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Fantastic Stays in the Free State to Cure Your Winter Blues

For many of us, the Free State is merely the province we drive through to get from Gauteng to the Western Cape, and vice versa. However, this landlocked province boasts huge plains of open farmland, wide skies, majestic mountain ranges and quaint villages ─ making it well worth a visit during a peaceful winter getaway. […]

6 Stylish Apartments for Your Next Bleisure Trip

Bleisure — the trend of adding blissful leisure activities to your business trip — is the new buzzword taking the travel industry by storm. Dozens of savvy corporate travellers are extending their business trips to do some sightseeing after clinching a business deal and to experience the culture of their business destination. Offering slick city […]

5 Water-Saving Travel Tips!

It should come as absolutely no surprise that South Africa is lacking some water (gigantic understatement). Our dam levels are well below 40% across the board, and dropping fast. Water restrictions have been put in place in all the major metropolitan areas and everyone everywhere is whispering about the neighbour hosing down his Audi every […]

10 ways to keep the kids happy on a roadtrip

Everyone looks forward to the December school holidays. Kids can’t wait to be done with school and parents swop the desk for the beach or a game park. However, there is one thing parents don’t miss about the holiday ─ the tedious trek with the worst back-seat drivers in the world ─ small humans strapped […]

Plan your own Euro trip in SA

Too broke for a Euro trip? Only a few days leave left for the year? If this is your reality and you’re dreaming of a little taste of Europe without spending those hard-earned savings you’ve slaved away for, we’ve got just the thing. This is your guide to experiencing Italy, France and Switzerland all within […]

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 […]

Shongololo Express: Highlights in Pictures

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 […]

35 Spring Events & Festivals in South Africa

We’ve already given you 20 reasons to love spring, so now we’re giving you 35 events and festivals across South Africa where you can celebrate the new season!   COUNTRYWIDE 1. SANParks Week: 8 – 12* September 2014 The annual SANParks Week gives South African citizens free entry into almost all of the national parks. […]

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