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A MOMENT IN THE JOZI SKY

A MOMENT IN THE JOZI SKY

Dec. 8 | (1) WATCH YOUR HEAD: O’neal alighting from a Robinson 44 (2) FOLLOW ME: Zola, Fred and Debbie (3) LESSON ONE: Dipholo listens as Dave explains the logistics (4) PERFECT VIEW: Families admiring the East Rand landscape I cherish every opportunity...

ROBBEN ISLAND MEMORIES

ROBBEN ISLAND MEMORIES

Dec. 1 | The silence was pregnant with reverence and the fear of being confronted with the violent, brutal and racist apartheid era palpable. TOUR GUIDE: Msomi There was also the discreet shedding of a tear or two as Channel O Prize winners and media personalities...

WHAT A FIESTA

WHAT A FIESTA

Aug. 17 |   KURU DANCE FESTIVAL RISES TO THE OCCASION An arena was well set at Dqae Qare San Lodge on the southwestern side of the Kalahari Desert as it hosted the Kuru Dance Festival 2012. OF HANDS AND FEET: Basarwa traditional dancers in action The...

MY TRIP TO LONDON 2012

MY TRIP TO LONDON 2012

Aug. 17 | SECURITY CHECK: Posing with the cops outside the Olympic Stadium I never had much to say when we had to write those compositions at school about an exciting journey made in the holidays. Now 12 years on I finally have something to write about. My trip...

KNYSA- THE SCENIC PLACE WHERE GOD WOULD CHOOSE TO LIVE

KNYSA- THE SCENIC PLACE WHERE GOD WOULD CHOOSE TO LIVE

Jul. 30 | Hidden within the beauty of the Garden Route, in South Africa’s Western Cape and regarded as a place where God would choose to live by Nelson Mandela in his book, Conversations with myself” is a little paradise known as Knysna. KNYSNA HEADS: The most...

A WEEKEND AWAY IN EVER EXCITING KENYA

A WEEKEND AWAY IN EVER EXCITING KENYA

May. 18 | READY FOR TAKE OFF: Mpho and Aubrey boarding Kenya Airways I travelled to Kenya last week alongside other journalists from different media houses courtesy of Kenya Airways. The smooth flight aboard Kenya Airways was a transit flight, which gave me an...

LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVES

LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVES

Apr. 13 | TOP DECK: Everyone’s favourite afternoon spot If you are looking for a holiday with a difference – I have great news for you. By courtesy of our generous hosts South African Tourism new horizons were opened up to me and a group of fellow journalists...

CELEBRATING WITH SONS OF THE SOIL

CELEBRATING WITH SONS OF THE SOIL

Mar. 2 | This past weekend I traveled to Rasesa, a stone throw away from Gaborone for the annual Son of the Soil festival. Cultural festivals are proving to be another form of tourism as they attract big crowds generating income for enterprising local people....

THE GREAT TREK TO MT KILIMANJARO

THE GREAT TREK TO MT KILIMANJARO

Jan. 20 | Charles and Lesejane on the roof of Africa, Kibo/ Uhuru Peak, 5895 meters I couldn’t breathe, was feeling dizzy and my chest was compressed. Tears were also freely flowing down which I guess was a mixture of tears joys and because of the cold. I had...

WORD OF ATTRACTION

WORD OF ATTRACTION

Dec. 2 | ART: Infinite Word Festival When festivals become a crowd puller The past couple of years have seen me chasing cultural festivals that help Botswana diversify its tourism from big game viewing. This weekend I decided to stay within Gaborone and not chase...

TRAVEL TIPS

TRAVEL TIPS

Nov. 18 | Passport Arriving at foreign borders full of people, street hawkers, border security can make you uneasy. If you’re well prepared then you should not worry much. With the festive season on final approach, here are a few tips to give you peace of mind...

HAVING FUN ON A TIGHT BUDGET

HAVING FUN ON A TIGHT BUDGET

Nov. 11 | Tight budget traveling As the year comes to an end, most people are planning on what to do during the festive season. It is around this time of the year that some realize that they actually need to go on holiday even if they had not really planned for...

SEE AFFICA’S BEAUTY THROUGH THE LENS

SEE AFFICA’S BEAUTY THROUGH THE LENS

Nov. 4 | I have travelled across Africa in search of adventure, interesting people and to see how different the other side of the world is compared to mine. While traveling around, I have come across some beautiful, mind blowing landscapes. This week I take you...

PARASIDE IN THE DESERT

PARASIDE IN THE DESERT

Oct. 14 | White rhinos in the plains of Samara Driving through the semi desert with vast plains of grasslands stretching beyond the eye’s limit is one the most fulfilling experiences I have ever had. Plain majestic inland basin covering 400 000 square kilometers...

NATURE AT ITS BEST

NATURE AT ITS BEST

Oct. 7 | It is not everyday that an ordinary man gets royal treatment and wakes up to a beautiful breathtaking scenery. Nature at his best And for some of us who come from land locked countries a beach is always fascinating. I, together with other journalists...

MIXING AND MINGLING WITH THE WILD

MIXING AND MINGLING WITH THE WILD

Oct. 5 | I traveled the road less traveled to South Africa’s Eastern Cape as a guest to South African Tourism last week. (1)An unforgettable experience, elephant walking safari (2)Cheetah interaction (3)King of Inkwenkez (4)Xhosa women singing cultural songsi To...

EXPLORING KALAHARI’S BEAUTY

EXPLORING KALAHARI’S BEAUTY

Sep. 23 | KING OF THE JUNGLE: The black lion When most people think of tourism destination in Botswana, they think of the Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park. It is not so often that many would think of the Kalahari Desert yet this place does offer a different,...

Soweto, A Cultural And Historical Experience

Soweto, A Cultural And Historical Experience

Sep. 9 | (1)Vilakazi in sign language (2)Hector Pieterson Museum (3)Along Vilakazi street (4)Regina Mundi Church While in Johannesburg for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival, courtesy of South African Tourism, I embarked on a tour of Soweto township located...

FLYING HIGH IN MZANSI

FLYING HIGH IN MZANSI

Sep. 5 | An invitation by South African Tourism to Jozi for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz turned out to be an experience of a lifetime. From being humbled by jazz music, walking down the streets of Africa’s richest metropolis to extreme sport like skydiving...

TOUR de TULI BICYCLE ADVENTURE

TOUR de TULI BICYCLE ADVENTURE

Aug. 29 | CROSSING THE RIVER: Bikes on top Sports tourism in Botswana continues to grow and the best part is that it is normally done for charity. After taking part in adventure charity walks, it was time to head to Northern Tuli Game Reserve to witness a bicycle...