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Vamos Cycling Tour in Langa - Understanding the Townships

Guest Blogger Luke Powers tells us about his first hand experience participating in a cycle tour of one of Cape Town's biggest townships. Read more >

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Slackpacking in Pleasant Places

A while back we blogged about Pleasant Places' slackpacking hikes . One couple who recently enjoyed one of these trails wrote this letter of thanks, and we also have the latest info and prices on these popular trails from John Hall at Pleasant Places . Read more >

Walking off the side of Table Mountain

Intrepid adventure-seeker Jason Acer goes abseiling off the top of South Africa's best-known icon, Table Mountain. Read more >

Bridge over Troubled Waters Makes Midlands Slackpacking Safer

Following our previous feature on Slackpacking in the KZN Midlands , we received the following email and pics from John Hall of Pleasant Places ... Read more >


The Ride - Adventure, Inspire, Discover

'The Ride' is a fantastic concept - historic horse rides re-lived as a way to discover the land and history on the outer journey while rediscovering the self on an inward journey. Read more >

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Our New Year Cederberg Adventure

Portfolio Travel Blog editor Joy-Anne Goodenough shares a story of her own based on her New Year break in the beautiful Cederberg. Read more >


Shark Cage Diving is Cape Town's Ultimate African Safari

Now here's something I've always wanted to do but so far not had the courage. After reading the following blog post I am more keen - and more scared - than ever! Written by guest blogger Jason Acar. Read more >

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Slackpacking in the Midlands

Following our recent blog post on Slackpacking , we were delighted to receive the following article on Slackpacking in the Midlands, written by Garth Johnstone. Read more >


Slackpacking - The Ultimate African Adventure

Today we're stoked to have Jason Acar, a writer for the awesome SA adventure guide books Dirty Boots , telling us all about a new craze in outdoor adventure in South Africa: Slackpacking. Sounds like my kinda hiking! Read more >

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South Africa's Most Incredible Dive Spot?

We love when South African destinations make it onto global top 10 lists especially lists created by the likes of legendary travel company Lonely Planet. Read more >

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