Travel Tips

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

Local app helps parents find kid-friendly sights and activities

Parents-on-the-go can now seamlessly plan kid-friendly activities around the country with the help of the newly launched Child Friendly SA app.

The app, which is available for download from the App Store and the Google Play platforms free of charge, covers over 10 000 listings of child-friendly activities, services and stores under 200 carefully considered categories for your convenience. These come with shortcuts to make your planning easier and suggestions of fun activities to try with the whole family.

The listings offer something for all children’s age groups, from birth to…
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Local app helps parents find kid-friendly sights and activities

5 things to expect from a great travel consultant

One of the most misunderstood professions in the world, most people have no idea what a travel agent does or what they can expect from a great one. With this in mind, here are five things you can expect when you book with a travel agent affiliated with the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (Asata).

  1. A great travel agent will make you feel at ease

Are you afraid that when you walk into a travel agency, you’ll feel pressurised into making a decision on the spot? Great travel consultants are not pushy and know it’s not just about…
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5 things to expect from a great travel consultant

Vusi Thembekwayo on business travel

Treading boldly where few have gone before in the ever-evolving world of business, Vusi Thembekwayo has continued to cultivate successful businesses and entrepreneurs alike as CEO, director, investor and most recently, through taking on the role of mentor once again with his latest mentorship and entrepreneurship venture, MyGrowthFund (MGF).

Thembekwayo shared with us how travel has impacted his winning approach to business, his hidden African oasis for savouring some downtime and what entrepreneurs seeking opportunities on the continent should keep in mind as they navigate Africa’s diverse and complex nuances.

What is a unique, yet powerful characteristic about doing business in…
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Vusi Thembekwayo on business travel

Would you trust an app to decide where you’ll go on holiday?

After filling out a few details and defining your budget on the Pack Up + Go travel app – a revolutionary travel service that decides your destination and itinerary –  there’s nothing else required of you but to pack for the perfect weekend break.

The US-based “surprise travel agency” is taking the stress out of planning a three-day weekend getaway and adds childlike excitement and wonder to the often stress-inducing vacation planning process by deciding where users will go, based on their interests, and booking it all for them.

READ MORE: TrekBuyFly: Africa’s first social travel app

From booking your…
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Would you trust an app to decide where you’ll go on holiday?

Travelling abroad? Don’t forget to register on ROSA

The Registration of South Africans Abroad is a registry managed by the Department of Internal Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) and is aimed at ensuring South Africans travelling abroad are able to receive the necessary assistance in cases of disaster, emergency or other crises.

Travellers living, working or simply travelling abroad are able to sign up to the registry online, manage their travel information or deregister as solo, family or group travellers. As a service provided by the Dirco, registration is free.

Through the registry, consular services, in close collaboration with the Consular Sections of South African Representatives in 125 countries, have been provided…
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Travelling abroad? Don’t forget to register on ROSA