Our blog is about African travel, with a focus on Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. You'll find tales of our adventures, travel advice and inspiration, reviews of our favourite hotels, lodges and destinations, restaurant reviews and information about our conservation and community projects, with great images and videos to boot. Pack your bags – Africa awaits!
Not too far from the grandeur of Cape Town’s Table Mountain lies the wind-swept land of the Cape Flats. Hugging the Indian Ocean coastline of False Bay the area is divided into different townships with names like Bishop Lavis, Langa, Gugulethu and Khayelitsha. The townships are products of both informal settlement and forced government relocation […]
Posted on May 21, 2015 by Matthew Sterne
A new immigration law is due to come into effect on 1 June regarding children departing and arriving in South Africa. Under the new law, all minors under the age of 18 years will be required to produce, in addition to their passport, an Unabridged Birth Certificate (showing the particulars of both parents) when exiting […]
Posted on May 11, 2015 by Matthew Sterne
Joseph and Deanna Hsiao from Massachusetts recently visited Southern Africa where they celebrated Joseph’s birthday. They started their trip in Cape Town at Cape Royale and from there went on to Idube Safari Lodge in the Sabi Sand and then Victoria Falls Safari Lodge in Victoria Falls. “Africa has been on our radar for a long […]
Posted on April 28, 2015 by Matthew Sterne