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6 Highlights of AfrikaBurn 2013

AfrikaBurn is an annual event that occurs in the Tankwa Karoo desert, South Africa. Based on the famous Burning Man festival in America, the event strives to create a temporary city full of art, self expression and gift giving. To get the low down on AfrikaBurn read Holly Meadows‘ article Burning Man meets the Karoo at Afrika Burn. 1. The …

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Top 10 most romantic destinations in Africa

I am a hopeless romantic at heart. It’s a symptom I inherited at birth when my mother decided to deliver me to this world on Valentines Day. Ever since then my birthday has become sidelined for love. Why not a Valentine’s card? I moan, when the deluge of waffly sentiments from granny gets posted through …

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Chillin’ in Central Cape Town

When in Cape Town, absolutely do not miss a stroll around one of the city’s greenest and most tranquil refuges – the Company Gardens. And for those of you who, like me, are privileged enough to live here there’s really no reason at all not to take a walk, relax on a bench, gaze at …

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10 Gifts from Africa this Christmas

1. Kanga from Kenya The kanga is a colourful piece of cotton cloth, worn by women and occasionally by men throughout Eastern Africa. The fabric is painted with pretty Arabic-style patterns, and along the one edge there is always a printed message in Swahili – usually a riddle or proverb such as “Mkipendana mambo huwa sawa — Everything is all …

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Mozambique Fashion Week Ramps Maputo’s Runways

By Antje Brauer-Maxaeia London, Paris, Milan, Lagos, Johannesburg and now MAPUTO… Finally it’s time for the capital’s most stylish society event, Mozambique Fashion Week (MFW), to launch its customary December glamour extravaganza culminating this weekend on Sunday 16th December 2012 (event runs 7th to 16th December 2012). FW has been going from strength to strength since …

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Cape Town Favourite City in the World Telegraph Travel Awards

Cape Town trumps New York as Favourite City Worldwide

Hands down. Cape Town is the best city in the world.   Us Capetonians may have known it for a long time – a smug, contented smile on our face as we wake up to that blue, blue sky and jaw-drop mountain. We are reminded of this city’s beauty every. single. day. Photo © Henry …

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1st prize Nature Stories Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images for National Geographic magazine “Rhino Wars”, Mount Kenya, Kenya, 13 July 2011

World Press Photo Contest: Winning Images from Africa

The 2012 World Press Photo Exhibition is currently being showcased in Luanda, the capital city of Angola, after which it will travel to the remaining chosen 45 countries on a world tour. For over 55 years the World Press Photo Contest has encouraged the highest standards in photojournalism, with an archive of winning images recording more …

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Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2012/13 Lineup

It’s that time of year again, when South Africa’s leading musicians tune-in to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.  Every Sunday afternoon, the floral heart of Cape Town hosts the quintessential mother city get-together – a lazy summer evening with friends, music and eat-your-heart-out mountain views. From November to early April the botanical gardens – a natural World …

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Cape Town World Music Festival… A First for the Mother City.

Brace yourselves people! The first ever Cape Town World Music Festival is coming. THIS WEEKEND. Presented as an ‘accessible’ festival which aims to attract not only world music genre fans, but also the ‘culturally curious’ crowd (a phrase I could become quite attached to, I think), it is set to be divided up between 4 …

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Meskel, Ethiopia’s most Mesmerising Festival

With the heady scent of incense burning, and priests parading  in their finest regalia, Meskel is Ethiopia’s most mesmerising orthodox Christian festival. Even for non-believers, Meskel offers an excuse to experience Ethiopia in celebration, with bonfires, feasting and parties lighting up the country as they have for over 1600 years. The focus of the celebration is …

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