City Guides

Thrilling destinations to add to your bucket list

ST HELENA

Book now to be one of the first guests at the new luxury Mantis St Helena hotel, which will be completed in September. You’ll be enchanted by this outpost in the Atlantic ocean and its fascinating history. Play on the world’s most remote golf course, visit the house where Napoleon died in exile, dive, bird-watch and enjoy great hiking trails. Over 2 000km from the nearest landmass – Africa – St Helena boasts a spectacular variety of landscapes and vistas, nearly 500 endemic species and impressive marine biodiversity.

BERLIN, GERMANY

Enjoy the ultimate German experience at the Read More

Thrilling destinations to add to your bucket list

5 Things to do in the beautiful Karoo

For decades, the semi-desert, Karoo region of South Africa was for many cross-country travellers a massive patch of nothingness you had to drive through to get from Johannesburg to Cape Town and back again. But times have changed. Visitors are beginning to explore the Karoo with new eyes and are discovering what we locals have known for a long time: South Africa’s heartland is where the fun begins.

There are dozens of ways to enjoy the Karoo, but these are our top 5.

Snow and romance

When snow falls in the Karoo it’s like Christmas…
Read More

5 Things to do in the beautiful Karoo

NO PLACE LIKE BED-STUY, New York

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn must be New York’s hottest neighbourhood with the coolest people. From the striking, 200-year-old brownstones to several streets recently winning “Greenest Block in Brooklyn”, the neighbourhood has attracted an influx of artistic millennials and young couples, as well as many black-owned businesses that reflect the area’s prominent African-American and West Indian heritage.

Ban Leow, a Malaysian resident of Bed-Stuy since 2007, knows the charm of the area well and enjoys working locally at the luxury real estate firm, Halsted. “I love the architecture, the mix of cultures, including the hip-hop culture and jazz. I moved here for the…
Read More

NO PLACE LIKE BED-STUY, New York

Cape Town-like attractions in Johannesburg

You can take a Capetonian out of the Mother City, but you can’t take their love of the city away from them. This could because there is simply no place quite like Cape Town. To make it easier for those who are visiting Joburg or have relocated to the City of Gold, but miss home, we asked Joburgers and Capetonians to share places or activities in and around Gauteng that are reminiscent of some of Cape Town’s most-loved sights and cultural touchpoints.

Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park when missing afternoons spent enjoying Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

“The Nirox Sculpture Park in the West…
Read More

Cape Town-like attractions in Johannesburg

The bustling city of Kinshasa and all it has to offer

It’s my first visit to Kinshasa and the drive into the heart of the city is an exhilarating experience. The smell of fresh produce from the teeming markets and chicken grilling on charcoal fires is sporadically overpowered by the sweet, rotten stench of mountainous piles of garbage and acrid exhaust fumes. The constantly heavy traffic further announces itself in an unending cacophony of tooting horns. The sky is bruised and the air is heavy and humid and there is a dense sea of bodies and battered vehicles all around us. Many of the buildings are either unfinished or on…
Read More

The bustling city of Kinshasa and all it has to offer

Plan a ladies’ budget mini-break with this R99 shuttle service

Sometimes ladies just need a mini-break from their daily routine and to hang out with the girls. The good news is that Cape Town and its surrounding areas offer magical day trips that won’t break budgets. Cape Comoot, a newly launched transport service offers one-way trips from Greenmarket Square to Cape Point or Franschhoek for R99. The return trip also costs R99.

Co-founder of Cape Comoot Yolandie Le Grange says: “Reasonably priced and safe access to places like Cape Point and Franschhoek is lacking. With tourism being seen as the next mining boom for South Africa, it is important that…
Read More

Plan a ladies’ budget mini-break with this R99 shuttle service