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#InnovationMonth: Navigating stories with VoiceMap's Iain Manley
#InnovationMonth: Navigating stories with VoiceMap's Iain Manley

We chat to founder Iain Manley about city storytelling for #InnovationMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 18 hours ago

Protea Hotel Malaga, a classic rest-stop where road meets nature
Protea Hotel Malaga, a classic rest-stop where road meets nature

The great appeal of staying here isn't the comfortable lodging or the well-tended gardens and inviting pool, but because of the way the staff will make you feel...

By Brian Berkman 2 days ago

Ten reasons why you should explore the West Coast National Park this Spring
Ten reasons why you should explore the West Coast National Park this Spring

If you're looking for an authentic South African Spring season experience, then a visit to the West Coast National Park should be at the top of your travel bucket list...

By Jarred Manasse 14 Sep 2016

Five things to do in Paarl and Wellington
Five things to do in Paarl and Wellington

I recently spent an enjoyable two days exploring, dining and drinking in Paarl and Wellington. Here are my top five activities when spending a weekend round these small-town parts.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Sep 2016

Craig Rodney
#InnovationMonth: Building a solid presence with tourism storytelling on Instagram

We had a chat with Craig Rodney, the one man show behind the @SouthAfrica Instagram account, about tourism storytelling on social media, the value of social media as a destination marketing tool, and...

By Cari Van Wyk 12 Sep 2016

Love is in the air for couples and for the whole family
Love is in the air for couples and for the whole family

With jasmine and frangipani blossoms heavy in the air, this March full moon in Phuket is different. Far from the crowds and all-night parties of Patong and Karon Beach...

By Brian Berkman 6 Sep 2016

10 reasons why you need to visit the Thornybush Game Reserve
10 reasons why you need to visit the Thornybush Game Reserve

Since the Thornybush Game Reserve is private, experienced game rangers are afforded much more freedom than in a national park. Travellers can be treated to...

By Jarred Manasse 2 Sep 2016

10 reasons to visit the Phinda Private Game Reserve
10 reasons to visit the Phinda Private Game Reserve

Home to Africa's Big Five and an abundance of other flora and fauna, the Phinda Private Game Reserve situated in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province is the ideal destination for...

By Jarred Manasse 30 Aug 2016

Ten reasons why you should self-drive through Namibia's Etosha National Park
Ten reasons why you should self-drive through Namibia's Etosha National Park

If you're planning a Namibia self-drive safari, then the Etosha National Park should be right at the top of your travel bucket list. Here's why...

By Jarred Manasse 25 Aug 2016

Heritage meets luxury at the Portswood Hotel
Heritage meets luxury at the Portswood Hotel

Harnessing a history true to the Cape, a stay at the Portswood Hotel is truly something special. After arriving at the hotel in the V&A Waterfront vicinity, the first thing we noticed as we walked into the reception hall was the well situated in the centre...

By Angie White 22 Aug 2016

Ten reasons why you should visit the Tsitsikamma National Park
Ten reasons why you should visit the Tsitsikamma National Park

Tucked away behind mountain and sea, the Tsitsikamma National Park is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline on the planet...

By Jarred Manasse 19 Aug 2016

15 reasons why you should explore the Victoria Falls
15 reasons why you should explore the Victoria Falls

Featuring as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls is a bucket list travel destination for travellers planning an African safari...

By Jarred Manasse 15 Aug 2016

A vibrant view of Cape Town at the Commodore Hotel
A vibrant view of Cape Town at the Commodore Hotel

Located within the V&A Waterfront vicinity, the Commodore Hotel welcomed us with warm hospitality and spectacular panoramic views of the city on a beautiful sunshiny day in Cape Town...

By Angie White 11 Aug 2016

Kelly in Costa Rica
#WomensMonth: Navigating the world as a woman with Kelly Jackson

Global travel company Contiki caters for the young, wild and free. We spoke to Contiki SA's general manager, Kelly Jackson, on navigating this world as a woman...

By Cari Van Wyk 5 Aug 2016

Old charm at Webersburg
Old charm at Webersburg

Webersburg, one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa is still looking pretty good for 219-years-old. Nestled on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain just outside of Stellenbosch, this boutique estate boasts traditional Cape Dutch style buildings and cellars...

By Ruth Cooper 2 Aug 2016

Mapungubwe Hill
Five must-do activities in Limpopo

If you're planning on heading north on your next trip around South Africa, you're likely to experience the popular wildlife and fascinating heritage which wait in the inspiring province of Limpopo.

By Jarred Manasse 27 Jul 2016

Stay in the newest oldest hotel in the heart of historic Stellenbosch
Stay in the newest oldest hotel in the heart of historic Stellenbosch

With its whitewashed Cape Dutch buildings and tree-lined avenues, Stellenbosch is even more beautiful following a major street art investment and the myriad art galleries...

By Brian Berkman 27 Jul 2016

Magic moments at the Michelangelo Hotel
Magic moments at the Michelangelo Hotel

Arriving at the Michelangelo Hotel, situated in the heart of Sandton on Nelson Mandela Square, we were immediately struck by the elegance and prestige of this beautiful establishment...

By Angie White 26 Jul 2016

J-Bay's best: Surf Lodge South Africa
J-Bay's best: Surf Lodge South Africa

Jeffreys Bay is synonymous with surfing. The multitude of beaches and point breaks surrounding this small coastal town, plus the fact that it boasts one of the best right hand point breaks in the world, attracts surfers of all skill levels.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Jul 2016

Staycationing at the Vineyard Hotel
Staycationing at the Vineyard Hotel

One of the things that makes the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands truly special is the grounds it is situated on. Expansive gardens that include a babbling river with jungly walk ways along it plus spectacular views of Table Mountain make this charming hotel a favourite for weddings, lengthy lunches and little staycations.

By Ruth Cooper 5 Jul 2016

48 hours in Cape Town
48 hours in Cape Town

On your marks, jet set, go! You have a 48-hour weekend coming up in gorgeous Cape Town and you need to maximise your minutes: see the sights, eat all the food, drink all the wine, and drench your eyes with views.

By Allison Foat 30 Jun 2016

Downtown Abbey beyond the boerewors curtain
Downtown Abbey beyond the boerewors curtain

When the Duke of Bedford lived in the Cape during WW2 he built some of Woburn Abbey's features into his new house in South Africa...

By Brian Berkman 28 Jun 2016

A forest getaway at Platbos
A forest getaway at Platbos

A two-hour drive from Cape Town, and just past Stanford, is a magical green oasis in the form of an ancient milkwood forest. Somewhat of an anomaly this lush 40 hectare forest has survived and flourished against all odds...

By Ruth Cooper 27 Jun 2016

Sapphire room
Chic with a little cheek at the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

When an establishment calls its rooms boudoirs, you know it hides something a little sassy beneath its sophisticated veneer that deserves exploring...

By Nicci Botha 27 Jun 2016

The bounty of Babylonstoren
The bounty of Babylonstoren

Fortunately, my line of work allows me to dine and drink at some of our best local offerings (no complaints here); however last Friday was the first time that I was lucky enough to experience the amazing Babel at Babylonstoren in Paarl.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Jun 2016

Ten reasons why you should explore the Makgadikgadi Pans
Ten reasons why you should explore the Makgadikgadi Pans

For the majority of the year, the Makgadikgadi Pans is extremely desolate, waterless and arid. However, during the wet season, Makgadigadi offers excellent wildlife viewing...

By Jarred Manasse 22 Jun 2016

Snug as a bug at the Capital Mirage
Snug as a bug at the Capital Mirage

Arriving at the Capital Mirage, the location is the first detail that gets you excited with a variety of trendy spots and coffee shops literally down the road...

By Angie White 15 Jun 2016

Bangkok's grande dame gets a nip and tuck
Bangkok's grande dame gets a nip and tuck

For 140 years authors have gravitated to the elegant calm and sweet-scented air of Bangkok's famous riverside hotel, The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok...

By Brian Berkman 3 Jun 2016

15 reasons why a safari to Botswana is an unforgettable experience
15 reasons why a safari to Botswana is an unforgettable experience

If you're looking to experience an authentic African safari, Botswana is one of the best locations on the continent to experience this.

By Jarred Manasse 31 May 2016

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