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Dream Hotels & Resorts promotes ‘slow’ tourism in Zululand

This Heritage Day, Dream Hotels & Resorts is encouraging South Africans to explore Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal, which stands as just one of the country’s important historical areas. “It is a less-explored region of the country, where visitors can immerse themselves in the traditions of the isiZulu people,” says Brent Dickson, Director of Dream Hotels & Resorts “With endless rolling hills, historic battlefields, beautiful lakes and wildlife-rich game reserves, Zululand ties in perfectly with the slow tourism movement, a philosophy of travelling with patience, taking the time to explore and engage in one’s surroundings fully,” he adds. Dream Hotels & Resorts…

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Why South African parents will love cruising this year

Thanks to cruising, children can travel almost everywhere these days, from Europe, to the Caribbean, and even further-flung destinations such as the Arctic. Cruise holidays are especially popular with the families market, with 75 percent of Millennial families interested in booking a cruise within the next two years, according to research by MMGYGlobal. Overall, the cruise industry is projecting 27.2-million passenger bookings this year. “It is catching on quickly with South African families wanting to expose their children to global travel but with the least amount of hassle,” says Eamonn Ferrin, Vice President of Norwegian Cruise Lines & Managing Director…

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A few favorite page-turners to travel with during National Book Week

There is something so pleasant about reading the story of an epic journey while you travel, and with National Book Week (NBW) running from 2-8 September, there’s no better time to pick out a new page-turner, pack your suitcase and hit the road. If you’re in need of a new recommendation, here are a few favourites, along with some local destinations perfectly suited to read them in. Adventures of a Young Naturalist by David Attenborough  (2017, originally published in 1980) This is a fantastic book for anyone who seeks to understand how far we have come in developing a protective…

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Five destinations perfect for solo South African female travellers

Solo female travel has grown in leaps and bounds, with many dedicated female travellers venturing abroad by themselves. We explore five destinations that are perfect for solo female travellers all across the world. From rand-friendly Portugal and sunny Spain to an Italian adventure, here’s where you should be travelling in 2020. Plus, top tips for solo female travellers! Portugal Portugal is possibly the trendiest country to visit this year and a favourite for 2020. With a mild and moderate climate, stunning beaches and a wealth of cultural and historical attractions, it’s a year-round destination. For South African travellers, in particular,…

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