Category: Travel Tips

Traveling abroad for the first time : Tips & Tricks

Traveling is an incredibly fulfilling and sometimes even life-changing experience, and it’s the ideal way to step out of your comfort zone and explore the wonders of the world. However, going abroad can also be a confusing and intimidating endeavor, especially when it comes to first-timers. But as long as you prepare in advance, your […]

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50 things to do in Cape Town

Cape Town, also known as South Africa’s Mother City, is consistently listed amongst the best cities in the world.  It is endowed with abundant natural beauty, many opportunities for adventure, world-class shopping and food, and captivating history. I often get asked about things to do in Cape Town so here are my recommendations. I have […]

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Tips for travelling with your pet in Africa

It is not an easy task to travel with your pet. This becomes more difficult if you are not a conscious owner. If you would like to travel with your pets abroad, you need to bear certain things in mind in order to have stress-free travel - especially if you are traveling to Africa. This […]

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Sustainability in 2020 and beyond

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” Robert Swan The statistics are mind-boggling: In 2016, the world’s’ cities generated over 2 billion tonnes of solid waste, amounting to a footprint of 0.74 kilograms per person per day. This is only expected to increase. An estimated five trillion plastic […]

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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 narrow coastal road between Mossel Bay in the […]

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How to plan an international trip – DIY for beginners

These days, booking a trip yourself has become infinitely easier with the Internet. However, people often say that they prefer to use travel agents because they are afraid to plan a trip themselves – afraid of doing something wrong, afraid of booking the wrong flights, afraid of booking accommodation in the wrong area etc. It […]

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How to apply for a passport online

For updates on the How to apply for a passport online process, be sure to enter your email address here. Don't forget to click on the confirmation link in the email you receive. When travelling abroad the general rule is that your passport needs to be valid for 6 months. Most countries require this. My […]

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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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Tips for Choosing the Best Seat When You Book Your Airline Tickets

Flying to a new country or even another state of the same nation can be exciting but stressful at the same time. People all over the world love visiting new places and gaining new experiences – so much so that according to Statista, the global travel market is worth over $7.5 trillion. It is essential […]

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4 Tips For Planning a Road Trip in South Africa

South Africa is a fantastic place to take a road trip, but you need to be organised to make the most of the experience and enjoy a smooth journey. The country has an excellent network of roads which are well maintained and connected (with the exception of some of the more rural areas). While you […]

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Let’s talk loyalty - Airline loyalty programs in South Africa

For me the biggest hindrance to travelling more - besides my children’s schooling – is how expensive it is to fly to most destinations from South Africa during the school holidays. When I read about how international travelers (particularly those from US & UK) get to travel all the time because of the airline miles […]

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Seven items you can’t do without in your holiday travels

Are you planning to go on a holiday soon? Whether you’ll be jetting off to a faraway destination or going on a road trip along South Africa’s beautiful routes, it is important to stay prepared for anything that may come your way in your travels. To make sure nothing spoils your holiday, we’ve put together […]

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