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Posts Tagged ‘Panorama Route’

Mac-Mac Paddle Whack: An Epic Journey by Kayak in Mpumalanga, South Africa

  • Jaco Lubbe
  • 6 April 2011

If an epic experience means going beyond what is usual or ordinary – to encompass that which is extraordinary, momentous and great – then that is how I would describe my first descent on the creeking Mac-Mac River, beginning from the thunderous Mac-Mac Falls, a national monument of South Africa.

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Finding Local Travel Opportunity in South Africa around the World Cup

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 9 February 2010

The clock’s ticking. Every hour we move closer to 4pm South Africa time on 11 June 2010, when the World Cup 2010 kicks off in Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium. The anticipation is palpable, but so is the growing frustration and sometimes anger about the absurd room rates and out-of-focus travel opportunities in a country driven…

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Caught Between World Cup Games in South Africa? Get Close to the People and the Land

  • Ethan Gelber and Crystel Carre-Hodgson
  • 30 December 2009

When the stadiums are empty, plan a tour or activity in or near the World Cup host cities to get to know the real South Africa “This World Cup belongs to Africa!” declared Sepp Blatter, FIFA president, at the Cape Town Convention Centre on 5 December 2009, the long-awaited day of the World Cup 2010…

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South Africa Tourism Gets a 4.5-Million Rand Boost for a Future Beyond Soccer

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 17 December 2009

The impact of the FIFA World Cup on tourism in South Africa will be big. Really big. As many as 500,000 visitors are expected to find their way to the Rainbow Nation in June of 2010, infusing the economy with a mighty jolt of energy and money. But some people are already (wisely) asking what…

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South Africa’s Panorama Route: Dramatic Is an Understatement

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 17 July 2009

It really is as good as it sounds: South Africa’s Panorama Route brings you face to face with the majesty of the earth’s canvas of colourful and intricate painting. Winding northeast from the spectacular Drakensburg Mountains of Mpumalanga to the northeastern end of the Great Escarpment, the Panorama Route takes in some of Africa’s (and the world’s) most dramatic scenery.

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