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Top 5 Travel Trends For 2017

In today’s fast-paced world time is the most precious commodity and time spent with loved ones and extended family (in particular multi-generational travel) continues to rate as one of the top trend in general for the coming year. 2017 is also tipped to grow the sustainable travel trend with adventure, authentic and customised experiences in […]

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&Beyond East Africa

Kenya Tanzania Safaris: Top Highlights & Itinerary Options

The East African countries of Kenya and  Tanzania each hold an abundance of attractions for visitors seeking out an authentic safari experience. Both countries are primarily big game destinations and home to many of Africa’s legendary and inimitable wildlife safari reserves, each offers delightful holiday options for families and honeymooners, adventure-seekers, and everybody in-between. Highlights […]

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Top Tourist Attractions In Africa

Have you ever yearned to climb Table Mountain and marvel at one of the most beautiful cities in the world sprawled out beneath, or wanted to experience the excitement of the Big Five in the Kruger National Park, or dreamt of gliding along the many waterways of the Okavango Delta, or even imagined yourself floating […]

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Top 5 Cape Winelands Spas for the Ultimate Indulgent Experience

I know I am biased, but I truly believe that the South African winelands are one of the most relaxing and aesthetically pleasing places to visit on the planet. Coupled with a professional spa treatment at a fabulous spas on a beautiful wine estate, one is literally transported to heaven. The spa at Franschhoek’s latest in […]

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Safaris From Johannesburg, A Whistle-Stop Wildlife Experience

Not all visitors to South Africa are here on an extended holiday, some unfortunately only find themselves in the country on business, with just a few leisure hours to spare. If you are fleetingly in the Johannesburg (or Tshwane) area, there are at least two malaria-free reserves you may wish to consider for a whistle-stop […]

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Our Top 10 Luxury Safari Camps: Experience Africa Under Canvas

There is something utterly enchanting and very ‘real’ about an African safari experienced ‘under canvas’ in a luxury safari tent. In addition to the sheer romance of the style and glamour of tented colonial Africa, there is the palpable component; the sounds of the wild animals seem closer, the scents of the bush seem sharper, […]

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Safaris Near Cape Town for When You’re Short on Time

Not all visitors to South Africa are fortunate enough to be here on an extended holiday. For those who are lucky enough to find themselves in Cape Town, but less fortunately find themselves with just a day or so to spare for a safari, there are a few game reserves near Cape Town which allow […]

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Southern Destinations Partners with Home From Home

Southern Destinations is proud to announce our new CSI partnership with Uthando’s education support program, Home from Home! We’ve always been a big fan of the work that Uthando do, and have collaborated on several smaller projects in the past, so it was only a matter of time before we ‘made it official’… Founded by […]

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Our Top 5 Romantic Winter Getaways

Let’s face it, winter in the Southern Hemisphere is often pretty peachy, with glorious summer days that can easily reach mid twenty temperatures interspersed with some colder days. It’s a great time of the year to reflect and show the one you love how much they mean to you. And what could be better than […]

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Heli Flight With Cape Town Helicopters

An invitation was extended to the Travel Smart Crew, amongst others, by Cape Town Helicopters to experience a helicopter flight in their new fleet one day in July.  Only 5 spots were available and Neil, unable to attend gave the opportunity to ME, YAY! July 4th, turned out to be the perfect day for helicopter flights! […]

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