So you’re looking for a replenishing, well-deserved family vacation filled with sun, swim and a ton of fun?
Well, the next time you’re in South Africa, head on over to one of the four hotels at the Sun City Resort where over a hundred family-friendly activities await you.
Sun City is just a two and half hour drive from Johannesburg via a well-kept highway through mostly dry bush fields framed by beautiful mountains.
The resort itself lies nested in the expansive wildlife reserve Pilanesberg National Park. [click to continue…]
Nairobi is the hectic cosmopolitan hub of East Africa. It might not be a destination in it self, more something you pass through on your way to a safari adventure or the snow white beaches of the coast.
But if you stay, here are 3 things to do in Nairobi.
The giraffe center is a wonderful experience. At the Giraffe Centre, you will be able to hand feed, observe and even kiss the friendly Rothschild giraffes. Visitors at the Giraffe Centre can also take a guided walk though the sanctuary nature trail. [click to continue…]
Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park covers nearly 2 million hectares.
Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.
Boasting the highest concentration of wildlife including the ‘Big 5’, the area is also known for its majestic Mountain Pride of lions and unique Euphorbia trees. [click to continue…]
Cape Town is an absolutely magnificent city with a scenery and weather so spectacular that their effect is almost addictive.
If you add great dining, amazing range of nice guesthouses and hotels plus fantastic vineyards within a few miles of town it easy becomes a favorite destination.
From the magnificent beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay to the vibrant V&A Waterfront and Cape Town city centre – time spent in Cape Town will not be forgotten. [click to continue…]
Stone Town is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar and little has changed in the last 200 years. It´s a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This is particularly reflected in the brass-studded, carved, wooden doors – there are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork.
Stone Town was named for the coral stone buildings that were built there largely during the 19th century, on the site of a very old fishing village. [click to continue…]
When the hungry white shark with half-open mouth looked me straight in the mask, I begin to understand the extent of my destiny.
The only thing between us, is two very short feet sea water and a thin aluminum cage.
Is this really the best way to cure my shark fear?
Travel has emerged with great whites in South Africa.
It is a sunny, South African winter day in late July at the tiny fishing village Gansbaai, two hours magnificently beautiful coastal road from Cape Town.
I’m here to dive with the animal as Peter Benchley and Steven Spielberg made famous in the novel and the subsequent hit film ”Jaws”. By meeting with this giant fish I expect to get rid of the almost lifelong shark fear I have developed. But maybe I will have bad luck, and instead lose an arm or a leg. [click to continue…]
What is it about Marrakech that makes it so magical? Maybe is the influx of Norther European, many of the them are architects and designers who have restored old townhouses as restaurants and guesthouses, helping to make Marrakech the coolest, chicest city.
The Europeans brought their sense of style with them so that, these days, almost everywhere you turn in Marrakech you see something new: traditional djellaba robes and babouche slippers in fun, new fabrics; European-inspired gourmet twists on recipes for such old Moroccan standards as tajine, a ubiquitous stew, and a host of trendy new boutique hotels. [click to continue…]
Lamu is a place like no other, a peaceful tropical island where life is lived at it’s own relaxed rhythm, but a place whose history is as mysterious and fascinating as the winding streets of it’s medieval stone town.
You will find a rich cultural and culinary mix from a steady influx for centuries from Arabs, Africans, Indians and Europeans.
The isolated Lamu archipelago, 150 miles north of Mombasa, is one of the best-preserved Swahili settlements. It consists of four main islands—Lamu, Manda, Pate, and Kiwayu—with a total population of 70,000, many of whom make their living fishing along the protective reef and the mangrove forest that rims the back channels. [click to continue…]