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Explore the Diamond Town of Cullinan

Cullinan is a small and peaceful mining town, located approximately thirty kilometers from Pretoria, in South Africa. Tourists are becoming an increasingly familiar sight here, as well as local city slickers from nearby Pretoria and Johannesburg, escaping the bustle of the city. It is a town that is rich in history, noteworthy sites, great activities, and affordable accommodation.

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Get to the Magoebaskloof Spring Festival

Every year in September visitors flock to the Magoebaskloof Spring Festival – a celebration of spring and the upcoming new growing season. Visitors never fail to be impressed with the Magoebaskloof countryside in spring, when it is a riot of color and filled with the promise of new life. The Magoebaskloof Hotel, near the village of Haenertsburg in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, will once again be hosting the event, which is set to take place from 20 to 28 September 2008.

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Standard Bank Soweto Wine Festival

For the fourth year running, wine-lovers will be given the opportunity to taste South Africa’s premier wines at the annual Standard Bank Soweto Wine Festival, which is set to take place on the 5th and 6th of September 2008. This celebration in honor of the fruit of the vine will be held in the main Arena Hall at the University of Johannesburg on the Old Potch Road in Soweto, between 18:30 and 22:00 each evening.

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Head to Jeffrey’s Bay for the 2008 Billabong Pro

The quiet holiday town of Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, will once again come alive with world class surfing action that starts on 10 July 2008 and ends on 20 July 2008. Forty-five of the best surfers on the planet will descend on Jeffrey’s Bay, which is the fifth stop on the ASP World Tour 2008. The Supertubes will be host to the R2.3 million ($320 000) Billabong Pro for the twenty-seventh year.

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The Bastille Festival in Franschoek

The French National Holiday known as Bastille Day is celebrated in France on 14 July each year. In honor of its French Huguenot past, the picturesque town of Franschhoek in the Western Cape Province of South Africa celebrates Bastille Day on the weekend closest to 14 July. The 2008 Franschhoek Bastille Festival is set to take place from 12 to 13 July and everyone is invited to indulge in good food, excellent wine and enjoy the incredible party atmosphere.

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Arts and Culture Explosion at Innibos 2008

To experience one of the most explosive arts and culture festivals in South Africa, visitors and locals are recommended to join the fun and activities of Innibos 2008. This magnificent combination of art forms takes place in various locations in and around Nelspruit and boasts an artistic line up like no other. To add to the long list of South African artists and musicians, Innibos 2008 is proud to present the world famous band Boney M as their special guest performance at the Standard Bank stage.

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The 11th Poetry Africa International Poetry Festival

Due to the tremendous success of the previous ten Poetry Africa International Poetry Festivals, it is almost a certainty that the poetry festival scheduled to take place between the 1st and the 6th of October 2007 will be even better than expected. The festival is held in Durban, and is one of the most well attended and supported arts festivals in South Africa.

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Join the 5th Sasol Marakele Birding Breakaway

Bird-watchers in South Africa will have the opportunity to enjoy their chosen hobby to the full at the 5th Sasol Marakele Birding Breakaway. This popular event is sponsored by Sasol, a South African company that is a world-leader in coal-to-fuel technology. The 2007 event will take place from 2nd to 4th November 2007 at the Marakele National Park in Limpopo, South Africa.

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