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November 19, 2019

JAGERSFONTEIN

Jagersfontein lies 115 km south west of Bloemfontein, nearest stop: Koffiefontein. It is one of very few places in the world with a big hole open diamond mine.

In 2005 the media considered Jagersfontein ‘forgotten in history’. Today the little town has remarketed itself as a former mining village of note; the town that South Africa forgot, yes.

But Google Earth certainly didn’t. From above the visibility of Jagersfontein’s open diamond mine ensures its position as the world’s oldest and largest hand excavated pit – and they’re proud of it. Despite having a surface area of 19.65 hectares the diamond mine remained [...]

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November 1, 2019

ABOUT GORDONS BAY

GORDONS BAY, CAPE HELDERBERG

Gordon’s Bay offers beautiful accommodation near Cape Town, where the ocean and mountains of South Africa are showcased to perfection. Gordons Bay is all about its waterfront, where the bay lies against the sheer mountains of the Helderberg, providing shelter to a picturesque cove that offers a veritable feast of water-based activities and a promenade lined with fish shops, coffee bars and restaurants.

Gordons Bay bustles during peak season. Bikini Beach is popular with the younger crowd who come here to play beach volleyball, sunbathe and surf, whilst the main beach is more popular with families and the water is gentler. You don’t have to [...]

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September 25, 2019

RIVER RAFTING WITH RAPIDESCENT ADVENTURES

Whether you are after a peaceful paddle down the scenic river, or you’re hankering after the thrill of tackling the rapids, RapiDescent River Rafting Adventures is guaranteed to deliver. This adventure is situated on the Crocodile River (although there is no danger of crocodiles in the rapids), close to Hartbeespoort Dam in the North West Province and is fantastic for everyone over the age of eight years.

Head out onto the water for a 2.5 hour rafting adventure after a full safety briefing. The rapids are rated 1 (very small and easy to negotiate), 2 (a few small technical areas that pose no danger, even if you fall out of the raft), and 3 (a bit more technical, you will need [...]

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September 20, 2019

SA ARMOUR MUSEUM

The SA Armour Museum is situated in Tempe, Bloemfontein, which is one of the country’s largest cities. Affectionately known as the city of roses, Bloemfontein has a charming character all of its own, and is a delight to visit as a family, thanks to its rich history and heritage.

Did you know?Outside, there is the Armoured Fighting Vehicles exhibition, which is always a favourite. Tanks and other sturdy combat vehicles create an impressive display of what the South African Armoured Corps had to offer.

The SA Armour Museum is dedicated to preserving the integrity and the history of the South African Armoured Corps (SAAC), as well as of armour in a broader sense. Its [...]

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