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Unveiling Africa's top cities for quality living in 2024

Though South Africa has its fair share of problems, the country has cities that offer the best quality of life on the continent.


Scientists have just discovered a brand new continent

Primary school geography paints such a neat picture of the world. It tells us, for example, that there are seven continents on Earth, but the truth is far more complex. Researchers are constantly encountering lost landmasses that constitute important pieces in the puzzle of our planet’s geological past. Now, a whole new continent has been found lur...


Photos: stunning places to visit in China


Escape to rustic elegance with these small-town staycations

Relax, breath and treat yourself to a getaway at a dorpie near you.


SA’s youngest airline clinches award for best low-cost airline in Africa

According to Africa’s best low-cost airline for 2024, the award is a testament to the amazing service it provides.


Atlanta man drives three hours to pull down Confederate flag flying over South Carolina highway

Atlanta man drives three hours to pull down Confederate flag flying over South Carolina highway - James Blitch told deputies he was trying to lower the Confederate flag because he doesn’t agree with it


The FOUR most expensive houses in the world, 2024

Here is a look at four of the world’s most expensive houses right now, with the one in first place being worth £3.9 billion.


These famous attractions have been RUINED by overtourism

We take a look at the historic and beautiful places being damaged by mass tourism, undermined by commercialisation or tarnished by the selfie-crazy masses.


'The real Atlantis' discovered off the coast of Greece

The legendary land of Atlantis may get all the press, but there exists a sunken city that’s far older than its mythological counterpart. Pavlopetri is thought to be some 5,000 years old, but it wasn’t discovered until the 20th Century, and experts are still uncovering its secrets and treasures. The Bronze Age town was first identified off the coast...


America's ritziest towns are trying to ban enormous McMansion homes

Residents and officials in rich American towns are banding together to outlaw mega mansions they say are a blight on the landscape. Others say these efforts punish wealth and success.


Brookdale Manor House in Paarl exudes old-world charm and timeless elegance

A true Cinderella story, Brookdale Estate was once an overgrown and underused wine estate in the Paarl winelands.


World's rarest whale washes up on a beach in New Zealand

One of the world’s most elusive animals has just washed up on a beach in New Zealand. The spade-toothed whale is, in fact, so rare that only six specimens of the species have ever been documented, and none has ever been seen alive. Now, one of these has been found on the shores of Otago, in the southern half of New Zealand’s South Island, in what e...


Fly from London to Sydney in 4 hours with this amazing airplane


Thailand expands visa-free entry to South Africa

Thailand has expanded its visa-free entry scheme to 93 countries and territories as it seeks to revitalise its tourism industry.


Long-lost shipwreck packed with gold discovered in the African desert

One of the most significant shipwreck finds of recent times was made in an ostensibly unlikely place: a southwest African desert. The Bom Jesus (The Good Jesus), a Portuguese ship, set sail for India from Lisbon on 7 March, 1533, when it got caught up in a devastating storm. The vessel, which was laden with treasures, seemed to disappear without a ...


Hidden gems of Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe beckons with hidden gems waiting to be discovered. For those seeking a unique adventure, this list unveils the region's best-kept secrets, promising a tapestry of culture, history, and natural beauty that will redefine your travel experiences. Ready? Swipe through to unlock the glorious beauty that lies within Eastern Europe.


How to pay cost-effectively when travelling abroad

Between packing the essentials and planning your stay, it is worth thinking about financial matters.


Visiting South Korea, the Land of Morning Calm

With a rich and storied history, delicious cuisine, fantastically modern cities, and equally mesmerizing country landscapes, South Korea should be on everyone's travel bucket list. Whether you're a nature lover looking to wander about the many volcanic islands just off the coast of the mainland, or a foodie looking to engorge yourself on amazing street food and barbecue, there's no shortage of things to do in the fabulous and fascinating Land of the Morning Calm. Read on to learn about some of the can't-miss spots in South Korea, and start planning your trip now.


12 underrated Mediterranean islands you have to visit at least once

These are the Mediterranean islands where you can escape the crowds and find blue waters, empty beaches, stunning walking trails and sleepy villages.


Tourists in hospital after two bus crashes on same road in New Zealand

Tourists in hospital after two bus crashes on same road in New Zealand - The buses were traveling in the same direction on a stretch of highway popular with tourists when they slid from the road


South African Airways launches new mobile app

South African Airways (SAA) has introduced a new mobile app which passengers can use to make flying a hassle-free experience.


Amazing McDonald’s restaurants from around the world

There are some pretty unique locations where you can enjoy a Big Mac and other signature McDonald's treats. These are the world's most extraordinary McDonald's restaurants, from architectural marvels to legendary locations for fast food.


50 unique Caribbean adventures beyond the tourist trail

We bring you 50 spectacular and surprising Caribbean adventures you'll want to book.


Ranked: Europe’s best bucket-list experiences you need to visit

30 of the best bucket-list adventures and activities from across Europe.


Iconic pub to close after 110 years - here's what it will be instead

An iconic pub in Sydney will close its doors after 100 years - as the new owner's plan for the venue is revealed.


3 reasons why cruising is growing in popularity among younger generations

A growing number of young travellers are looking into the option of cruising.


Graveyards hit by flooding but burials continue

Cemeteries around the Western Cape have not been spared by the recent storms, with several graveyards reporting that burials had been suspended.


The Most Beautiful Places in All 50 States

An American-made must-see list.


The loneliness myth: what our shared stories of feeling alone reveal about why you can’t ‘fix’ this very human experience

Loneliness comes in many forms and can strike at any time and at any age.


MSC Cruises unveils exclusive shore excursions for Yacht Club guests

According MSC Cruises, guests will have a multitude of meticulously crafted experiences to choose from including making their own personalised eau de cologne in Southern France, indulging in authentic Greek cuisine in Santorini or relaxing in a secluded cabana in tropical Jamaica.


Mysterious underground Maya structure unearthed in Mexico

The remains of a mysterious Mayan underground structure have been unearthed in Mexico by archaeologists. Developments in archeology continue to help bring ancient history to light and teach us about how early civilizations lived on planet earth. Recent discoveries have revealed a 4000-year-old labyrinth found in the home of the “minotaur” in Crete,...


World's oldest computer is 2,200 years old and was found at the bottom of the sea

Next time you laugh nostalgically at the clunkiness of your childhood desktop, consider the oldest analog computer in the world which dates back 2,200 years. The device, which is now known as the Antikythera mechanism, was discovered by sponge divers in the Greek Mediterranean in 1900 when they chanced upon a shipwreck full of treasures. These trea...


Call to ‘review’ Virginia Airport

Instead of being turned into a mixed- use development, the site could be used as an academy and play a crucial role in developing pilots.


The fragrant history of incense

Incense penetrates our senses and brings us into a different world. When you walk into a church or temple and smell the burning fragrances, it can transport you into a more spiritual and calm mood. Even if you are not religious, there is no denying the pleasant aroma that incense brings to a place. Over the years, incense has grown more and more important to our religious and spiritual ceremonies, but why? Where did it come from? And why is it so important? From ancient China to modern-day meditation, incense has had a place in our culture for over 6,000 years. Click through to find out interesting stories and facts about incense.


The Paradigm: New R1 billion Mixed-Use Development In Cape Town

In little over 2 weeks, over 3000 people have showed interest in The Paradigm, a world-class addition to one of the world’s most beloved cities. Nestled in the heart of Cape Town City Centre at 100 Buitengracht Street, The Paradigm redefines urban sophistication with its iconic architecture and unparalleled amenities. 9-years in the making, The [...] The post The Paradigm: New R1 billion Mixed-Use Development In Cape Town appeared first on...


Map reveals hottest places in the UK with London set to reach highs of 30°C


No one has lasted more than 55 minutes in the quietest place on Earth

We all crave a bit of peace and quiet every now and then – some time to be alone with our thoughts. But silence isn’t as golden as we’ve been led to believe, according to the people who’ve been to the quietest place on Earth. You might expect this to be in a remote part of some great desert whereas, in actual fact, it’s located in a research lab in...


Expert shares tips on how business travellers can navigate the flu season

Looking after travellers’ well-being is important, especially considering how travel can affect our immune systems.


32 American quirks that baffle the rest of the world

From backward date formats to tricky tipping etiquette, we've picked 32 US quirks that the rest of the world will never understand.


Spectacular staircases around the world that are worth the climb

Indoor and outdoor, historic and modern – these are some of the most beautiful staircases on Earth.


What are Decade Volcanoes?

Our world is truly a fascinating place to live on. While clouds reel above our heads, beneath our feet is a volatile environment that brings out fire and destruction. Yes, we're talking about volcanoes. Indeed, ever since the dawn of humanity, volcanoes have caused untold catastrophe. For this reason and others, scientists are trying to understand them better. Click through this gallery to see how.


These historic buildings were demolished... But why?

Over time, our architectural aspirations as a society have evolved in impressively futuristic ways. However, it is important to realize that these new buildings were built on the foundations of their predecessors. Unfortunately, this means many of our old architectural marvels have not withstood the test of time. Many beautiful old buildings such as libraries, churches, theaters, and museums have either been destroyed by wars or torn down to make way for parking lots and highways. Click through this gallery and take a closer look at these remnants of architectural history to better understand our past.


20 things about U.S. geography you didn’t know

Americans strongly believe their country is great, and their geography might prove them right. From the world’s tallest mountain to the planet’s shortest river to a neverending underground fire, here are 20 weird and wonderful geographic facts that will make you a star at your next family trivia game night.


Would you try it? More than 70 people line up to eat ‘prehistoric’ fish caught of North Carolina coast

Would you try it? More than 70 people line up to eat ‘prehistoric’ fish caught of North Carolina coast - Normally, the escolar fish lives below depths of 650 feet


Creepy bat-like drone can crash into trees and perch

A creepy bat-like drone can crash into trees, perch and fold its wings around to hug it to keep it in place. The gliding-winged robot, called PercHug, could be used for inspection, maintenance, and biodiversity conservation.


Airlink to offer more flights along popular Durban route

In response to demand, the Durban-Harare route from Airlink will soon have even more capacity. Here’s more details…


Where to admire the beauty of the pagoda

A signature of East and Southeast Asian architecture and common to China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and other countries in the region, the pagoda is a tiered tower-like structure made of brick, stone, or wood and characterized by multiple, upward curving eaves. The pagoda traces its origins to that of the stupa—a hemispherical, domed, commemorative monument first constructed in ancient India. The pagoda itself is usually associated with a Buddhist temple complex, but there are those that serve a purely decorative purpose. Click through the following gallery and take a closer look at these towering achievements of architectural splendor.


10 hidden cave homes around the world

If you fancy living somewhere a little different, take inspiration from these incredible cave homes. Rustic and unique, they have all the creature comforts you'll ever need, with just a little added magic. Step inside the most beautiful cavernous homes in the world...


Scientists discover metal from the 'lost city of Atlantis'

It’s tempting to imagine that the world was once home to mythical lands of beauty and abundance whose streets were lined with gold. Well, if Plato is to be believed, it’s not gold they were lined with but orichalcum. At least, in the case of Atlantis. According to the iconic Greek philosopher, the fire-coloured metal was second in value only to gol...


5 cycling tours to experience the wonders of Kruger National Park

There are undoubtedly many beautiful and scenic roads in South Africa, but one unexpected road, or rather, a road less travelled, can be found in the Kruger National Park.