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How to apply for a passport online - an easy guide

South Africans can now apply for a passport online , and renew their expired passports online too. Here is my detailed guide on how to do an online passport application. 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 […]

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10 myths and misconceptions about Mauritius - Dispelled #MyMauritius

I don’t know about you but I had many misconceptions about Mauritius before I went there – mainly because of the myths and misconceptions spread by others who had not even been there themselves. After going there, these misconceptions have been cleared up. Here are 10 myths about Mauritius dispelled 1. Mauritius is only a […]

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Life is sweet at Sugar Beach Mauritius #mymauritius

The (wise) decision to visit Mauritius is inevitably followed by that age-old question - where to stay in Mauritius ? Every coast has its merits but if it’s calm waters, white powdery beaches and spectacular sunsets that you’re after, then West is best, especially for families. On the leeward west coast, planets away from everyday […]

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11 things to do in Mauritius Besides Water Sports

Looking for things to do in Mauritius ? Read on... “Welcome to Paradise” said the Captain as the plane touched down in Mauritius. One did not have to look far to discover the motivation for such a bold claim. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is synonymous with postcard-like turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, palm […]

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Tintswalo at Lapalala - a sustainable wilderness experience in the lap of luxury

As the sun began its descent towards the horizon, we drifted lazily along the river, surrounded by ancient mountains and bushveld-covered valleys.  Skittish waterbuck scrambled behind the trees as we approached, and a trio of hippos ahead of us bobbed up and down over the water surface. Above, a fish eagle surveyed us from its […]

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More than 50 of the best things to do in Cape Town

Looking for things to do in Cape Town ? Read on... 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 […]

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The ultimate seaside escape at The Plettenberg

Long walks on golden beaches, year-round sunshine, the scent of the ocean breeze in your nostrils and the sea and forest at your doorstep. Add to this – personalised service, barefoot luxury and the freshest gourmet seafood – and you have the ultimate seaside escape. You have The Plettenberg . The exclusive five-star hotel in […]

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Mhondoro Game Lodge – an amazing family-friendly safari getaway

It had been an eventful final game drive on our last morning in Welgevonden Game Reserve, even though we had encountered intermittent rain. Elated, we returned to our home away from home, the exclusive Mhondoro Game Lodge , only to find that the safari experience was far from over. Three huge elephants were at the lodge, […]

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Royal bush treatment at Madikwe Safari Lodge

We heard the leopard call. It was a distinctive sound not unlike that of wood being sawn. He was marking his territory. Then we heard the baboons anxiously barking to each other, warning of the leopards proximity. We sat in our stationery Land Cruiser, surrounded by the star-studded black night sky, our ears pricked for […]

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Morukuru Family Owner's House – an exclusive safari retreat

For Africa infects the soul And sets ones senses free Its special gifts – sight, sound and smell Pervade incessantly… (Extract from a poem by E. Dibb) What better place could there be to experience the magic of Africa than your own private bush villa overlooking the meandering river, in the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve? […]

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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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Experience the magic of the Zambezi at Royal Chundu

“You cannot leave Africa,” Africa said. “It is always with you, there inside your head. Our rivers run in currents, in the swirl of your thumbprints; Our drumbeats, counting out your pulse, Our coastline, the silhouette of your soul.” Bridget Dore The best African destinations are rich with fascinating experiences. Experiences that are made even […]

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