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Brilliantly colored beach huts draw a line in the white sand of Muizenberg, South Africa.

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World Heritage Guide

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    Robben Island

    Get facts, photos, and travel tips for Robben Island, a World Heritage site in South Africa, from National Geographic.

South Africa Features

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    Top 10 Things to Do in Durban

    Tour a game reserve, catch a rugby match, and get up close and personal with sharks while checking off this list of the top ten things to do in Durban.

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    Top 10 Culinary Experiences in Durban

    Find out where to get the best bunny chow, barbecue, afternoon tea, and more with this list of the top culinary experiences to have in Durban.

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    48 Hours in Cape Town

    From penguins to politics in this worldly South African city.

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    Free Things to Do in Cape Town

    Cape Town provides visitors with a heady mixture of striking natural beauty, incredibly diverse cultures, and notoriously friendly locals.

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    Southern Africa Safari by Private Air

    From the Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls, discover the wonders and the wildlife of southern Africa on a 12-day adventure—traveling in the comfort of private air.

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