Category: Africa

Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton - A Comfortable Homestyle staycation

Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton Review Life in Johannesburg can be so fast-paced and stressful that frequent vacations and staycations are mandatory. For our latest staycation we visited Hyatt House in Sandton which opened in November 2021.  Situated in a residential part of Sandton, it is close enough to the key business and shopping hubs in […]

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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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Shelley Point Hotel & Spa – a luxurious West Coast retreat

Shelley Point Hotel & Spa Review The Cape West Coast is one of South Africa’s most picturesque and alluring regions. Offering everything from pristine beaches and striking mountain ranges to colourful wildflower carpets in spring, it is no surprise that the area is so popular with holidaymakers. For us, it was also a great stopover […]

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Top 10 wildlife experiences in Africa to travel for in 2022

Top 10 wildlife experiences in Africa to travel for in 2022 Escaping deep into the remote and untouched wilds of Africa on a magical safari can be a life-changing experience. Home to scores of national parks and game reserves, a sojourn in these pristine wildlife habitats are not just confined to the prey and predator […]

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Namaqua National Park - More than pretty flowers

Namaqua National Park Namaqua National Park may be best known for its annual explosion of bright carpets of wildflowers in spring, but that doesn’t mean that it has nothing to offer during the rest of the year. We spent two days in the park in autumn and discovered that there was much more to it […]

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Mount Kilimanjaro guide – What you need to know

Mount Kilimanjaro guide Is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on your bucket list? Do you want to know what it feels like to stand at the top of Africa? Then this guide is for you! It will provide you with the information you need before making the trek up Africa's tallest mountain. Introduction to Mount Kilimanjaro The […]

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Red Sands Country Lodge Review

Red Sands Country Lodge Review The Northern Cape is South Africa’s largest province, comprising over 30% of the country’s land. It was also the province we had explored the least. Besides The Big Hole of Kimberley, we hadn’t seen much of its attractions. In an effort to change that, we planned a Northern Cape road […]

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How to apply for a passport online - an easy guide

An easy guide on how to apply for a South African passport online 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 guide […]

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The Gautrain : Advantages and disadvantages

What you need to know about The Gautrain Firstly, I must apologise that this post is delayed – by over a decade. In my defence though, I didn’t have a blog then. I began writing around that time but it was for other websites. The Gautrain began operating in June 2010 just in time for […]

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6 Transport Tips You Should Follow When Visiting Africa for a Holiday

6 Transport Tips You Should Follow When Visiting Africa for a Holiday Africa is a beautiful and diverse continent, home to some of the most incredible wildlife in the world. If you're planning on visiting Africa for a holiday, it's essential to be aware of the different transport options available to you. This blog post […]

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Kapama River Lodge - A swanky hotel in the bush

Kapama River Lodge Review We were about to embark on our first game drive at Kapama Private Game Reserve, when our ranger Rassie asked us what we’d like to see – as rangers normally do. Having seen all of the Big Five, wild dogs and cheetahs multiple times, I half-jokingly said that I wanted to […]

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Tips for Traveling to Nigeria

Tips for Traveling to Nigeria Nigeria isn’t considered to be a popular destination for most tourists. However, it’s one that you should visit and once you do, you’ll fall in love with its people, culture, and nature. Traveling to this part of Africa is less safe than most tourists are used to and some precautions […]

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The South African eVisa – what you need to know

The South African eVisa – what you need to know Often referred to as a world in one country, South Africa is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world. It has evolved into a major holiday destination for international travellers thanks to its natural beauty, exciting wildlife safaris, historic attractions, adrenalin […]

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A delightful family safari at Mabula Game Lodge

Mabula Game Lodge Review The adorable trio of cheetah cubs frolicked in the sand, pursuing and pouncing on each other, and climbing termite mounds and trees. They reveled in their youthful energy and freedom, eyeing us curiously in between their play, while their mother scanned the horizon for breakfast. As she strode forward sensing the […]

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7 Exciting Activities to Engage in While in the Mount Kenya Safari Region

Jako Hall Shares 7 Exciting Activities to Engage in While in the Mount Kenya Safari Region If you're looking for a unique safari region in Africa, look no further than Mount Kenya. As Captain Jako Hall explains, the safari region straddles the equator yet is home to icy glaciers and alpine forests. The Mount Kenya […]

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