Stepping out of your comfort zone and interacting with new people on your travels might not be easy. Here are five tips to meet locals on your next trip.
The travel bug bit when I finished studying journalism and landed a travel writing job for an online destination guide. What ensued was a passion for writing about all things travel and food. A love of camping, the great outdoors and unearthing hidden gems led me to work for NGO, Open Africa who specialise in creating off-the-beaten-track self-drive travel routes around six countries in Southern Africa, sustaining livelihoods and enhancing conservation along the way.Follow @@ClaireJAllison
While being environmentally-conscious is a big part of being a sustainable traveller, it’s not the only thing to consider.
Heritage Month may be almost over but there’s always a good reason to take a sho’t left and visit some of these World Heritage Sites around South Africa.
If you thought battle re-enactments were only big in the USA, think again. Talana Live, the famous Anglo Boer War battle at Talana Hill, takes place from 18 – 22 October in Dundee, on the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefileds Route.
One of Namibia’s most famous and most popular tourist attractions, Etosha National Park, is set to undergo a major facelift in the coming months, which is hoped to boost tourism not only to the park but also to the country.
September is Tourism Month and this year the campaign by South African Tourism is aptly named ‘Nothing’s More Fun than a Sho’t Left.’
The cape wild flowers have been in bloom in Namaqualand for two full weeks already. If you’re keen on travelling north, check out these handy tips for all you need to know about these famous spring flowers.
A little gem of a holiday idea in a province which might not seem an obvious contender: the North West.
The Namibian government announced last week that the popular tourist area, the Caprivi Strip will be renamed to the Zambezi Region in an attempt to eradicate its German colonial history.
Isolated from the rest of the country for centuries, the Kavango region in northern Namibia was only discovered by explorers very late during the nineteenth century and remains largely undiscovered by travellers even today.