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Rites of Passage

Initiation Rituals from around the World

We look at the most extreme, grotesque or just plain bizarre initiation rituals from around the world.

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Taking the Road Less Travelled

Back Road 4x4 Trips

Does your 4X4 need a greater challenge? The sooner you realise that your ‘big city car’ is made for back roads the sooner you will free yourself to embark on some of your greatest journeys yet.

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Spring Travel

A Journey Through Namaqualand

Perhaps nowhere else in the world will you find such a dramatic, exciting and exuberant awakening to spring. Namaqualand is a botanical masterpiece that puts on a show unrivaled anywhere on Earth.

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Weekend Flings

Quick Getaways

Ditch the city for a wholesome weekend in the countryside. Best part? You won’t melt your petrol card to get there!

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Local Dive Adventures

Dive into Summer!

Too many local divers qualify in South Africa and then travel to Mauritius or Seychelles where the visibility is perfect and the seas are warm, and never venture back to local waters again.

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A Dose of Durban

48 Hours in Durbs - Making Every Moment Count

A sticky aired hub of bunny chows, balmy beaches and bounteous heritage, Kate Turner discovers the perfect city for a whistle-stop 48 hours.


Modern-day Explorers

Something to Think About

Who are the men and women who are conquering the unthinkable? They walk among us, seemingly normal, but undertake feats of extreme adventure and live to tell the tale…

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Local Travel

Do the Dorp Thing

In his latest book, Things to Do in a Dorp, Jacques Marais discovers South Africa’s favourite rural hot spots...

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Skiing South African Slopes

Tiffindell Ski Resort

“The resort’s upgrades translated into revamping the ski lifts and ski runs, state-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming equipment, a restaurant, ski shop, ski school and conference facilities"

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The Internet Age

Something to Think About

It’s a brave new world out there. Here are some of its heroes, ground breakers, celebrities and oddities...