What a discovery! Islamic-period LUXURY mansion found in the desert

Explore the dwellings of bygone civilisations, from the Egyptians to the Aztecs

Don’t miss the Michelangelo Wine Tasting at Arabella Hotel

Everyone is invited to attend a wine tasting event in Hermanus.

4 travel trends to look out for in 2024

The world of travel is one that never stays stagnant and, with each passing year, travellers from all over the world seek out the thrill of new adventures inspired by evolving travel trends.

Three fabulous things to do in the Western Cape’s Garden Route

The Garden Route is a utopia for the thrill-seeking, nature-loving individual. Here are three things you shouldn't miss when visiting... The post Three fabulous things to do in the Western Cape’s Garden Route appeared first on I Love South Africa.

Summit planned to grow tourism, heritage in Nelson Mandela Bay

Summit planned to grow tourism, heritage in Nelson Mandela Bay Issued by Mandela Bay Development Johannesburg, 02 Oct 2023 Read time 3min Comments (0) Partners in the Heritage and Tourism Indaba to be held on 25 October, from left: Discover Mandela Bay project manager Shaun van Eck, Historical Society of PE chair Graham Taylor, MBDA operations executive Debbie Hendricks, and Mandela Bay Heritage Trust chair Lyn Haller. A collaborative action...

Legendary treasures of the world

Throughout history, humans have searched for lost, stolen or fabled riches. Here are 19 such treasures that have captivated the public’s imagination over time.

Stephanie Gilmore: How the queen of surf trains for the waves

Canada's most beautiful hikes

Packed with lush national parks and spectacular scenery from coast to coast to coast, Canada has no shortage of options for outdoor enthusiasts! Check out 20 of Canada’s most beautiful hikes to add to your next vacation bucket list!

Unesco adds African national parks to its list of World Heritage Sites

Director of Conservation Development at African Parks, Jean Labuschagne, sheds light on the importance of maintaining our planet’s biodiversity after two African parks were added to the list of World Heritage. In her explanation, Labuschagne details the selection of Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda as Unesco World Heritage Sites. In addition to stating that our sites must be...

Survey shows 25% of South Africans living abroad 'definitely' WON'T be returning

"When you're younger, travelling and living abroad is very appealing." - Angel Jones, HomecomingEX CEO

What do you know about Europe's only desert?

Set in southern Europe in Spain's Almería province is one of the weirdest anomalies in nature—a desert! Known as the Tabernas Desert, this hot and arid environment is the only one of its kind on the continent. It's a world away from the tourist resorts more typically associated with this corner of the continent. And yet the Tabernas Desert is a visitor attraction in its own right, noted for its extraordinary geology and a variety of flora and fauna specially adapted to a seemingly inhospitable climate. Oh, and it's also on the map for a series of influential movies called "Spaghetti Westerns." Intrigued? Click through for some hot tips on where to go and what to do in the Tabernas Desert.

The incredible revelations of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of ancient Jewish manuscripts, were discovered in caves in the desert by Bedouin shepherds in 1946. This archaeological find is considered one of the greatest of the 20th century and is of immense historical, religious, and linguistic importance. These parchment scrolls are the only known surviving biblical documents written before 100 CE, providing insight into events that occurred over 2,000 years ago. Explore this gallery to revisit the story behind this historical treasure.

Obtaining unabridged birth and marriage certificates from South African Home Affairs

South Africans that want to travel abroad to work or study in foreign countries will need a variety of documents to assist their visa application process.

Best Spanish Schools in Spain: Inspiration for Future Travel

With multiple ways to learn, find something that suits your time, your level, and your budget Learning Spanish through immersion by being in Spain is an adventure, and a hugely beneficial experience. Not only will you be immersing yourself in the Spanish language but Spanish culture and history. Learn when and why certain traditions are important i...

Would you step foot on the Devil's bridge?

Located in the northern region of Portugal, on the border separating Montalegre and Vieira do Minho, stands an ancient bridge rumored to have been constructed by the Devil. Spanning the picturesque Rabagão River in the midst of the verdant Gerês mountain range, the Misarela Bridge is a mystical destination that should not be overlooked. Dive into the captivating tale behind the origins of this mysterious structure and discover the supernatural scares experienced by its visitors to this day.

Making destructive tourism sustainable

From Thailand to Mallorca, local ecosystems have suffered under the weight of mass tourism. Can visitor number limits and sustainable practices help restore the balance?

What are the Different Types of Sign Languages?

With multiple ways to learn, find something that suits your time, your level, and your budget Many people are surprised or even shocked to learn that American Sign Language is not universal. However, when you think about how many spoken languages there are across the globe, it makes sense that sign language would be the same. After all, American Si...

Abandoned: Europe's Creepiest Ghost Towns

Silent streets, vacant houses and dilapidated buildings, Europe is riddled with eerie ghost towns...

The best getaways in the world, according to TripAdvisor

Shining a spotlight on aviation careers for women in Africa

The initiative connecting the youth to aviation professionals and careers in aviation.

A Day in the Life of an American Sign Language Interpreter

With multiple ways to learn, find something that suits your time, your level, and your budget Are you interested in becoming an American Sign Language interpreter? Are you curious about what that type of work entails? Is it easy or hard? It’s important to note that an interpreter’s work can vary greatly, which does make this job intriguing. Here ar...

French Letters, Alphabet, & Pronunciation

With multiple ways to learn, find something that suits your time, your level, and your budget Ah, French. Whenever you watch a romantic movie, chances are good it’s set in France, and you notice three things: The Eiffel Tower seems to be everywhereAccordion music must be popularEveryone is, of course, speaking French (or English with a French accen...

Durban beaches declared safe and open, but more water quality tests to continue

With the spring school holidays having started, Durban is expecting holidaymakers to grace its shores.

On this day in history, October 2

Some of the more interesting things that happened on this day.

The 30 greatest rock bands of all time

Are you a fan of rock music? If so, you're in luck: in this gallery, we take a road trip down the rock 'n' roll history highway! We're looking at the best of the best. From AC/DC to Metallica, this is a true roll call of the greatest-ever bands. Ready? Then click on!

Everything you need to know about the N3 upgrade between Westville and Paradise Valley

Roadworks have officially gotten under way on the N3 between Westville and Paradise Valley.

They Were Once Beloved Tourist Attractions. Now They're Gone Forever

We'll never be able to visit these lost tourist attractions again.

Travellers urged to plan carefully as some Western Cape roads are still closed

The N2 is closed outside Botriver, the R43 is closed in the direction towards Villiersdorp, the Hemel and Aarde road is closed towards Hermanus, and the R321 is closed from Molteno Road in the direction of Villiersdorp.

Inside this gorgeous Virgin Islands hillside hideaway

Take a peek at the most stunning waterside homes on sale right now. Prepare for some serious property envy...

MEC Duma hands over quad bikes worth R1.2 million to rural holiday destination to boost tourism, rural economy

The KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs handed over R1, 2 million worth of 10 quad bikes to a youth owned and rural based holiday destination in Somopho Hills in Empangeni on Friday.

Unbelievable discoveries in the most bizarre places

Many fascinating discoveries have been made over the years in the realms of science, archaeology, and zoology, but some were more confounding than others, especially when they turned up in unexpected places. Explore this gallery and uncover some truly bizarre objects discovered in the most improbable of locations.

Eerie Cold War Sights That Will Give You The Shivers

Fascinating images of forgotten Cold War places.

Johannesburg to Inhambane: LAM resumes route

LAM – Mozambique Airlines has officially resumed its route connecting Inhambane, Mozambique and Johannesburg. Here's more details... The post Johannesburg to Inhambane: LAM resumes route appeared first on I Love South Africa.

Your Official Road Trip Playlist: 150+ Songs Everyone Knows

With multiple ways to learn, find something that suits your time, your level, and your budget There’s nothing quite like a good road trip — it’s one of the best ways to spend time with friends and explore new scenery. To have a successful journey, you’ll need three things: a functioning vehicle, a full tank of gas, and (most importantly) an amazing...

EU blocks Booking takeover of Swedish travel group

The EU vetoed a bid by US online travel agency Booking to take over Swedish rival Etraveli Group Monday over fears the deal would harm competition and risked raising prices for customers. The EU also feared the deal would lead to Booking using Etraveli to become the main online travel agency for flights in addition to hotels.

Archeologists just discovered a brand new ancient language


Cemetery View destroyed by fire not part of informal settlements to be upgraded by Tshwane

It emerged this week that at least 2 000 people left destitute after their shacks were gutted refused to be relocated by the city to the Stanza Bopape hall in Mamelodi east and at the community hall in Mamelodi west.

Spooky Yet Beautiful Shipwrecks You Can Visit

Stunningly beautiful images of eerie, forgotten shipwrecks around the world most of which are easily accessible

Group attempts to remove pride flag at St George’s Cathedral as complaints persist

Numerous calls have been made to the cathedral office, with the callers expressing outrage that the flag was “integrated with a place of worship”, the church said.

20 unforgettable travel destinations in the Pacific

These Incredible Abandoned Places Are Full Of Scary Secrets

From eerie ghost towns to deserted amusements parks and hospitals, these are the world's most fascinating and spine-chilling abandoned spots.

Wellness tourism: tips to improve physical and mental health

These Hotels Are HAUNTED. Sleep In One If You Dare

Check out these incredible haunted houses you can actually stay the night at, from Salem to Scotland.

Travel blogger reveals what it's like to stay inside King Charles's Sandringham Estate Airbnb

Priced at between £237 and £354 per night, travel blogger Laura-Ann Barr opted for a stay at the four-bedroom house with her partner and children over the last few days.

This is why Cape Town is ruling the tourism roost

Safety, proactive cooperation between various role players, accessibility and, again, safety.

As the Cape storm hit, the skies opened but so did hearts in acts of small-town kindness

Our trip back to Cape Town from Barrydale after the Heritage Day long weekend should have been another pleasant drive, but a few hours before we got into my Hyundai Venue, the winds started up and the skies above the village opened.

Museum employee swaps original painting for a fake to accommodate luxury lifestyle

It seems like someone took the whole ‘Fake it till you make it’ motto a tad too seriously.

SA the 7th most dangerous country in the world

According to the report, South Africa has moved 12 spots higher – from number 19 in 2021 to 7th place in 2023 – based on the criminal index. The report further shows that South Africa ranks 3rd highest on the continent’s crime levels.

Fire rips through popular trampoline park in Swansea

Huge plumes of smoke leaped from a trampoline park after a mystery blaze broke out.