Zimbabwe is full of colorful contrasts and breathtaking scenery and deserves international tourism due to its enormous efforts in conservation and a strong focus on tourism. The warmth and hospitality Zimbabweans are well known for their warmth and hospitality. Smiling faces greet you wherever you go and there is always a helpful hand to give you advice on what to do. There is a genuine sense of welcoming and Zimbabweans are so optimistic and hopeful for what their country could become, harking back to pre-1987 when Zimbabwe was one of [...]
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Travelling has taken on a new meaning in 2021. More than ever, we want new experiences, adventures and a major break from our comfort zones. Global trends suggest that there is a hearty appetite for women over the age of 50 to travel solo. There is an urge for people to connect, meet and bond with local people while on holiday. Now that travel is slowly recovering, it’s a great time to book now and travel later. Safely Solo: Arrive in daylight if possible There’s nothing more disconcerting than [...]
Zambia is a country made famous by the almighty Victoria Falls and it’s equally impressive source, the Zambezi River. Many people choose to stay on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls but it’s easy to cross over to the Zimbabwe side, it’s always fun to say you’ve been to 2 countries in 1 day! Spot a rainbow over Victoria Falls: The Victoria Falls is a must-see regardless of the season, when it’s winter and the falls are not as fast and furious where thrill seekers can swim in [...]
Dullstroom, a mere 2,5 hours away from Johannesburg by car, and conveniently situated halfway to the Kruger Park, is a beautifully scenic escape. Given its altitude at 2100m above sea level, it is the highest village in South Africa and has become a very popular training base for top European athletes during the summer months. It’s a humming weekend getaway due to the charming little town bustling with quaint antique shops, home industries and local pubs. It’s a scenic part of the country; filled with trout dams, beautiful elm trees [...]
You could be a honeymoon couple, a thrill-seeker, a retired professor or a bustling young family – believe us, Botswana is a perfect holiday destination for those wanting a soft landing into Africa with a huge dose of nature. Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated countries in Africa, as 44% of it is made up of National Parks, an incredible statistic. An excellent country of choice taking on board the current pandemic. Fewer people mean less chance of getting infected. The south and east consist of the striking [...]
It’s brilliant news – as of 3 June 2021, United Airlines started operating direct flights between Newark, New York & Johannesburg, South Africa. This allows vaccinated U.S citizens to visit South Africa without worrying about quarantine on the return home. Now that’s an incentive for a trip to Africa! Below we’ve earmarked some of the highlights of the trips we do. VISIT BOULDERS BEACH AND SWIM WITH THE PENGUINS (Western Cape, 45 mins from Cape Town city center) The best time to visit Boulders Beach is in summer (Nov –April) [...]
While we all sit at home, waiting to be fully vaccinated and countries to be given the green light, now’s the perfect opportunity to put those Marie Kondo organizing tips to good use. If you don’t know who Marie Kondo is, you haven’t been watching enough Netflix OR doing enough tidying at home in lockdown! Take a trip down memory lane and get those photos into the 21st Century where you can actually see & appreciate them, instead of being stuck on your phone, just waiting to be lost! Use [...]
The joy of Africa is its utter diversity in each country; Striking landscapes, natural wonders, and untouched wilderness jostle for attention with azure blue seas, awe-inspiring mountain ranges, deserts, and rain forests. While travel is slowly starting to return, let’s tickle your mind with places to book for later in 2021 and beyond. The Namib Desert, Namibia Stark landscapes including burnt red sand, petrified trees, shy desert animals, and billowing dunes are some of the stars of the show in the Desert. The advantage is of course that people [...]