Tag for South Africa

Open for bizzzzzness: a thrilling new ziplining adventure in Cape Town!

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Ziplining…you’ve heard of it but have you tried it?! SA Forest Adventures in Cape Town is the perfect place to get a first zipline adventure under your belt and if you’ve already zipped, we know you’re hooked and you’ll want to add Africa’s longest and highest to your roster! EXPLORE’s Cherri Briggs along with her husband, Richard, were the very…
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Jamala Madikwe | Natural Elegance

“Jamala,” means “natural elegance” in Swahili.  According to my recent experience at Jamala it well deserves its name! Jamala Madikwe’s five freestanding villas blend perfectly into the landscape and combine the feeling of an exotic wilderness refuge with extravagant luxury. The standards for service, accommodation and food are absolutely top notch! You can lounge outdoors in a secluded rim-flow pool…
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Photography Workshops with Jim Steinberg

Jim Steinberg is a noted nature photographer, particularly for his images of wildflowers.  Here is a link to Jim Steinberg’s blog from his recent trip to South Africa.  He was there researching sites and scenes for two upcoming photography workshops that will be held in 2012.  The two workshops will focus on different interests – one with a clear wildflower focus…
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2 for 1 ticket offer to South Africa with SAA! (Must book by July 15th)

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SAA is offering 2 for 1 tickets to South Africa through July 15th (from $1899* RT)! Click the links below to book: TO JOHANESSBURG OR CAPE TOWN (from NY or Washington DC) TO DURBAN (from NY or Washington DC) SAA’s Terms and Conditions: *TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Fares include fuel surcharges and are valid on SAA operated flights from New York (JFK) or…
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URGENT: Yellow Fever Vaccination – Zambia | South Africa

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has revised the Yellow Fever vaccination recommendations for Africa. The South African Department of Health has subsequently issued a statement that all travellers from South Africa to Zambia and travelers from Zambia to South Africa will now require proof of yellow fever vaccination. Previously, this was not required. All in-transit passengers between the two destinations,…
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Looking for a place to snow ski this summer? Try Africa!

EXPLORE is located in the beautiful ski town of Steamboat Springs CO and as much as we love our great mountain everyone can use a change from time to time.  But who would ever think you could make Africa your next stop to hit the slopes?!  And the time of year to visit works perfectly with anyone trying to get…
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South Africa ties Mexico in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Opening Match

Go Bafana Bafana!  South Africa, hosts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, score first in the opening match against Mexico.  Despite their low international ranking and low expectations from the experts, South Africa came alive in the second half and very close to pulling off the win… Breaking News article from 24News in Johannesburg: THRILLER ENDS IN A DRAW Johannesburg…
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Cohen “Outstanding” South Africa & Botswana Experience

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“Our trip to South Africa and Botswana was outstanding!  There was beautiful wildlife, amazing landscapes, interesting and helpful people, meticulous planning and new experiences – what could be better? While all of our guides varied in background, personality and guiding experience, all were excellent.  We learned a lot and had much pleasure doing so.  Private guides/vehicles gave us the flexibility…
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What’s Happening Now?… Sardine Run in South Africa

With more than a billion people in 61 territories and countries covering 11.7 million square miles, there is always something happening somewhere in Africa!  Although the Great Migration of Wildebeest may be the most well known occurrence, there are thousands of events and festivals throughout the continent to keep you entertained on a trip any time of year.  WHAT’S HAPPENING…
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Mapusha Weaving Cooperative (South Africa)

In October 2009, our Exploritas program #15863 traveled to South Africa, and they have since banded together to start something wonderful…  During their trip to Africa, they visited the Mapusha Weaving Cooperative and decided to form “Bushbabies,” a collective effort to raise money in support of this group of women.  The money they have raised so far has helped to…
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