Category Archives: South Africa

Top Tech Travel Tips to Get You Excited for South Africa

Idyllic shores, lush vineyards and lively portside towns are all the rage these days, and when the festive fervour and the allure of mountainscapes and valleys beckon, there are few places as breathtaking as South Africa. Diversity is the key defining factor in what makes the country so spectacular in culture and in landscape, truly setting the stage for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for travellers seeking the unique and the mesmerizing. Yet the journey to the land of fynbos and fine wine doesn’t start when you set foot at the arrivals terminal in Johannesburg or Cape Town, but right at home with … Continue reading Top Tech Travel Tips to Get You Excited for South Africa

10 Best Experiences to Have in South Africa

South Africa is immense, in both size and magnificence. Varied, exotic and beautiful; many treasures await. Approximately twice the size of the state of Texas and the combined size of Spain and France, there is something for everyone from the excitement and glamour of Sun City, safaris in the Kruger National Forest, to the subtropical coastline of the northern KwaZulu-Natal. South Africa is a breathtaking experience unlike any other. 1. Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula The Cape Point and Cape Town are renowned for gorgeous beaches and breathtaking vistas. Experience whale watching, shopping, excellent restaurants, nightlife or simply relax … Continue reading 10 Best Experiences to Have in South Africa

Online Casinos in East Africa Are the Next Big Thing

If you are a regular reader you will know that bingo at the Upanga Club in Dar es Salaam has become a favourite Friday night out. But the Upanga Club is not the only place where you can experience the thrill of a cash win. Friday night is also not the only time when you can enjoy a spot of gambling excitement. South Africa’s big gambling resorts are, inevitably, what everyone thinks of whenever gambling and Africa are mentioned in the same sentence. But believe it or not, there is a lot more to Africa than just the bit at the bottom! … Continue reading Online Casinos in East Africa Are the Next Big Thing

Johannesburg Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour: City Sightseeing Joburg

This post is about City Sightseeing Joburg, a Johannesburg hop-on/hop- off tour. In my last post, I wrote about flying from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg with Fastjet, Africa’s new low-cost airline. In that post, I promised to one day tell you more about what I saw and did while I was in Johannesburg. Today, I’ll tell you about a great way I found to go sightseeing and to explore Johannesburg. Furthermore, this way enables you to do so time effectively and at a good price Watch the video below for a brief introduction. READ ALSO: The The Top 5 Wine Farms … Continue reading Johannesburg Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour: City Sightseeing Joburg

Fastjet Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg

If you came to this post looking for the Travelstart blog, click here for the Travelstart blog for Kenya and here for the Travelstart blog for South Africa. The furthest south I’d ever been in Africa was Tanzania…and it was beginning to irk me! I was born in East Africa and had been living there for the past 12 years; I grew up in West Africa and had traveled there quite a bit; although I had never been to North Africa, I had been to Niger in the Sahel, and that satisfied my curiosity somewhat about North Africa. Southern Africa though? No. … Continue reading Fastjet Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg