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SEEING THE SOUL OF LEBO’S SOWETO

I pant heavily, gasping for air as I approach the top of the hill. I always knew Johannesburg sat at a high altitude, but I hadn’t truly felt it in my lungs until I peddled up this steep incline in this famous township. My legs are burning and my brakes are dodgy, but I push on because I’m on the verge of seeing a whole new side of this vibrant city I’ve called home for the past year.

It’s an unusually warm spring day and I’ve just embarked on a bicycle tour organised by Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers, which is owned…
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SEEING THE SOUL OF LEBO’S SOWETO

Travel to transform in your own backyard

To experience travel is one thing, to be transformed by it is something completely different. The new big buzzword in travel is transformative travel and, by the looks of it, it will be one of the next big travel motivators in 2018.

Perhaps best described as experiential travel at full throttle, transformative travel really boils down to travel for the purpose of self-reflection and engaging with a new culture and nature. It empowers travellers to make meaningful, lasting changes in their life. This desire emerges in many of us, especially if we have travelled before, explains Sharmila Ragunanan, Head of Marketing…
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Travel to transform in your own backyard

Seven ways to make the most of your family safari

When it comes to family holidays, the bush can be one of the most magical places for children – and adults – to visit. Seeing wild animals, birds and insects in their natural habitat, getting away from the pressures and stresses of city life and soaking up the fresh air – a bush holiday can be pure heaven for anyone.

Still, as an adult, going on safari with children can be challenging, especially if they’re very young. With companies like the Zambezi Queen Collection offering a safari special where kids 12 and under get 75% off for travel…
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Seven ways to make the most of your family safari

The world’s most spectacular spots to hammock – Flight Centre

While home is arguably the best place to hang up your hat after a busy day, this is certainly not the case when it comes to hanging a hammock. The latest global leisure trend, hammocking is defined as the act of setting up your hammock anywhere in the world with a friend or two and simply hanging out, napping, relaxing and swinging together. You may want to consider investing in a portable, lightweight camping hammock for your next adventure. Here is Flight Centre’s list of top spectacular spots around the world to hang your hammock.

Ang Thong National Park, Thailand – Welcome to…
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The world’s most spectacular spots to hammock – Flight Centre

Visit one of the most active volcanoes in Africa

Tourists with a taste for adventure in the Democratic Republic of Congo are in for a treat – guided tours up a active volcano!

Not only is Mt Nyiragongo one of the most active volcanoes on the continent, but it’s also home to one of the world’s largest lava lakes. Tourists can spend a night here, among the noxious gases and liquid rock.

Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports from Mount Nyiragongo, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Visit one of the most active volcanoes in Africa

MTN Bushfire: Where creative expression and social responsibility burn bright

Known as the greenest festival in Africa, and one of CNN’s “7 African music festivals you really have to see”, MTN Bushfire is an internationally acclaimed music and arts festival that takes places annually in Swaziland. It celebrates creative expression while promoting social responsibility, stimulating the economy, and drawing talent and tourists from across the continent and the world.

Festival director Jiggs Thorne told us more about the ethos of the festival and what to expect in 2018.

The ethos of MTN Bushfire is focused on “igniting social change”. Since its…
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MTN Bushfire: Where creative expression and social responsibility burn bright