Originally from Atteridgeville, west of Tshwane, and now based in Johannesburg, actuarial specialist Mmanaka Kelobonye’s wanderlust has taken her to distant lands, with her passport looking like a traveller’s dream destination list. When she isn’t developing products in the life insurance sector or sharing her experiences on her site, mmanaka.com, she’s investing in life experiences in places such as the Bahamas, Spain and Burundi to name a few. Below is what she shared about her love for travel.
When did you discover your wanderlust and where has it taken you?
I’ve been a sucker for adventure since childhood. I can’t say at what point… Read More
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… Read More
If you’re planning to escape South Africa’s pending chilly season for a sunny traverse in Europe, plan for it to coincide with one of its coveted festivals. What better way to do so than exploring each of the cities in which they’re held by foot with the On Foot Holidays which offers specialised self-guided walking holidays through Europe? Take a walk on the festive side with one of the below.
100 Miles of Istria – Croatia, April
100 Miles of Istria.
1000 supreme runners cover some of Croatia’s most spectacular… Read More
We all have our travel quirks or passions. For some, its all about adventure while for others, it’s about experiencing new flavours through food. But now there’s something for the travellers that appreciate old city buildings or majestic churches, Architectural Adventures offer travel itineraries of your dreams.
Architectural Adventure is a travel programme launched by the American Institute of Architects. The itinerary will not only appeal to travellers in the profession itself, but will tap into the culture and history of each city travelled to.
Travellers will roam the cities led by locals who are actual architects, offering unparalleled insights into the buildings and… Read More
It is said that around 450 BCE, the first document that served a similar purpose as a passport was issued to one of King Artaxerxes I of Persia’s officials, where in it, he requested “the governors beyond the river” grant his servant safe passage as he traveled through Judea. Today, the passport is a necessary means of travel to enter a possible 218 countries around the world, be it for work or leisure as the globe grows more accessible.
Not all passports are made equal, however. Citizens of some countries have access to more countries than others, without having to… Read More
Over the past few years, wellness has become a dominant trend in the global tourism industry. Many travellers are choosing destinations that will ensure they feel healthier after they’ve checked out. Here’s the Sawubona list of 10 fantastic destinations for a much-needed health and wellness getaway:
1. SINGITA LEBOMBO, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SA: Following a total renovation under the careful hand of design gurus Cécile and Boyd, this gorgeous spa redefiines the term ‘spa-fari’. The lodge has a varied treatment menu, with quite a few pampering options on hand. Its… Read More