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Exploring the Mysterious Echo Caves

When cattle started to disappear without a trace on the farm where the Echo Caves are located in the early 1920’s, the original owner of the farm started to search for his missing cattle. It did not take him long to realize that his cattle were not disappearing, but entering a cave that he did not realize existed on his land. His amazement and curiosity in discovering the caves took him on an adventure where he entered a cavern that was a staggering sixty meters in height.

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A Visit to Heia Safari Ranch

Situated in the South African bushveld, only 40 kilometers from Pretoria and Johannesburg, the three-star Heia Safari Ranch beautifully captures the essence of Africa. Giraffe and zebras roam freely around the hotel property in between the 45 spacious two-bedroom thatched bungalows, at times stopping off at the sparkling blue swimming pool for a drink of water.

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Time of the Writer Festival

The Centre for Creative Arts was established in 1996 by the Development and Social Sciences department of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Their main objective is to create opportunities for artists, and to build creative bonds and relationships between the various art forms, such as music, poetry, dancing, filmmaking, art. Seminars, projects, concerts, training programs and workshops are also hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts, to create awareness and promote art to both the adult public and the youth. The centre is responsible for organizing four large festivals every year, of which one is the Time of the Writer Festival.

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Tribal Life at the Bakone Malapa Museum

Situated about 9 kilometers outside Polokwane, the capital city of the Limpopo Province in South Africa, the Bakone Malapa Museum invites visitors to take a step back in time and explore a traditional Bakone tribal village as it existed about 250 years ago. This open-air living museum gives visitors the opportunity to gain insight into the background and history of the Bakone people who are a sub-group of the Northern Sotho tribe.

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Art Galore at the Joburg Art Fair

One of the most exciting moments for Johannesburg and the art world was the day that First National Bank announced that they would be sponsoring the first African art fair in the city, which is produced by Artlogic. It will be one of the biggest art fairs and sales to ever been held in South Africa, and in the entire continent of Africa. Artlogic has produced many similar events, but feel proud to be a part of the first Joburg Art Fair.

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Wild Horses of Kaapsehoop

The historic mining village of Kaapsehoop is situated about 25 kilometers from the town of Nelspruit in the South African province of Mpumalanga. The Kaapsehoop area offers exceptionally beautiful landscapes, complete with gushing waterfalls, indigenous forests and rugged hillsides. A large area of the grasslands of Kaapsehoop has been designated as a protected National Heritage Site and is a haven for endemic birds including breeding pairs of the endangered Blue Swallow. It is within this paradise-like setting that the legendary wild horses of Kaapsehoop roam freely.

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Sounds of the Global Breakthrough Festival

Spurred on by the resounding success of the inaugural Global Breakthrough Festival held in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2007, organizers, DJs and party-goers are gearing up to do it all again – but even bigger and better than before. From 27 February to 2 March 2008 Global Breakthrough teams up with Miller Genuine Draft for five days of partying in some of Cape Town’s prime venues.

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Kragga Kamma Game Reserve, Port Elizabeth

It is not often that visitors are able to find a game reserve within the city limits. Fortunately, for visitors to Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, the Kragga Kamma Game Reserve is a magnificent game reserve filled with all the beauty of nature that visitors hope to see, and located a mere fifteen minute drive from the city centre. Its wide open plains, wildlife and breathtaking landscape, makes it easy to forget that the city lies just outside the reserve gates. The Kragga Kamma Game Reserve is a wonderful attraction to be visited as a day excursion or for the weekend.

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