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15 07, 2021

Top 10 things to do in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

2021-07-15T17:37:37+00:00

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 [...]

Top 10 things to do in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, South Africa.2021-07-15T17:37:37+00:00
1 07, 2021

WHY BOTSWANA IS A WONDERFUL CHOICE AS A FIRST TRIP TO AFRICA

2021-07-01T13:37:35+00:00

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 [...]

WHY BOTSWANA IS A WONDERFUL CHOICE AS A FIRST TRIP TO AFRICA2021-07-01T13:37:35+00:00
15 06, 2021

Post Covid Travel Ideas

2021-06-15T10:17:30+00:00

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) [...]

Post Covid Travel Ideas2021-06-15T10:17:30+00:00
26 05, 2021

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR TRAVEL PHOTOS

2021-05-26T11:23:52+00:00

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 [...]

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR TRAVEL PHOTOS2021-05-26T11:23:52+00:00
13 05, 2021

The 5 most beautiful places to visit in Africa

2021-05-13T19:20:09+00:00

  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 [...]

The 5 most beautiful places to visit in Africa2021-05-13T19:20:09+00:00
22 04, 2021

Why Croatia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world:

2021-04-22T15:00:47+00:00

  Huddled between the Balkans and central Europe, Croatia is a country rich in history and natural wonders from limestone caves, endless forests to scenic pebble beaches. The country's most famous waters are found inland at the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a system of waterfalls, caves, and 16 terraced lakes that cover the entire blue-green color spectrum. The Adriatic Sea coast is truly spectacular, dotted with more than 1,000 islands surrounded by impossibly clear water just inviting gone to jump in and swim. Here are 5 more reasons to visit this exquisite jewel [...]

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14 04, 2021

Books to take you to Africa, from your armchair.

2021-04-14T12:49:23+00:00

  This year, we’ve started to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccinations are in progress and people are desperate to get out and about and travel. But for now, we have to sit tight. Let these novels transport you to another world – let the words invoke strong senses within you. Speaking of senses, pubmed.gov reported that neuroscientists tracking the brain activity of patients who read words like “cinnamon” and “jasmine” found that the very act of reading those words caused the part of the brain [...]

Books to take you to Africa, from your armchair.2021-04-14T12:49:23+00:00
22 03, 2021

4 Beach Holidays with a difference in South Africa

2021-03-22T09:38:02+00:00

  For many people a beach holiday is the ultimate in heavenly getaways. For other people there needs to be more to it than just sand and sea. Here are 4 suggestions as to how to make your South African beach holiday even more enjoyable. Slackpacking on the Wild Coast Slackpacking is the glamourous twin of traditional hiking or backpacking. If you love to hike but hate having to carry everything but the kitchen sink on your back as well, then slackpacking might be the perfect solution. All you carry [...]

4 Beach Holidays with a difference in South Africa2021-03-22T09:38:02+00:00
17 03, 2021

4 Delicious Puddings to eat in South Africa

2021-03-17T18:24:15+00:00

  Dutch, French, African, Malay and English historical roots combine in the varied and delicious food you can enjoy when you visit South Africa. And the decadent puddings are certainly no exception. Malva Pudding Considering this is one of South Africa’s most iconic desserts you would not believe the different factions that exist within the pudding loving fraternity. Not only are there differing opinions as to where the name comes from, but also what goes into it. There’s even discussion as to whether it’s actually a Jan Ellis Pudding, an [...]

4 Delicious Puddings to eat in South Africa2021-03-17T18:24:15+00:00
17 02, 2021

The future of travel, in particular to South Africa

2021-03-24T04:01:09+00:00

Nadine, Media Reporter for Touch Down Travel Tech sat down with the CEO, Deon Barnard of Go Touch Down Travel and Tours to speak about the future of travel, in particular to South Africa. Reporter: Personal question to kick off, how long have you been in the travel industry? CEO: I started in 1988 and I’m extremely passionate about the travel industry. I just love seeing how a trip on safari, in particular, affects people -it’s truly life-changing. Reporter: How many travellers pre Covid-19 were you taking to South Africa? [...]

The future of travel, in particular to South Africa2021-03-24T04:01:09+00:00