Travelling the world with Mmanaka Kelobonye

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…
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Travelling the world with Mmanaka Kelobonye

The destinations behind 4 Stunning Vacation Snaps By local Celebs

If you’ve prowled through the Instagram vacation snaps of your favourite celebrity for hours, you may have been inspired to know a little more about the actual destinations in their awe-inspiring backdrops. From Thailand to Jamaica,  our local icons have shared wanderlust-inducing pictures of their holiday destinations, but here’s the story behind them:

Bonang Matheba serving us yacht goals in Thailand 

How to make the most of your time in these stopover destinations

The prospect of a long-haul flight may be daunting for many, as your journey could take hours upon hours. Added to that, are the layovers along your journey that leave you feeling somewhat in limbo at a foreign airport, that’s not quite part of your picture-perfect holiday. But with layovers that extend longer than 4 hours – which are known as stopovers and are considerably cheaper than direct flight tickets – you can actually make the most of your time in the “no man’s land” you’re flight will be connecting in by exploring the region.

Plan your stopover itineraries and…
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How to make the most of your time in these stopover destinations

5 Destinations for First-time Travellers

Travelling abroad for the first time comes with a range of anxieties. From the language barrier, to a possible culture shock, foreign lands can be daunting for the no so well-travelled, and even the seasoned nomad. Here’s why it may, for some, be a good idea to take the big step of seeing a different country by selecting a less overwhelming new territory.

Here’s a list of the 5 destinations for first-time travellers if you’re looking for an easy and accessible change of scenery added with exotic flavours, cultures and vibrancy.

Ecuador

For all the above and none of the dullness, Ecuador is…
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5 Destinations for First-time Travellers

Popular world destinations & the best time to see them

We all have travel bucket lists of places in the world we’d like to explore. You may have been inspired by a TV show, fallen in love with them after reading a novel or are simply intrigued by the name. To make your dream holiday come true, and for the best experience, a good place to start is to find out what time of the year is the best time to go.

Here are some of the best times to visit a few of the most popular destinations in the world and why.

New York, America

If you’re on a modest budget, the…
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Popular world destinations & the best time to see them

5 Popular Destinations Limiting Tourist Numbers Allowed

As travel across the globe becomes easier and more accessible, countries you may have long dreamt of visiting may be putting restrictions on the number of inbound foreign travelers they will allow per annum.

Many countries rely on tourism as one of the leading contributors to their GDP. 7 million jobs were created in the global economy within the tourism sector according to the 2016 World Travel & Tourism Council’s Economic Impact Report. The effects of tourism on native citizens, infrastructure and resources, and the impact on the environment make up some of the reasons why the respective countries are considering this drastic move to…
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5 Popular Destinations Limiting Tourist Numbers Allowed