Category: South Africa

40 Ways to Celebrate Heritage Day in South Africa

Heritage Day in South Africa "When our first democratically-elected government decided to make Heritage Day one of our national days, we did so because we knew that our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our new nation." Former President Nelson Mandela Heritage Day in South Africa is celebrated annually […]

9 Best things to do in the Eastern Cape

The Best things to do in the Eastern Cape The second largest province in South Africa by area, and the third largest by population, the Eastern Cape is an unsung treasure with an abundance of things to do, as well as a great destination for a road trip.  We especially love the nature, wildlife and […]

10 Best Things to Do in South Africa with Kids

The Best Things to Do in South Africa with Kids South Africa, with its rich culture and heritage, unparalleled natural beauty, and amazing adventure opportunities is not just an adult’s playground. It's also a wonderland for children of all ages. From exciting wildlife safaris to enchanting beaches and exhilarating adventures, South Africa boasts a multitude […]

EL&N London opens up in Johannesburg

EL&N London opens up in Johannesburg The latest international eatery to open up in South Africa, EL&N Cafe (pronounced e-lan) is a popular café chain that originated in London, United Kingdom and has since expanded to other locations around the globe. EL&N stands for Eat, Live & Nourish. The cafe is touted as the "most Instagrammable […]

Fordsburg : Johannesburg's Melting Pot of Cultures and Cuisine

Fordsburg Johannesburg Tucked away in the heart of Johannesburg, South Africa's bustling metropolis, lies Fordsburg – a district with a rich history, cultural tapestry, and delectable culinary offerings that stand as a testament to the city’s vibrant diversity. A Brief History of Fordsburg Fordsburg has a rich and multifaceted history. It was founded in 1888, […]

Tintswalo Family Camp: An Idyllic Family Safari Hideaway

Tintswalo Family Camp Review It had been an eventful morning in the bush. Although it was cold, we sat in the game vehicle, doubly cocooned in blankets and ponchos, with hot water bottles in our laps. Our fellow companions were a South African couple with their three energetic, young grandsons, aged between 6 and 10, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Win an Unforgettable Road Trip Experience with Road Trip Explorer !

Win an Unforgettable Road Trip Experience Scroll down to see how you can win... Experience Africa's Splendour: Join the Road Trip Explorer Competition! Africa is a magnificent continent with over 50  countries, and so many vibrant cultures, breathtaking sights, and endless adventures. With such a vast continent to explore, how can you truly experience it […]

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 […]

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 […]

15 Things to know before you visit South Africa in 2023

Things to know before you visit South Africa in 2023 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 […]

15 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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