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Visas and vernacular - Apps to make sense of South Africa

Posted on Monday, 31st Aug 2015

From language barriers to border security, you can encounter some hurdles when travelling to a foreign country. But, thanks to smartphones these hurdles are proving easier to overcome. In this blog we highlight two apps, one that ensures you are in compliance with the new visa regulations and one that can make translations in a flash.

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Indoor activities when it rains in Cape Town

Posted on Monday, 22nd Jun 2015

Is the Cape weather raining on your parade? Here are some interesting indoor activities that can keep you (and the family) busy and dry when the sky is gloomy and pelting rain. You may be stuck inside, but you won’t be bored!

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PROTECT YOUR MONEY WHILE TRAVELLING

Posted on Monday, 18th May 2015

Travelling helps you expand your mind and grow in character by being exposed to different cultures, historical landmarks, breathtaking scenery and flavoursome foreign cuisine. The only hindering factor when it comes to travelling (besides enthusiasm) is cost.

A good travelling experience is a wonderful investment that enriches you as a person and there isn’t much else that can create such unforgettable memories, there are very few things you could possibly spend money on that offer the same opportunities!

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BEATING AIRPORT BOREDOM

Posted on Monday, 23rd Mar 2015

Getting to the airport early is essential when travelling, with all the queues and unexpected delays it is better to have some free time on your hands than to be pushing through security lines and frantically searching for your departure gate. The only frustration with getting there early is that airports can be quite dull places. So, here are some tips to conquer airport boredom.

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TRAVEL TRENDS IN 2015

Posted on Monday, 29th Dec 2014

A new report by World Travel Market and Euromonitor International has predicted some of the top trends expected to become fashionable in the travel market next year. Taking current technologies and vogue culture into account they have identified what they believe to be the top three travel trends for 2015.

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TIPPING IN SOUTH AFRICA

Posted on Sunday, 28th Dec 2014

When travelling abroad, there are many local customs that only the locals know of.... When it comes to tipping and gratuities, there are different 'acceptable' norms. Giving tips is an appropriate gesture in certain service-based industries and many times it can make someone's day.

The common question of the matter is always around how much to give. When dealing in a different currency combined with foreign customs this can get even more confusing. We have put together some gratuity guidelines for the unsure excursionist to follow.

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SURVIVING AEROPLANE TURBULENCE

Posted on Monday, 10th Nov 2014

Fear of flying and fear of heights are two of the most common phobias even though travelling by plane is extremely convenient and statistically safer than travelling by car. Some fearful flyers realise once they have boarded the plane that their fears were unjustified and everything seems okay, that is until the cabin begins to shake and turbulence sends them into a panic. It can be a scary thing, but if you know what to expect and how to handle it hopefully your fears will be neutralised!

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