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Review : Zebula Golf Estate and Spa

Having heard much in praise of Zebula Golf Estate and Spa, my curiosity had been piqued. How does one please a group of people with diverse interests at one destination? Amongst our family alone, we have a golfer, spa and wildlife enthusiasts.  When I finally got there and heard the exclamations of excitement emanating from […]

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Magnum Pleasure Experience - Indulge yourself!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to design your own ice-cream? It’s every child’s dream and I daresay many adults’ too.  Now is your chance to do just that. The Magnum Pleasure pop-up store has been travelling all over the world since 2013, in celebration of Magnum’s 25th anniversary. New York, Paris […]

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Durban named one of the New 7 Wonders Cities of the World  

Breaking News: Durban was named one of the New7Wonders Cities of the World in Dubai on Sunday night, beating more than 1,200 nominees from 220 different countries. The other cities are Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Beirut (Lebanon), Doha (Qatar), Vigan (Philippines), Havana (Cuba), and La Paz (Bolivia). This is another feather in the cap for South […]

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Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures

Around 3300 years ago, in ancient Egypt, a young boy became a Pharoah at the tender age of eight. He ruled for about ten years at a time when the Egyptian Empire was at its height and died at the age of eighteen under mysterious circumstances. He was hastily buried in an underground tomb in […]

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Cruising with children - A child's perspective

Today's post is a very special one because it was written - not by me - but by my two budding travel writers, my son and my daughter. These are their accounts of their cruising holiday. Read my account here. A Mediterranean Cruise holiday - By My Daughter (10) The best holiday of my entire life […]

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How to Plan a Caribbean Cruise

If you’re considering various cruises for your upcoming vacation, then you’re not alone, as taking a luxury cruise is one of the most popular holidays available today. With the development of cruise liners with more and more exciting features and activities, and the opportunity to visit and explore multiple destinations, it is easy to understand why […]

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The magic of cruising - Splendour of the Seas

I stood on the top deck of my floating “hotel”, the Splendour of the Seas , and savoured the breath-taking views from my lofty vantage point as we sailed out of Venice’s Giudecca Canal. We passed pointed church steeples and ancient palaces, sidewalk restaurants and bridges traversing narrow canals. The little black and gold gondolas and […]

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Nizamiye Mosque - Istanbul in Johannesburg

As one travels on the busy highway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, it is likely that one’s eye will be caught by a striking vision of domes and minarets, a sight one would be much more likely to see in Istanbul, Turkey than in Midrand, Johannesburg. It is the Nizamiye Mosque , one of the most […]

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How to travel on a budget - Part 2

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” Susan Heller Save on extra baggage costs Carry a luggage scale with you and check the weight of your baggage before going to the airport to see that your baggage is within the […]

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How to travel on a budget - Part 1

For most of my life I’ve suffered from a serious ailment – a chronic case of the travel bug. After a few weeks at home, I feel like I need to travel. But I prefer not to spend too much on my holidays because that makes me feel guilty...and indulgent.  Having a tight budget does […]

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Animal World at Emerald Resort

The Animal World at Emerald Resort in the Vaal is probably not its most popular attraction for families with children. That title would probably go to the Aquadome - a climate-controlled indoor water wonderland. But in my opinion, it is underrated.  With approximately 500 animals from over 80 species, it is worth a visit. Here […]

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Matjiesfontein – A small village with a huge history

The quaint Victorian village of Matjiesfontein whispers of a rich history filled with money, murders and ghosts. It was established in 1883/1884 by a Scotsman, James Douglas Logan, as a health resort where those with lung complaints could recuperate. Logan believed that the Karoo air had cured his own weak chest. Lampposts from London were […]

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