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Why There’s More to South Africa Than Just Safari Trips

Why There’s More to South Africa Than Just Safari Trips

Adventure holiday makers love heading to South Africa for all the amazing wildlife spotting opportunities on the many different safari trips available. But, if you’re not looking to go on a safari holiday there’s a lot more to South Africa than just wonderful nature reserves and wildlife spotting. Here’s a few of the key reasons […]

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Sunset Sunday – View at Sheraton Pretoria, South Africa

Sunset Sunday – View at Sheraton Pretoria, South Africa

I spent two evenings at the Sheraton Pretoria in South Africa. The first evening I walked the grounds of the Union Buildings, a place where people listened to Nelson Mandela’s inauguration speech in 1994. Walking about I took an image of my first sunset in Pretoria. Still today, it’s one of my favorites. And then […]

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The USA vs. England World Cup Tailgate at Rustenburg, South Africa

The USA vs. England World Cup Tailgate at Rustenburg, South Africa

Obtaining a ticket for World Cup match of USA vs. England, was not just about patriotism or believing in the outcome, it was also about having something else I highly value – having fun. And what a great time it was, especially the tailgate. We arrived five hours early; when Americans head to a stadium […]

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A World Cup memory and a Reminder to Believe

A World Cup memory and a Reminder to Believe

As I watch the CONCACAF Gold Cup, (soccer tournament) I recall the magic of last June. I recall the world coming together to watch soccer, recall witnessing South Africa continue to heal through sports, and I recall believing I’d see USA play a World Cup match. When my tour through Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and […]

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Greenmarket Square in Cape Town

Greenmarket Square in Cape Town

One of the oldest squares in Cape Town, Greenmarket Square can be found just a few blocks off Long Street in the center of the city.  On one end of the street, I stayed at the Westin on the other end I found the perfect Royale with Cheese burger. And if you head to Cape Town […]

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Sunset Sunday – The Westin, Cape Town, South Africa

Sunset Sunday – The Westin, Cape Town, South Africa

During the World Cup, I spent a few nights in Cape Town. The $15 USD dorm rate at local hostels suddenly changed and the rates skyrocketed to nearly $50 (even more at some places) so I decided to take action. I checked in to the Westin, an SPG property that provided a pay and points […]

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The Seafood Blues of Cape Town

The Seafood Blues of Cape Town

After the Camps Bay cocktail and then watching the  Atlantic Ocean sunset, I walked back down the oceanfront street to return to Blues for dinner. The place recommended by the hotel concierge, provided a clean, open air setting, a vibe for great seafood. The open kitchen provided full view to us watch the chef prepare […]

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Cape Town’s Bahia – One of the Best at the Waterfront

Cape Town’s Bahia – One of the Best at the Waterfront

Dropped off  at Victoria and Alfred’s Waterfront in Cape Town, we had 90 minutes for lunch.  Our guide gave recommendations from the fast and cheap (this meal was not included as part of the tour) to the elegant and elaborate. We selected the latter, and I am glad we did. Four of us left the […]

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