A family affair in the Maldives

The Maldives is largely regarded as a honeymooners’ paradise. And while that is still most certainly true, the destination is starting to become an ideal holiday destination for families. With the likes of Club Med offering all-inclusive kids’ clubs, more families are escaping to this sun-kissed destination than ever before.

Perhaps best known for its idyllic white beaches and crystal clear turquoise sea, rhe Republic of the Maldives is situated in the Indian Ocean. This tropical nation is composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1 000 coral islands – many still uninhabited.

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A family affair in the Maldives

6 EXERCISE TRAVEL TIPS

Samantha Clayton, Vice-President of Worldwide Sports Performance and Fitness at Herbalife, has compiled six interesting way to keep fit while travelling, as the sudden changes in your schedule can wreak havoc on your weight management and fitness plan.

If you’re a frequent business traveller, or if you plan on seasonal travelling with your family, there are certain things you need to commit to in order to stay fit while travelling. For starters, you must understand what your body needs so you can stay balanced and be at your best, especially when you’re away from home.

Here’s how to stay healthy while travelling:

6 EXERCISE TRAVEL TIPS

MINI-ESCAPES NEAR SA’S CITIES

As a working parent, we know your time is precious, especially time spent with your family. With a few public holidays coming up soon, you probably want to maximise these few days of leave – we know we do! With this in mind, here are some popular family getaways near enough to the main cities to be convenient, but special enough to offer you a true escape from traffic, the school runs and work deadlines.

Western Cape

You’re spoilt for choice if you live in Cape Town, with great destinations as close as…
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MINI-ESCAPES NEAR SA’S CITIES

WELLNESS: HOLD ON TO THAT HOLIDAY FEELING

Wouldn’t you love to make the glorious, feel-good vibe of your summer break last all year? We all would. But did you know that you can achieve it in just three hours?

Think back to how happy you felt during your last holiday. Nothing beats the joy of relaxing on a beach at sunset, the excitement of stumbling upon a gem of a local restaurant or the fun of wandering through a colourful market. When you’re on holiday, you’re more relaxed, spontaneous and open to new experiences than usual.

The good news is that you can extend that holiday vibe into…
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WELLNESS: HOLD ON TO THAT HOLIDAY FEELING

How to spend the holiday season in the picturesque Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is South Africa’s largest province, with desert landscapes, wildlife and gemstones. Together with Botswana, it shares Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, with its red sand dunes that shelter lions and falcons. Wild daisies and other springtime flowers carpet the typically arid plains of Namaqualand, a region stretching into Namibia.

Holiday season is coming up and everyone has something in mind for a getaway. “The Northern Cape is a melting pot of activities, ranging from long road trips, safaris and game drives, hunting lodges and charming old Karoo towns,” says Jean Lambrechts, owner of Northern Cape Famous Lodges.

Northern Cape Famous…
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How to spend the holiday season in the picturesque Northern Cape

Where to go in KZN to avoid the crowds this December

For those who look forward to vacationing in sunny KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) over the festive period, but dread the thought of jostling for elbow room on crowded beaches or sitting in traffic in the summer heat, rest assured there are plenty more fun and relaxing holiday options just a few hours’ drive from South Africa’s playground. Here are a few charming KZN attractions that holidaymakers can add to their December itinerary.

Bundu-bashing at Sani Pass

Just two hours’ drive from Durban, on the road that connects KZN and Lesotho, lies Sani Pass, a mountain pass that rises 2 876m above sea level. This…
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Where to go in KZN to avoid the crowds this December