My Top 5 Nature & Adventure Destinations

Some of my most memorable trips have been nature and adventure trips: Seeing wildlife in its natural habitat up close & personal is an awe-inspiring experience – from diving with young sea lions to finding lions on your own or seeing Orang Utans! And what’s even better that a dream trip like this doesn’t have to cost a fortune: some … Continue reading

Luxury layover at Johannesburg airport – InterContinental O.R. Tambo

The return flight from my Cape Town to Victoria Falls adventure required an overnight stay in Johannesburg. Having visited Johannesburg previously and with less than 12 hours to spare, I wanted to stay close to the airport and opted for the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport. It was a luxurious layover and one of the best airport hotels I’ve stayed … Continue reading

The smoke that thunders – Victoria Falls!

Victoria Falls was the final stop of our tour across Southern Africa – and it’s well worth the trip all on its own! Mosi-oa-Tunya – “the smoke that thunders” – is the largest waterfall on Earth and the Seventh Natural Wonder of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site. If all those titles don’t entice you to go, the … Continue reading

Elephants on your door step – Elephant Sands Lodge, Botswana

After an amazing trip into the Okavango Delta by canoe (read here), as part of our Cape Town to Victoria Falls adventure (read here), we had a stop over at the Elephant Sands Lodge. We had seen plenty of elephants at Etosha National Park (here) as well as in the Delta, so I wasn’t too excited, despite our marvelous guide … Continue reading

Experience a natural wonder of Africa hands-on – Okavango Delta

One of the most captivating destination on our tour of Southern Africa (overview here) was the Okavango Delta. It is one of those places that captures your imagination, awes you with the experience and leaves you clinging on till the last minute, not wanting to leave. Yet it is hard to describe what really makes this place so special and … Continue reading

Okaukuejo Camp Etosha National Park

If you enjoyed my review of Etosha National Park and the photos of the amazing wildlife, you will need a place to stay. The Okaukuejo Camp we stayed at during our trip is a great option for independent travelers! We loved our stay there and you have options for any budget to make this your base for the exploration of … Continue reading

Cape Town without breaking the bank – Park Inn Foreshore

We chose the Park Inn Cape Town Foreshore for part of our stay in Cape Town, one of my favorite cities, prior to our to Southern Africa adventure  . We wanted to maximize the value of our Club Carlson points and chose it mostly because of it belonging to the Carlson family of hotels.  While we were much more excited … Continue reading

Luxury with a view – Radisson Blu Waterfront, Cape Town

We went to Cape Town to meet friends from the other side of the world and also to start our Southern Africa adventure (read more here). We booked the Radisson Blu Waterfront as a treat and that’s exactly what it turned out to be – a real treat of a hotel! It’s in a great location on the Waterfront and … Continue reading