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THE KAROO

Why South Africa’s Karoo is a palaeontological wonderland. South Africa’s Karoo region has been in the headlines in recent years because of the prospect of a controversial fracking programme to exploit its potential shale gas resources. But, to palaeontologists, the Karoo Supergroup’s rocks hold the key to understanding the early evolutionary history of the major groups of land vertebrates – …

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THE RED BUS

I’ve always thought of the Red Bus as a touristy thing. You hop on, hop off, get your bearings, see as much as possible in your short holiday time. I’ve also always thought of it as part of those obvious tourist destinations, like Rome, New York, London and Cape Town. But Johannesburg? By Edward Robbins. The truth is, however, that …

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48 HOURS IN CAPE TOWN

On your marks, jet set, go! You have a 48 hour weekend coming up in gorgeous Cape Town and you need to maximise your minutes – see the sights, eat all the food, drink all the wine and drench your eyes with views. I grew up in Sea Point on the Atlantic Seaboard, and have been living in Oranjezicht in …

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FLIGHT ATTENDANT SECRETS

Flight attendants reveal facts about flying that airlines don’t tell passengers. By Chloe Pantazi A flight attendant’s job is more than serving drinks with a smile. They’re responsible for passengers’ safety and, of course, they know a lot about flying — more than any frequent flier ever could. To find out more about the world of flying, one Quora user …

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MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER

The Outlander gives you style and practicality in one. Whether you’re heading out of town for the weekend, driving to the gym or simply running errands, the Outlander will overwhelm your senses. Its arresting design puts it streets ahead of other mid-sized SUVs and affords an amazing freedom above and beyond the reaches of other vehicles. BORN TO EXPLORE Now …

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BEETLE DUNE

Volkswagen revives iconic Beetle Dune The Beetle is an icon. Volkswagen has revived the Beetle Baja Bug with an introduction of the Beetle Dune, the first crossover Beetle derivative in over 80 years ago. The production Beetle Dune was premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Dune’s striking design is enhanced by its 18-inch wheels and the wider …

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MAHINDRA KUV100

Mahindra South Africa is broadening its model offering in the country with the introduction of an innovative newcomer that combines the manoeuvrability and agility of a small hatchback with the raised stance and versatility of a compact sport utility vehicle (SUV). The Mahindra KUV100, which makes its SA debut this month, is a compact SUV that targets buyers of conventional …

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RENAULT KADJAR

Bold and beautiful, the NEW RENAULT KADJAR SUV Crossover is the embodiment of the brand’s entire DNA and set to make its mark on one of South Africa’s most hotly contested vehicle categories. New Kadjar expands Renault’s presence in this segment and follows the successful launch of the Renault Captur in May last year. The New Renault Kadjar is the …

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MITSUBISHI ASX

It was with great anticipation that I picked up the Mitsubishi ASX (Active Smart Crossover) from Imperial Mitsubishi Sandton. I have done test drives on their Pajero (I’ve owned a short wheel base and loved it), Pajero Sport and Outlander, and have been impressed with all three. The ASX was no different. They call it ‘love at first drive’, and …

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KIEVITS KROON

It was with great anticipation that my wife and I travelled north east of Johannesburg – on the road to Cullinan – to Kievits Kroon for a weekend of pampering; an afternoon luxuriating in their spa with a full body massage, access to their numerous thermae facilities, a seven course wine pairing dinner at the Granita restaurant, and a delicious …