With the benefits of solo travel being so appealing, from the freedom of no time constraints that come with rigorous group travel itineraries, to the opportunity to meet new people, it is little surprise that travelling alone is on the rise.
The trend seems to be driven largely by women. More women are packing their bags and setting out on solo holidays, as seen in recent studies conducted by the likes of UK-based singles travel operator Solitaire Holidays, the findings of which show that women accounted for 72,4% of travellers likely to travel alone.
As KwaZulu-Natal gears up for the 26th consecutive Africa’s Travel Indaba – formerly known as Travel Indaba – the continent at large is set to showcase its best offerings in a range of exhibitions for the international travel trade.
Awarded as Africa’s best travel and tourism show by the Association of World Travel Awards and referred to as “the greatest travel trade show on the continent”, 80 countries are set to attend the three-day event, 31 of which are from Africa.
With only four weeks to go before I tackle a three-day trail run – the total distance of which is slightly more than the Comrades Marathon – I can’t help but wonder if taking on my first major fitness challenge in my mid 40s is a little crazy…
In a month’s time, I leave for a rather demanding three-day trip – covering 92km in a trail run across three countries. As the countdown to Wild Run Mapungubwe starts, e-mails are popping into my inbox from Wildrunner, the trail organiser, reminding me to do my medical (no medical clearance… Read More
When the market was introduced in 2014, the aim was for it to compete with the likes of Johannesburg and Cape Town’s Neighbourgoods Markets. It has developed into so much more – a space for trailblazing entrepreneurs and innovators in the arts, culture and lifestyle space to showcase their creations and offerings. What’s more, the market now offers Locrate Tours.
“I wanted to show that, in terms of entrepreneurship, Soweto is about more than just shebeen queens and tuckshop owners. We have always had chefs, designers, craftsmen, artists and others who didn’t have platforms from which to share their ideas,”… Read More
When you picture going on safari, you probably think about driving in an open vehicle through the wide open spaces of the African bush, or watching the sunset over the arid landscape from the deck of your bush camp. But for something completely different that makes for a truly unforgettable bush experience, you may want to consider going on a river safari. Here are nine reasons to do so:
1. Great game-viewing
Rivers are essential to sustaining life in the bush, and their oasis of greenery amid the dry bush attracts wildlife in search of water. This means incredible game-viewing up… Read More
For those looking to try their hand at surfing – or for surfers without their own boards – the South Coast has several options for surf lessons and equipment rental.
A starting point is Margate, located close to a handful of beginner-friendly beaches. The reputable, longstanding Surf Action shopoffers hourly, half-day and full-day board rentals, as well as safety-orientated lessons. Classes are available for one-on-one instruction, couples or groups of three to six people. All instructors are experienced and patient and, if you’re lucky, you might get a class with shop-owner Antoni “Ant” Brodowicz, the International Surfing… Read More