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 | 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 | 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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Explore | Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren is a beautiful and historic Cape Dutch farm situated in the scenic Franschoek wine valley, only minutes from Stellenbosch and Paarl. Visitors to Babylonstoren can enjoy a unique and real working South African farm experience. The farm is renowned for its extensive gardens, free roaming farm animals, vineyards, the hotel & spa and most…

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Explore | Nairobi, Kenya

  As one of the most beautiful African countries; Kenya’s rich history, abundance of wildlife and fast-growing economy is some of the reasons why it has seen an influx of tourists over the last couple of years. International hotel chains emerge from the grey skyline, one after the other throughout the capital, Nairobi. Nairobi is…

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