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Barberton glitters with more than just gold
Monday, 16 September 2013 15:01

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It might look unassuming, but the quaint Lowveld town of Barberton, in the foothills of the Makhonjwa Mountains, is a winner in the heritage stakes.


Founded in the late 1800s, this town in Mpumalanga’s De Kaap Valley can lay claim to some of the country’s firsts: the first stock exchange in the old Transvaal; the first double-storey building in that province; the first swimming pool in the old Transvaal; and the longest and only cable car that crossed into another country (Swaziland).


Wildlife photography tips
Monday, 09 September 2013 12:25


If you’re interested in honing your wildlife photography skills, here are a few handy tips for your game-viewing experience in South Africa. The keys to getting great pictures are being prepared, having the right equipment and being ready for any wildlife-viewing opportunity.

Race the penguins on Robben Island
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 10:22

robbenislandThis is a triathlon race like no other – participants will have to take a boat to get to the venue, dodge penguins crossing the road, and hope that the southwester doesn't blow them off their feet.


It's the second Tri-Rock Robben Island race, consisting of a 400m swim, a 14km cycle and a 4km run, on Robben Island off Cape Town. And if those distances are not enough of a challenge, you can swim 800m, do a 28km cycle and run for 8km. The former is known as the 4:14:4 race, the latter the 8:28:8.


Architect and race organiser Grant Kunneke says that there are two criteria for a successful Tri-Rock: the safety of the participants; and the experience they take home with them.

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