Category: Africa

Exploring Johannesburg attractions with Joburg Tourism

Exploring Johannesburg attractions with Joburg Tourism I was recently invited to explore some lesser-known things to do in Johannesburg with Joburg Tourism and a few other bloggers. It had been a while since I had last done a Joburg tour and I was even more eager to do it, because apart from the Walter Sisulu […]

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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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Thanda Safari Lodge - so much to love

Thanda Safari Review It was a sunny morning in the African bush, and we were tracking a pair of cheetahs – a hungry mother and a daughter on a hunt. The mother seemed totally oblivious of us but the cheeky little one turned around and snarled at us, barely a metre away from our vehicle. […]

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12 best hikes in Johannesburg (and Pretoria)

Where to go for the best hikes in Johannesburg and Pretoria 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. We started looking for parks and nature reserves in Johannesburg and were thrilled to discover that […]

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A tour of Alexandra Township

A tour of Alexandra Township “Life in Alexandra was exhilarating and precarious. Its atmosphere was alive, its spirit adventurous, its people resourceful.” Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom A short drive away from Sandton - Africa’s richest square mile – but otherwise galaxies apart, lies Alexandra Township, otherwise known as Alex. Johannesburg’s oldest township, it […]

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50+ best things to do in Johannesburg ...and around

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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17 Inspiring Nelson Mandela sites in South Africa

17 Nelson Mandela sites in South Africa “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Mandela No other person has had such a powerful impact on modern […]

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Countryside escape at Bushman's Rock Country Lodge

Bushman's Rock Country Lodge Review A weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life always sounds enticing but a long drive to get to the countryside usually isn’t as appealing. While planning our recent adventures in Cullinan, we discovered Bushman's Rock Country Lodge on the outskirts of Pretoria. Its proximity to Johannesburg, as […]

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Adventure Zone Cullinan and Voortrekker Monument + a discount for you

Adventure Zone Cullinan and Voortrekker Monument "The mountains whisper for me to wander; my soul hikes to the call. I escape into the great outdoors; where freedom’s soul forever roars." Angie Weiland-Crosby We began hiking during Lockdown Level 3 as a way to release the pent-up frustration of being cooped up indoors for months, during […]

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11 Must-read books for safari lovers

Must-read books for safari lovers Leopards in your tent, cobras in your toilet, elephants overturning vehicles … if stories of close encounters with wildlife excite you, then these books for safari lovers are must-reads. Read these safari-themed books to get you into the safari mindset before you go on one, or between game drives while […]

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Win a 2-night getaway for 4 at Montagu Springs

Giveaway Closed: Congratulations to Peter Fortuin Win a 2-night getaway for 4 people at Montagu Springs The prize One lucky winner will win a 2-night Midweek stay for 4 people in a Golden Terraces Chalet at Montagu Springs. Scroll down to enter… About Montagu Springs Set in lush, tranquil surrounds on the iconic Route 62, […]

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How to apply for a passport online - an easy guide

How to apply for a South African passport online How to apply for an ID online (Scroll down) South Africans can apply for a passport online , and renew their expired passports online too. Here is my detailed guide on how to do an online passport application. For updates on the How to apply for […]

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Win a 2 night stay at Ruby Rose Country House

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Megan Pringle. Ruby Rose Country House Giveaway The prize The lucky winner and a partner will enjoy a two night stay at Ruby Rose Country House with breakfast. Scroll down to enter... About Ruby Rose Country House Ruby Rose Country House is a lush oasis in Riebeek West, one of […]

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Tintswalo at Boulders Boutique Villa – Penguin Playground

Tintswalo at Boulders Boutique Villa Review Did you know that penguins mate for life? Once they have identified The One, they "propose" by giving their potential mate a smooth pebble. Isn’t that sweet? The iconic Boulders Penguin Colony along the False Bay Coast is one of the best places in South Africa to get up […]

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The Marine Hotel - The Grande Dame of Hermanus

The Marine Hotel Hermanus - Review It began as a summer grazing area for livestock then eventually progressed to become a small fishing village. Today, Hermanus is known as the whale watching capital of South Africa, even recognized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as one of the 12 best whale watching destinations in the world. From […]

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