Visitors to South Africa often book a rental car as a part of their trip. Having a car on your holiday is not essential, but it is a good idea. An informal public transportation system is in place, but tourists do not often use it, and there is a learning curve to how much it works, and what it costs to get where you want to go. Overall, if you are a visitor to South Africa, it is much advised to rent a car.
The short answer is yes you can! A safari can be an incredible, fun and never-to-be-forgotten family vacation. With that in mind, there are some things to take into consideration when planning a safari trip with young kids. Location: Africa offers spectacular safaris in several countries, including South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Kenya, […]
It used to be that international travel, particularly to developing countries, was not especially convenient for families traveling with children. While long-haul flights with children may never get any easier, an increasing number of destinations are working to become more family friendly. From accommodations to attractions, even the most seemingly exotic locations now cater toward […]
Rovos Rail already has a reputation as the leading luxury train on the African continent. But to discover more of what makes the Rovos experience so extraordinary, it is essential to get on the inside (literally and figuratively). People with the keenest insight into a company like Rovos, are of course those involved with the […]
For many people traveling overseas, tipping can be somewhat confusing. We have created a tipping guide that will alleviate the confusion every time you reach for your wallet. Tipping is commonplace in South Africa: People working in the service industry in South Africa often rely heavily on tips to make ends meet. Often these people […]
Frequent readers of this blog know that we do enjoy a good Cape Winelands lunch with our family. It is a great way to have a slow afternoon, let the kids play and have a couple glasses of wine. In the past, we have made suggestions for child-friendly wineries around Stellenbosch, and this is one […]
Now that we have lived in the Cape Winelands for some time, we are starting to get to know where we can go for a good lunch and a glass of wine. One of the questions that we have from our friends and guests is where we could go to have lunch with our families in […]