Category: Africa

Things to do in Johannesburg: Hashtag Escape

Hashtag Escape – Escape Room Review An abandoned house...a missing child...a decades-old mystery…if you want to feel as though you’ve just stepped into a paranormal thriller, Johannesburg’s adventure escape room game Hashtag Escape might just be the thing for you. Some background In case you haven’t heard of them, escape rooms are a popular craze […]

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How to spend 1 week in Morocco – A 7-day Morocco itinerary

If you are not interested in the humdrum and mundane, and are drawn to places that ooze magic and mystery… If you are captivated by beauty and crave the fierce rhythm of exotic, faraway worlds where mysterious Bedouin tribes rule the desert and snake charmers rule the streets…  If adventure to you means chasing the […]

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The #MyMauritius Explorer Lab conference

I was recently invited as part of a contingent of 30 bloggers to visit Mauritius for the #MyMauritius Explorer Lab conference . The trip was organised by the Mauritus Tourism Board and iambassador. It was not just a press trip. It also included blogger workshops and lessons designed to help us improve our content and […]

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10 myths and misconceptions about Mauritius - Dispelled #MyMauritius

I don’t know about you but I had many misconceptions about Mauritius before I went there – mainly because of the myths and misconceptions spread by others who had not even been there themselves. After going there, these misconceptions have been cleared up. Here are 10 myths about Mauritius dispelled 1. Mauritius is only a […]

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Life is sweet at Sugar Beach Mauritius #mymauritius

The (wise) decision to visit Mauritius is inevitably followed by that age-old question - where to stay in Mauritius ? Every coast has its merits but if it’s calm waters, white powdery beaches and spectacular sunsets that you’re after, then West is best, especially for families. On the leeward west coast, planets away from everyday […]

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11 Family-friendly things to do in Mauritius Besides Water Sports #mymauritius

“Welcome to Paradise” said the Captain as the plane touched down in Mauritius. One did not have to look far to discover the motivation for such a bold claim. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is synonymous with postcard-like turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, palm trees and year-round sunshine. Mauritius had been on my bucket […]

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Tintswalo at Lapalala - a sustainable wilderness experience in the lap of luxury

As the sun began its descent towards the horizon, we drifted lazily along the river, surrounded by ancient mountains and bushveld-covered valleys.  Skittish waterbuck scrambled behind the trees as we approached, and a trio of hippos ahead of us bobbed up and down over the water surface. Above, a fish eagle surveyed us from its […]

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50 things to do in Cape Town

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, many opportunities for adventure, world-class shopping and food, and captivating history. I often get asked about things to do in Cape Town so here are my recommendations. I have […]

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The ultimate seaside escape at The Plettenberg

Long walks on golden beaches, year-round sunshine, the scent of the ocean breeze in your nostrils and the sea and forest at your doorstep. Add to this – personalised service, barefoot luxury and the freshest gourmet seafood – and you have the ultimate seaside escape. You have The Plettenberg . The exclusive five-star hotel in […]

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Experiencing Namibia’s Stunning Sights – By Motorcycle

Namibia has some of the most stunning scenery in the world, and this has now been recognised by the influential World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). Describing Namibia as being one of the best self-drive locations in the world, the WTTC found there are few better places to enjoy a scenic tour by vehicle. To get the very […]

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13 Things to do in Nairobi

Nairobi, the country’s bustling capital city, will most likely be your portal to Kenya. These days, it is often overlooked by tourists in favour of Nairobi’s more beautiful attractions and is used as a mere stepping stone to them. However, it was once the capital of British East Africa, rich in colonial history. Here are 13 […]

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Best places to spot big cats in Africa

Before we decide on which are the prime spots in Africa to see the big cats in their natural habitat, it is pertinent to point out the size of the continent. Africa is extremely large, with horizons still larger, making some of the wild animal reserves the size of a small country. From the high […]

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