Best Spring Activities To Do In Tunis

Hire a bike and cycle along the Mediterranean coast and into the Tunis suburbs, such as Sidi Bou Said © Valery Bareta / Shutterstock Spring is the perfect season to visit Tunis. As the short, rainy winter months give way to longer days and the return of uninterrupted sunshine, the city starts to come alive with plenty of live music and grand showcases of artisanal products. Exploring the city by bike, pushed along by the gentle sea breeze, keeps the temperature to an enjoyable degree. Ramadan currently falls during spring,…

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An Icy Superhighway Once Carried Glaciers From Namibia to Brazil

Drumlins, sedimentary rock formations made by fast-moving ice flows in Namibia.CreditCreditWest Virginia University By Robin George Andrews Namibia is famed for its deserts, including the world’s oldest, a vast expanse of undulating, scorched sand dunes occasionally visited by an ethereal fog. But around 300 million years ago, Namibia was frozen and located near the South Pole, smooshed against what is now South America within the emerging Pangea supercontinent. There, it was a superhighway for fast-moving ice, as glacial fragments slipped away from a colossal ice cap in southern Africa, and carved signatures in the underlying rock as they…

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Thinking Of Visiting Mauritius?

Mark Fischer / flickr.com Creative Commons SA Thinking of Visiting Mauritius? Mauritius is a unique island located some 2,000 km off the southeast coast of Africa, and it is as the ranked 169th largest nation in the world. The Republic of Mauritius (also called Republique de Maurice in French) comprises the main Island of Mauritius and other small bordering islands. Mauritius is a refreshing blend of nature, people and cultures, set against the backdrop of a country that is embracing growth and development. These tips can serve as your initial travel guide…

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Things to do in Johannesburg – The Collectors Treasury

If you’ve ever dreamt about getting lost among thousands of books, then The Collectors Treasury would be a likely setting. Situated in Johannesburg’s Commissioner Street, near the trendy Maboneng area, this is the largest used and rare bookshop in Africa, and possibly in the Southern Hemisphere. I went there with my book-loving family. With over two million books spread over eight floors, you are likely to find something to read. However, you will have to look for it. The books are stacked everywhere – on the floors, on tables, on…

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Castle of Good Hope, A Perfect Family Excursion

The canon at the Castle of Good Hope © InnaFelker / Shutterstock Castles are amazing places to explore as a family. Younger kids can enjoy playing the chivalrous knight or the warrior queen, older children can soak up the fascinating history, and parents can marvel at the architectural prowess involved in creating such incredible edifices. And the best thing about visiting castles with kids is that, unlike museums, there tends to be space for children to run around and areas for picnics, making it easy to spend the whole day…

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SPCA Wellington my Chosen Beneficiary as MySchool celebrates 21st Birthday.

The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme is celebrating 21 years of giving back. To date, the program has raised over R500 million for South African schools, charities, animal and environmental causes, thanks to supporters simply swiping their cards when they shop at participating retailers. I’m proud to have had a card for about 15 years, and as a regular at Woollies, know that I’ve contributed towards the program over the years. In celebration of its 21st anniversary, MySchool has launched the ‘21 years of Giving Back’ campaign, with R2.1…

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Things to do in Johannesburg – Liliesleaf Farm

On 11 July 1963, a group of anti-apartheid activists were having a crucial meeting in a little cottage on a smallholding in Rivonia, north of Johannesburg.  Little did they know that their lives were about to change forever.  A “laundry van” pulled up and armed policemen jumped out with police dogs. Knowing that they had been discovered, the men in the room tried to escape but they didn’t get far. The property was surrounded and they were arrested. Liliesleaf Farm Incriminating evidence was found during the raid and subsequent search,…

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Seven Deals for Seven Destination. Win R5000 towards your dream holiday.

If being back at work and struggling through January made you want to run for the hills, or the beaches, you’re not alone. Post-holiday blues are widely documented and affect many people who end up spending much of their working days dreaming about the next holiday they will take. If this is you, rest assured that you’re not alone. But I can help, with these Seven Deals for Seven Destinations, and the opportunity to win  Win R5000 towards your dream holiday. The best solution for this is to plan your…

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Venturing Beyond The Beach In Mozambique

A recent study by the Family Travel Association found that 79% of participants are likely to travel with family members in the next 12 months. Respondents said that having their children discover new places and experiences as a family was paramount. As a remote, exotic and adventurous destination, Mozambique ticks all the boxes for the ideal family holiday. The country is mostly known as an attractive beach destination, and for good reason. As Joss Kent, CEO of AndBeyond, explained: “Mozambique offers travelers a balmy climate, miles of untouched beaches and…

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Traversing Africa’s Beauty Via Rail

Travel back in time by about 100 years, and you’ll find the African continent defined – and divided – by its railways. While infrastructure has declined over the ensuing decades, the continent has, latterly, plunged millions of dollars into infrastructure. This has led to plans for a US$800m Kinshasha-Brazzaville rail bridge and US$100bn spent across East Africa as a whole. This will massively improve the lives of African citizens, but also opens up a huge opportunity for visitors – there are few better ways to experience the length and breadth of Africa than by…

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