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2016 Travel Trends That Will Define Tourism In South Africa
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2016 Travel Trends That Will Define Tourism In South Africa

The spate of terrorist attacks that rocked the world in 2015 may mean that north Africa and Paris are off the travel menu for a while. But rather than resulting in a dip in worldwide travel, things appear to be just the opposite. People have had to curtail ...
Just Who Visits South Africa, And Why? – The Top Ten Countries
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Just Who Visits South Africa, And Why? – The Top Ten Countries

Voted among the top 50 most tourist-friendly countries in the world, by the World Economic Forum recently, South Africa remains a popular place to visit. In the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report South Africa leads sub-Saharan Africa and ranks 48th o...
6 Reasons South Africa Is A Bargain Holiday Destination
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6 Reasons South Africa Is A Bargain Holiday Destination

Lonely Planet recently voted South Africa one of the major bargain holiday destinations in the world - alongside Bali, Samoa, Uruguay and Taiwan. It is not the only organisation to publicly recognise the value of a visit to the south of the African continen...
Twenty Ways To Tell You Are In South Africa
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Twenty Ways To Tell You Are In South Africa

Every country has quirks and idiosyncrasies that make that country unique, even if with globalisation people and experiences are becoming rather predictable. However, down at the tip of the African continent, things are still very far from formulaic. When i...
10 Travel Trends for 2015 – What Will Affect South Africans
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10 Travel Trends for 2015 – What Will Affect South Africans

The forecast is that growth in sub-Saharan Africa will increase to 5.8 percent in 2015, despite the global economic growth forecast's revision down to 3.5 per cent. This means both consumers in Africa, and those visiting the continent, will benefit from new op...
13 vital tips for women travelling alone in South Africa
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13 vital tips for women travelling alone in South Africa

Is South Africa safe for a woman travelling on her own? - the $10 million question. And one that has as many different answers as there are people with opinions. Let me add my two cents worth: yes, you can safely travel in South Africa as a woman. You just ...
18 Travel Trends for 2014
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18 Travel Trends for 2014

The latest Travel Trends for 2014 show South Africa and Cape Town are to be reckoned with, airports are becoming more liveable, mobile bookings are on the up, and travellers are demanding a more 'local' experience ... 1 - Despite the recession, tourism contin...
The Staycation – 10 ways to stay at home, yet be on holiday
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The Staycation – 10 ways to stay at home, yet be on holiday

The Staycation. It's not a new term, in case you think that I'm just slow on the uptake (I can be, I admit). Staycations are about staying at home whilst taking time off. The word is a little, well, it's a little lame. It's tantamount to convincing yo...
Travel Then and Now – 16 Changes
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Travel Then and Now – 16 Changes

Ever wondered how much travel has changed in the last thirty or forty years? For those of us who would be lost without cell phones, that's going back to when unless a phone was plugged in at the wall, or you had access to a tickie box (aka pay phone or phon...
5 types of traveller – which one are you?
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5 types of traveller – which one are you?

I took an online quizz recently to discover what type of traveller I am. It turns out that not only am I a 'cultural' traveller who explores all the art and food a city has to offer (true) but I can sense a tourist trap from miles away (I can?) and I also g...
The knack of solo travel in South Africa
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The knack of solo travel in South Africa

It isn't odd to see lone travellers in South Africa. South Africa is geared for tourism and its people are, by and large, friendly, hospitable and approachable. The warnings about the high level of crime and violence does not make you any more of a target w...
WWOOFing your way around South Africa – an alternative way to travel
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WWOOFing your way around South Africa – an alternative way to travel

WWOOFing your way around South Africa - an alternative way to travel - Escape the city and head to the hills – experience country living, whilst doing something rewarding, with your hands in the soil. WWOOF: Willing workers on organic farms. Despite soundin...
10 Reasons to Travel Local
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10 Reasons to Travel Local

Local, for those who don't know, is travel jargon – eat local (locavore), sleep local, do like the locals – but it's also the travel industry's biggest buzzword. Local travel comes attached to the idea of more self-awareness and consideration when travellin...
10 Things You Need To Know About Travelling
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10 Things You Need To Know About Travelling

Everyone has a different travel story. My friend Sarah, who went to India for a month, quickly learned that taxi drivers are not to be trusted when she was 'highjacked' by someone at the airport who proceeded to take her to all of his buddies' hotels and attra...
Travel Trends For 2013
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Travel Trends For 2013

Travel constantly morphs as the world changes. But what are the major trends that will define travel in 2013, and how will they affect you? INCREASE IN FEES = LOCAL TRAVEL Airline tickets around the world are on the rise. The odd out of seasonal sale will ha...