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9 Things to do in the Garden Route, South Africa

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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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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Victoria Falls - What you need to know

9 days, 4 countries, and umpteen experiences - many outside my comfort zone. I was enchanted by the Victoria Falls , canoed in hippo and crocodile infested waters, rode a horse in a game reserve and was almost attacked by a massive baboon. Africa is wild .. and wonderful. What started off as a simple trip […]

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Why you should stay at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort

A stay at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort and its sister hotel, The Royal Livingstone, provides a great opportunity to tick experiences off one’s bucket list. For example - see one of the seven natural wonders of the world, go horse riding in a game reserve, get massaged overlooking the spray of the waterfalls, take […]

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Hunters Rest – a historic countryside gem

Millions of years ago, long before Mount Everest was formed, the Magaliesberg mountains were created. Over time, as the area turned lush and green, it became home to a diverse range of fauna and flora. Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards and perhaps even dinosaurs, were just some of the creatures that roamed on the slopes of […]

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9 Things to do in Port Elizabeth + Day Trips

Port Elizabeth (PE) is a beautiful city on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Part of the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality, it is also known as the windy city or the friendly city - although I prefer the latter moniker. Although it is not as popular as Cape Town and Durban when it comes to […]

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Sea views and stylish living at Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth has much going in its favour. The friendly city on the Sunshine Coast is located on the shores of the Indian Ocean and is part of the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality. Home to twenty Blue Flag Beaches, it is also referred to as the ‘Water sport capital of Africa.’ A beautiful city in its […]

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Knysna History and Charm at The Lofts Boutique Hotel

In July 1869, Arndt Leonard Thesen, a timber merchant from Norway, left his home with his wife and nine children, with plans to start a new life in New Zealand. Their ship encountered problems near Cape Town, and they decided to stay in South Africa. Arndt settled down with his family in Knysna, where they […]

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Seven Great Road Trips in Australia

Looking for great road trips in Australia ? Read on... “I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.” – Paulo Coelho Did you know that Australia is the sixth largest country in the world by area? It is also referred to […]

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Exploring Cape Country Routes with the Supertubes Collection in Jeffreys Bay

Stop anyone with a wet suit anywhere in the world and ask them where the number one surf spot in South Africa is and their answer will be an emphatic 'J-Bay!'. Jeffreys Bay, affectionately known as J-Bay, is a surfer’s paradise well-known for its perfect waves, beaches and sea shells. It lies on the Sunshine […]

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Flying high at Sky Villa Boutique Hotel

“Use every second of the night to dream about all that you want to achieve in life and use every second of the following day to achieve every dream you saw the last night.” These were the inspiring words that accompanied our bedtime chocolates with turndown at Sky Villa Boutique Hotel . That evening, my […]

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