Teapot of red tea and honey

Rooibos to boost wellness travel

The global wellness tourism sector is experiencing unprecedented growth as tourists increasingly prioritise health, relaxation and self-care in their travel experiences. In this article, Adele du Toit of the South African Rooibos Council explain how the country is emerging as a leading wellness tourism destination

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Table Mountain cable car, Tafelberg-Seilbahn

Taking a cable car ride up Table Mountain

Table Mountain, the unmistakable landmark of Cape Town, attracts visitors from all over the world and is one of the top tourist attractions in South Africa. A view over the city from its summit is a must-have experience for anyone visiting Cape Town, and it is often the biggest bucket list item for tourists.

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Table Mountain cable car, Tafelberg-Seilbahn

Mit der Seilbahn auf den Tafelberg

Der Tafelberg, das unverkennbare Wahrzeichen von Kapstadt, zieht Besucher aus aller Welt an und zählt zu den Top-Touristenattraktionen in Südafrika. Ein Blick von seinem Gipfel über die Stadt ist ein Must-have-Erlebnis für jeden, der Kapstadt besucht und seine Bucket-Liste abhaken möchte.

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Dubai Creek is a natural salt water creek

9 Must do experiences in Dubai

Dubai is a city filled with many skyscrapers yet it has a glamorous vibe due to its beautiful ports, beaches and sun-seeking adventures. In this guest article we share with you some of the must-do activities when in Dubai.

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Bathroom with a view over a lily pond

Waterblom Cottage: Ein Geheimtipp in Stanford

Waterblom Cottage ist ein Geheimtipp aus der Lifetree Collection. In diesem Artikel teilen wir unsere Erfahrungen in diesem stilvollen Cottage am Wasser in der Nähe von Stanford. Außerdem geben wir Tipps, wie Du Deinen Aufenthalt im Waterblom Cottage genießen kannst, und machen Vorschläge für die Erkundung der Walroute bei Hermanus.

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ITB Berlin, Messe Berlin

Travel Blogger-Is it worth visiting the ITB in Berlin?

ITB is important not only for exhibitors and travel companies but also for professional travel bloggers and journalists who are becoming key roleplayers in the travel industry. Here, you have the opportunity to find potential collaboration partners or get inspiration for upcoming trips.

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Waterblom Cottage: A Hidden Gem of Stanford

Waterblom Cottage is a hidden gem in the Lifetree Collection. In this article we share with you our experiences at this stylish cottage on the water’s edge near Stanford. We also share with you tips to enjoy your stay at Waterblom Cottage and provide suggestions for exploring the Whale Route near Hermanus.

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Twice daily game drives at Sediba Luxury Lodge with Moyo the most experienced game ranger behind the wheel

Sediba Luxury Safari Lodge: The Best Big 5 Game Lodge

Sediba Luxury Safari Lodge is a permanent lodge in the Limpopo province of South Africa. The two lodges (Rock and Mountain Lodge) are located within ten minutes from each other in a 38,200-hectare private Game Reserve.
The Welgevonden Big Five Game Reserve is home to 50 unique mammals in a diverse terrain characterised by majestic mountains, valleys and riverbeds. This article is a follow-up since our last visit in 2022 before Rock Lodge underwent significant refurbishment.

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view through the airplane window

Jet-Set like a star: Red Carpet-Ready Travel Hacks

Air travel has never been easier, but some of us still feel exhausted after a long-haul flights because of jet lag and hours of relative inactivity. In this article, Qatar crew share their expert travel hacks ant tips for passengers on Long-haul flights.

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An Ice tea Ice Boat Tin at a padel game

Rooibos – the game changer of our modern society

In 2021, Rooibos became the first African food to be included on the European Union’s list of protected designation of origin (PDO). In this article we discuss the benefits of Rooibos and why you should make it part of your daily routine.

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The tunnel on Chapman's Peak Drive in South Africa

Driving in South Africa: Everything you need to know

South Africa covers a big area, and therefore, best way to explore the country is by doing a road trip. A road trip enables you to visit the most remote locations. However, many people planning a trip to South Africa often feel intimidated when doing an independent road trip for several reason. In this article Petra gives you tips and advice from a European perspective.

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bush views sediba welgevonden game Lodge

75+ things to experience in South Africa

Travelling in a country with eleven official languages such as Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Tswana, Swazi, Venda and Tsonga), four main religions (Hindu, Judaism, Christianity, and Muslim), and five distinctive races (Black, white, coloured, Indian), six climate regions over nine provinces, ensure that travellers are in for the unique experiences.

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Plettenberg Bay, Beacon Island, South Afrikca, Südafrika

Plettenberg Bay – Beliebter Urlaubsort an der Garden Route in Südafrika

Sehenswürdigkeiten und Attraktionen in und um Plettenberg Bay Plettenberg Bay, von den Einheimischen kurz Plett genannt, ist ein beliebter Urlaubsort an der Garden Route in Südafrika. Dieser Ort erfreut sich großer Beliebtheit bei den Südafrikanern als auch bei internationalen Touristen, nicht zuletzt aufgrund seiner makellosen goldenen Strände, seines einzigartigen Klimas und des atemberaubenden Panoramas über

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Knysna Lagoon, South Africa,

Knysna, South Africa – The Heart of the Garden Route

Knysna is known as the festival capital of South Africa due to its many exciting festivals held throughout the year. The most popular festivals include the Oyster festival and Simola Hill Climb. In this article, we share with you our unforgettable stays in Knysna and update you on the latest festivals.

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ITB Berlin, Messe Berlin

Reise-Blogger-Lohnt sich ein Besuch der ITB in Berlin?

Die ITB ist nicht nur für Aussteller und Reiseunternehmen von Bedeutung, sondern auch für professionelle Reiseblogger und -journalisten, die zunehmend Einfluss in der Branche gewinnen. Hier haben sie die Möglichkeit, potenzielle Kooperationspartner zu finden oder sich für kommende Reisen inspirieren zu lassen.

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Travelbuddieslifestyle at Mauritius views of palm trees from balcony Preskil Resort

Six must-visit countries in 2024

Travel in 2024 is off to a good start with travellers seeking destinations that are affordable and have a wellness component. These are the new travel trends for 2024: Skiplagging, cashless and faster mobile bookings, over eager travel itineraries and less touristy and sustainable destinations. Read more about the trends of 2024 plus where to find destinations that fit the trends.

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Spectacular Sunrises ate Sediba Luxury Safari Lodge

Sediba Luxury Safari Lodge: Die Beste Big 5 Game Lodge

Sediba Luxury Safari Lodge is a permanent lodge in the Limpopo province of South Africa. The two lodges (Rock and Mountain Lodge) are located within ten minutes from each other in a 38,200-hectare private Game Reserve.
The Welgevonden Big Five Game Reserve is home to 50 unique mammals in a diverse terrain characterised by majestic mountains, valleys and riverbeds. This article is a follow-up since our last visit in 2022 before Rock Lodge underwent significant refurbishment.

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Romantic Dinner in the bush veld at Sediba Luxury Lodge

12 Best romantic getaways for a couple’s trip in South Africa

Tourists ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over romantic European getaways like Greece and Italy, but well-informed travellers know South Africa warrants just as much attention. And with the Valentine’s weekend (in February) almost upon us, what better way to explore our accommodation and restaurant options to make your special person feel appreciated? While some couples enjoy relaxing on a secluded beach anywhere as long as it’s sunny, others prefer exciting adrenalin-rush activities.

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Knysna Lagoon, South Africa,

Knysna, Südafrika – das Touristische Zentrum der Garden Route

Knysna – Sehenswürdigkeiten und Tipps Während unseres Roadtrips entlang der Garden Route verbrachten wir insgesamt vier Nächte in der charmanten Lagunenstadt Knysna. Diese idyllische Küstenstadt am Indischen Ozean liegt in der Mitte der offiziellen Garden Route, was sie zu einem optimalen Ausgangspunkt für die Erkundung einer der atemberaubendsten Regionen Südafrikas macht. Knysna erstreckt sich entlang

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The tunnel on Chapman's Peak Drive in South Africa

Autofahren in Südafrika – Alles was Du wissen musst

South Africa covers a big area, and therefore, best way to explore the country is by doing a road trip. A road trip enables you to visit the most remote locations. However, many people planning a trip to South Africa often feel intimidated when doing an independent road trip for several reason. In this article Petra gives you tips and advice from a European perspective.

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Safari vehicle at a private game reserve in South Africa will male line next to it

Südafrika – 75+ Dinge, die es zu entdecken gibt

Travelling in a country with eleven official languages such as Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Tswana, Swazi, Venda and Tsonga), four main religions (Hindu, Judaism, Christianity, and Muslim), and five distinctive races (Black, white, coloured, Indian), six climate regions over nine provinces, ensure that travellers are in for the unique experiences.

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The St.James Hotel of Knysna - hotel on the banks of the Knysna Lagoon

Best Knysna lagoon hotel: The St. James of Knysna

The St James of Knysna is regraded as the best lagoon hotel. An owner-run country hotel set beside the stunning Knysna Lagoon. Awaken to breathtaking lagoon views from your well-appointed room, and start your day with a delicious breakfast served at the lagoon’s edge. This five-star hotel is nestled in a beautifully manicured three-acre garden with two pools and a private jetty, offering the ideal escape from city life. Conveniently located just 2.8 km from the centre of Knysna, it is the perfect base to explore the many pristine beaches and unique neighbouring locations. Enjoy many activities nearby, from forest horse riding to wildlife sanctuaries and adrenaline-fueled adventures. Discover why The St James of Knysna is more than just a hotel—it’s a home away from home.

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Canal views with accommodation on the canals

Thesen Island: The exclusive Turbine Hotel & Spa

Discover the extraordinary fusion of history and luxury at The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa. Nestled in the heart of Knysna, this erstwhile power station now promises a treasure trove of unforgettable experiences. From breathtaking views to thrilling adventures, it’s an escapade you don’t want to miss.

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Wildehondekloof grass with Nyalas and a pool

Wildehondekloof Oudtshoorn: Klein Karoo meets exclusive Private Game Lodge

Explore the untouched beauty of South Africa at Wildehondekloof Lodge, a haven of tranquility and adventure amidst breath-taking landscapes. This blog article offers an insider’s view into the myriad experiences – from outdoor activities and wildlife encounters to wellness and cultural immersions. Let us guide you through Ostrich safaris, and the exquisite ciabatta bread by Annelise. Discover why Wildehondekloof Lodge, operates with unmatched passion. Nyalas grazing and gastronomical delights by Chef Andre Goliath await. Dive into our article for a sneak peek into your next South African adventure.

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Victoria Bay, Garden Route, South Africa, beach scenery with surfers

Garden Route Accommodation – Our Top 5

Discover South Africa’s breathtaking Garden Route, a destination replete with luxury accommodations, thrilling adventure, and gourmet delights. Marvel at the prestigious St. James of Knysna, a five-star country hotel set on the picturesque Knysna Lagoon. Experience the charming Southern Cross Beach House in Plettenberg Bay, boasting stunning ocean views and a unique Mauritian tea plantation-inspired design. Indulge in the exquisite services of The Plettenberg, a pet-friendly hotel offering direct beach access. Stay tuned as we delve deeper into each destination’s unique features and experiences in our detailed follow-up blog articles. Whether you’re an adventurer, foodie, or seeking relaxation, the Garden Route awaits you.

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Garden Route, South Africa, Indian Ocean

Garden Route: The ultimate guide for a road trip

If you are planning a trip to the Garden Route this article is for you. We tell you where to go, what to see and where to eat. And most importantly where to stay. This article was written shortly after our trip to the Garden Route. You don’t want to miss our pro tips and ‘Good to Know’ before you go!

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Christmas Lights in garden

Christmas lights 2023: Best venues in Pretoria and Johannesburg

Discover the magic of Christmas in and around Pretoria with our ultimate guide to the most enchanting holiday events. Experience awe-inspiring Christmas lights displays at the Johannesburg Zoo’s Festival of Lights, marvel at the magical festivities at the Jacaranda Liggie Fees, or step into a Christmas wonderland at Kersliggies Oppi-Plaas. Don’t miss out on the joyous decorations that light up Lawley Street, a beloved tradition in the community. Join us as we celebrate the season of togetherness and create unforgettable memories. Click here to read more!

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Romantic Dinner in the bush veld at Sediba Luxury Lodge

Romantische Reiseziele in Südafrika

Tourists ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over romantic European getaways like Greece and Italy, but well-informed travellers know South Africa warrants just as much attention. And with the Valentine’s weekend (in February) almost upon us, what better way to explore our accommodation and restaurant options to make your special person feel appreciated? While some couples enjoy relaxing on a secluded beach anywhere as long as it’s sunny, others prefer exciting adrenalin-rush activities.

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Canal views with accommodation on the canals

Das Turbine Hotel & Spa – Ein exklusiver Rückzugsort

Entdecke die außergewöhnliche Verschmelzung von Geschichte und Luxus im The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa. Im Herzen von Knysna gelegen, verspricht das ehemalige Kraftwerk heute eine Schatztruhe voller unvergesslicher Erlebnisse. Von atemberaubenden Aussichten bis hin zu aufregenden Abenteuern

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Views of Hvar from the Castle

Hvar, Croatia: Is it worth going?

Hvar, the queen of the Croatian Islands or playpen of the rich and famous? With its discreet harbour, Havr is the party island and queen of the Croatian Dalmatian Islands for many A-listers like Prince Harry (during his bachelor days) to George Clooney, Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Keira Knightly. Even though big yachts, celebrities and exorbitant

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Split, Croatia: Top 10 things to do

The top 10 activities to do in Split, Croatia Split is a bustling port city, the second largest in Croatia, with majestic mountain and sea views. Because of its Mediterranean climate, it has hot and moderately dry summers and mild to cold, wet winters. The warm summers make it the ideal destination to visit. Moreover,

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Split, Croatia: The secret to enjoying a family holiday

Split, Croatia: The secret to enjoying a family holiday What’s your favourite place? I don’t have a favourite place. I have favourite people. And whenever I’m with my favourite people, it becomes my favourite place. The red tile roofs of Split, Croatia Why visit Split, Croatia? A family holiday once a year has always been

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Skyline of Taipei

Taiwan: Is it worth visiting?

In this article we tell you why you should consider visiting Taiwan.Taiwan covers a relatively small area of just 36,000 square kilometres (394 kilometres in length and a maximum of 144 kilometres in width), which is roughly equivalent to the size of the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

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The St.James Hotel of Knysna - hotel on the banks of the Knysna Lagoon

St. James of Knysna – Ein Top Hotel an der Garden Route

Erlebe den Inbegriff von exklusivem Luxus im St James of Knysna, einem inhabergeführten Landhotel an der atemberaubenden Lagune von Knysna. Erwache mit einem wunderbaren Blick auf die Lagune aus dem gut ausgestatteten Zimmer und beginne den Tag mit einem köstlichen Frühstück, das am Ufer der Lagune serviert wird. Das Fünf-Sterne-Hotel liegt in einem wunderschön gepflegten, drei Hektar großen Garten mit zwei Pools und einem privaten Bootssteg und bietet den idealen Rückzugsort vom Stadtleben. Es liegt nur 2,8 km vom Zentrum von Knysna entfernt und ist der perfekte Ausgangspunkt, um die vielen unberührten Strände und einzigartigen Orte in der Umgebung zu erkunden.

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Wildehondekloof grass with Nyalas and a pool

Die Wildehondekloof Lodge: Ein Paradies in der Wildnis Südafrikas

Explore the untouched beauty of South Africa at Wildehondekloof Lodge, a haven of tranquility and adventure amidst breath-taking landscapes. This blog article offers an insider’s view into the myriad experiences – from outdoor activities and wildlife encounters to wellness and cultural immersions. Let us guide you through Ostrich safaris, and the exquisite ciabatta bread by Annelise. Discover why Wildehondekloof Lodge, operates with unmatched passion. Nyalas grazing and gastronomical delights by Chef Andre Goliath await. Dive into our article for a sneak peek into your next South African adventure.

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Christmas trees with lights and decorations

Weihnachtsgeschenke für Erwachsene im Jahr 2023 über 25 Euro

Discover the perfect Christmas gifts for your loved ones with our curated list of premium presents. From an innovative bird feeder with an AI-powered camera, a premium carbon fibre Padel racket, to a 6-in-1 multi-function charging stand and a MasterClass membership gift voucher. We even feature the Apple HomePod mini. Make this festive season unforgettable with our top-tier technology and opulent lifestyle gift suggestions. Elevate your Christmas gifting game now.

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Eco bush lodge: Mosetlha Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve

There are only a few true eco-lodges in South Africa. Mosethla is an extraordinary lodge offering incredible game viewing. This lodge is a wildlife photographer’s dream. From twice daily (3 hour) game drives to unique camping experiences. This lodge is not to be read about but to be experienced!

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