Life: Travel

Camdeboo Municipality in the Eastern Cape has launched a multi-million rand project to grow plants into a massive South African flag.
Standing at the helm of a three-masted schooner, Alina Koralewska is having no trouble at all staying the course to Barcelona despite being able to see neither compass nor stars.
Instead of flying the South African flag in the sky, this flag will grow from the ground. Work on a huge living flag made out of succulents is due to begin in early 2015.
Fans of Rooibos and Honeybush tea can anticipate more bite with their antioxidants as the local fynbos plants are now being used to make alcoholic beverages.
The total number of foreign travelers who visited South Africa increased from 13.7-million in 2012 to 15.1-million in 2013, Statistics SA said on Monday.
An imposing mosaic of a man driving a chariot has been uncovered in the largest antique tomb ever found in Greece.
Masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh will be among 300 works displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Emirate said Sunday.
Six Israelis on Saturday claimed the world open water relay record after swimming 380 kilometres home from Cyprus in a challenge also meant to highlight ocean pollution.
John F. Kennedy International Airport will be the first of five airports to roll out strict new health screenings for travelers arriving from Ebola-hit West African nations.
Star British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid has unveiled designs for a new genocide museum that will chronicle the crimes of the 1975-1979 Khmer Rouge regime.
The Ridge is the brand new film from Danny Macaskill as he climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye.
The rainforests of Far North Queensland are teeming with wildlife. Their quiet creeks and pools are also home to an animal found only in Australia.
The annual arrival of the giants of the sea has started and it's turning into a huge event on land.
Japan's "shinkansen" train celebrated its 50th birthday on Wednesday with ceremonies hailing its contribution to the country's post-war economy and its safety record.
From Wednesday October 1, millions of mainland Chinese tourists will travel domestically and overseas as the nation celebrates its Golden Week holiday.
Some Londoners are delighted at their city's "Manhattanisation" but others warn it risks losing its soul.
The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought.
Qantas is putting the world's biggest passenger plane on the world's longest airline route.
The annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival is back for another year.
Most are Asian and African, among the hundreds of thousands of faithful who have descended on Saudi Arabia's holy city for the annual hajj pilgrimage starting on Thursday.
World Tourism Day falls on 27 September each year. Explore this interactive map to discover some of Gauteng's top places for heritage tourism.
An area stretching 53,000 hectares just 50km away from Johannesburg is home to South Africa’s rich and diverse fossil record, and has been awarded Unesco World Heritage status.
The town of Heidelberg is sleepy. The tourist information office is only open if you make an appointment, which is not helpful. Thankfully locals are friendly enough....
Every second and last Saturday of the month, fans of vintage collectables and handmade goods can treat themselves to a visit to Irene market, near Centurion in Gauteng.
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