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Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge - Place of the Rock

It is said that construction on Kwa Maritane began centuries ago...The lodge is built on the slopes of an ancient volcano in the area now known as Pilanesberg Game Reserve and is overlooked by huge granite boulders. I had been to the reserve for day visits before but had never stayed there. According to recent polls […]

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Travel Accessories - American Tourister - and some fun videos

American Tourister took over as my main brand of luggage carrier when they gifted me with a set of two Bon Air suitcases – big enough for my family travels – and I’ve been using them on my travels since then. In case you didn’t know, American Tourister is owned by Samsonite and is available in […]

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Review: Cilantros - Tapas, Seafood, Grill , Sandton

Tapas are not something I do often - mainly because the restaurants I tend to frequent don't offer them. So when Zomato gave me a Cilantros voucher for being on their Blogger Leaderboard, I looked at the menu and decided that I definitely wanted to try the tapas out. The tantalising descriptions certainly helped with […]

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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 […]

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A Holiday at Margate Beach

The Kwazulu-Natal South Coast is one of South Africa's most popular holiday destinations. In fact, it was voted the “most value for money, family friendly destination in South Africa” by SafariNow in November 2015. It has almost 120 km of beaches for swimming, surfing, diving and fishing. The beaches are in close proximity to nature reserves, […]

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Things to do in Penang , Malaysia

Penang is one of Malaysia’s most visited tourist destinations and my favourite city in Malaysia too. Also known as "The Pearl of Orient" it has a lot to offer visitors – history, culture, exotic foods, beautiful beaches and more. There are so many things to do in Penang . Here are some of them. The […]

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Re-visiting a bygone era at Selborne Hotel , Spa and Golf Estate

Given a choice of vacation destinations and activities, my children would choose to go to the beach, my husband would rather play golf and I would prefer to spend my time in a nature reserve or a spa. Fortunately for us, Selborne Hotel, Spa and Golf Estate, offered all of these. The location Based in […]

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Cheap Flights

I’ve been using Travelstart South Africa for years to find cheap flights for my travels and I’ve been recommending it to others too. So now I’m quite chuffed that you can compare and book flights on Travelstart South Africa directly from my blog. They always have great specials available. To view them and/or book , go […]

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Things to Remember When Travelling to Nigeria

Things to Remember When Travelling to Nigeria If you want to visit a country where the locals have huge smiles on their faces, despite the issues that they face on a day to day basis, Nigeria is the country for you.  Although the country has faced its fair share of economic and political issues, the […]

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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 […]

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Review: Tala Collection Private Game Reserve

Dusk was descending as we entered the Tala Collection Private Game Reserve gates. We had driven a short way when a lanky giraffe strode up to welcome us.  He stood and watched us for a while and then ducked his head and disappeared into the trees, once he had ascertained that we were safe. Situated […]

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Things to do in Istanbul for a first-time visitor

"If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul." Alphonse de Lamartine Istanbul is the city where Europe and Asia meet. It straddles two continents and on another level it straddles the ancient and modern worlds too.  Every building has its own story and history whispers anecdotes and tales from […]

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