As the saying goes, bigger isn’t necessarily better. Like all major cities, Cape Town is home to a selection of the world's leading hotel brands, but if it's intimate proportions and character you want, then a boutique hotel or guesthouse is probably a better choice for your Cape Town holiday.
Mentioning that you work in the travel industry is a great way to crack the ice at parties. Virtually every guest will have been on a plane sometime, has a dream destination they’re dying to visit or at least has a travel horror story that ‘a friend of a friend of a friend’ had to endure. So it was no surprise when I found myself having a great chat about African travel at a party over the recent festive season, which went a little like this:
What happens when Go2Africa’s creative director gets together with a stand-up comedian and a star of the silver screen? After lots of noise, coffee and notepaper, they make a little travel show to tickle your funny bone… Introducing TV star Tyrone Keogh (David) and comedian Paul Snodgrass (Dave) in David & Dave: Go Walking in Zambia.
It's February in Africa and summer is in full swing. Rain has settled in across much of the continent and many of its top safari destinations, drenching the tropical coastline in afternoon showers. But it's not all grey clouds: choose the right destination, and you’ll find yourself under Africa's classic blue skies and gorgeous sunshine.
“Photography” essentially means ‘painting with light’. This is easy enough to understand- it is the process that occurs when light strikes a film or a sensor, thus producing an image that exhibits the interplay between light and shadow. What then, if you wish to take a photograph when there is no light, or light that is so low that it's hard for your camera to discern? This is where photography gets interesting - and challenging! It's where photography becomes about exercising creative possibilities, not just taking the obvious shot.
What happens when Go2Africa’s creative director gets together with a stand-up comedian and a star of the silver screen? After lots of noise, coffee and notepaper, they make a little travel show to tickle your funny bone… Introducing TV star Tyrone Keogh (David) and comedian Paul Snodgrass (Dave) in David & Dave: Go Gorilla Trekking.
I dreamed of Africa is one of the most famous books about one woman’s lifelong love affair with this mesmerising continent. Africa gets under your skin and into your soul like no other. It is a spellbinding place to celebrate love affairs of all sorts – your babymoon, honeymoon or even your diamond anniversary.
South Africa’s 1996 Constitution specifically protects full and equal rights for LGBT people. In 2006, the rainbow nation legalized same-sex marriages - the first country in Africa and the fifth in the world to do so.
The emotions your loved one feels when you ask them such a defining and important question – ‘Will you marry me?’ – can be overwhelming to the point of tears, laughter and weak knees, exactly the sort of emotions that are worthy of an utterly romantic setting.
Safety is on every traveller’s mind – more so it seems in these turbulent times. Many travel companies stay away from addressing the issues around safety directly. We believe that the more informed our travellers are, the safer, better prepared and happier their vacation will be, so we gathered together our top safety tips for travellers coming to Africa.