5 Things You Can Only Do Within South Africa

5 Things You Can Only Do Within South Africa

Every country in the world seeks to offer tourists something unique. South Africa has so much to offer and this is what makes it a place very often revisited. In South Africa, there is simply not enough time to take in every experience. Among the unique things to do in South Africa are some hidden gems. Here are 5 things you can only do in South Africa!

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Cape Town City's Waste is Ending up in its Fish

Cape Town City's Waste is Ending up in its Fish

The oceans around Cape Town are heavily polluted with a variety of chemicals and pharmaceuticals that are now being found in the flesh of fish being caught. Fish found in waters off Kalk Bay have been found to contain everything from antibiotics and pain killers to cleaning chemicals and other toxic substances with at least 15 different chemical compounds being found in alarming numbers.

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Best Place to Avoid Winter in South Africa

Best Place to Avoid Winter in South Africa

Believe it or not, dreamy Cape Town can become wet, windy and, when combined with snow on the mountains, even downright miserable. Because of this, the sub-tropical climate of Durban becomes a warm winter haven for many summer-loving locals to escape the (not) very harsh South African winter.

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Uniquely Different Cape Town Hotels

Uniquely Different Cape Town Hotels

When travelling on business or pleasure, Cape Town has a variety of exceptional hotels that range from small family run guest houses to large international chains. Read about 4 hotels with a difference in our latest blog post: Uniquely Different Cape Town Hotels

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Travel Back in Time with this Western Cape Escape

Travel Back in Time with this Western Cape Escape

Discover the roots of present-day Cape Town by travelling a little inland from the West Coast to a picturesque piece of South African history, known as Riebeek Valley in the Western Cape. 

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South Africa Annual Events and Festivals in 2019

South Africa Annual Events and Festivals in 2019

Anyone visiting South Africa is always looking for something to do. Here is a summary of some of the key events taking place in South Africa during 2019.

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Great White Sharks: A Vanishing Act

Great White Sharks: A Vanishing Act

One of South Africa’s leading publications the Daily Maverick has reported that Great White Sharks are as good as vanishing from our once shark-infested waters. This vanishing act by the sharks is forcing some specialist tour operators to make certain changes.

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Lesser visited places in South Africa

Lesser visited places in South Africa

So, you fell in love with South Africa a few years back and you are now on your latest adventure back to the country. You have done everything the conventional tourist has done and now you want to find a few places that are different. Have a look at these lesser-visited places in South Africa.

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Seven Things Not To Do in South Africa

Seven Things Not To Do in South Africa

South Africa is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and there are thousands of people, blogs and magazines telling what you should do in South Africa. There are, however, very few that tell you what not to do. Knowing what not to do in South Africa could save you a lot of hassle or you could just save face. So, here are 7 things not to do in South Africa

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Top Romantic Destinations in South Africa 2019

Top Romantic Destinations in South Africa 2019

Are you planning a romantic getaway? If you are looking for the perfect escape for you and your partner, then you should consider South Africa as it is one of the top romantic destinations in the world. Whether you want something different, something wild or something with a sea view, South Africa has it all. Here are some of the top romantic destinations in South Africa.

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3 Experiences Pensioners Need to Try in South Africa

3 Experiences Pensioners Need to Try in South Africa

Reaching 60 years of age is a blessing and has numerous advantages like being able to retire and, of course, the numerous discounts! Have a read through these three experiences pensioners need to try in South Africa and find out if there's something you haven't tried!

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City of Cape Town Relaxes Water Restrictions as Dam Levels Rise

City of Cape Town Relaxes Water Restrictions as Dam Levels Rise

Relaxation of  water restrictions.

Dams supplying Cape Town are at 71% capacity, compared with 36% a year ago. As a result, the City of Cape Town will relax water restrictions as of Saturday, 1 December 2018. Residents will now be allowed to use 105 litres a day, per person. While locals are encouraged to keep their water-saving habits, no doubt the City of Cape Town hopes that the new limit will further increase tourism this summer season.

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Man Unknowingly Swims with Sharks in Mossel Bay

Man Unknowingly Swims with Sharks in Mossel Bay

Early in the morning on Friday, a group of divers were taking a few people out to go shark cage diving near Seal Island, off Mossel Bay, South Africa. The qualified instructors and guides were ‘chumming’ to attract great white sharks for viewing. Just then, one of the instructors shouted, “Hey, there’s a guy swimming around the island!”

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SA Travel Checklist - What to pack when visiting South Africa

SA Travel Checklist - What to pack when visiting South Africa

There seem to be a lot of articles on "what to pack when travelling to South Africa" but they seem to be written by overseas bloggers, so we thought it necessary to compile a checklist of our own, written by actual South Africans of what to bring when visiting beautiful South Africa.

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Cape Town Boasts 10 Blue Flag Status Beaches

Cape Town Boasts 10 Blue Flag Status Beaches

Blue Flag Status is an environmental award for passing a number of stringent tests and processes and Cape Town is proud to boast 10 Blue Flag Beaches for local and international tourists alike.

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See the Penguins at Boulder’s Beach

See the Penguins at Boulder’s Beach

Have you ever seen a penguin walk? What better way to cheer you than interacting with these charming African natives. View these remarkable seabirds up close at Boulder Beach, Simons Town.

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Indulge in the Shimanski Diamond Experience Tour

Indulge in the Shimanski Diamond Experience Tour

On a beautiful sunny Cape Town day, we set out to the Clocktower at the V & A Waterfront for a closer look at the iconic gems that made South Africa famous. We watched first hand as skilled workmen create the stunning Shimanski signature pieces.

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Thousands of Whales Spotted on Cape Town Coasts

Thousands of Whales Spotted on Cape Town Coasts

While whale watching along South African coasts is a very popular tourist attraction, this year saw a record number of spottings!

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What to Expect When Diving with Seals in Cape Town

What to Expect When Diving with Seals in Cape Town

If you’re looking for the ultimate marine adventure in Cape Town, then you need to add diving with seals to your bucket list! Diving with seals is an exciting adventure that requires nothing more than a short introductory training session and a willing spirit.

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Tours Africa Road Trip Garden Route Cape Town South Africa

Road Trip up the Garden Route? Make This Place your First Stop!

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Most Beautiful Places Attractions in South Africa

The 9 Most Beautiful Spots In South Africa

We've put our heads together with our loyal Facebook followers and came up with the most beautiful spots in South Africa. Here's a list of 9 places in South Africa that we think are the most beautiful. If you haven't ticked these attractions in South Africa off your bucket list yet, here's more motivation for you!

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Photo Diary: Kayaking in Cape Town (Western Cape, South Africa)

Photo Diary: Kayaking in Cape Town (Western Cape, South Africa)

A photo blog of kayaking in beautiful South Africa. 

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Favourite Cape Town Game Reserve Welcomes New Baby Hippo

Favourite Cape Town Game Reserve Welcomes New Baby Hippo

On the 10th March 2018, a new baby hippo came as a great surprise to the game reserve located just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Recently, it's been a time of celebration for the game reserve with a white rhino calf being born in December 2017 and new wildlife releases onto the Big Five reserve.

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Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 World Trade Market Africa (WTMA)

Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 World Trade Market Africa (WTMA)

Are you attending the World Travel Market Africa (WTMA) in Cape Town this year? If not, here is why you should! If you are, we're going to dive into the excitement of what you can expect this year at Africa's leading B2B event.

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cape town big five safari

Big Five Safari Tours In Cape Town

Those of you who are dying to see South Africa's famous Big Five (elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard), among the other interesting species of wildlife, we've got good news for you... Just a mere 2 hour drive away from Cape Town lies a Big Five safari adventure waiting for you. You can choose from an array of safari options - standard safaris, horseback safaris, quad bike safaris, sunset safaris and morning safaris! 

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Planning a trip to the Garden Route in South Africa

Planning a trip to the Garden Route in South Africa

The Garden Route is one of the most scenic routes to take in South Africa for any traveller. Read our concise guide to planning a vacation in this spectacular area!

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Visiting Cape Town: Food Experiences

Visiting Cape Town: Food Experiences

Travelling to the Mother City, Cape Town, and want to have a fantastic food experience? Read on for some insights on where to eat in the culinary capital of South Africa!

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Going to a South African Wine Farm (Beginner's Guide)

Going to a South African Wine Farm (Beginner's Guide)

A beginner's guide to enjoying the wine farms and making the most of your experience in the Cape Winelands

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Cape Town Travel and the Water Crisis

Cape Town Travel and the Water Crisis

What you could do to help as you travel to Cape Town, a drought-stricken part of South Africa

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Walking Down Memorial Lane With Cecil John Rhodes  |  Cape Town

Walking Down Memorial Lane With Cecil John Rhodes | Cape Town

Rhodes Memorial on Table Mountain in Cape Town is one of the most beautiful view points in the city, however its past is not as attractive as meets the eye. Read more about how Rhodes Memorial came about, why the locals aren't happy with it being there, and what you as a visitor can do and see there.

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The 2018 Getaway Show Dates Have Been Set | Book A Stand Now & Receive A Discount!

The dates for the 2018 Getaway Shows have been set. Partners and exhibitors are being offered an opportunity to receive a 15% discount when booking a stand for both shows! Find out why YOUR business should book a stall at the show.

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Explore South Africa's winefarms with this new app

Explore South Africa's Wine Farms Using This New App!

I was recently told about this incredible new app called Champion Wine Guide and I just HAD to share it with you. It makes exploring South Africa's winelands super easy and provides you with valuable information on each wine farm.

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My First Sidecar Adventure - From Grabouw To Hermanus

My First Sidecar Adventure - From Grabouw To Hermanus

We had such a wonderful day with Cape Sidecar Adventure - I would recommend it to anybody! Our adventure was guided by Tim, his sweet dog named Brody, and Lambert. I soon found out we were going to drive to Hermanus! The drive there was absolutely awesome. I loved the odd looks we got from passerby's, while others smiled and waved as we drove by.

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Road Trip From Cape Town To The Shark Capital Of The World

Road Trip From Cape Town To The Shark Capital Of The World

We took a road trip from Cape Town to Gansbaai, the hottest spot in the world for shark dives. We saw dolphins, penguins, whale skeletons & outstanding views!

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