You can feel the drumming almost before you hear it. The ground is rumbling with its rhythm and the strangely elongated African statue at the doorway mysteriously comes alive with its presence. As the gates swing open to GOLD, the beat beckons for you to follow it upwards, through a maze of artefacts and African artwork to another world. Following the call of the enthusiastic drum master on stage, you pick up your own djembe and are soon just another note in the cacophony that is building up with a frenzied speed. Laughter punctuates the air as a variety of different languages sound the coming together of nations from all over the world, and soon enough you are all beating to the rhythm of one drum.
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A cold, white cloud had settled over the town of Yzerfontein, obscuring the blue ocean from view as we pulled into White Sands. Owned by The Beach House Collection, this stunning wooden beach house was to be our home for the night. My two puppies bounded into the new abode, bringing with them some beach sand and the sounds of home. more “Review: The White Sands Beach House, Yzerfontein”
The tiny town of Darling on the Cape West Coast is synonymous with flowers and Pieter-Dirk Uys’ Evita. But now, a brand new restaurant is bound to bring in a whole new set of visitors to the quaint Western Cape countryside. more “New restaurant opens in Darling”
One day is far too short to spend exploring the Cape Winelands. In fact with so many regions to choose from including the gorgeous historic Constantia Valley, the sprawling Durbanville Hills, majestic Franschhoek or famous Stellenbosch (that’s not even to mention the outlying towns) you really could dedicate an entire week, month or even a lifetime to discovering all that the Cape Winelands has to offer. However, we understand that travellers are often pressed for time and one day is often all you have to drink in all the Winelands have to offer. That is why we have compiled our four top tips for discovering the Cape Winelands in just one day… more “What to do with one day in the Cape Winelands”
Having lived in Cape Town for most of life, particularly in the leafy southern suburbs, I am no stranger to Hout Bay. With a vibrant community that is a true melting pot of many cultures, Hout Bay is famous for its fantastic mountain walks, big wave surfing, seals, fishing and all things to do with the sea! more “A hop, skip and a jump to Hout Bay”
This week we were honoured to speak at the World Travel Market Africa on “Practical Tips for your Blog and Working with Bloggers.” Our talk focussed around how lodges, travel agencies and small tourism businesses can easily source great content for their blog. Selling travel is a joy; the beautiful pictures, the inspiring stories and the drool-worthy videos are right there at your fingertips – you just have to know where to look. We also provided some advice and ideas on how to work with bloggers and influencers to promote your brand.
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With its ornate palaces and glittering Crown jewels, it’s easy to get swept up by the high life when visiting London. However, all the glitz and glamour can take its toll and once you’ve whizzed around from one castle to another, you mind find yourself looking for something to see that really gets your engines going. If that’s the case, then you have to make sure you put the following attractions in your bucket list next time you find yourself in the UK (of course all of these attractions are friendly for the whole family so make sure you take everyone along)! more “6 manly attractions you have to visit in London”
It was a cold, wintery day when we arrived at the brand new Blaauwberg Beach Hotel on the shores of Cape Town’s western seaboard. The wind was blowing, hard, bringing with it a light rain and a big swell. There was a definite nip the air, but the kitesurfers were already out in full force, taking advantage of the conditions. more “Blown away by new Blouberg hotel”
The glasshouses of Bombay Sapphire’s iconic gin distillery in the UK have become synonymous with the brand. Rising from a horseshoe of red brick, these undulating structures have lured many an Instagram-enthusiast to see just what kind of magic they hold within. To see them in person and discover the secrets behind the making of this famous gin, you have to head down to the sleepy Hampshire countryside.
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When I first met Bonné de Bod and Susan Scott, there were bang in the middle of what would be a four-year journey documenting the rhino poaching crises in South Africa. They had given up their jobs as a presenter and filmmaker and had even moved back home to go behind the scenes in a matter close to their hearts. They had a look at sadness about them, at that stage they’d seen it all, had their hearts ripped out of their chests and come a little too close for comfort dealing with dealers and end users in China. Their goal was to create a film with no sponsorship, other than public donations, so as not to show any bias to one side, while not giving solutions or opinion, just boldly showing the matter for all that it is.
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