Post image for Shongololo Express: The Great Train Adventure

Adventure is the motto of the Shongololo Express; a rock ‘n roll South African safari experience by rail. A no-frills mobile hotel if you will. My 2 week stint on the Goodhope Southbound Tour visited all of the highlights on my bucket list like the Big Hole Diamond Museum, the Maropeng Visitor Centre at the […]

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Gordon’s Bay is one of our fastest growing destinations for family holidays. Sheltered at the foot of the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland mountain ranges, with sea views over False Bay, Gordon’s Bay is a friendly seaside town with plenty of reasons to visit all year round. From animal encounters and adventure activities, to lazy days […]

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If you’re looking for a seaside getaway, where you can watch the waves rolling in as you walk on soft beach sand, the following accommodations will cater perfectly to your summer holiday plans, complete with sea-scented air, gull calls, spectacular sunsets, and photo-worthy spots!   1. Voetbaai Chalets, Port Nolloth, Northern Cape Voetbaai Chalets are […]

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Post image for Insider tips for an ultimate Summer Holiday in the Overberg

The monthly #discoverOverberg Twitter chat is a highlight on our social calendar and yesterday’s summer holiday tips once again inspired us to head over the mountains and road trip through the Western Cape’s beautiful Overberg region.   Top tips for a summer holiday in the Overberg  A1. The Klein River in @stanfordvillage allows for endless […]

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Shongololo Express

It’s been an unforgettable two weeks on board the Shongololo Express; an adventure safari train that showcases real, raw South Africa. The Shongololo Express Great Train Adventure is by no means on par with the luxury train travel offered by Rovos or the Blue Train, but what it lacks in luxury, it more than makes […]

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I recently won a 2 night stay in one of Cape Town’s most affluent suburbs – 2 nights that would have cost more than my monthly salary. Maybe it was my fault for having high expectations (isn’t that the normal response for this situation?), or maybe I’ve just been spoilt by exceptional stays at less […]

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When you’re in the Western Cape, it’s almost a crime not to stop in at one of our lavish wine estates or tasting venues to enjoy a day of sophisticated fun with someone special, or with a group of friends. The following tasting venues and wine farms come highly recommended for the outstanding wines, facilities, […]

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