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Don’t cancel your holiday because of COVID-19, postpone it

Our world has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020, COVID-19 has become a global emergency, given its impact on the entire world population and the economy. The outbreak of Coronavirus COVID-19 presents the tourism sector with a major and evolving challenge, it has actually caused havoc across the world. The World Travel and Tourism Council has warned the COVID-19 pandemic could cut 50 million jobs worldwide in the travel and tourism industry. Asia is expected to be the worst affected. Once the…

Planning Your Trip to South Africa

Choose your dates carefully, don’t book a holiday to South Africa in the peak tourism seasons, unless you are visiting family. Durban and Cape Town suffer from tourism overcrowding in the very busy holiday periods. The traffic on the road is hectic, restaurants are overbooked, and accommodation is scarce and more expensive in the peak season. It’s not fun waiting for ages to get a table at a restaurant or being stuck in holiday traffic on a gorgeous sunny day in Cape Town when you should be on the beach. Holiday destinations in South Africa get very busy during the Public Holiday period and…

Is South Africa a safe place to visit?

Yes, we have heard that question before. If you want to visit South Africa, and when you told your friends and family, they told you it’s dangerous. We would like to reassure your friends and family; things are ok here. The question of safe shouldn’t be a reason why you miss out on the country ranked as the world’s most beautiful by BuzzFeed and Conde Nast Traveller UK. Millions and millions of tourists visit every year perfectly safely. Here is the truth about safety in SA and what you need to know. Food and water We’re always amused hearing about tourists offloading cans of food from…

Explore Knysna

Embracing an exquisitely beautiful lagoon and surrounded by ancient forests, Knysna (pronounced ny-znah) is probably the most famous town on the Garden Route. There is no definite discovery of the meaning of its name but most consider it derived from the Khoisan word for ‘fern’. Locals and regular visitors sometimes refer to her as ‘Nice-Naa’. Knysna is considered by many to be the prettiest town in South Africa. The lagoon is popular with sailing enthusiasts, and there are plenty of boat trips on offer. Knysna, on the Garden Route, offers an eclectic mix of attractions and activities…

The Affordable South African holiday guide

When mentioning a holiday to South Africa, “cheap”, “low cost”, and “budget” aren’t exactly the words that come to mind at first! Think about it, you are travelling to the southern most country in Africa, you will be visiting Cape Town, a city consistently ranked as one of the best cities in the world. Wine tasting on world class vineyards. Visiting a safari park which has Africa’s big 5 animals (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, & rhino). Surely a holiday containing all this must be expensive? Well, not really! While a holiday to South Africa might not be as cheap as a holiday…

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