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South Africa’s Wealth of World Heritage Sites (Part 1)

World Heritage Sites - Mrs Ples

Mrs Ples was found at the Sterkfontein Caves

South Africa is often lauded for its diversity in all shapes and sizes; its beautiful landscapes and myriad cultural influences. However, did you know that it is home to no fewer than eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites? (more…)

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Three of the Best Small Nature Reserves in Gauteng

Suikerbosrand small nature reserve in gauteng

Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve

Gauteng may be synonymous with tall buildings, people in suits and packed motorways, but it has a greener side too. While Gauteng’s reputation as the commercial and business capital of South Africa is definitely earned, that is not the beginning and the end of the story. In fact, Gauteng has a number of easily accessible nature reserves showcasing the best fauna and flora of the region and offering outdoor enthusiasts a respite from bustling city life. Here is the low down on 3 of our best small nature reserves in Gauteng. What they have in common is spectacular scenery and proximity to Joburg and Pretoria. (more…)

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