Batsi, boats, harbour, Andros greece

Andros: The most underrated island in the Cyclades

Andros is known as the playground of affluent mainland Athenians. Escape to Andros Greece and experience the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Discover its unique charm and natural wonders. In this article we tell you everything you need to know to enjoy an unforgettable holiday to Andros.

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A blue-dome Church in Tinos

The ultimate guide to the best Greek islands

Although Greece is not your typical tropical paradise like the Maldives or Mauritius, it has some of the most picturesque beach settings and much more to offer in terms of experiencing new cultures. In this article we share with you our top six Greek islands and give reasons for our preferences.

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Elephant, Elephants Crossing, South Africa, Welgevonden Game Reserve

Elephants Crossing Lodge: For up close elephant encounters

Elephants Crossing is a luxury tented safari camp in the world renowned Welgevonden Game Reserve. In this article we tell you about the activities on offer and why you must visit this outstanding game reserve within close proximity of the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg South Africa.

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Batsi, boats, harbour, Andros greece

Andros – Die unberührte Perle der Ägäis

Andros ist bekannt als Spielplatz der wohlhabenden Festlandbewohner. Entdecke Andros und erlebe die perfekte Mischung aus Entspannung und Abenteuer. Erlebe den einzigartigen Charme der Insel und ihre Naturwunder. In diesem Artikel erfährst du alles, was du wissen musst, um einen unvergesslichen Urlaub auf Andros zu verbringen.

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Ford, Ford Territory, Ford SA

Ford Territory: The new family-friendly SUV

In this article, I tell you more about my road trip from Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) to Johannesburg, and the performance of the new Ford Territory on different surfaces. I also introduce you to some of South Africa’s best hidden gems along the route.

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A blue-dome Church in Tinos

Die schönsten griechischen Inseln

Auch wenn Griechenland nicht das typische Tropenparadies wie die Malediven oder Mauritius ist, hat es doch einige der malerischsten Strände und viel mehr zu bieten, wenn es darum geht, neue Kulturen kennenzulernen. In diesem Artikel stellen wir unsere sechs schönsten griechischen Inseln vor und nennen die Gründe für unsere Vorlieben.

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Griechische Fähren – Das solltest du wissen

Es gibt ein Sprichwort: “Übung macht den Meister”, und genau das haben Petra und ich auf unserer letzten Reise nach Griechenland gelernt. Wir haben einen entscheidenden Fehler gemacht, der uns eine Menge Geld gekostet hat. Lese diesen Artikel, um herauszufinden, was du beim Inselhüpfen in Griechenland tun und lassen solltest.

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Two ladies walking along the beach with Table Mountain in the backdrop

14-day Itinerary for South Africa

When it comes to exploring South Africa, the ideal timeframe is in your hands. Opt for an action-packed, fast-paced itinerary to experience the best of South Africa in two weeks. Or enjoy meandering travel at a leisurely pace by extending your stay by a few days to delve deeper into South Africa’s culture, heritage and wildlife. The choice is yours, as per our flexible recommendations. Start planning your trip to South Africa today!

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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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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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Two ladies walking along the beach with Table Mountain in the backdrop

14-tägige Reiseroute durch Südafrika

Wenn es darum geht, Südafrika zu erkunden, hast Du es in der Hand, den idealen Zeitrahmen und die ideale Reiseroute festzulegen. Entscheide Dich für eine schnelle, actioneichen Route, um das Beste von Südafrika in zwei Wochen zu erleben, oder verlängere Deinen Aufenthalt um ein paar Tage, um die Kultur, und die Tierwelt Südafrikas besser kennenzulernen. Du hast die Wahl, wie unsere flexiblen Empfehlungen zeigen.

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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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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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