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South Africa in '8 Top Golf Destinations for Families'

South African TourismIf dad (and/or mom) want to combine a family vacation with some great golfing, there are a few destinations which offer both top-notch links and a wide menu of other attractions that will appeal to the kids. So everybody's happy - after all, shouldn't that be the whole point of traveling as a family? Here among hundreds of choices across the world I offer you eight of my favorites where family travel dovetails nicely with golf travel - see if you agree, and if you think…

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A day in the life at the luxurious Twelve Apostles Hotel outside Cape Town

Dubbed South Africa’s "Mother City," Cape Town is perhaps one of the world’s most stunningly beautifully set. Overlooked by the spectacular heights of Table Mountain and surrounded by breathtaking beaches, buzzing harbor and streets, lush farmland, and superb vineyards, this is the country's cultural (as well as its legislative one, where the national parliament sits). And about an hour along the scenic Atlantic Ocean road southwest of the city (or just 20 minutes if you want to take the…

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Kruger/other games reserves cited in 'Romantic Valentine's Day Activities In/Near 26 Iberia Destinations'

Sure, going out for an intimate dinner à deux is pretty much everyone's default on this day for lovers. But to make Valentine's Day extra special, seek out an experience that will make it truly memorable for years to come. High and low, on land and water, laid-back and high-adrenaline; simple and elaborate; cheap and pricey - there's something here for every couple! read post

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  • Win a holiday for 2 worth R10,000 at South Africa's beautiful West Coast. Visit to enter!
  • am dying to remember the name of the Cape Malay restaurant I ate in in de Waterkant in Cape Town in 1998. Is it still there, and if so, what's it called? An exquisite experience...
  • South Africa is a hot destination in more ways than one... February is coming!
    I also saw Invictus. Absolutely brilliant! I makes me want to meet with Nelson Mandela even more! I think he is an amazing leader and did a lot for my people! If it wasn't for him there would have been a war!
  • South Africa gets a shout-out in this week's Tripatini blog survey of hot destinations for 2010. Check it out!
  • Just joined this group - Howzit guys! Stop by my blog for some Safari buzz... ...haven't seen Invictus yet, but did watch District 9, and loved ol Vickus!
  • I'm looking forward to seeing the movie.
    Laughing at your comment though. You reminded me that dislocated collar bones are what I remember most about watching rubgy games during my South African school years in the Transvaal. Every game seemed to feature at least one!
  • Just saw Clint Eastwood's Invictus, with Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, set in 1990's South Africa. Very cool, very inspiring -- and for the life of me I'll never understand how rugby players keep all their teeth and other body parts more or less intact, without helmets and such. And I just got word from SA's PR folks that a tour operator called Destination South Africa has now launched Invictus-themed products, which you can check out at
  • What's the safari scene in South Africa like? Check it out in the excellent safaris overview on the Tripatini blog this week:
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