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Clarens 2015-12

Clarens is a small town situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the Free State province of South Africa and nicknamed the “Jewel of the Eastern Free State”. It was established in 1912 and named after the town of Clarens in Switzerland where exiled Paul Kruger spent his last days. It is situated 336 km from Johannesburg, 284 km from Bloemfontein, 389 km from Durban.


Pine Lake Resort 2015-08

Pine Lake Resort is situated on the banks of Lake Longmere in White River amid the lush forests and majestic mountains of South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. Here, guests have the opportunity to experience some of the country’s most exquisite scenery.


Voortrekker Monument 2015-08

The majestic Voortrekker Monument is situated in the northern part of South Africa in the Pretoria (Tshwane) region in a nature reserve. It is a unique Monument which commemorates the Pioneer history of Southern Africa and the history of the Afrikaner and is situated in a beautiful setting.


Segaia Bush Retreat 2015-06

Segaia – a name you’re not likely to forget once you’ve visited this charming lodge. One of the jewels of Northern Gauteng, it offers an escape to the magic of the bush that reminds of areas far more remote. Less than 1 hour from OR Tambo Int Airport and JHB, and less than 20 min from Pretoria in Dinokeng. Unique African magic found only in the bush of Dinokeng, part of the Roodeplaat Dam Hub and near Cullinan as well as the NEW ‘developing Big 5’, Dinokeng Game Reserve.


Mabula Private Game Reserve 2015-01

An extraordinary encounter with South Africa’s bushveld awaits you at Mabula Game Lodge, located just two-and-a-half hours’ drive from Johannesburg in the Malaria Free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province. Revel in the sheer variety of animal, bird and plant life; the diverse landscapes ranging from grassland plains to rocky outcrops creating an ideal habitat for the free roaming Big Five and all the little creatures that contribute to a magical wildlife experience you’ll never forget.


The Peninsula All-Suite-Hotel 2014-10

The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel, with its matchless style and subtle elegance, is the ultimate in understated Cape hospitality. Ideally situated on Cape Town’s Platinum Mile, internationally acclaimed, The Peninsula is home to discerning visitors from around the globe. Guests enjoy the convenience of being minutes from the excitement and sparkle of Cape Town and close to the world-famous scenic wine routes, beautiful beaches and botanical gardens. More importantly they enjoy the superior service and the real value for money they find at The Peninsula.


Cabana Beach Resort 2014-06

Designed in the style of a classic Mediterranean Village, Cabana Beach Resort lies on the beautiful coast of uMhlanga near Durban. This KwaZulu-Natal destination has become a haven for holidaymakers, boasting year-round sunshine and a warm sub-tropical climate. Not surprisingly, the hotel has been honoured with a number of awards that are testament to its outstanding level of quality. The town of uMhlanga is peaceful enough to escape the crowds, yet still within close distance to Durban’s attractions, making this the ideal location for a holiday, or romantic break. Self catering accommodation gives you privacy and relaxation with the option of three restaurants on the premises to enjoy dining out. The azure waters of the Indian Ocean invite you to relax and unwind, as you enjoy all the laid-back charm of this unforgettable Tsogo Sun resort.


Pretoria National Botanical Gardens 2014-05

This 76 ha urban oasis is a pristine getaway situated in the eastern suburbs of South Africa’s administrative capital, Pretoria.


Mabula Private Game Reserve 2014-01

An extraordinary encounter with South Africa’s bushveld awaits you at Mabula Game Lodge, located just two-and-a-half hours’ drive from Johannesburg in the Malaria Free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province. Revel in the sheer variety of animal, bird and plant life; the diverse landscapes ranging from grassland plains to rocky outcrops creating an ideal habitat for the free roaming Big Five and all the little creatures that contribute to a magical wildlife experience you’ll never forget.


Johannesburg Zoological Gardens 2013-12

The Johannesburg Zoo situated in the leafy northern suburb of Johannesburg covers 55 hectares of land. The zoo was founded in 1904 when the land was donated by the firm of Herman Ekstein.


Pine Lake Resort 2013-09

Pine Lake Resort is situated on the banks of Lake Longmere in White River amid the lush forests and majestic mountains of South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. Here, guests have the opportunity to experience some of the country’s most exquisite scenery.


South African Air Force Memorial 2013-06

The South African Air Force Memorial is a memorial to South African Air Force members who have died whilst in service of the South African Air Corps and its successor, the South African Air Force from 1915 to the present. The memorial is located at Swartkop outside Pretoria.


Fort Klapperkop 2013-05

Klapperkop, the name of the hill where the fort is located is derived from the Afrikaans name for Strychnos pungens, a tree that grow natively on the hills in the region. This fort was constructed at a total cost of GBP £50,000. It was handed over to the Government on 18 January 1898. It was supplied with a paraffin engine powered generator for electricity, a telephone and telegraphic links. Running water was supplied from a pump station in the Fountains Valley which was shared with the nearby Fort Schanskop. Unlike the other forts in the surrounding area, the design incorporated a moat as well as a drawbridge. The moat was never filled with water. Fort Klapperkop was armed with a 155mm Creusot gun (“Long Tom”), a 37 mm Maxim-Nordenfeldt cannon, three Martini-Henry hand-maxims and a 65 mm Krupp Mountain Gun. In January 1899 The fort was manned by 17 troops. In July 1899 the number of troops was increased to 30. By end October 1899, only 16 troops were still stationed at Fort Klapperkop. As with the other forts, men and armament were gradually withdrawn and sent elsewhere during the course of the war. It is said: “Never a shot in anger was fired from this fort.” The area is declared a Military museum. On 31 May 1979 the South African Defence Force Memorial was unveiled at Fort Klapperkop. It includes a statue of a soldier holding a R1 rifle, in memory of all members of the South African Defence Force who lost their lives serving their country. The individuals who have lost their lives are honoured with an inscription on a number of marble plaques mounted around the statue. Fort Klapperkop is a Gauteng provincial heritage site.


Kimiad Golf Course 2013-05

We are definitely spoilt with the amount of nature we have access to in our city! For the man with the bush in his heart, escape to the Kimiad Golf Course for a diverse outing. Choose between a round of golf on the 15-hole mashie course, or hit a few balls for leisure on the driving range. Otherwise, if golf doesn’t fall in your liking, explore the bush with an easy-paced hike in the lush bush veld area surrounding the course. This is also a bird-watching paradise, and even small buck can be spotted all around. A wide range of restaurants are hosted on the property – Die Bos, Rustica and Jingle Jangle Tea Garden. Whatever your taste, you are bound to find an agreeable spot here!


Mabula Private Game Reserve 2013-02

An extraordinary encounter with South Africa’s bushveld awaits you at Mabula Game Lodge, located just two-and-a-half hours’ drive from Johannesburg in the Malaria Free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province. Revel in the sheer variety of animal, bird and plant life; the diverse landscapes ranging from grassland plains to rocky outcrops creating an ideal habitat for the free roaming Big Five and all the little creatures that contribute to a magical wildlife experience you’ll never forget.


Fernwood Lodge 2006-05

Fernwood is an exclusive mountain retreat situated on 205 hectares of primeland at the foot of the awe inspiring peaks of Champagne Castle, Cathkin Peaks and Dragons Peaks. Fernwood was established in the 80’s and there is no finer view of this spectacular Drakensberg scenery. The development has been planned with care to ensure nothing detracts from the splendour and serenity of this magnificent setting.