outeniqua Mountains. The route was initiated in 2009. Since then local mountain guides offer their services to those who crave for adventures. One of the reasons for why the Rim of Africa is not a usual trail is that it winds across a range of private property areas, and years have [...]

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July 3, 2019

Swartberg Pass

A curvy road with hairpin bends and unique colorful cliffs

The Swartberg Pass is located on the R328 road in Swartberg mountain range, in the Little Karoo, Western Cape province of South Africa. With a maximum elevation of 1,583 m above sea level, the road climbs 1,000 meters in 12 km. The gravel road is one of the steepest in South Africa. However, it is open year round and doesn’t require a 4WD vehicle to drive through the pass. The road starts in Oudtshoorn in the south and goes to Prince Albert in the north.

The road over Swartberg pass was built in 1888 by Thomas Bain, son of Andrew Geddes Bain, a famous South African explorer, geologist, and road engineer. [...]

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