Travel blog – Africa

Discovering the Garden Route and Beyond

One of South Africa's most treasured gems is the beautiful Garden Route, a stretch of lush landscapes reaching along the south shore from Mossel Bay on the Western Cape to Storms River on the Eas...
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My Greatest Journey: An Interview with Monty Halls

Last summer, marine biologist and presenter of BBC2 series Great Barrier Reef, Monty Halls, led an expedition to record the Great Sardine Run in South Africa, a spectacle never before captured on film...
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All Aboard South Africa’s Franschhoek Wine Tram

The Western Cape is easily South Africa’s go-to destination when it comes to culinary and alcoholic delights. The wine route is dotted with beautifully kept vineyards that leave you ogling at their el...
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6 Stopovers You (Probably) Haven't Thought Of

Want to make the most of your holiday allowance this year? Why not roll several incredible places into one trip? Delving into the plethora of routes on offer from our specialised airfares range, we’ve...
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Mauritius: The Star of the Indian Ocean

Is Mauritius in Africa, asks Dawn Jorgensen? We’re gathered around a table enjoying dinner while the warm sea breeze catches my shoulders, water laps below the wooden deck and plates of food infused ...
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What to Eat and Drink in Cape Town

This post originally appeared on Flight Centre Australia's blog. Ah, Cape Town. The Rainbow City. Home of the World Cup 2010. A fine city to wear your stretchy pants. Considered one of the most b...
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An Insider’s Guide to Wildlife Photography

Getting the perfect photo isn't easy – and it’s even harder when you’re trying to snap a moving, unpredictable subject. It’s an art that professional wildlife photographer (and former head of Fli...
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4 of the Indian Ocean’s Best Islands

Madagascar Lemurs are Madagascar's most-famous wildlife icon Most people don’t know much about Madagascar… except there was an animated film with the same name back in 2005. But while D...
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An interview with Levison Wood

Levison Wood had the nation in awe as he endured war, deserts and blisters on his incredible walk along the Nile. We caught up with the ambitious explorer to find out more about his fascinating expedi...
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Dos and Don'ts of Visiting South Africa

Take a look at our top tips for visiting South Africa, and most importantly, find out if it is safe: South Africans are incredibly proud of their country, and for good reason. Of course, once...
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17 reasons why you should visit South Africa

South Africa is one of those countries that is, for now, relatively unknown as a tourist destination. The World Cup in 2010 served as its international début and since then more and more visitors have...
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What to Wear on a South African Safari Holiday?

This is a guest post from Monica @ The Travel Hack If you would like to see some of the world’s most beautiful animals in their natural habitat and admire South Africa’s most stunning scenery then a s...
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