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Win a 2-night getaway for 2 with Premier Hotels & Resorts

Win a 2-night getaway valued at R10 000 with Premier Hotels & Resorts Premier Hotels & Resorts is giving away a two-night stay for two people with breakfast and dinner, at any Premier hotel or resort countrywide, valued at R10 000. This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Christelle Blaauw. Enter through this form. Terms and […]

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Kingfisher Villa - An Exclusive Wilderness Retreat       

Kingfisher Villa Review    We had been tracking lions on a morning game drive, for a while, when they finally emerged from the thickets, and we found ourselves behind a magnificent male. He turned around, looked directly at us, and began striding towards our vehicle. For a brief moment my heart stopped in my throat, […]

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16 Best Things to do in Vienna , Austria

Looking for the the best things to do in Vienna on your first-visit, read on... Vienna, the capital of Austria, is a city that effortlessly combines history, art, and a modern European flair. It seamlessly blends its illustrious past with a vibrant present, offering an enriching experience at every turn. In fact, Vienna was named […]

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Tintswalo Family Camp: An Idyllic Family Safari Hideaway

Tintswalo Family Camp Review It had been an eventful morning in the bush. Although it was cold, we sat in the game vehicle, doubly cocooned in blankets and ponchos, with hot water bottles in our laps. Our fellow companions were a South African couple with their three energetic, young grandsons, aged between 6 and 10, […]

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18 Best Things to do in Budapest, Hungary

Looking for the best family-friendly things to do in Budapest for first-time visitors, read on... Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is an enchanting city located on the banks of the Danube River. With its captivating history, stunning architecture, and lively atmosphere, it is a destination brimming with must-visit spots. If this is your first time […]

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11+ Reasons Why You Should Visit Seychelles

Why you should visit Seychelles Regarded as one of the world’s ultimate tropical island paradises, Seychelles is a culturally diverse destination set against the perfect backdrop for those looking for an idyllic escape from everyday life. It is no wonder that this archipelago in the Indian Ocean is such a popular travel destination.  Here are […]

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Bushveld Bliss: Unwinding at the Luxurious Letamo Lodge

Letamo Lodge Review Time spent in the wilderness offers a soul-stirring escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, providing a much-needed respite that reconnects you with the natural world. As you traverse the sun-kissed savannas, you are transported into a world that throbs with life, with every sight, sound, and scent painting a […]

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Molori Safari – An African dream

Molori Safari Review The word “molori’ means "to dream" in the seTswana language, and Molori Safari truly is a dream in the African wilderness. Situated in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, it was originally built as a private family retreat. After a complete makeover, it was opened to the public in 2007, now boasting a […]

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15 best hikes in Johannesburg (and Pretoria)

Looking for the best hikes in Johannesburg and Pretoria? Read on... Hike: a long walk especially for pleasure or exercise. (Merriam-Webster) I never really bothered much with hiking in Johannesburg until we were locked down in our own province. Then I started looking for parks and nature reserves in Johannesburg and was thrilled to discover […]

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50 best things to do in Johannesburg in 2024 - A local's guide

Looking for things to do in Johannesburg ? Read on... Johannesburg – South Africa’s biggest city and commercial epicentre. Also known as Jozi, Joburg, or Egoli (City of Gold in Zulu), it began as a gold-mining settlement in the 19th century. There is more to this cosmopolitan city than shopping. If you are visiting Johannesburg, […]

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63 best things to do in Cape Town

Looking for the best family-friendly things to do in Cape Town? Read on... Cape Town, also known as South Africa’s Mother City, is consistently listed amongst the best cities in the world.  It is endowed with abundant natural beauty, umpteen opportunities for adventure, world-class shopping, delicious food, and captivating history. There are so many places […]

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13 Fun things to do in Hartbeespoort and surrounds

Looking for the best things to do in Hartbeespoort? You've come to the right place. In this age of social media, the Instagrammability of a place is a key factor in deciding on a getaway destination for many people. The Hartbeespoort area boasts Instagram opportunities galore, and it’s proximity to Johannesburg and Pretoria make it […]

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Morukuru Beach Lodge – a hidden gem

Morukuru Beach Lodge Review I’d never seen a starfish in its natural environment before. Nor a sea anemone, sea urchin or abalone. Even though I’d been on many land-based wildlife-viewing safaris, this was my first time witnessing the aquarium under the sea and I was mesmerised. As you may have guessed, I am not a […]

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9 Relaxing Weekend Getaways Near Gauteng

I recently wrote a post about weekend getaways in Gauteng, which has been quite popular. This is the second post in the series and it covers weekend getaways near Gauteng. These are family-friendly places that I’ve personally stayed at and enjoyed with my family. However, they are also great places for romantic weekend getaways . […]

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Highlights from 10 years of travel blogging

Highlights from 10 years of travel blogging Reflecting on a decade of travel blogging is like revisiting a meticulously curated scrapbook filled with memories, lessons, and adventures. Over the years, the journey of sharing experiences, tips, and insights has not only enriched my life but also taught me invaluable lessons that extend far beyond the […]

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The Big 5 of Africa : Bush Basics

The Big 5 of Africa How well do you know your  wildlife? If bush jargon confuses you, then this guide to African wildlife will give you the basic information you need to know before your safari, and answer some commonly asked wildlife questions. Although I discuss the Big 5 of Africa , I will also […]

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How to apply for a passport online in 2024 - an easy guide

An easy guide on how to apply for a passport online in South Africa Scroll down for information on how to apply for an ID online  How to apply for a South African passport online South Africans can apply for a passport online , and renew their expired passports online too. Here is my detailed […]

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Sustainability in 2024 and beyond

Sustainability in 2024 and beyond “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” Robert Swan The statistics are mind-boggling: In 2016, the world’s’ cities generated over 2 billion tonnes of solid waste, amounting to a footprint of 0.74 kilograms per person per day. This is only expected to increase. […]

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My 2023 Travel and Blogging Year In Review

My 2023 Travel and Blogging Year In Review 2023 was a very busy year for me in terms of family commitments so I didn’t get to travel as much as I would have liked. However, this year marks 10 years since I started my blog in 2013, so I had to commemorate it in some […]

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