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South Africa's Cape Winelands Provide Perfect Day Trip From Cape Town

Miners in South Africa made international headlines last year for their protests demanding higher pay. I'm considering heading back to South Africa to join a new protest that's brewing over tolls the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) wants to charge on highways from Cape Town to the Cape …

South Africa

The Cape Winelands claims 8 global awards

Cape Town - South Africa's Cape Winelands claimed 8 global and forty-three regional awards in the 2014 Best of Wine Tourism awards that was announced …

12 Winelands estates perfect for a summer movie night under the stars

Cape Town - The Galileo Open Air Cinema will return to the Winelands this summer – perfect for romantics, visitors and outdoor movie fans.<p>Twice a …

Top 10 Toasting Spots in South Africa's Winelands

Located just an hour’s drive northeast of Cape Town, South Africa’s most famous wine producing region encompasses the towns of Stellenbosch, …

Cape Of Good Food: Fine Dining In South Africa's Winelands

As the undisputed gourmet capital of South Africa, there is no shortage of fantastic fine dining in Cape Town, with the likes of The Test Kitchen ­­– …

The Cape of Good Wine: Exploring the Cape Peninsula Winelands

When most visitors to Cape Town begin planning a day out in the winelands, chances are their thoughts turn to the historic estates of Stellenbosch, …

Where To Find Wildlife In South Africa's Winelands

If you tire of wine-tasting… Scratch that. Who are we kidding? There is absolutely nothing tiresome about exploring the Cape Winelands.<p>However, a …

A New App To Try In The Winelands Of The Western Cape

Wine lovers have a new app to help make their visit to the winelands of the Western Cape, South Africa more enjoyable.<p>The Cape Town based consumer …

Eat, Drink And Be Merry: Festivals In South Africa's Winelands

Because the Cape Winelands has so much to offer, it is easy to miss out on some worthy activities. It is literally impossible to partake in …

Food, Wine, And Fun: A Video Tour Of Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch

In the latest AFKTravel original video, host Zandile Madliwa takes you on tour of Spier Wine Farm, one of the top wine estates in Stellenbosch, South …

Beyond The Tasting Room: Activities And Attractions On South Africa's Wine Estates

In South Africa’s Cape Winelands, tasting the local vino is not just about swilling, spitting and pontificating about terroir. The Cape’s historic …

The Food Lover's Guide To Franschhoek

When French Huguenots settled in the Franschhoek valley in the 17th century to escape religious persecution, they knew vineyards would thrive in this …

History Among The Vines: South Africa's Heritage Wine Estates

The 2 February 1659 was a day for celebration in the fledgling colony at the Cape of Good Hope.<p>“Heeden is Gode loff van de Caepse druyven d’eerste …

Viva Vino: Exploring The Cape Winelands

“<i>Today</i>, <i>praise be to God, wine was pressed for the first time from Cape grapes.”</i><p>Those were the words scribbled into the diary of the first Dutch …

A Beginner’s Guide To Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

Snow-capped Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most iconic mountains. At 5985 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level, it is the highest free-standing …

Hiking And Trekking

For the Trekker, Kenya is a world of highs and lows assuming you don’t suffer from muscle conditions like Tetany or hypocalcemia. From the snow …

Practical hints for hiking in East Africa

This page gives some practical advice for people who want to hike on Mt. Kenya and Kilimanjaro.<p>Sources of information<p>maps<br>• Online sources of …

BBC Four - South Africa Walks

South Africa Walks<p>Julia Bradbury sets out on four walks that explore South Africa's claim to be 'a world in one country', going far beyond the normal tourist destinations to a series of increasingly remote locations<p>On iPlayer<p>This programme is not currently available on BBC iPlayer<p>On TV<p>There are no …

Why Every Cyclist And Hiker Should Take On The Atlas Mountains

Hikers and cyclists are always looking for the next big thing that will allow them to test their limits. Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, which features …

15 Amazing Hikes In Cape Town

Cape Town is a hiker’s haven offering many well-maintained trails set amid amazing landscapes in and around the city. And there’s no need to worry if …

Escape Into Nature: 10 Wondrous Western Cape Hikes

Hiking enthusiasts will instantly fall in love with the stunning scenery and diverse wildlife in South Africa’s Western Cape province. The area is …

Exploring Cape Town's Big Attraction, Table Mountain

On any visit to Cape Town it is impossible to ignore Table Mountain.<p>Locals tell the weather by the clouds swirling around the peaks, and don’t be …

The Best Mountain Hikes In Africa

Africa’s has some of the most stunning and varied mountain terrain in the world, from Morocco’s Atlas to South Africa’s Drakensberg. And there’s no …

Best Hikes in Africa - Inspiring Photos and Tips

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Best Hiking Trails in South Africa

<b>South Africa offers many hiking trails, and with all the spectacular scenery on offer choosing the best hiking trails is neigh impossible; however</b> …

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Trekking Through Lekki, One Of Lagos' Best-Kept Secrets

The Lekki Conservation Centre—described on its website as “one of the few natural environment relics within the city”—must be, to use the cliché, one …

Camel Trekking in Morocco: A Traveler Takes On The Sahara

Sand dunes rise and fall across Southern Morocco, burning orange as they mark the edge of the Sahara. They roll beyond the horizon, cutting evocative …

10 Great Walks, Treks And Hikes In West Africa

You’re probably familiar with the incredible walking and hiking opportunities in eastern and southern Africa, but did you know there are also …

Beyond Backpacking: Where To Go 'Slackpacking' In South Africa

South Africa is known for its ever-varying landscape, and there’s no better way to experience the Rainbow Nation’s many faces than to get out and …