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Seven reasons we love luxury rail travel

The comfort, the space...oh, the space! The personal butler, the minimum effort. Rail travel is where it's at.

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Travel South Africa by luxury rail

The clickety-clack of train wheels, guests decked out in their finery...rail travel today is as romantic as ever.

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Kicking back Karoo-country style at Nieuwehuyz

Portfolio's intrepid traveller, Wendy, recently spent a weekend in the bustling Karoo town of Prince Albert.

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Affordable safaris for South African locals

Many locals never experience the incredible wildlife on our doorstep due to fear of cost. We dismantle the myth.

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Your Cape Town stay at Rosedene Guest House awaits

Rosedene has nabbed the coolest location in Cape Town's CBD. Here's why this is your next Mother City stop...

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Seven unusual safari animals

Your safari checklist for the lesser spotted creatures of the African bushveld. Get your notepads...

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Safari Masterclass: where to go and where to stay

Budget vs blowout, Kruger vs private reserve - we break down your safari experience into bite size chunks.

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Take a tour of South Africa's history

You've planned your African trip down to a T, but have you made time for culture? Here's how to learn like a local.

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Your guide to the Cape Winelands

Here's why the Winelands is the perfect stop to add on your off season safari trip to Africa...

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The Wine Route everyone is talking about

The Midlands wine route is fast becoming the second most popular wine route in SA. Here's all you need to know...

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7 must-see places in the Midlands

It's all about the Midlands this winter...join us on our exploration of the coolest stops in KZN,

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The Secrets of the Midlands

The KZN Midlands is the perfect place to visit in winter, with it's mild climate and treasure trove of attractions.

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Important travel information when travelling in and out of South Africa with children

Everything you need to know about entering and exiting the country with little people…

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All you need to know about malaria on safari

We break it down for you so you’re more clued up when it comes time to head to the bush…

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Kids on safari 101: Eight useful tips for taking the little ones to the bush

Make sure all your bases are covered when it comes to taking the young ones on a wildlife adventure…

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Top spots for winter exploring

It’s time to start planning where the cooler weather will be taking you this year…

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Does everybody hate winter?

Hell, no! Chris Harvie sets the record straight on how South Africans truly feel about the cold…

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Eight reasons why we love South Africa in the wintertime

Oh so many reasons to welcome back those lower temperatures…

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High-five your mom with one of these fabulous high teas

Because nothing says I love you quite like scones, macaroons and cucumber sandwiches…

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The Mother of all celebrations

Chris Harvie takes a wry look at the importance of mothers and of getting Mother’s Day right…

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