Category: Experiences

6 unique things to experience in Mpumalanga, South Africa

My article on 6 unique things to experience in Mpumalanga, South Africa has been published on the prestigious UK blog "A Luxury Travel Blog". Click here to read it. Click here to see 21 photos of Mpumalanga that will inspire you to visit this beautiful province Click here to read about 4 luxury lodges in South Africa’s Sabi Sabi […]

Ancient Olympics - Tracing Olympic history in Olympia

Did you know that… …the Olympic Games were named after the ancient Greek city of Olympia? …the only event initially was a race of about 190m …the very first documented Olympic champion was a baker. …Olympic winners received olive wreaths and branches as prizes…as well as fame. …only Greek speakers were allowed to compete in […]

The Nelson Mandela Capture Site - Howick

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” Nelson Mandela I visited the Nelson Mandela Capture Site just outside Howick for the first time on the way back to Johannesburg after spending a week in KwaZulu Natal. About the Nelson […]

Experiencing the magic of Walt Disney World

“Here you leave today- and visit the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.” – Walt Disney A visit to Walt Disney World is almost every child's dream - and I must admit it was on my bucket list too - the part of me that wanted to feel like a carefree child again. Often incorrectly referred […]

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Caution: This post is about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter . It contains a lot of Harry Potter jargon. Muggles (non-magical people) may not understand. If you are a muggle and have not read the books or watched the movies, read this version. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter When the Harry Potter books took […]

Lost and found

When I started my blog about 3 years ago, I had to learn to take good photos. It took some time and I had to learn some new skills. I still cringe when I see some of my old photos. Then my husband bought me a Canon Powershot SX50 HS for my birthday. It’s easy […]

Exploring London with the London Pass

London is an expensive city and sightseeing can end up costing you a lot of money. That is why money-saving tips are always welcomed. One of the best ways to save money when sightseeing in London is the London Pass . The London Pass is a VIP card that allows you free entry into over 60 attractions around […]

Sleeping Under the Stars at Jaci’s Starbed Suites

Imagine sleeping under a diamond-studded black blanket, with the sky being the blanket and the stars the diamonds. Camping? Not quite. More like the ultimate luxury glamping. It had been almost 3 years since my last visit to Jaci’s Safari Lodge. On that last visit, we were accompanied by our children. They absolutely loved it. My son […]

Best of the North-West Province – Insiders Guide

This is the best of the North-West Province. From food and accommodation to entertainment and activities, it’s all covered. Do Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris There are few more magical experiences than a hot air balloon ride as the sun appears over the horizon. As you drift lazily with the wind, enjoying the panoramic views, […]

Titanic – The Artefact Exhibition

The Titanic has fascinated people from the time the idea of the “unsinkable ship” was conceived. It took three years and 15 000 people to make. More than 100 000 people attended its launch in 1911. On 12 April 1912, it embarked on its maiden voyage, setting sail from Southampton to New York, and sank […]

Taxi to Soweto

I’ve been playing tourist in my city. I explored Joburg from the top of the City Sightseeing Bus. Then I took their taxi to Soweto extension to visit South Africa’s largest, and most vibrant township. It is where some of South Africa’s most historic events took place and home to more than 1.2-million South Africans. […]

The City Sightseeing Johannesburg Bus –See Joburg with fresh eyes

Whenever I travel to a foreign country, something I always enjoy doing is taking a hop-on hop-off bus. I’ve taken the bus in New York, Singapore, Dubai, and Hong Kong amongst others. It’s a convenient way to see the city's main attractions at your own pace while listening to the insightful commentary on your surroundings. […]

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