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We understand that travel can be expensive. But tight budgets don’t have to be the reason you’re stuck at home all year long. Here are some affordable backpackers where you can enjoy a holiday without making a huge dent in your wallet. Now you can spend more time and money on what really matters: quality […]

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Hermanus is one of the gems of the Whale Coast, and is characterized by lush rolling hills, a wine route of its own, salty ocean air, and eclectic and artsy shops. If you’re weekending at this coastal town, then read on to discover some of our favourite spots in this little piece of heaven on […]

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Activity-based destinations are the way of the future, but the ultimate holiday spot is still one that offers you both adventure and a space where you can slow down and catch up with yourself. Only 3 hours from Johannesburg, Five Assegais Country Estate in Mpumalanga is the perfect place to spend hours on the stoep […]

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The world is a beautiful place full of abundant creativity and exceptional design displayed throughout the hospitality industry, so there’s no reason to stay at your average hotel. Make the most of your holiday by staying at one of these unique hotels around the world before you die!   1. The Manta Resort, Zanzibar Spend […]

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After a 90 minute drive from Cape Town, we reached the beautiful, winding Whale Coast. The anticipation of arriving at the 5-star Schulphoek Seafront Guesthouse mounted with every crashing wave and gull call from above. Picturing an elegant lounge and steaming coffee awaiting us, we weren’t disappointed upon arrival. Petro, the chic manageress, greeted us […]

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Living in South Africa, we often take the Big 5 for granted. Talk about the endangered rhino has become commonplace and the buffalo is about exciting as a cow. But when was the last time you were actually on a game drive? Probably not since you hosted overseas visitors or took that epic once-every-5-years family […]

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Dunstone Country House is a hidden gem nestled at the foot of the historic Bainskloof pass near Wellington in the Western Cape. Previously known as Bovlei Valley Retreat, the name was changed to avoid confusion as many people didn’t realise there was a guest house on site. Wellington is the much quieter version of its […]

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