Category: South Africa

50  Fascinating Facts about South Africa

Fascinating Facts about South Africa South Africa is a strong and resilient country, with a rich history and culture that inspires the world. Here are some fascinating facts about South Africa that will make you see this beautiful Rainbow Nation in a new light. General South Africa is the 25th largest country in the world […]

10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa

The 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa Can you name all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa without using Google or ChatGPT? Most South Africans probably can't. Until recently, I couldn’t either. A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place that has been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]

Sandton Sun – The Grande Dame of Sandton

Sandton Sun Review A stay at the Sandton Sun promises an indulgent experience, starting from the moment you step into the elegant and sophisticated lobby. The welcoming staff greet you with a smile, and you're effortlessly checked in. The speedy lift whizzes you up to your suite on the 19th floor where you are instantly […]

Win a 5-star stay for 2 at the Taj Cape Town 

Win a 5-star stay for 2 at the Taj Cape Town This giveaway is now closed. A random winner was chosen by Rafflepress. Congratulations to Marc Shaw on winning this amazing prize! One lucky winner will enjoy a two-night stay for two people with breakfast, at the 5-star Taj Cape Town hotel, valued at R7 […]

12 Fun things to do in Hartbeespoort and surrounds

Things to do in Hartbeespoort In this age of social media, the Instagrammability of a place is a key factor in deciding on a getaway destination for many people. The Hartbeespoort area boasts Instagram opportunities galore, and it’s proximity to Johannesburg and Pretoria make it an ideal weekend destination. Meaning “Gateway of the Hartebeest” (a […]

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 […]

10 things to do in West Coast National Park

Things to do in West Coast National Park Situated in the Western Cape, on a stretch of the South African coastline that is renowned for its rugged beauty, the West Coast National Park is a scenic nature reserve with a diverse range of plant, bird, and animal life. The park was established in 1985 and […]

Madikwe Game Reserve - 11 questions answered

Madikwe Game Reserve - What you need to know 1.What is Madikwe? Madikwe Game Reserve is currently the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa – and one of my personal favourites. Although it is not as well-known among South Africans as the national parks, it is very popular with international tourists, who are lured […]

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 […]

10 Great weekend getaways in Gauteng

10 Great weekend getaways in Gauteng A weekend escape from the city always sounds tempting but a long drive to get there usually isn’t as appealing. If you live in Gauteng and are looking for nearby getaways for this weekend or the next, then you've come to the right place. These weekend getaways near Johannesburg […]

11 Best Halaal Restaurants In Johannesburg

The Best Halaal Restaurants In Johannesburg I am often asked what the best halaal restaurants in Johannesburg are. As a South African food blogger and someone who eats out often, I have compiled the list below based on restaurants that I have personally experienced and enjoyed.  The list is updated often as I find new […]

9 Cape West Coast Towns you should visit

The best Cape West Coast Towns to visit The Cape West Coast is a beautiful stretch of coastline in the Western Cape province extending from Yzerfontein in the South to Strandfontein in the North. There are so many things to do in the Cape West Coast that boredom is not an option. Comprising a chain […]

4 Relocation tips when Moving To South Africa

Relocation tips when Moving To South Africa (Header Image Source: It's safe to say that South Africa has become one of the most appealing regions in the world for expats. The country is often listed as one of the most beautiful places in the world by leading international publications. Some of the main reasons […]

The President Hotel - Family-friendly comfort in a stunning location

The President Hotel Review For over 250 years, the location of the current President Hotel has been a coveted one. In the 18th century, it was the site of the Society House, a recreational retreat in Cape Town where the rich and elite of the day would travel to be seen. After several ownership changes […]

How to Prepare For a Couple's Trip to South Africa

How to Prepare For a Couple's Trip to South Africa South Africa is one of the most sought-after destinations to travel to for couples. The country is filled with unique attractions and fascinating culture. There is never a lack of things to do and see, which makes it an ideal place to enjoy time with […]

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