Stay | La Residence, Franschhoek

Some of world’s most glamorous country hotels await in the Franschhoek (French corner); one of the oldest towns in South Africa and a mere 1 hour’s drive from Cape Town. Whether you visit this idyllic town for a wine tasting or a weekend getaway, or even plan to spend a summer vacation in South Africa’s…

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Explore | Elgin Railway Market

The Elgin Railway Market opened its doors in 2018 in the picturesque town of Elgin in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. Elgin is a large, lush area of land, circled by mountains and dominated by vineyards and apple orchards. This broad upland valley lies about 70 km southeast of Cape Town. The cool…

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Explore | Kirstenbosch botanical gardens

The world is a beautiful place, filled with a multitude of natural wonders of which botanical gardens magnificently display throughout their grounds. Imagine stepping into a world bursting with colour. In Cape Town, South Africa; Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens preserve the best of nature – and welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. Acclaimed as…

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Stay | Pezula Hotel & Spa

Rated one of the best resorts in Africa; this magnificent property boasts one of the best locations on the continent, the Garden Route of South Africa. Situated in Knysna on the Pezula Private Estate, Pezula Hotel is home to the Pezula Championship Golf Course, Pezula Spa, and with easy access to Noetzie beach, it’s the place…

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Explore | Essential Cape Town travel apps

With over a million different apps available on both the Apple and Android app stores, sorting the good from the bad isn’t easy. This is as true in travel as any other category. While some apps will improve your holiday, others aren’t even worth the time they take to download. From the time you start…

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Explore | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

After a week in Zanzibar, we departed from the island and headed back to Cape Town. We broke up our trip as total travel time was 9 hours, so we stayed two nights in Ethiopia at the Hilton Addis Ababa on our way back. If you’re traveling via Addis with a connecting flight, I highly…

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Explore | Cape Town’s spirit in Ramadan

This year, Ramadan 2018 began on Thursday, 17th May in South Africa, as the crescent moon was seen on the evening of 16th May easily by naked eye. A Cape Town tradition is for the “moon watchers” to look for the new moon and once found, this indicates the start of the new Islamic month…

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Explore | Tsitsikamma, Garden Route

As the Garden Route is one of my favourite destinations in South Africa; there was still one area that I have not yet ticked of my bucket list, Tsitsikamma. This rainforest area of the Garden Route National Park is on South Africa’s southern coast, tucked between the sea and mountains. It encompasses a marine reserve,…

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Explore | Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Namibia

Namibia is one of the comprehensively tourist-friendly countries in Africa. The country offers visitors the chance to climb the highest sand dune in the world and descend to the floor of the deepest canyon in Africa. This landscape has seen an increase in the amount of lodges and safari camps and with almost one fifth…

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Explore | Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek is the capital of Namibia and a relatively small city by global contrast. The country is a tourism success story with numerous natural attractions, an abundance of wildlife and luxury accommodation. The city is well-known for its nostalgic German architecture and relaxed atmosphere. Not being your typical tourist destination; Windhoek is a vibrant city…

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