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Issue 36
From the Editor – May 2017
By Jo Kromberg 

Trains, planes and automobiles... Oh yes, and helicopters. Welcome travelers to the May issue of ChinAfrica Travel Page and in this issue we bring you some serious adrenaline-charged adventures as well as go-with-the-flow and enjoy-the-view experiences.

One of the most unusual, memorable and unique places I have ever been to is Mattanu Lodge in the Northern Cape Provinces of South Africa. So much so, I had to visit it a second time. Their game capture helicopter safaris are almost beyond description in terms of its incredibly breath-taking exhilaration.

It also serves a very important conservation and education purpose so I implore you to visit this unbelievable lodge with its wonderful staff and owners.

On the other end of the spectrum, a leisurely almost two-day train journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town in South Africa is a wonderful way to see the country.

We traveled aboard the Premier Classe train, a very reasonably priced semi-luxurious train with wonderful service, great food and of course, beautiful and diverse scenery.

African artists have come a long way and are now truly putting their stamp on the world. I had the opportunity to chat to a South African artist and potter by the name of Tanya Nockler-Golding, a very talented young artist whose art is both beautiful and practical - she makes tea pots!

Her designs are inspired and her creations each lovingly made, all with their very own personalities and identities.

And last but not least we take a look at a host of fabulous new hotels and renovated hotels in Cape Town. So enjoy this May issue of ChinAfrica Travel Page and until next month, bon voyage!

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