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Wild, Watery and Wonderful

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Posted in Africa, Holiday Travel, Safari, Sightseeing, Zambia

The mighty Victoria Falls It seems unlikely that anything could be thrilling enough to waylay me when I’m walking to Victoria Falls, already armed with a rain coat and a silly grin. But when the hotel gardener I’m breezing past says: “Hello, do you want to see the giraffes?” it
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This Summer's Unusual Beach Activities

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Posted in Activities, Beach Vacations, Destinations, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Maldives, Portugal, Seychelles, St Lucia

Moonlight Paddleboard Yoga, Greece The Skiathos Princess: Participants can awaken their senses by performing YOGAqua (Yoga on Stand up Paddle Boards) on the glistening, moonlit waters of Skiathos with stars sparkling overhead – a truly idyllic and unforgettable atmosphere. Days with a full moon are revered in the Ashtanga yoga tradition
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Foreigners win with South Africa’s financial woes

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Posted in Africa, Destinations, Holiday Travel, Planning

Johannesburg, one of the greenest cities in the world If you ever think about how politics influences your travel, it’s probably because you want to avoid war or terrorism. I never imagined politicians could affect travel by making a currency so weak that you should jump on a plane and go
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The Hotel that Rose From the Ashes

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Posted in Africa, Luxury

Stunning Hout Bay and The Sentinel, Cape Town Gnarled chunks of solid silver  mounted in a picture frame are the only evidence that an elegant hotel near Cape Town isn’t the same building it used to be. The silver was once an ornate chair, destroyed along with 70% of the hotel
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Exquisite African Isles

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Posted in Africa, Beach Vacations, Luxury, Mozambique, Scuba

The Anantara Medjumbe lodge Skimming over the Indian Ocean towards the gorgeous islands of Mozambique is like entering a kid’s over-imaginative coloring book.
Water in a dozen shades of blue washes over the crisp white sand backed by vivid green palm trees. Your camera works overtime to capture some of
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Solo Safaris

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Posted in Adventure, Africa, Safari, Solo Travel

Africa lies waiting for you If you’re a solo traveller, you’ll have noticed how the world tends to revolve around couples. You’ll probably be hit by single room supplements unless you’re happy to stay in a hostel dormitory, and may feel rather lonely having dinner for one in restaurants full
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Johannesburg finally wins tourism kudos

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Posted in Africa, Historical travel, Solo Travel, Uncategorized

Joburg may have rough spots, but locals love its grittiness I’m worried about Johannesburg. It’s getting a reputation that really isn’t doing us much good.
If we carry on like this, our image as a dirty, violent and gangster-ridden city will no longer fool anybody. Everyone will see that’s just
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Island bliss in Africa

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Posted in Accommodations, Africa, Beach Vacations, Luxury

Sunset on Bazaruto island Africa isn’t normally associated with tropical islands where you can wallow in luxury. It’s a continent painted with the brush of poverty, but beneath that false impression lie some wonderful countries waiting to be explored – and you don’t even have to be adventurous or a
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Livingstone: Things-to-do

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Posted in Activities, Africa, River Cruises, Safari, Uncategorized, Wild Life

The sweet, raw-onion and acrid wood-smoke smell of Africa rushed to greet me as I stepped off my plane in Livingstone. I was here to experience the famous Victoria Falls which was first discovered by explorer David Livingstone, a Scottish medical missionary, in 1855. But first, I had a date
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24 hours in Soweto – Leaving the Ordinary Behind

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Posted in Accommodations, Africa, Destinations

If the name Soweto is familiar, it is probably for all the wrong reasons, as it’s where the struggle against Apartheid played out, turning the township into a virtual war-zone in the 1970’s and 80’s. Now the city of 4.5 million people, the most populous black urban residential area in
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Living it up in Livingstone, Zambia

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Posted in Accommodations, Africa, All Inclusive, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Luxury, Planning, Style

The sweet, raw-onion and acrid wood-smoke smell of Africa rushed to greet me as I stepped off my plane in Livingstone. I was here to experience the famous Victoria Falls which was first discovered by explorer David Livingstone, a Scottish medical missionary, in 1855.   The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya,
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Victoria Falls Safari Club, Zimbabwe

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Africa, All Inclusive, Birdwatching, Lodging, Rafting, River Cruises, Safari, Style, Wild Life, Wine Tours

The Victoria Falls Safari Club is the ultimate in lodge accommodations. Each of their sixteen club rooms and four spectacular suites have private patios and uninterrupted views across the bushveld. It’s all a potent mix of African wilderness and history seamlessly blended with exotic luxury, complete with a private check-in
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Stylish, stunning and chic – and now cheap too

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Posted in Africa, Holiday Travel, Planning

Stunning Cape Town – now ranked as one of the world’s cheapest cities. Photo: Cape Town Tourism If you’re looking for a cheap holiday, Cape Town has probably never topped your travel agenda. This gloriously swanky South African city has won so many travel awards that you naturally assume it’s
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Soho in South Africa

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Posted in Accommodations, Africa, Holiday Travel, Shopping, Uncategorized

Cape Town is South Africa’s holiday city. Few urban centers could match its picturesque setting along the mountainous Cape Peninsula spine, which slips into the Atlantic Ocean. The most striking of its sights is Table Mountain, rearing up from the centre of the city and often draped in white clouds.
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