Category Archives: Guide

Is there Internet Access while on Safari?

The answer to this varies widely depending on where you are headed. South African safari lodges, more often than not, will have WiFi available as locations tend to be more accessible and less remote than in other southern and east African countries. However, wherever you are on safari, expect some unreliability with connections, as you […]

14 Hidden Places In South Africa That Will Actually Change Your Life

South Africa has plenty of well-known draw cards – the Kruger Park, Cape Town, and the Garden Route are popular sites that spring to mind – but its wealth of lesser-known natural wonders, quaint towns and beautiful beach destinations can make a huge difference to your holiday, especially if you are seeking something a little […]

Robben Island

Visitors to South Africa should include a stop at one of the country’s most fascinating and harrowing sites, Robben island. This is especially perfect for travelers looking for more context and information about South Africa’s conflicted past. Described as the “Island of Exiles” by author Lawrence Green, Robben Island has been a World Heritage Site since 1999 and is an important part of any visit to Cape Town. “Robben”, meaning place of seals was a name given by the Dutch settlers, who began arriving on the Southern tip of Africa in the 17th Century.

Greenmarket Square – Cape Town

From the exterior of the market there is no real way to make out what is inside, but walk up any of the passages and you are entering a mixed world of imported curious, beautiful jewelry and knocked-off brands.  The market square is cobbled, and the passages are narrow enough that the colorful canvas roofs […]