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Embracing the Journey: South Africa's Ultimate Holistic Getaway Guide

In the heart of every traveller lies a yearning for more than just a change of scenery; it's a quest for renewal, understanding, and connection. Holistic getaways, which blend the rejuvenation of the body with the enrichment of the mind and spirit, are answering this call, offering experiences far beyond the conventional vacation. South Africa, wit...

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The Thrill of Two Wheels: Gravel vs. Road Cycling in South Africa

South Africa, a land of breathtaking landscapes and diverse terrains, offers a unique playground for cyclists of all stripes. Whether you're a fan of the smooth, fast rides afforded by road cycling or the adventurous, off-the-beaten-path experience of gravel biking, the Rainbow Nation has something to entice every cyclist. In this blog, we delve in...

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Exploring KwaZulu-Natal on a Budget

KwaZulu-Natal, a province in South Africa, boasts a plethora of attractions catering to various interests and budgets. From pristine beaches to historical landmarks, there's something for everyone. In this guide, we'll explore a mix of free and affordable activities that showcase the beauty and diversity of KwaZulu-Natal.  Travel is never a ma...

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Marching to the Mother City's Beat: The Kaapse Klopse Carnival

Welcome to a world where the streets of Cape Town come alive with music, dance, and a riot of colour! The Kaapse Klopse, also known as the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival, is an annual celebration that transforms the city into a stage for cultural expression and joyous festivity. Let's dive into this unique event that encapsulates the spirit of Cape To...

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Five Family-Friendly Festive Season Favourites in South Africa

The festive season in South Africa is a time of vibrant celebration, marked by warm summer weather, rich cultural diversity, and a plethora of activities that cater perfectly to families. From bushveld adventures to seaside fun, and from bustling cities to serene mountains, South Africa offers a unique holiday experience that blends adventure, cult...

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Christmas on Safari: A Festive Guide to 3 of South Africa’s Favourite National Parks

Dreaming of a Christmas surrounded by nature and wildlife? Consider a safari Christmas in South Africa, a country with diverse, spectacular national parks. Experience the African continent's beauty, see the Big Five, and explore scenic landscapes and cultural attractions. Our blog offers a guide to South Africa's national parks during Christmas, in...

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3 Active Christmas Adventures in South Africa

Christmas in South Africa isn't just about warm weather; it's also a celebration of the warm and welcoming spirit of its people. This festive season, why not step out of the traditional celebrations and embark on an active adventure in the stunning landscapes of South Africa? Whether it's hiking in the majestic Drakensberg, riding the waves of Jeff...

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How to Rock Your Trip to Mpumalanga: A Guide to the Oldest Caves and the Coolest Towns

Mpumalanga, a South African province renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and thriving wildlife, offers more than just scenic vistas. It is a land with a deep and diverse history that stretches across millions of years, embodying the legacy of its people. In this blog post, we invite you on an exploration to unearth the concealed jewels and...

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Why Beaverlac is Your Ideal African Adventure Getaway

If you are looking for a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and reconnect with nature and yourself, then Beaverlac is the perfect destination for you. Nestled in the Western Cape province of South Africa, not far from the town of Porterville, Beaverlac is a natural heritage site cherished for its allure. It has earned renown as a fa...

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Time Out Market Cape Town: A Place Where You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too !

Step right up, foodies and culture seekers! Have you ever dreamt of diving into Cape Town's vibrant flavors and vibes all in one spot? Get ready to feast your senses at the Time Out Market, where the city's culinary and cultural magic comes alive ! This fantastic concept sprouted its roots back in 2014 in Lisbon and has since spread across the glob...

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A Fusion of Flavours: Exploring Durban's Diverse Food Scene

Nestled in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, Durban embodies a city steeped in history, diversity, and a culinary panorama that mirrors its rich cultural heritage. This fusion of tastes owes its distinctive gastronomy to a blend of Indian, Zulu, and European influences that have seamlessly melded to create an exceptional food scene. "Food is o...

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On the Right Track: Kruger Shalati's Century-Long Journey !

Nestled within the rugged landscapes of Kruger National Park, Kruger Shalati celebrates a significant centenary, marking the inaugural train trip that took place nearly a century ago. Permanently stationed on the historically-rich Selati Bridge above the Sabie River, Kruger Shalati offers unique luxury accommodation in a creatively transformed trai...

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Trekking the Otter Trail: A Journey into South Africa's Coastal Paradise

Welcome to the remarkable world of the Otter Trail, a place where natural beauty meets adventure, and every step brings you closer to the heart of South Africa's wilderness. If you're seeking a personalized, ethical travel experience, this legendary hiking trail should be on your bucket list. In this article, we'll delve into the essence of the Ott...

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5 Unmissable Destinations in East London, South Africa

Nestled along the coast of South Africa's Eastern Cape, East London is a city that radiates charm and invites travellers to experience its unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. But is it worth the journey? What exactly is East London known for? In this article, we'll explore the city's allure and highlight five must-visit places, al...

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Exploring the World through a Nature-Focused Lens

Travel holds a special place in our lives, providing an escape from the ordinary, an opportunity to explore the unknown, and a canvas for unforgettable memories. But as we embark on these adventures, it's essential to recognize that our travel choices can profoundly impact our environment and the precious natural world that envelops us. At Where It...

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Unveiling the Vineyard Treasures of South Africa's Northern Cape

When the conversation turns to South African wine, it's only natural for our imaginations to drift to the idyllic vineyards of the Cape Winelands. Yet, there's an equally enchanting wine narrative being written in a less conventional corner of this picturesque nation. Come along with us on an expedition to South Africa's Northern Cape, where the ar...

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Celebrating Africa's Mini Marvels: The LITTLE 5 !

Imagine a safari adventure where you go beyond the usual suspects, and explore the fascinating world of Africa's "Little 5". Just as awe-inspiring as their larger counterparts, these lesser-known creatures provide a delightful twist to your ethical travel experience. In this article, we'll introduce you to the intriguing members of the Li...

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Kei Mouth: A Hidden Gem on the Eastern Cape Coastline

Nestled along the rugged coastline of the Eastern Cape Province, Kei Mouth stands as a hidden gem in the world of travel. What makes this destination truly special is not just its natural beauty but also the opportunity it offers for personalized and ethical travel experiences. Join us as we embark on an unforgettable journey to discover the wonder...

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Floral Safari: Tracking Fynbos in South Africa's West

The Western Cape of South Africa is a land of natural wonders, and one of its most enchanting phenomena is the annual wildflower season. Stretching from late winter into early spring, this season showcases the vibrant beauty of fynbos, a unique and diverse floral kingdom found nowhere else on Earth. In this article, we'll delve into the world of fy...

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Bellevue’s Elephant Homecoming: A Triumph in Conservation !

Join us in a heartwarming journey as Bellevue's giants return to their ancestral home. "Elephants, with their immense presence and gentle souls, remind us of our responsibility to protect the wild spaces they call home." Jane GoodallDeep within the heart of South Africa's Addo Elephant National Park, on the 23rd of August 2023, an enchanting narrat...

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We’re an ethical private travel planning company focused on Southern Africa.

We offer ready-made and also customised holidays and journeys across this unique region of the world.

When our clients travel with us, they are assured that their travel spend is directly supporting local African companies that offer sustainable products and services, both in terms of people and planet.

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Our logo is an image of a skull found in the Rising Star Cave System in Gauteng, South Africa in 2013. It was named ‘homo naledi’, meaning ‘human of the stars’.

The cave system has so far given rise to the remains of over 15 individuals, making it the largest hominid fossil remains site ever discovered.

Travelling to Southern Africa is truly a return to the source of humankind, to Where It All Began.

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