Category: South Africa

The Best Ways to Get Around Cape Town

Cape Town is a beautiful city in South Africa that welcomes thousands of visitors every year. The city is famous for its harbour and well-known landmarks like Cape Point and Table Mountain. The media tends to portray South Africa as a dangerous place to visit and its high crime rate is no secret. However, out […]

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Flying high at Sky Villa Boutique Hotel

“Use every second of the night to dream about all that you want to achieve in life and use every second of the following day to achieve every dream you saw the last night.” These were the inspiring words that accompanied our bedtime chocolates with turndown at Sky Villa Boutique Hotel . That evening, my […]

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Hlosi Game Lodge - where the lions roar

As dusk gave way to darkness, we hurtled across the rough terrain in our Land Cruiser in search of the lion that had been spotted there earlier.  He had been evading us for a while. Suddenly, we stopped. There he sat majestically, staring into the distance, mere metres away from us. Then he began roaring repeatedly, […]

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More than 50 things to do in Johannesburg

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, or on a staycation in the city, here is a […]

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30 Photos of South Africa that will fuel your wanderlust

South Africa is a beautiful country with so much to see and so many places to explore. Here are 30 Photos of South Africa that will fuel your wanderlust Get lost in nature… 1. Go hiking in the Garden Route 2. Or cool off on the river banks in Drakensberg... 3. Admire the spectacular Blyde River Canyon […]

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Things to do in Johannesburg – The Collectors Treasury

If you’ve ever dreamt about getting lost among thousands of books, then The Collectors Treasury would be a likely setting. Situated in Johannesburg’s Commissioner Street, near the trendy Maboneng area, this is the largest used and rare bookshop in Africa, and possibly in the Southern Hemisphere. I went there with my book-loving family. With over […]

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Hartford House -The only world-class hotel on a world-class stud farm in the world  

The picturesque Kwazulu Natal countryside is a region steeped in history. The Zulus, the Boers and the British fought fierce battles for dominion of the territory here and Mahatma Gandhi served as a stretcher bearer for the British (before the advent of satyagraha), in one of these battles. Here, Winston Churchill was captured while reporting […]

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10 Things to do in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga is one of my favourite provinces in South Africa. Meaning "the place where the sun rises", it is blessed with breath-taking natural beauty and abundant wildlife - which attracts tourists from around the world. Personally, I become more enamored of this province every time I go there. I am also surprised by how many […]

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What to expect on a safari

Going on safari is an incredible experience, one that I personally cannot get enough of. The more I go, the more I want to go. It is also unlike any other holiday you may have been on and it is therefore helpful to know what to expect when going on your first safari. 1. Early […]

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Things to do in Johannesburg - Liliesleaf Farm

On 11 July 1963, a group of anti-apartheid activists were having a crucial meeting in a little cottage on a smallholding in Rivonia, north of Johannesburg.  Little did they know that their lives were about to change forever.  A “laundry van” pulled up and armed policemen jumped out with police dogs. Knowing that they had […]

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Brahman Hills – Escape to the countryside

After a blistering hot spell, the cold front arrived as we checked in to Brahman Hills . However, apart from the fact that our panoramic views were obscured by rain and mist, we were happily ensconced in our comfortable cottage with a warm fireplace, electric blankets, heaters and a jacuzzi. We weren’t bored either, with […]

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Drakensberg Sun Resort - A great family getaway

Situated in a valley surrounded by mountains, forests and lakes, and home to great sporting and entertainment facilities, the family-friendly Drakensberg Sun Resort is one of the most popular resorts in the Central Drakensberg area. It is spread over eight hectares in the picturesque Cathkin Park area, within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The resort celebrated […]

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