Although I have travelled extensively in South Africa, Magoebaskloof has been one of the areas that I have not explored until recently, the result being a very pleasant surprise. I only had two days and I can assure you that the area has much more to offer than what one can explore and experience in two days. Magoebaskloof is...
How to accurately describe Namibia? After serious contemplation, S seems to be a fitting choice to touch on just a few of the highlights that we experienced during our 6-day visit. Namibia is massive and we only experienced a very small area from Swakopmund to Windhoek. There are many scenic areas and definitely a photographers dream. The one aspect...
Luxury train travel in South Africa….The Blue Train has been serving tourists since 1946. However, the current product had its inception in 1997. At present The Blue Train has a Monday morning departure from Pretoria Station arriving in Cape Town on Tuesday afternoon and a return journey departing Cape Town on Wednesday morning, arriving in Pretoria on Thursday afternoon. There...
Rio de Janeiro is a huge seaside city in Brazil, famed for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado and for Sugarloaf Mountain, a granite peak with cable cars to its summit. The city is also known for its sprawling favelas (shanty towns). Its raucous Carnival festival, featuring parade floats, flamboyant costumes and...
Source: http://www.tourismupdate.co.za/NewsDetails.aspx?newsId=66546 City Sightseeing has extended the operating hours of its canal cruise boats, offering guests a sunset cruise opportunity of Cape Town. The canal cruise boats will now run until 20h00 – with a boat departing every 20 minutes from 09h00 and then every half hour from 17h00. It is a Hop On-Hop Off cruise, with five jetty points: behind...
Buffelsdrift is situated 7 km’s from Oudtshoorn, en route to the Cango caves. Accommodation consists of 25 luxury tents overlooking the natural waterhole. They offer bush safaris, an elephant experience and horse riding. The property consists of 3 000 ha and includes mountain zebra, hippo, springbuck, black wildebeest, gemsbok, giraffe, reedbuck and a variety of birdlife. On arrival, we were...
EatOut, the definitive guide to restaurants in South Africa,  has compiled a list of the most iconic South African food to be enjoyed by locals as well as visitors. For the full article, click here. What do you think about the list? Please comment below and tell us what else you want to add to the list! In alphabetical order: Amagwinya...
Photos: Oubaai map (courtesy of Hyatt Regency Oubaai), View from the whale watching deck, Delicious bread & cake spread for breakfast, Wine room for private dining Hyatt Regency Oubaai opened in December 2009 as part of the Oubaai Residential Golf Estate. Perched on the hill overlooking the Indian Ocean and surrounded by the Outeniqua Mountains on the inland side, the...
Source: http://ideas.perutourism.com/?p=37 It is not just coincidence that Peru is in the bucket list of lots of people, from travel experts to Hollywood stars. Peru is a destination everybody wants to visit at least once. If you ask, there are several reasons, the archaeological sites, the magic, our biodiversity, the gastronomy, among many others. Below we tried to summarize and we...
Are you planning a trip to South America as a once off visit to the continent and you are trying to cover as much as possible. Herewith information to give you some insight on how to go about this adventure.   It is a huge continent consisting of 18 countries and one will need to decide upfront which attractions you are...

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