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Top hiking trails South Africa

South Africa's 15 most beautiful hiking trails

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Seeing South Africa by foot is one of the best ways to absorb its unique landscapes, flora and fauna.

Work and volunteer abroad

A to Z guide of the world’s groups 'without borders'

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You can easily work abroad, volunteer, or meet new people in a diversity of interests – dogs, entrepreneurs, knitting, mothers, soccer, teachers, theatre, technology, translators and more.

Celebrating New Year in Cape Town

Celebrating New Year in Cape Town

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Discover the best things to do and what to avoid in Cape Town during New Year’s Eve celebrations.

A guide to Golfing in South Africa

A guide to Golfing in South Africa

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South Africa stands proudly alongside the world's finest golfing countries with numerous courses on offer, many of them of the highest international standard.

Editor's guide to Lifestyle in South Africa

Editor's guide to Lifestyle in South Africa

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Here's an introduction to Expatica's Lifestyle section for South Africa.

Groups and clubs in South Africa

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From expat and international clubs to business organizations and addiction support, here's our extensive guide to the many groups and clubs in South Africa.

Festivals in South Africa

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From jazz festivals to kite flying contests, gay pride to Mozart festivals and minstrel carnivals, South African festivals celebrate everything under the sun.

Editor's Guide: Leisure in South Africa

Editor's Guide: Leisure in South Africa

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Expatica's Leisure section gives you a taste of South Africa and offers suggestions for indulging in local arts and culture, as well as inspiration for your next holiday.

Rick Steves: The art and value of journaling as you travel

Rick Steves: The art and value of journaling as you travel

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Travel writer Rick Steves explains why writing about your travels sharpens your ability to observe and creates a souvenir you'll always cherish.

Things to do South Africa

Family fun: Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory

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Blogger Sine Thieme and her kids have a blast learning about science at HartRAO.

Sporting clubs and recreation centres in Cape Town

Sporting clubs and recreation centres in Cape Town

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From cricket to dragon boating and recreation centres to yacht clubs, here's a listing of sporting clubs in and around Cape Town.

Gay travel tips in South Africa

Gay travel tips in South Africa

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September is gay pride month in South Africa, making this a great time to visit for gay men and lesbians.

Open-air activities in South Africa

Open-air activities in South Africa

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Here’s a guide to open-air activities for those who enjoy the outdoors.

On the trail of the Big Five

On the trail of the Big Five

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Chris Thurman visits Exeter River Lodge in the Sabi Sand private game reserve in South Africa's Mpumalanga province, and has a bush experience different to any that he's enjoyed before.



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