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Late Week at The Capital on The Park in Sandton Johannesburg

  As the beginnng of the new-normal dawns in South African domestic leisure travel, we can collectively take that much needed sigh of relief as we celebrate a milestone. Having spent well over 100 days in lockdown I believe South Africans are curious, if not eager, to explore their country once again. With new eyes. […]

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What South African can learn from RCD Mallorca

  The little island of Mallorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, has much in common with South Africa. Despite a population of just under a million residents, the economy is largely dependent on tourism in this little piece of paradise. The sector employs more than 130 000 people. Recent tourist numbers, before the […]

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  With the Corona Virus currently wreaking havoc across the globe, we have been forced to re-evaluate how we literally do everything. No one-thing has been left untouched by the virus; from grocery shopping to the common greeting (that is, to say, when we are allowed out of the house). The world, as we know […]

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A Country Getaway to Mount Grace Country House and Spa in the Magaliesberg

  Just an hour outside the hectic pace of life known to many a Joburger, lies the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountain range. Historically known as the Macalisberg Mountains, according to a book penned by George William Stow in 1905, this profusion of quartzite played host at one time to pre-historic man, including the famous Mrs Ples, […]

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  “Pack your bags, we’re off to Reunion Island next week.”   So came the call on a Tuesday afternoon, lying as I was, on a dirty concrete slab, on the mezzanine level of a parking lot in Joburg, seeking that illusive interesting angle on a Ford Mustang. Needless to say, my day improved drastically […]

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Best of Both at Arabella Hotel and Spa on My Lime Boots

  The best of both, a great idea to include a little bit of this and a touch of that; or something along those lines. I recently headed past Gordons Bay and along Clarens Drive, in the company of my travel buddy The Roaming Giraffe as we made our way to the Arabella Hotel and Spa […]

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A night under the Karoo stars on My Lime Boots

  “Come to Samara Ryan, the wildlife experience is something else.” “The Manor House will blow you away” they continued. These and many more messages kept coming through until I thought it may just be written in the stars that I should make my way to the Great Karoo and take in all that I […]

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My Bush Education in Hoedspruit on My Lime Boots

  So I’ve been on somewhat of a mission to up my bush experience over the last two years or so. I’ve taken every opportunity to explore, with a view to better understand exactly what it is about the bush, that has so many of my fellow country-persons hooked. The search continues.   Needless to […]

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In The Style of White at Fancourt on My Lime Boots

  I’ve never been to Fancourt, located in the heart of the Garden Route in the picture-perfect town of George. That is, until late last year when I received an invite to take in one of the Top 10 Golf Resorts according to CNN Go, located on an immaculately manicured landscape spanning 613 hectares at […]

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The Who's Who Of Travel Routes on My Lime Boots

The Who’s Who of Travel Routes   This weekend I flew down to George, in the Western Cape province of South Africa, for a weekend away at Fancourt Estate and a chance to get my green-game back on. Such a state of affairs was necessitated by what can only be described as a dismally desaturated Joburg […]

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