Vilanculos Vacation: Everything you need to know

Claiming a sand bar island as your own, floating in the lukewarm cerulean waters of the Indian Ocean, and indulging in pastéis de nata, freshly-caught King Prawns drenched in garlic butter sauce, washed down with 2M beer are reasons enough to visit Mozambique’s seaside town…

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The 2019 South Africa Travel Calendar

This is a comprehensive month-to-month travel calendar of what to see and do in South Africa in 2019. The guide includes bucket list things to do in Mzansi from music, cultural and beer festivals to epic trail runs and surfing competitions.

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Farewell 2018, Hello 2019

As has now become an annual tradition, at the end of each year, I trace the memories of new destinations I’ve discovered and those I have explored anew, through my photographs.

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The Rise of Solo Female Travel: Tips and Trends

Solo Female Travel

In Art of Travel, Alain de Botton of The School of Life captures the reasons why I prefer solo travel. “It seemed an advantage to be travelling alone. Our responses to the world are crucially moulded by the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity…

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NIROX Sculpture Park: Winter Art Festival & Musical Concerts

Nirox Sculpture Park

It’s long overdue but I finally visited the NIROX Sculpture Park to see the annual winter art festival – thanks to @za5 for taking me along. It is found within the 15-hectare Khatlhampi Private Nature Reserve in Gauteng just 45 minutes from Johannesburg city centre. There are a…

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13 Nelson Mandela Tourist Sites in South Africa You Must See

Nelson Mandela

Today (18 July 2018) we celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth in the hamlet of Mvezo, near Mthatha in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. Madiba, Rolihlahla, Tata, Khulu, Dalibhunga, no matter how you know or refer to him, he is the symbolic father of our democratic…

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Volcano Tourism on Reunion Island

volcano tourism

Reunion Island’s geological pyrotechnics make it an otherworldly destination where visitors can explore lava tunnels, hike the rim of an active volcano and watch the crater turn into a bubbling cauldron. It’s rather unique when compared to its tropical neighbour Mauritius and nearby Seychelles, as…

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Destination Dar es Salaam: From dawn ’til dusk

Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam means ‘haven of peace’ in Arabic, and while one can imagine how the name came about in the 1860s, when it was still a peaceful fishing village, today the seaside port and economic heart of Tanzania is a frivolous mix of nationalities…

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How to plan a Mauritius holiday for first-time visitors

Mark Twain once wrote: ‘Heaven was copied after Mauritius’. If you’re planning a Mauritius holiday, here’s a quick, two-part guide to all you need to know before you go. The first part includes practical travel tips and useful facts, the second part is an accommodation…

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Becks Safari Lodge: Stalking Leopards on Safari

Becks Safari Lodge

Becks Safari Lodge in Karongwe Private Game Reserve, near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, has the finishings of a five-star property, an African bush ambiance, and is small and private enough to make you feel as though you have it all to yourself. And…

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9 ways to get over the holiday blues

holiday blues

A post shared by Eager Journeys (@igamotylska) on Apr 6, 2016 at 12:52am PDT The holidays have come and gone. Now it’s back to work and back to reality. And then the holiday blues start to set in. It can be tough getting back into…

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8 easy ways to be a responsible traveller

When the clock tick-tocks midnight on New Year’s Eve, we’re reminded of how finite our time is and become acutely aware of the 365 days of possibilities. This new revolution around the sun usually comes with ambitious New Years’ resolutions. We promise ourselves that we’ll…

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