Tuesday , 25 April 2017
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General Interest

My Big Fat Family Vacation – Holiday with a Large Family

My Big Fat Family Vacation – Holiday with a Large Family

A holiday is meant to be a time of fun and relaxation. But, it does take planning and preparation. Sometimes, with a holiday with a large family in tow, it can become a little overwhelming to undertake all the preparation required. It is not uncommon for families to avoid holidays altogether just to escape the logistics of planning one for so many different family members. Don’t despair. Where there is a will, there are many different ways to ensure that you and your family get to enjoy a relaxing time together, no matter how many members make up your clan.

A large family can mean that you, as a couple, have many children of various ages. Or, it may be the case that your family includes grandparents, siblings, nieces, nephews, and so on. This is especially true in South Africa, in which it is common for extended families to continue living and vacationing together.

Accommodation is often the biggest challenge when planning a holiday for a large group of people. Hotels, lodges and guesthouses will work out to be very costly, and are often limited in terms of the space available. Camping is a great option as it is far cheaper, allows the family to stay within close proximity to one another and is perceived as a huge adventure to little ones. Read More »

Eco-Friendly Wildlife Experience

Eco-Friendly Wildlife Experience

South Africa is brimming with gorgeous plant and animal life, which lures millions of tourists every year. This wealth makes it vulnerable, threatened by over-population and pollution; exploited and generally run down. Therefore, those visiting the beautiful country of South Africa have a degree of responsibility to care for and protect this exquisite land.

When visitors come, they have many opportunities to make decisions that will benefit the destination.. Read More »

Medical Tourism in South Africa

Medical Tourism in South Africa

Medical tourism refers to travelling to another country for the primary purposes of medical procedures or diagnoses. This often involves the travel of these ones from countries that do not have the proper facilities to better-equipped places for the treatment of bad accident injuries or burns or the diagnosis of illnesses that are evading local healthcare professional. However, a large proportion of this type of tourism is now dedicated to those wanting plastic or aesthetic surgery travelling to places in which the surgery is cheaper (or safer) and can be included in a comprehensive travel package.

South Africa is the ideal destination for plastic surgery and is gaining acclaim all over the world for this very reason. There are a number of reasons for this … Read More »

8 Staycation Ideas

8 Staycation Ideas

A staycation involves staying at home for your break rather than using your time and money to leave town. But, it does not mean boring days spent in front of the computer or television. There are plenty of ways to keep busy for individuals and families alike.

A staycation is usually more relaxing than a holiday away from home as there is no packing and long drives, and it usually works out to be far easier on the wallet. The sole challenge tends to be finding things to do locally that make for a fun, relaxing and rejuvenating break. Read More »

The Secret to Hiking with Children

The Secret to Hiking with Children

Hiking is a great way to spend quality time with your family. Beautiful surrounds combine with the sense of adventure to make for a perfect holiday or weekend activity. Still, taking children means that you need to tailor the experience a little to make sure that it is manageable and enjoyable for them too. You can find extensive info about various things to do and hikes on a few web sites which we’ve listed below for your convenience.

Here are some tips to accomplish Hiking with Children… Read More »

Being A Responsible Tourist

Being A Responsible Tourist

Visiting a destination makes you appreciate its beauty and value so much more. However, we all have a part to play in ensuring that destinations around the world are maintained and cared for, so that others may also get to experience them in their natural splendour. Being a responsible tourist doesn’t rob you of any of the joy and excitement of visiting a place. Rather, it adds to the experience and leaves you feeling satisfied that you have contributed to its sustainability… Read More »

The go! Travel South Africa app

The go! Travel South Africa app

The go! Travel South Africa app is a comprehensive map-based source of South African tourism information and a tool for finding and booking accommodation, restaurant meals and events.

The app incorporates content – displayed as pins on a map of South Africa – from go! travel magazine, online travel guide SA-Venues.com and restaurant guide Eat Out. It is integrated with Expedia, gotravel24 and ComeDine’s online booking systems. Read More »