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Maccauvlei on Vaal - Rich with history

Maccauvlei on Vaal - Rich with history In 1844, a colourful Voortrekker named Carel Pistorius bought a farm on the south bank of the Vaal River. Here he farmed sheep and planted a flourishing oak forest. Carel was better known as Kwaai Angus, a nickname he owed somewhat to his mistrust of women. The words […]

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Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur We spent the first few days of our Malaysia trip in Kuala Lumpur, and our last two days too. We saw the main tourist attractions by taking the city’s only Hop-On Hop-off bus tour (or HoHo bus as I like to call it). We also used the Monorail and […]

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O You! O Wow! The O You! event

O You! O Wow! The O You! event From the power packed presentations to the enthusiastic audience, from the many celebrities present to the biggest celebrity, Oprah herself, the O You! event was an O Wow! event. I knew that I wanted to attend it from the moment I first saw it advertised and when […]

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Review: Mount Amanzi Resort

Review: Mount Amanzi Resort Mount Amanzi is an award-winning RCI Silver Crown resort, in the North West province of South Africa. Arrival: The crowd at Mount Amanzi on Friday afternoon was testament to its popularity. The car park was full of people arriving. We asked the security guard if it was like that every Friday […]

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Review: Riviera on Vaal Hotel

Riviera on Vaal Hotel Review The name Riviera on Vaal evoked images of beautiful waterside resorts that beckoned to me. Besides, I had always heard good things about it too. Evidently it was quite a popular venue. During my stay, I counted two weddings, two birthday parties and two company events while I was there! […]

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Radisson Blu Sandton - Five-star Luxury In The City

Radisson Blu Sandton Review I have a soft spot for luxury hotels - especially those that come with luxurious gowns, Nespresso machines, free high-speed Wi-fi and great views. And the five-star Radisson Blu Sandton Hotel provided all of these. The modern, trendy hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Sandton's business district within walking […]

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Amani Spa Sandton - A Luxury Spa Experience

Amani Spa Sandton Review After getting a taster of Amani Spas at the SLOW Lounge at OR Tambo International a few months ago, I went for a more extensive pamper session to the luxury Amani Spa at the Radisson Blu Sandton this weekend. Now, there are spas and there are spas and the very fact […]

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Malaysia Holiday - Why you should go

Malaysia Holiday - Why you should go A Malaysia Holiday had been on our bucket list for a long time. So when we received two complimentary tickets from Qatar Airways, we knew instantly that we wanted to go to Malaysia with them. We also knew that this trip had to be longer than our usual […]

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Malaysia with kids

Malaysia with kids My children are now 7 and 9 years old. We usually take them with us when travelling locally unless we are going to a venue where children are not allowed. But we don’t always take them with on our foreign trips, mainly for three reasons: firstly the considerable additional cost, secondly because […]

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