Category Archives: South Africa

Flights From Johannesburg to Zanzibar & Africa’s 100 Most Influential Women

This post was originally about the 100 most influential women in Africa, but since many of you come to this post while searching “flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar“, I decided to update this page to include information about that too. Flights From Johannesburg to Zanzibar Several airlines operate flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar including Mango, which has a direct flight. If you are interested in finding great deals on flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar, enter your travel details below, and see what is available through Travelstart, Africa’s premier online travel agency. Travelstart Other airlines which fly between Johannesburg and … Continue reading

The Top 5 Wine Farms in Cape Town, South Africa

The Cape vineyards begin just a half hour’s drive outside Cape Town, where the cultivation of grapes dates back to the 1600s. Cape Town’s wine farms are a renowned wine region, internationally recognised for its fine legendary wines. The Constantia Valley, and the area around it, is thought to be the earliest wine-producing region in the Southern Hemisphere and dates back over 300 years. These authentic wine farms still produce world-class, award-winning wines today. Almost every winery seems to offer cosy accommodation, fine dining, casual bistros, gourmet wine pairings and elaborate tastings. To help you choose the next wine estate … Continue reading

Uber, the Holiday Season, and Dynamic Pricing

I had never used Uber until I wrote this post about Uber launching in Dar es Salaam. Since then, it has been a Godsend! With its attractive rates, and the fact that you can call for transportation at any time without necessarily knowing a specific taxi driver, or its great mapping tool which allows you to call for a ride even when you are not too sure how to describe where you are, I know I will be using Uber again and again. With the holiday season — and its many parties — upon us, call or schedule an Uber to drive you … Continue reading

Bakhresa Hotel Zanzibar

This post is about Hotel Verde Zanzibar or, as it is commonly referred to, the Bakhresa Hotel Zanzibar, given that it’s owned by the very popular Tanzanian Bakhresa Group. Read on to find out more about this unique Zanzibar hotel that is lauded to be East Africa’s greenest. When you live in Tanzania, the Bakhresa Group and its products and services are everywhere you look. On any given day, you might eat Azam ice cream, use Azam flour, or watch Azam TV. You might travel on an Azam ferry to Zanzibar, or hear a news tidbit about the Azam Football … Continue reading

Wine: World’s Best Chardonnay Award Goes to a South African Winery

What’s your drink of choice? Ok, let’s narrow that down a bit: if you had to drink wine, what type of wine would you choose? For me, my wine of choice (which also happens to be my current drink of choice) is white wine. More specifically? Chardonnay. Why? Because I like its relative fruity flavor and full body as far as dry white wines go. In East Africa, a large number of wines found on our supermarket shelves or served at establishments come from South Africa. It goes to reason, then, that more often than not these days, I am drinking a chardonnay from a … Continue reading

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