destinations

A bridge to the past in present-day Livingstone

“I’m not going down there!” I could understand my father’s trepidation. The steep ladder leading to the underbelly of the Victoria Falls Bridge was slick with spray, and the water in the boiling pot more than 100m below was swirling furiously. I was trembling slightly as guide Kim Adams coaxed our small group over the edge.

The world below the glistening steel of the bridge is wet and wild. Every second, up to 700 000 mof water plunges into the Batoka Gorge in a breathtaking cascade. It’s the starting point for some of the world’s most spectacular white water rafting and where some Toka Leya people still…
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A bridge to the past in present-day Livingstone

BO-KAAP’S BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL

The current legal battle between the Muslim residents of the Bo-Kaap and the developers of an 18-storey apartment block is just one of many that have been fought in this historic low-rise Cape Town neighbourhood. South Africa’s largest concentration of early 1800s architecture sits on prime land on the slopes of Signal Hill, just minutes from the city centre.

“Bo-Kaap” means “above the Cape” and due to its elevated position, some of the best views of the city can be enjoyed from the area. These distinctive flat-roofed, single-storey homes were mainly built for and by liberated slaves and political exiles from the former Dutch colonies of the East. Their descendants…
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BO-KAAP’S BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL

MS LELOB SERVES EPIC BIRTHDAY TOUR GOALS ABROAD

Founder of CHICA, an online platform that facilitates women’s conversations around love and life, businesswoman, larger-than-life influencer and ardent traveller Lelo Boyana, better known as Ms LeloB, has shown us just how to enjoy an epic birthday celebration abroad.

From the streets of Maboneng to the beaches of Barcelona, Instagrammers have been living vicariously through Lelo’s feed – whose birthday was on 29 May – as she shared snaps of her birthday tour using the hashtag #LeloBDayTour.

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Lelo can be seen strolling down the staircases of La Encarnación square in Seville, Spain, where…
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MS LELOB SERVES EPIC BIRTHDAY TOUR GOALS ABROAD

10 BUDGET-FRIENDLY US SUMMER DESTINATIONS

As the economy forces consumers to be smarter with their money, leisure activities often take the first blow. Travelling to your bucket-list destinations need not be a complete write-off, however, as planning ahead can get you far – literally.

If you’ve longed to visit the USA, online finance brand WalletHub has released its ranking of the most cost-friendly destinations in the States to visit in the summer.

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According to its website, “compared with other rankings that focus on each destination’s scenic quality, this report focuses primarily on the cost and convenience of travelling to…
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10 BUDGET-FRIENDLY US SUMMER DESTINATIONS

102 VISA-FREE DESTINATIONS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN TRAVELLERS

Powered by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), in-house research and expert commentary, Henley & Partners has released its latest Henley Passport Index. The report ranks passports from every country around the world according to the number of countries its holders can travel to without a visa.

According to its website, “the Henley Passport Index is the most rigorous and sophisticated measure of global access. It goes beyond a simple ranking of passports to provide you with an in-depth picture of your travel freedom, including which countries you can access with which type of visa”.

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102 VISA-FREE DESTINATIONS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN TRAVELLERS

CARIBBEAN TRAVEL 101

The Caribbean is a magical, beautiful part of the world. Consisting of constitutional monarchies, territories of France, the UK, the Netherlands, the USA, democracies and more, the region is an exciting and vibrant destination. Gorgeous beaches, beautiful water, great food and amazing people make this destination seriously bucket-list-worthy.

To help you plan, I thought a little bit of information on the Caribbean may be useful.

The region takes its name from that of the Caribs, an ethnic group present in the Lesser Antilles and parts of adjacent South America at the time of the Spanish conquest of America.

The word “Caribbean” has multiple…
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CARIBBEAN TRAVEL 101