Category: South Africa

12 Unique Things To Do In KwaZulu Natal

12 things to do in KwaZulu Natal (besides visit Durban) KwaZulu Natal is one of South Africa’s most beautiful provinces and one of its most popular tourist destinations. It is a spectacular, multi-cultural, subtropical region flanked by the warm Indian Ocean and the striking Drakensberg mountain range. The province stretches from Port Edward in the south […]

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2020 – My year in review

My 2020 year in review To borrow the words of Queen Elizabeth II, 2020 was an annus horribilis for the world. The kind of year we don't ever want to see again. The year began innocently enough. After a busy year in 2019, we spent the first few days of January 2020 “recovering” from the high […]

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9 Things to do in the Garden Route

9 Things to do in the Garden Route The Garden Route is one of South Africa’s most picturesque areas. It makes an amazing road trip and holiday destination– for the whole family. Sandwiched between the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains on the one side, and the Indian Ocean on the other, the route snakes along a […]

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The Houghton Hotel – Luxury Spa, Wellness and Golf Retreat

The Houghton Hotel Review It’s no secret that I have a soft spot for luxury accommodation and our latest staycation at The Houghton Hotel ticked all the right five-star boxes. One of Johannesburg's newest and most luxurious hotels, the hotel has already scooped up the award for Africa's Leading New Hotel 2020 in the prestigious […]

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Thaba Eco Hotel Review (previously known as Thaba Ya Batswana)

Thaba Eco Hotel Review (previously known as Thaba Ya Batswana ) During the run-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, long before the official on-field battles for the Cup began, two prominent teams were engaged in another sort of battle. Mexico and Portugal were both fighting for the privilege of staying at Thaba Eco Hotel […]

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Riverside Sun Hotel - a blissful stay at the Vaal

Riverside Sun Review “Rivers know this: There is no hurry, we shall get there some day.” - (A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh) Indeed, rivers are relaxing, de-stressing and calming. And a resort by the river is one of the best places to enjoy a weekend away with the family. Especially if it is a Tsogo Sun […]

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Black Brick – a vertical village in the heart of Sandton

Black Brick Sandton Review Corporate trimming and remote offices have led to many abandoned buildings and office blocks in cities around the world. Fortunately, there are innovative entrepreneurs out there who are repurposing these unused spaces into funky, functional ones. Once the headquarters of a global corporate, 25 Fredman Drive in Sandton found a new […]

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South Africa Itinerary (10 Days) | Road Trip Planner

South Africa Itinerary (10 Days) | Road Trip Planner Planning a trip to South Africa? What could be better than a vacation spent soaking up the sun, or going on safari in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations? For most people traveling to South Africa, the exchange rate is favourable, making it a relatively […]

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Zebra Country Lodge – where wildlife and culture meet

Zebra Country Lodge Review South Africa is a country of unexpected surprises. One moment you’re in the chaotic city, and the next in the peaceful countryside. Just 30 kilometres away from Pretoria, in a lush 400 hectare nature reserve where grazing wildlife roam free, you will find Zebra Country Lodge, a charming countryside getaway. Zebra […]

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Win a 5-star safari for 2 at Tau Game Lodge

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Abu-Bakr Nadat on winning this amazing prize! Win an amazing 5-star safari for 2 nights for 2 people sharing at Tau Game Lodge worth R25,740. About Tau Game Lodge Tau Game Lodge is a family-friendly, five-star safari lodge in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, one of South Africa’s […]

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Get high on the Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway

The Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway Experience There is a childlike excitement about cable car rides that is hard to beat. Perhaps it is because it is akin to flying, as you soar through the air at altitudes where you can still see the ground below you.  We enjoy riding on cable cars, whenever they’re available, even […]

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Three Oaks and an Aloe Boutique Hotel – Luxury Hartbeespoort accommodation

Three Oaks and an Aloe Boutique Hotel – Family-friendly Hartbeespoort accommodation These days, the Instagrammability of a destination is a key factor in deciding on a getaway destination for many people –  especially millennials. The Hartbeesport area boasts Instagram opportunities galore, including a beautiful dam with sailing boats, the Harties cableway, a mini Eiffel Tower, […]

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Bush Bliss at Safari Plains

Safari Plains Review “If there were one more thing I could do, it would be to go on safari once again. Karen Blixen (Danish Author of "Out of Africa") Returning from an afternoon game drive, we stopped on a bridge over the river to admire the golden sunlight bathing the river below. A pod of […]

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Melville Koppies Nature Reserve - A Johannesburg Gem

Melville Koppies Nature Reserve When the desire to escape the chaos of the city becomes too strong, but you don’t have time to go far, then head for one of the city’s many green lungs. One such sanctuary is Melville Koppies, a 160-hectare nature reserve and city heritage site, and a reminder of what Johannesburg […]

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Zebras Crossing Very Private Game Lodge - Relax among wildlife

Zebras Crossing Very Private Game Lodge "Africa remains in the realms of the magical. It is a place of spectacular beauty and unpredictable passion". Sean Frazer We trudged up the winding mountain paths surrounded by lush thickets. In the bushes ahead, a herd of impalas sprinted past us like a mirage. We rounded a bend […]

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