Get Cultured: Johannesburg — A Guide to Exploring the Heart of South Africa

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Travel Blogger and PR guru Gabriella Ribeiro Truman shares her secrets on exploring the real Joburg, despite its reputation. On your first day here, seeing this is a must: The most important thing one needs to remember, above all about Joburg, is to actually GO there and get out versus hiding behind the walls of […]

Children of Apartheid (Photo)

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  Children of apartheid-  This photo, taken in 1982, was shot in Ekuvukene, a ”resettlement” village in KwaZulu-Natal.  During apartheid,  millions of black South Africans were forcibly moved to such villages called black “homelands”. The resettlements became the largest force movement of people in peacetime history. Photo by: flickr/United Nations Photo

Photo: Elephant Tears

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This photo was taken on a South African wildlife game reserve after the matriarch (as seen here) defended her young and the rest of her herd from a pride of famished lions. Tired and wounded, she guided the herd along the parched earth to safety.

The Best Luxury Eco-Resorts Around the World

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Photo courtesy of Longitude 131°, Voyages Hotels & Resorts Eco-resorts are popping all across the globe — some more laid-back and rustic; others embracing high-end luxury. Many notable eco-resorts have made their home around some of the most raw, undisturbed places on Earth. You may think that building a resort in a pristine setting is an […]

Condé Nast Traveler Ranks Phinda Private Game Reserve Third on ‘Top 100′ List

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Known for its stunning landscapes, diverse ecosystems and luxury safari lodges, Phinda Private Game Reserve is a must see when visiting South Africa. Located in KwaZulu-Natal, the 56,800 acre reserve is a collage of open grasslands, rocky hillsides, subtropical woodlands and a rare sand forest. Africa’s Big Five roam freely and in abundance, making safaris […]

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