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A NEW ONLINE TREND IN SENIOR TRAVEL BOOKINGS More about A NEW ONLINE TREND IN SENIOR TRAVEL BOOKINGS
Online and mobile travel booking is often perceived as being a young man's game, with some companies understandably targeting the more youthful demographic that seems to be constantly attached to their smartphones; however, research shows that 23% of the total internet population is over 55, a sizeable portion of users that shows that senior travellers are heading online more readily than the tourism industry may have suspected.
Baviaanskloof Hartland 6-Day Hiking Trail More about Baviaanskloof Hartland 6-Day Hiking Trail
Recently a group of Baviaanskloof farmers introduced a 6 Day hiking experience in the Baviaanskloof Hartland. This unique 6 day hiking trail traversing 12km per day takes you on the main road over private land and into Parks Board property.
The Declining State of Kudu in the High Karoo More about The Declining State of Kudu in the High Karoo
Increased biodiversity leads to healthier ecology but the social structure of Kudu in many parts of the Karoo is out of balance.
WILD FLY FISHING IN THE KAROO More about WILD FLY FISHING IN THE KAROO
The Karoo landscapes of blistering horizons, blue mountains, bright blue skies and charcoal singed plains does not exactly conjure up pictures of fly fishing, never mind water or trophy Trout.
Karoo Keepsakes II Launched More about Karoo Keepsakes II Launched
The well known Karoo author and photographer couple Chris Marais and Julienne du Toit launched their latest book on the Karoo last night at the Ron Belling Art Gallery in Port Elizabeth.
New Black Footed Cat at Cradock More about New Black Footed Cat at Cradock
Diva, a female black footed cat, arrived at her new home at Clifton farm near Cradock on 11 October 2013. Diva is about 18 months and was born in captivity on a farm in the North West Province. When the owners sold the farm it became necessary to find a new home for her.
Namakwa Flower Update More about Namakwa Flower Update
For more information on the latest flower displays and flower hotspots you can now download the latest West Coast Flower Report.
Flamingos at Ganora Guest Farm, Nieu Bethesda More about Flamingos at Ganora Guest Farm, Nieu Bethesda
To JP Steynberg of Ganora Guest Farm's surprise he noticed Flamingos this morning as he approached the one farm dam. "We have never noticed them before in this area and are so pleased that they joined our other birdlife on Ganora." On the above photo they seem to be welcomed by the Shelducks (Bergeende).
Two Karooheartland Towns nominated More about Two Karooheartland Towns nominated
Two Karoo Heartland Towns namely Somerset East and Steytlerville have been nominated as Eastern Cape finalists in the Kwela "Dorp van die Jaar" competition. Please vote for your favorite Town(s) and make sure that the Eastern Cape win the 2013 competition.
2013 SA 160 km Endurance Riding Championships More about 2013 SA 160 km Endurance Riding Championships
Schanskraal Estate (home to the Welbech Arabian Stud) has been chosen as the venue for the South African 160km (100 Miler) Championships for the second year running during the Schanskraal FEI Ride on the 19th October 2013.
Baby jumbo's amazing rescue from Addo dam More about Baby jumbo's amazing rescue from Addo dam
HE AIN’T heavy, he’s my bubba. A recent incident in the Addo Elephant National Park has highlighted the extraordinary intelligence and caring nature of elephants.
We don't cry, we sing - South Africa More about We don't cry, we sing - South Africa
In this coffee table book compiled by Meinrad Heck and Peter Maurer Nie Bethesda and Ganora Guest Farm is mentioned. Please read the relevant section about JP and Jacob of Nieu Bethesda..
Bruintjieshoogte Marathon 2013 More about Bruintjieshoogte Marathon 2013
On Saturday 23rd February, the Bruintjieshoogte Marathon was run, for the 36th time, in perfect conditions, and was very well supported. Visitors were full of praise for the beautiful route, and the great organisation. Well done to the local Athletics Club, and the sponsors.
Seven Eagle species in High Karoo Park More about Seven Eagle species in High Karoo Park
In December 2012 a Booted Eagle was photographed in the High Karoo Park, making seven Eagle species now identified in the park.
Vusi thrills Nieu-Bethesda More about Vusi thrills Nieu-Bethesda
WHEN Vusi Mahlasela took to the stage in the quaint Bohemian town of Nieu-Bethesda, he had a strong message for his audience: put an end to plans for fracking in the Karoo.
Social media is the most important factor to inspire travel - survey More about Social media is the most important factor to inspire travel - survey
Commissioned by Text100 Global Communications, a study surveyed 4,600 consumers in 13 countries and examined the increasing importance of social media and mobile technology in helping a person decide where to go on holiday.
Prestigious rating for Calitzdorp Port More about Prestigious rating for Calitzdorp Port
The De Krans The Last (Cape Vintage Reserve) Port 2010 has been awarded a 5-star rating in the internationally recognized 2013 Platter's South African Wine Guide.
Drostdy Hotel, Graaff-Reinet, temporary closure More about Drostdy Hotel, Graaff-Reinet, temporary closure
The landmark Drostdy Hotel, nestled in the heart of the historic town of Graaff-Reinet in the Great Karoo, has closed in order for extensive renovations to take place.
Jansenville Beautification Project
The Local Tourism Organization has completed the "Welcome to Jansenville" structures at the entrances of the town and are busy beautifying the area at the Bridge.
Opening Of The Jansenville Hunting Season More about Opening Of The Jansenville Hunting Season
The annual Opening of the Hunting Season in Jansenville is on the first Friday of July 2012. The Opening of the Season offers great atmosphere and lots of fun. Come and join us in 2012!
The Karoo Lamb Restaurant in Nieu Bethesda will be hosting the duo 'Rouge' More about The Karoo Lamb Restaurant in Nieu Bethesda will be hosting the duo 'Rouge'
The Karoo Lamb Restaurant will be hosting the duo 'Rouge' on Friday the second of September. Join us for an evening of nostalgic love songs and a delicious plate of Ian Allemann's famous Potjie for only R70! There is no cover charge but a hat will be passed.
ECTOUR members sweep Adventure Province Tourism Awards More about ECTOUR members sweep Adventure Province Tourism Awards
ECTOUR members dominated the annual held recently at the ICC in East London. The awards recognize outstanding tourism products and establishments who have made an exceptional contribution to Eastern Cape tourism and conservation by furthering the industry's diversity and excellence.
Blue Cranes Released More about Blue Cranes Released
Four members of South Africa’s national bird species, rescued from illegal captivity and rehabilitated in Port Elizabeth, were released into the wild yesterday.
 

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