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New Data Revealed in the First Annual South African Food & Wine Tourism Report

It’s no question that the wine industry is crucial to the economic development of South Africa. Not only does the wine industry contribute over R36M to the GDP but it is an integral component of brand South Africa when it comes to exposing visitors to the breathtakingly beautiful winelands and stunning countryside. At Explore Sideways, we... Read more »

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The Best Scuba Diving Spots in South Africa

South Africa is a diverse, multicultural nation with a 2735-kilometer coastline that borders two oceans, the Indian and Atlantic Ocean. South Africa’s waters “signal” scuba divers to enter its turbulent waters. The dive experience here is as varied as it can provide an abundance of opportunities for the different kinds of diving personalities, from macro... Read more »

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Cape Town Scenic Sailing Adventure

Sailing in Table Bay is easily one of the best ways to get a truly unbelievable Cape Town experience. There’s really nothing quite like making your way towards historic Robben Island by boat and looking back onto majestic Table Mountain and Cape Town city bowl in all their magnificent glory. The view you get from the bay... Read more »

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11 Best Wine Farms for Families

Author: Brittany Hawkins Just because you’re travelling with kids doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the fruits of the beautiful winelands! Unlike many other wine regions around the world, the South African winelands are incredibly accommodating towards families with kids so that everyone can have an enjoyable time. From picnics to playgrounds and even wild animals provide... Read more »

9 Instagrammers to Help You Plan Your Trip to Africa

9 Instagrammers to Help You Plan Your Trip to Africa

Get ready for an Insta-Vacation! Author: Cordula Pfluegl For years traveling to Africa has been quite exclusive and complicated to plan and book. As a part of this mission to showcase the beauty of Africa and inspire everyone to travel this incredible continent, we have found a collection of travellers that give insights, advice and... Read more »

Interview with JP Rossouw - Publisher of the Platter's South African Wine Guide

Interview with JP Rossouw – Publisher of the Platter’s South African Wine Guide

We are excited to announce the launch of the Official Platter's Guide Wine Experience in partnership with with JP Rossouw, the publisher of Platter's South African Wine Guide & Rossouw's Restaurant Guide. This is in perfect timing with the launch of the 2017 Guide and means that guests can now taste some of the most amazing wines... Read more »