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Vamos Cycling Tour in Langa - Understanding the Townships

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 (3 years ago)

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

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Slackpacking in Pleasant Places

Wed, 4 May 2011 (4 years ago)

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 . more...

Walking off the side of Table Mountain

Wed, 19 Jan 2011 (4 years ago)

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

Bridge over Troubled Waters Makes Midlands Slackpacking Safer

Mon, 17 Jan 2011 (4 years ago)

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


The Ride - Adventure, Inspire, Discover

Mon, 10 Jan 2011 (4 years ago)

'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. more...

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Our New Year Cederberg Adventure

Tue, 4 Jan 2011 (4 years ago)

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


Shark Cage Diving is Cape Town's Ultimate African Safari

Wed, 22 Dec 2010 (4 years ago)

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. more...

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Slackpacking in the Midlands

Tue, 7 Dec 2010 (4 years ago)

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


Slackpacking - The Ultimate African Adventure

Wed, 24 Nov 2010 (4 years ago)

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! more...

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South Africa's Most Incredible Dive Spot?

Wed, 24 Nov 2010 (4 years ago)

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. more...

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