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6 game reserves and safaris to explore near Cape Town

Famous for its busy harbour and the iconic Table Mountain which stands behind it, Cape Town is in fact one of three capital cities in South Africa, and a city not to be missed during any visit to South Africa. Another unmissable experience while in South Africa is a visit to a safari park or game reserve, where you might have the opportunity to spot the Big Five: lions, African leopards, rhinocero..

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7 of the best places to visit in Mount Fuji, Japan

Known as ‘Fuji-san’ in Japan, Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s most iconic places, and probably one of the first landmarks that comes to mind when you think of the country. Often topped with a layer of glistening snow, Mount Fuji is in fact a volcano, but that hasn’t stopped people visiting this perfectly-shaped mountain in their droves.   One of three sacred mountains in Japan, thousands visit t..

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5 ways to discover New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula: Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove and more

The Coromandel Peninsula on New Zealand’s North Island is home to some of the country’s most beautiful coastline, including two of the country’s most iconic sights: Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove. Hot Water Beach is one of the most stunning beaches on New Zealand’s North Island, and a real miracle of nature. Found on the eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsula, it draws people from the world..

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5 spectacular places to visit in Vietnam for nature and outdoor lovers

The nature in Vietnam has made the country one of the most popular to visit in Asia, along with its food, culture and people. From pristine beaches to lush rainforests, towering mountains, patchworks of rice paddies and thousands of islands, Vietnam’s natural landscapes are some of the world’s most beautiful, making them a must-visit for any lover of nature and the outdoors. Here are some of the b..

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Great ways to explore Fraser Island, a sandy paradise in Australia

Found just off the coast of Queensland in Australia, Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island, at a whopping 120 kilometres long. With its beaches, cliffs, rainforests and pools, there are a whole host of wonderful things to do on Fraser Island for adventurers and lovers of the outdoors. Discover Fraser Island and its truly unique landscape – read on to find out what to do on Fraser Island..

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6 unmissable sights when visiting China

With the world’s biggest population, China is one of the world’s most fascinating countries, its billions of people having created a rich history, an interesting culture and some of the world’s most incredible sights. It’s this that makes China a must-visit, and if you’re wondering what to see in China, there are several places across this wonderful country that may make your shortlist. Here are t..

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Taj Mahal in Agra, India at sunset

Spectacular sights to see in Agra, India: home of the Taj Mahal

Found on the banks of the Yamuna river in the Uttar Pradesh region, Agra has become one of the most popular cities to visit in India, with tourists flocking here from all over the world. It boasts a rich legacy of the former Mughal empire, which has left behind beautiful buildings, forts and tombs, and you could spend hours browsing the bustling chowks (marketplaces) for unique souvenirs. If you’r..

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Visiting Japan for the first time? Follow these useful tips

Japan is one of the world’s most fascinating countries, where the contrast between its imperial history and its futuristic technological developments will simply blow your mind. From historic cities such as Kyoto and the serenity of its mountains and hot springs to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and the country’s many unique quirks, going to Japan for the first time is an unbelievable experience...

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6 breath-taking must-visit caves in South Africa

Featuring some of the most astounding rock formations, the world’s oldest lifeforms encased in fossils, and ancient paintings chronicling the lives of prehistoric tribes, everyone needs to visit South Africa’s caves at least once in their lifetime. From vast chambers to caverns which can only be accessed by crawling through tunnels, here are the best caves in South Africa to visit for anyone seeki..

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7 of the best Yarra Valley wineries in Australia and why you should visit them

Around an hour outside of Melbourne, you’ll find one of the finest wine regions in all of Australia: the Yarra Valley. The Yarra Valley wineries are highly-renowned and known as some of the best in the world, particularly well-known for their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and sparkling wines. If your dream day involves tasting a selection of fine wines and relaxing with a glass in hand overlooking sunny..

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