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    Top 10 National Parks in South Africa

    South Africa's National Parks (SANParks) are home to some of the country's best and most endangered plants and wildlife, making them a popular tourist destination for international and local travellers. To help you experience the splendour of these natural resources we've put together a list of the Top 10 National Parks in South Africa.

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    9 Reasons Why You Should Travel

    There are many motivational quotes that inpsire us to travel and explore our beautiful world. Here are 9 benefits as to why travel is great for your health and happiness.

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    Top 10 Botanical Gardens in South Africa

    South Africa's magnificent botanical gardens are home to numerous indigenous and endangered plants and wildlife, making them prime attractions year-round. To help you discover the richness and splendour of these natural treasures, we've put together a list of the Top 10 National Botanic Gardens in South Africa.

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  • top 10 beaches

    Top 10 beaches in South Africa

    South Africa is home to some of the world's best and most beautiful beaches. To help you discover some of these great seaside spots, here is a list of the Top 10 beaches in South Africa.

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    Top 10 pet-friendly places to stay in South Africa

    Have you ever been on holiday and missed your furry kid so much that you couldn't wait to get home? Or, you dream of your furry kids coming on holiday with you? The solution - choose your next accommodation according to its pet-friendliness.

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  • international artists

    Top international artists who'll soon be in SA

    Find out which international artists will be touring South Africa over the next few months.

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  • Father's Day Gifts

    Top 10 Father's Day Gift Ideas

    Looking for a great gift for Father's Day without breaking the bank? Here are some great ideas that will make dad really happy and keep your wallet smiling as well.

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  • genius travel tips

    Top 10 genius travel tips

    We've put together a list of the top 10 GENIUS travel tips that you might not have considered before. All these handy tips are designed to save you time and money.

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  • South Africa Events

    South African Events Calendar 2016

    Read First Car Rental's guide to the top events happening in South Africa in 2016.

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  • South African Inventions

    Top 10 South African Inventions

    Discover 10 great things that were invented by South Africans. You will be proud.

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  • Business Trip Activities

    Top 10 Business Trip De-stress Activities

    First Car Rental has created a fun activities guide for business travellers. Pick Your Favourite.

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  • Route 62

    Explore Route 62

    Explore the Western Cape along Route 62, the less travelled, but more interesting, alternative to the busy N2. Discover

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  • Trail running and obstacle course racing

    Discover trail running and obstacle course racing

    Looking for a cost-effective way to get fit that you and your family could enjoy and benefit from? Challenge yourself and try something a little adventurous in 2016.

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  • Christmas Markets in South Africa

    2015 Christmas Markets in South Africa

    Break away from buying gifts at the mall this year. Make Christmas shopping a memorable experience this festive season - explore the magical world of your local Christmas Market where you can find thoughtful, unique and handcrafted gifts that are sure to impress.

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  • Top 10 Organic Food Markets

    Top 10 Organic Food Markets

    South Africa is home to some of the world's finest organic food markets, where you'll find an astounding array of high-quality fruit and vegetables (often sold by the farmers themselves at reasonable prices); artisan food and beverages; a bustling, feel-good atmosphere; and more than ample seating to watch the interesting people go by.

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    Top 10 Travel Apps

    Your smartphone doesn't just help you organise your daily activities; it's a device that can get rid of those common holiday headaches. From helping you find affordable accommodation to picking the best sightseeing spots, the right apps can help improve your overall travel experience. So take a look at First Car Rental's guide to the top 10 travel apps.

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    Top 10 Fusion Restaurants in South Africa

    South Africa is a melting pot of cultures, but when different cultural influences blend into food, the most amazing creations are born. To set you off on your culinary journey, First Car Rental has listed the top 10 fusion restaurants in South Africa.

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    Top 10 Eco-Adventures in South Africa

    To honour National Environment Month in June, we've put together a list of the top 10 Eco-adventures in South Africa. All selected eco activities promote a positive nature experience while minimising impact on the environment and increasing environmental and cultural awareness.

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  • kids activities

    Top 10 kids activities in Johannesburg

    Need to keep the kids entertained? First Car Rental has put together a list of fun and exciting kid's activities in Johannesburg.

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  • Freedom Day

    Top 10 things to do on Freedom Day

    Wondering what to do for Freedom Day on 27 April 2015? First Car Rental has put together a list of places that capture the past, present and future of South Africa's amazing journey to becoming a democratic and united republic.

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  • Castles in South Africa

    Stay in a Castle in South Africa

    If you want to experience the royal lifestyle and live the fairy tale, plan your next enchanting escape to these beautiful castles in South Africa.

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  • Yoga retreats South Africa

    Top 10 Yoga retreats in South Africa

    Want to enjoy a stress-free vacation and some uninterrupted R&R? A yoga retreat gives your mind, body and soul the break it deserves. To help you channel your inner Yogi, First Car Rental has listed our top 10 Yoga retreats in South Africa.

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  • Eco-friendly hotels South Africa

    Top 10 eco-friendly hotels in South Africa

    'Green' is the word in 2015 and everywhere, people are trying to make a positive impact on the earth and the environment to preserve its future. Travellers are also getting eco-conscious and are taking measures to reduce their carbon footprint during their vacations. To help you get your green 2015 started, here is a list of the best eco-friendly hotels in South Africa.

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  • Summer Travel

    10 unusual things to do this Summer

    Tired of doing the same summer activities? Here are 10 interesting and rather unusual activities and attractions that are sure to make your holiday a lot more fun.

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  • Lanseria Airport

    10 things to do in and around Lanseria

    Lanseria Airport is the only privately-owned airport in South Africa and, what was once a grass strip airfield used as an executive airport for corporate travellers, has now become the gateway to amazing African adventures. Hop off the plane, into your rental car and explore these top 10 attractions in and around Lanseria at your own pace.

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  • Summer Weekends

    Top 10 summer weekends

    Get ready to pack a pair of sunglasses, sunscreen and comfortable shoes! Summer is just around the corner and we know that travel buffs want to start planning their summer vacations well in advance. So, here is First Car Rental's list of Top 10 Summer weekends you should plan for!

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  • Durban

    Discover Durban - South Africa's "coolest" city

    Durban is famed for its golden beaches and sub-tropical climate, but that's not all there is to South Africa's city of sunshine. Recently named 'the coolest city in South Africa' by CNN, Durban is a diverse city offering an abundance of things to do and places to see. From trendy cafes and fun-filled leisure activities, to an intriguing cultural heritage and amazing shopping opportunities, Durban definitely has something for everyone.

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    Top 10 quotes by famous women

    It's Women's Month and we want to pay homage to the heroes and pioneers who shaped the world and changed the course of history. This month, First Car Rental salutes the brave women who fought for women's rights, shattered stereotypes and broke barriers. We want to share the voices of the great women who have shown leadership, charisma, humility and wisdom. Here is a collection of our most favourite quotes by notable women in history.

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    Top 10 hiking trails in South Africa

    Hiking is one of the best ways to reconnect and appreciate the beauty of nature. South Africa has some of the finest hiking trails in the world, where the opportunities for adventure are endless. Whether you prefer to hike along rivers or tread up mountains, this country has the perfect trail for hikers of all levels of skill and for all ranges of interest.

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  • Winter travel

    Top 10 things to do in Winter

    Winter is here, but that doesn't mean you have to stay bundled up at home. South African winters, which are from June to August, typically comprise of crisp days and cold nights in the higher-lying areas. The coastal regions of South Africa along the Indian Ocean enjoy excellent weather during winter months. The Western Cape has most of its rain during this time but there are bright sunny days in between and these can be the most gorgeous days ever.

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  • Where to find rhino

    Where to find rhino in South Africa

    South Africa has a number of parks and reserves where you can watch beautiful rhino live happily in their natural habitat. First Car Rental has put together a list of places where you can get a glimpse of rhino in all their splendour. Plan 'a trip for rhino spotting' and share your stories with us.

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  • Midlands Meander

    Top 5 attractions along the Midlands Meander

    Stretching from the Drakensberg mountains to Pietermaritzburg, the Midlands Meander is South Africa's first and finest arts and crafts route. Here you'll find a number of attractions to suit all tastes, ranging from historical landmarks and artisan food & drink to unique experiences such as soaring through the trees on a canopy tour.

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  • Valentines Day

    Top 10 Valantine's Day gifts

    Valentine's Day is back and people all over the world are looking for great ways to express love. Valentine's Gifts are, of course, one of the best ways to woo and win over that special someone and women are spoilt for choice this season. Gifts for men are a bit tricky, because, unlike women, men hardly offer pointers on what they really want! First Car Rental has decided to help you with your Valentine's gifts and has put together a list of some 'out of the box' Valentine's Day gift ideas for men.

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  • Heritage Sites

    Top 10 heritage sites in South Africa

    South Africa has many historical, cultural and natural destinations that merit preservation for future generations. First Car Rental has put together a list of South African heritage sites, some of which have been declared World Heritage Sites for their cultural significance or natural beauty. These destinations are certainly places that every South African must visit at least once in their lifetime.

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