Category: Africa

The Hyatt Regency Cape Town – A luxe stay in the Bo-kaap

Hyatt Regency Cape Town Review The historic, colourful district of Bo-Kaap has always fascinated me. It’s the one place in Cape Town that I must visit every time I go there. Originally established in 1760 under darker conditions, it is now one of South Africa’s most colourful neighbourhoods as well as one of the most […]

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12 things to do at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden

Things to do at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden Just 30km west of Johannesburg's city centre lies an oasis for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden. One of the most beautiful places to visit in Johannesburg, it is also one of my personal favourites, and I’ve been there a few times. […]

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Garangani 360 - A Sublime Bush Retreat

Garangani 360 Review Imagine a private villa, surrounded by bushveld, with no other houses or people in sight; an opulent sanctuary where full-length glass windows throughout the house paint a changing canvas of the surrounding bushveld throughout the day; a place where the soothing soundtrack of the bush is occasionally interrupted by the roar of […]

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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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19 South African National Parks to explore: An overview

Exploring South African National Parks South Africa enjoys an incredibly diverse range of flora and fauna, from the arid deserts of the north to the lush forests of the south. The country's national parks are some of the best places to experience this diversity, offering visitors the chance to see everything from lions and elephants […]

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6 Top Places to See When Visiting Uganda

6 Top Places to See When Visiting Uganda When it comes to African gems, there’s no denying the value of visiting Uganda. Lions roam around the acacias, hippos wade the wetlands, and misty rainforests are home to a range of different wildlife. Then, stepping away from the rocky vistas and lakeside views, there’s the city […]

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15 Things to know before you visit South Africa in 2024

Things to know before you visit South Africa in 2024 South Africa is a land of diverse cultures, stunning landscapes, and rich history - a great destination for a family-friendly holiday. However, it does have its fair share of issues too. Before embarking on your journey to this beautiful country, it's important to equip yourself […]

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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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