The Most Opulent Travel Experiences from around the globe

Travel in Africa is as diverse as it is beautiful. Depending on one’s pockets, there is myriad of experiences on the rather opulent side you could invest in. Hotels, itineraries, or attractions take luxury to new heights, exuding opulence like no where else on the content.

Here are five opulent travel experiences on the continent;

Luxury train ride on the Blue Train, South Africa

This is a trip on a train like no other. Running from Pretoria to Cape Town or vice versa, the Blue Train is regarded as one of the world’s most luxurious train rides. Spend a night in the De Luxe Suite on…
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The Most Opulent Travel Experiences from around the globe

The most expensive cities in the world

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its latest report on the cost of living worldwide. The EIU survey measured the cost of living after comparing 400 independent prices of 160 products and services that range from food products, to private schooling.

Singapore, for the 4th consecutive year was ranked as the most expensive city in the world, followed by Hong Kong, China with Zurich, Switzerland in third place. South African city Johannesburg has been ranked as the 116th most expensive city to live in while Pretoria made it on to the list as the 123rd most expensive.

The report showed that these…
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The most expensive cities in the world

Fears of xenophobic violence in Pretoria

Police say they will investigate a circular calling for a march against foreign nationals in Mamelodi

A pamphlet circulating in Mamelodi calling for a march against foreign nationals has triggered fears of a new outbreak of xenophobic violence.

The circular, signed by “Mamelodi concerned residence” and calling for a march in February, is also being shared on social media.

“We have to start packing our bags. We can’t risk it. This time around they may not leave any of us alive,” said Mebo, a Zimbabwean immigrant living in Mamelodi.

“Why do they hate us so much? Is South Africa the first country…
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Fears of xenophobic violence in Pretoria

Tsikwe Molobye: SA’s prince of craft beer

Over the past few years, South Africa has seen what could easily be termed a ‘craft beer revolution’, with more beer consumers looking to explore further than the regular lager brands many of us are used to.

While many may have enjoyed making their own beers in their kitchens or garages as a hobby, others have leveraged on this growing demand in the country by turning their beer-making hobby into a business.

One person who has made this a success is Tsikwe Molobye (31), founder and head brewer of Stimela Brewing Co. With almost two years into the business, Stimela has seen massive…
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Tsikwe Molobye: SA’s prince of craft beer

Love Quilt Project delivers winter warmers

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On Saturday 16 July, members of the Love Quilt Project gathered in Pretoria to hand over lovingly made quilts to children in need of some warmth this winter.

The Love Quilt Project creates unique and inspired quilts for South African and American children who are in vulnerable positions, often having been effected by HIV/AIDS, and who are in need of a helping hand. Each quilt is lovingly created with messages of love, which are supplied by children across the world and then are hand-stitched by volunteers. The quilts are works of art…
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Insider Guide: Pretoria

Jacaranda trees in Pretoria

WHERE TO EAT

Up the winding stairs, an exotic journey awaits you at La Terrasse Rooftop Café inside Moroccan House. The North African-inspired seasonal menu includes mouth-watering and fabulously presented tagines, platters and vegetarian options. A variety of aromatic teas, coffees and cordials are on offer and you can purchase stunning Moroccan objects. 435 Atterbury Rd. Tel: +27 (0)12 346 5713.

Image courtesy of La Terrasse Restaurant

Image courtesy of La Terrasse Restaurant

Rocket 88 is a quirky bar…
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