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7 09, 2022

Why birding will enhance your game viewing


  Birding - for some people that means craning you head back trying to find some LBJ (little brown job) among the dense vegetation of a bush or a tree that everyone else is raving about and which you only see as it flies away. In South Africa there are at least 6 birds you may only see on safari.  None of them are under 14 cms. And none of them are brown. The tallest of the six, the ostrich, is over 2.75 m and weighs 137kgs! One kick from [...]

Why birding will enhance your game viewing2022-09-08T06:47:19+00:00
12 08, 2022

3 Delicious Meat Dishes to eat in South Africa


  Thanks to South Africa’s historical roots combining Dutch, French, African, Malay and English influences, the country’s food is varied, inspiring and often unexpected. Let’s start with the unexpected. Mopane worms, a delicacy across Southern Africa. Mopane worms These brightly coloured caterpillars of the large Emperor moth have little spikes on their backs, and they feed primarily mopane tree leaves. During the rainy season, and before the caterpillar pupates, they are harvested, just like they have been for thousands of years, by hand. The insides are squeezed out and the [...]

3 Delicious Meat Dishes to eat in South Africa2022-08-16T11:04:28+00:00
10 07, 2022

Why 3 Days on the West Coast in South Africa is not enough  


  The West Coast of South Africa is so startlingly different to the rest of the country you may not believe you’re actually in Africa. And while it may be different there are enough National Parks, and game reserves to satisfy any wildlife enthusiast’s need for South Africa’s fabulous wild creatures. Whether you’re a history buff, dedicated foodie, beachcomber, rock climber, or a wildlife enthusiast, you won’t be disappointed exploring South Africa’s West Coast. The Khwa Ttu San Heritage Centre, the West Coast Fossil Park and the guided Lighthouse Tour [...]

Why 3 Days on the West Coast in South Africa is not enough  2022-07-11T07:01:22+00:00
20 06, 2022

Signature Adventure Experience


Immerse yourself in some of South Africa's most scenic regions on our Signature Adventure Experience Tour. Gaze out over the world’s largest green canyon, spectacular, tumbling waterfalls, have a gentle and personal encounter with majestic elephants, and drink deep of the delicious and heady experience that awaits in the world-renowned Cape Winelands. Game drives are the perfect way to experience our extraordinary wildlife in the twilight beauty or the crystal-clear dawn of the African bush. Discover your heart in three unique wild areas - The Magaliesburg Mountains, the Songimvelo Game [...]

Signature Adventure Experience2022-07-11T06:59:38+00:00
18 05, 2022

Cape Town Experience


The Cape Town Adventure is part of our Adventure Experience Series - adventure exactly as it should be experienced. Exploring Cape Town in 8 days and 19 adventurous excursions delights the senses and the soul, supplying a lifetime of fond memories. Affectionately known as the Mother City, Cape Town is rich in culture, vibrancy, flavour, people, and unique flora and fauna. It’s the most cosmopolitan of all South Africa’s cities. Time spent in Cape Town is framed by the depths of the earth in the Shimansky Diamond Experience, the depths [...]

Cape Town Experience2022-07-11T06:59:03+00:00
16 03, 2022

Winter – the best time to go on safari (especially in South Africa)


‘Safari’ is the Swahili word for ‘travel’. It has become synonymous with going on a game drive, or a guided walk, in the African bush. And Winter in South Africa is definitely the best time to go on safari. Winter and Spring in Africa is between May and September. In fact, while any month between May and September is great for a safari, May and September are the best, with September being optimal for wildlife viewing. Winter in Africa is the dry season. There’s no rain, or if there is, [...]

Winter – the best time to go on safari (especially in South Africa)2022-07-11T06:58:01+00:00
29 01, 2022

Meet South Africa with Go Touch Down Travel and Tours


One of Africa’s most dynamic destinations. Whether it’s the vibrant city life of Cape Town that is catching your eye, or the magnificent bushveld of the Kruger National Park that’s you’re wanting to explore, South Africa offers adventure for all. Let your taste buds travel through the Cape Winelands, experience the cuisine of KwaZulu-Natal and experience the world-renowned, spectacular Garden Route for yourself. South Africa awaits!

Meet South Africa with Go Touch Down Travel and Tours2022-07-11T06:56:44+00:00
30 08, 2021

Why Zimbabwe should be a ‘must see’ on your travel list


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 [...]

Why Zimbabwe should be a ‘must see’ on your travel list2021-08-30T08:24:46+00:00
16 08, 2021

SOLO TRAVEL, the do’s and don’ts


  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 [...]

SOLO TRAVEL, the do’s and don’ts2021-08-16T07:55:20+00:00
29 07, 2021



  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 [...]

5 THINGS TO DO IN ZAMBIA2021-07-29T04:52:34+00:00