Dreaming of the December holidays? Aren’t we all? And while we do deserve some indulgence after a year of hard work, these days, there is a trend towards fitness-focused holidays. Think fewer cocktails by the pool and more water bottles strapped to your backpack. While fitness fans still want to use their holiday time to travel and make rich memories, they also want to keep fit while they do it – returning home revitalised, rather than kilograms heavier.
Here are some popular destinations that are becoming known for their fitness focus:
1. Bintan Island, Singapore
Just a short ferry ride from Singapore, Club Med Read More
As you read this, please sneak a quick glance at the person sitting next to you. Is she elderly, going grey and looking stupefied? Okay, maybe I exaggerate, but I recently sat next to a young man on a flight to Ghana, and while pretending to watch a movie, I surreptitiously kept an eye on him as he read my column.
He laughed hysterically in all the right places, proclaiming the piece was the best thing since sliced bread. I wish. Admittedly his reaction wasn’t exactly like that, but after I owned up to being the author, he did a double take, insisting my photograph looked nothing like me. I blushed…. Read More
Visit the Amarula Lapa in Phalaborwa, which is home to the world-renowned Amarula Cream liqueur. There’s nothing better than a shot or two poured over a couple of ice cubes for a truly refreshing sundowner in the Limpopo heat. You can also sample other marula products and try dishes from the Amarula-inspired menu,… Read More
eSwatini’s mountains, valleys, rivers and other natural wonders make it the ideal choice for those seeking an adrenaline rush. It has built a reputation for a variety of activities that belies its small size.
1. Canopy tours
Malolotaja Nature Reserve is home to eSwatini’s first and only Tree Top Canopy Tour. This is located in the Sihlotswane Gorge, where one 50m suspension bridge and 11 wooden platforms have been ingeniously affixed to the steep sides. Participants descend the gorge by ziplining down a steel cable from platform to platform, high above over the forest canopy and Majolomba River. Some… Read More
Namibia has much more to offer than safaris and 4×4 driving. The beautiful country’s coastal region is a gem for surfers and is slowly gaining popularity for the large swells during June and August every year. The winter swells in Namibia unleash perfect waves for surfing, transforming the coast into a surfer’s paradise.
Where to find the perfect wave?
Skeleton Bay is a popular coastal spot well-known for being home to Namibia’s “perfect wave”, with a left-hand barrel running for nearly two kilometres. Some even refer to the waves at Skeleton Bay as “the longest sand-bottomed left in the known… Read More
Millions of travellers around the world voted for their best travel experiences, which resulted in Tripadvisor’s first Travellers’ Choice awards for Experiences.
The travel, accommodation and restaurant review website compiled its list from 345 listings, which saw Walkabout Florence Tours’s local market tour and cooking class in the Tuscany region’s capital topping the list of must-try international experiences. Second on the list is a bike tour in Berlin, followed by guided sight-seeing tour in New York in third place.