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What’s hot in Africa? We’ve selected our favourite lodges, camps and hotels in each country and created easy to read Top 10 lists. Consult our lists before heading off on your next African adventure!

South Africa’s Big 5 Mountain Bike Trails

The Mountain Biker

Mountain bikers, I’ve discovered since joining the tribe, are a whole other breed of people. A unique species of human whose values, customs and appearance differ drastically from those of, say, urban cyclists. They have some fairly weird jargon, for one; shouting things like, “Give it horns!” as their muscled flanks in skin-tight second-skins push them up […]

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Where Rhinos Picnic: Cape Town & the Winelands

Picnics

In my earliest picnic memories, light-haired limbs and blonde and brown ringlets roll over each other down endless grassy hills in bollemakiesie races. They flip upside down in handstands, curls washing the earth. Longer limbs chase us, dribbling a ball low across the field. Large hands take ours and lift us onto strong backs. And when […]

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Cape Town’s Top Rooftop Bars

Life On The Top Floor Spring is finally here! In preparation for the warmer weather I roamed around Cape Town in search of the best rooftop bars I could find, and, of course, I did the required research, tasting the multitude of pretty drinks on offer. I discovered several new favourite watering holes that I’ll […]

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A Guide To Cape Town’s Best Hikes

Gone Hiking

Stop and Smell the Fynbos If you do only one thing while in Cape Town it should be hiking. There are many must-do and -see trails but Table Mountain is often the most popular. It’s Table Mountain after all. The Table Mountain range hugs many different peaks and paths to add variety to your exploration, […]

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Cape Town’s Top 10 Live Music Venues

Music in Cape Town

In between winelands trips, Table Mountain hikes, lazy beach days and six-course gourmet meals, many visitors to the Mother City want a little something more… something to get the head bobbing, “the ears titillated” as my boss would say. Cape Town is full of little underground and not so underground music venues to explore. Being […]

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Winter Warmers – Our Top 5 Cape Town Pubs!

pubs

Being a Brit, I’m accustomed to a good pub on every corner for my scampi fries and pork crackling. Cape Town is now in the clutches of winter. Gone are the days of Piña Coladas in Camps Bay. This is the season for huddling up with a with a bottle of Meerlust Rubicon aside the fireplace […]

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Rhino Africa’s Top Safari Lodges 2013

Rhino Africa’s Top Safari Lodges 2013

There is an abundance of safari lodges in Africa, each with its own unique characteristics. The choice of where to stay can be daunting for the first-time traveller. That’s why we’re here – to offer first-hand, expert advice; to help you find the perfect romantic getaway or the ideal place to spend family time with […]

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Larry Gould’s Top 5 Golf Courses in South Africa

Feature

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Larry Gould – Frenchman by birth, an Englishman by education and a South African by choice…the man who knows golf. His career in hospitality has allowed him access to some of the most spectacular courses in the world and as a previous GM of the Alphen Hotel, The […]

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Cape Town for Kids

Cape Town for Kids

Trying to find enough for the children to do on holiday can be a real pain. So we’ve compiled a list of things to do in Cape Town that will keep the little critters enthralled for days while you sample some of the finer things on offer in the Mother City. Most of us know […]

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Cape Town’s Top Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants

The Veg

If you thought vegetarian food was all rabbit leaves and lettuce, you obviously haven’t experienced dining in these Cape Town restaurants! Read below for our list of Cape Town’s spiciest, tastiest, healthiest vegetarian restaurants. How Vegetarian are You? There are varying degrees of vegetarianism. The strictest of vegetarians - vegans – not only steer clear of […]

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Africa Underwater: Our Top 10 Wreck Dives in Africa

Wreck diving

There is something terribly exciting about losing yourself in the crumbling carcass of a shipwreck. Each wreck is tale of storms and scuttled hulls. The treasure found in these skeletons are not gems and gold, but equally special with colourful coral, nudibranchs and vibrant marine life. We’ve adventured along Africa’s coast to find the most […]

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Rhino Africa’s Top 10 Lodges in Kenya 2012

Kenya

Kenya is the land of fiery sunsets and tall warriors with a rich history and vibrant culture. It is where some of the oldest known paleontological records of mankind have been found, where Prince William proposed to Catherine, the homeland of US President Barack Obama and of course, Simba the lion. Experience East Africa in […]

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