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Active in Africa

See it all: Tsitsikamma, an adventure playground.

South Africa

Cape Town Garden Route: Take the low road

Steve McKenna Travel the Garden Route from Cape Town for some spectacular sights, writes Steve McKenna.

Tanzania

Rise and shine

Mountaineering top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

After walking all night, Carol Nader is freezing and a little delirious as a miraculous dawn breaks over Mount Kilimanjaro.

Morocco

Upright in a desert gale

Wind power ... windsurfers catch a breeze.

Ben Stubbs hoists sail and windsurfs against a backdrop of golden beaches and the old medina in Essaouira.

Africa

No fear? No memory? No worries

Gabrielle Costa has no fear as she takes a leap of faith in Africa - and that's what scares her.

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Extreme kayaking on the Nile

Kayaker at Hairy Lemon Island, Uganda.

Each winter dozens of freestyle kayakers descend on a tiny palm-fringed islandon the Nile in Uganda to try out their skills on a single wave, called the Nile Special, or, simply, the Wave.

World's top 10 most thrilling experiences

6. RUNNING WITH THE BULLS, PAMPLONA, SPAIN. Ever since Ernest Hemingway popularized the event, running with the bulls through the narrow streets of Pamplona has come to symbolize some kind of macho pinnacle. Bull runs start at 8am every day from 7 to 14 July.

Take a deep breath, get strapped in and feel the buzz in these heart-pounding experiences, as named by Lonely Planet.

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Women, sex and holidays: Study looks at female tourists' sexual behaviour

20 Aug | Some women use holidays as an opportunity to 'feel like a man' and have sex with no strings attached.

Cheeky marmot photobombs, ruins Greenpeace timelapse video

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 19 Aug | Timelapse video of glacier ruined thanks to 'Marmot Love'.

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