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The village of the fairies: exploring Hogsback (plus video!)

Endless forests, a quaint village atmosphere and looming mountains: Hogsback, in South Africa's Eastern Cape, looks like it belongs in a J.R.R. Tolkien book. It's a perfect weekend escape if you're looking for rustic charm, quiet evenings by the fireside, and days spent exploring the woodlands. Here's what you can see and do in this charming South African village. 

Exploring the Drakensberg: What to do in and around Champagne Castle

Exploring the Drakensberg: What to do in and around Champagne Castle. South Africa's tallest mountain range, the Drakensberg ('dragon mountains') are home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, priceless rock art and a lot of eager travelers inspired by the wildlife and stunning landscapes. One of the tallest mountains, Champagne Castle, lies in a valley offering activities for any type of holiday. From horse riding, golf, bowls and tennis to white water rafting, quad biking and non-outdoorsy options (craft stalls, choir concerts and coffee shops), there is a lot to do, see and eat in this beautiful destination.

What to do in Darling

For a small farming town about an hour's drive from Cape Town, South Africa, Darling has quite a reputation. Do you know anywhere else that is simultaneously known for craft beer, an eco-friendly music festival, a wildflower show and a social activist who is best known for his performances as an old lady named Evita Bezuidenhout? From wine farms to coffee shops, here's what to do in Darling (and why you should consider a roadtrip).

Wanderings: The stars and stillness of Sutherland

On the fringes of the Northern Cape, nestled in between mountains, sheep farms and seemingly endless plains of desert shrubs, lies a tiny town. It is home to one main road (one of the only streets that is actually tarred), a population of 2030 (according to the sign), and the largest single optical telescope in the Southern hemisphere. Hello, Sutherland!