Category: Rest of Africa

Onduruquea Game Lodge - a relaxing retreat

There is something special about Africa that touches the soul. Its alluring combination of scenery, wildlife and culture captures hearts and imaginations, and creates experiences that will forever be etched in ones memories, and memory cards. Take 40 000 acres of spectacular Namibian hills, savannahs and dried river beds. Add a diverse range of wildlife, […]

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Experiencing Namibia’s oldest hotel, the Hansa Hotel in Swakopmund

Some History On 5 July 1905, master hairdresser Paul Miersch announced to his valued customers that he had moved his business to a new building. This building had so many rooms that Paul rented some of them to travellers.  That is how Namibia’s oldest hotel began. Fast-forward to 1954. The hotel was taken over by […]

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Elegant Desert Lodge – an oasis in the desert

We drove through the barren Namibian desert roads and endless horizons, following the directions provided by Google Maps. Other vehicles were few and far between, and there was not a soul in sight. The voice on the app indicated that we would be approaching Elegant Desert Lodge soon. We were sceptical. One would not expect […]

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Preparing for a trip to Africa

This is a guest post aimed at non-Africans. Most people have a preconceived notion of what Africa is like. Africa is the second largest continent and the second most populated continent in the world (second only to Asia.) Africa has issues like all other continents but Africa has beauty, technology, and commerce too. In this […]

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Which African country do you secretly want to explore?

“If you only visit two continents in your lifetime, visit Africa twice." - R Elliot Have you ever wondered which African country you secretly want to explore? I’ve been to 10 African countries excluding South Africa and there are still so many that I want to explore. That’s the thing about Africa. Every country is so unique and has […]

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Road trip to Lesotho

School holidays were coming up, and as that is normally the only time we get to travel out of Gauteng, we had to decide on a destination. There were no appealing overseas deals – those days are unfortunately gone with the rand exchange rate constantly dropping. It was then that we realised that it was […]

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Have an Unforgettable Adventure in Tanzania

Tanzania is known for its landscapes, its wildlife, and its protected parks. It is a country that one must visit at least once in their lifetime because it is truly a life changing and unforgettable experience. From being home to some of the greatest wildlife that has fascinated and amazed generations of people, like lions, […]

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Exploring Lesotho with Avani Lesotho Hotel

Considering that Lesotho is just over four hours away from Johannesburg, it was rather lamentable that we hadn't visited our neighbour yet. In an effort to rectify this, we found ourselves arriving at the Avani Lesotho Hotel one evening. Lesotho is unique in that it is an independent sovereign country, completely surrounded by another country […]

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Misconceptions and Myths on Africa Debunked

Africa should be on everyone's top five travel destinations bucket list, or at least their top ten - whether they have caught the travel bug or not. However, foreigners still have their reservations because they have heard some crazy stories about Africa. It is now time to separate the fact from the fiction, and to […]

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Things to Remember When Travelling to Nigeria

Things to Remember When Travelling to Nigeria If you want to visit a country where the locals have huge smiles on their faces, despite the issues that they face on a day to day basis, Nigeria is the country for you.  Although the country has faced its fair share of economic and political issues, the […]

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Things to do in Gaborone

I'd never been to Botswana before. Neither had I crossed a South African border by road before. The Madikwe Game Reserve was next to the Botswana border so it made sense to pay a short visit to Gaborone while I was in the vicinity. I would have loved to visit Chobe and the Okavango Delta […]

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The Medina of Fez and other highlights of Morocco

We spent a week in Morocco exploring its highlights. These are some of the places we visited. Highlights of Morocco The Medina of Fez Entering the dusty medina of Fez-el-Bali (old Fez, Morocco) is like walking into The Middle Ages. Built in the 8th century and now one of the oldest surviving medieval cities in […]

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