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Marvellous Ideas and Creations at the Design Indaba

The very first Design Indaba was held in South Africa in the year 2006. Its unprecedented success has led to masses of entries for exhibitors' spaces for the 2008 Design Indaba Expo. Between the 23rd and 26th of February 2008, the Cape Town International Convention Centre will come alive with colorful and creative exhibits, showcasing local and nationwide talent and the latest trends. With over one thousand five hundred stores to explore while discovering new and innovative ideas, the Design Indaba is guaranteed to have something for everyone.

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South Africa’s KZN Philharmonic Orchestra

The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra is widely regarded as Africa’s leading orchestra. Their belief in the power of music having the ability to transcend all barriers – social, economic and racial – and unite people, is a driving force behind their success. The orchestra’s inaugural concert on 22 October 1983 in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall was the beginning of a journey that has brought the grandeur of a philharmonic orchestra to many people in South Africa who would never have had this opportunity if it weren’t for the initiative of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra.

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A Thrilling Ride on the Zip 2000

Adrenaline-junkies have an additional reason to visit the lovely North West Province of sunny South Africa. Those that have conquered the bungee jump at Bloukrantz Bridge in South Africa, which is recorded in the Guinness World Records as the highest jump in the world, may think that they have had the ultimate thrill, and they would probably have been right – until now! The exciting new “Zip 2000” is the longest zip slide in the world and gives new meaning to the words of the song “I believe I can fly…”.

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South Africa’s Fantastic Beer Route

Beer is an alcoholic beverage that is enjoyed practically world-wide by millions of people. There are many different brands of beer, each with their own distinctive flavor and most beer drinkers have a brand that they are loyal to. The Beer Route of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa offers travelers the opportunity to explore the wonders of brewing beer. The Beer Route is designed to stop off at nine small breweries in the KwaZulu Natal province, allowing travelers to enjoy the scenic splendor of the Zulu Kingdom in their quest for the perfect beer.

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Touring South Africa on a Harley-Davidson

South Africa is a country of breath-taking beauty and sharp contrasts. Visitors from all over the world travel to South Africa to enjoy the many facets of this sunny country. From bustling cities to rural villages and from the flat dry Karoo to the mountainous verdant Garden Route, Harley-Davidson tours are becoming an increasingly popular way for motorcycle enthusiasts to explore South Africa.

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Mother City Queer Project Festivities

The first Mother City Queer Project festival was held in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1994, and has grown into an anticipated annual event. Within the constitution of South Africa, the law stipulates that discrimination against any race, religion or sexual orientation is prohibited. South Africa is therefore seen as one of the world’s gay-friendly destinations, and the city in South Africa with the highest gay population is Cape Town. It is therefore only fitting that the country’s largest gay and lesbian festival is held in the Mother City.

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Experience Wild Africa at Pongola Game Reserve

Approximately 450 kilometers from Johannesburg, in South Africa, and 350 kilometers from Durban, lies the perfect bush getaway destination in KwaZulu Natal, the Pongola Game Reserve. As the oldest reserve in South Africa and the second oldest in the world, the Pongola Game Reserve has maintained the pristine condition it was in when it was declared a nature reserve by the late President Paul Kruger in 1894. Its magnificent variety of wildlife and spectacular landscapes makes this game reserve an amazing African adventure.

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Lifestyle SA Festival

“Afropolitan” is the word that has been coined to describe South African black people who are deeply rooted in their culture, which they consider to be at the forefront of their identity, but at the same time acknowledging that they exist in a cosmopolitan environment influenced by westernized preferences and consumption habits. The “Lifestyle SA Festival – Celebrating Black” to be held in at the Cape Town International Convention Center in Cape Town, South Africa, from 7-9 December 2007 will fully embrace the Afropolitan identity.

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