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Hot Air Balloon

Reading Time: 2 minutes The responses from our Instagram community below was based on a question that a follower asked regarding how to book the hot air balloons in Cappadocia. INSTAGRAM RESPONSES “Ask at your hotel or else there are tour operators in town that you can book with” “Your accommodation will help. Do not pay in advance as …

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Mahindra XUV 300

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Mahindra XUV 300 is rated the safest car in Africa. In this day and age when anything can happen on the road you want to know that you and your family can at least be protected to some degree by the car you drive. In terms of stats South Africa has an average of …

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Road

Reading Time: 3 minutes   “A ship is always safe at the shore-but that is not what it is built for.” – Albert Einstein Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone When we travel we leave behind all that we know and all that is familiar to us and we step into the zone of the unknown. For any traveller, …

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Sujud Airport Lounge Pic

Reading Time: 3 minutes The journey you embark on as you set out on your travelling expedition can sometimes be very unproductive. Whether we’re standing in line, driving in the car, sitting on a train, flying on a plane or walking from one place to another, here are some productivity tips to consider trying out.   1. Make the right …

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Turkish Bath

Reading Time: < 1 minute Disclosure: Please note that the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I earn a commission if you use the links when booking. The income goes to keeping this site updated and free for everyone. This article contains quotes from our Instagram page when we posted this question to our …

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Grand Cave Suites

Reading Time: 3 minutes Disclosure: Please note that the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I earn a commission if you use the links when booking. The income goes to keeping this site updated and free for everyone. This article is based on the question we posted on our Instagram account to our …

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Istanbul Night

Reading Time: 2 minutes Below are some of the responses we received on Instagram from people who have previously visited Turkey. “Go in late December to Uludag. We stayed at Bof. About 4 hours by car from Istanbul. It’s a ski resort and all inclusive” “July is magic on the coast but there are many beautiful places to visit …

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Egypt Camel Pyramids

Reading Time: 4 minutes Cairo Places to Visit Do the Cairo Citadel Tour Salahudin mosque – huge museum with mosques and great views. You need a half day here. Next is all mosques in old Islamic Cairo -:mazars – Sayeda Nafeesa and Sayeda Zainab and Hussain mosque Hussain mosque is a tour and there is a huge Souk inside …

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Lego Land

Reading Time: 4 minutes 1) Istanbul Dolphinarium in Eyup   Location: Eyup district This is the largest indoor Dolphinarium in Europe. It is located in the Eyup district along the Golden Horn.  For more information visit:  http://www.istanbuldolphinarium.com/eng/cocuklara-ozel.html 2) Isfanbul Theme Park  Location: Eyup district It is a huge complex containing a theme park, a shopping area as well as …

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Titanic Beach Lara

Reading Time: 3 minutes Disclosure: Please note that the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I earn a commission if you use the links when booking. The income goes to keeping this site updated and free for everyone.  This blog post article has been compiled based on recommendations from our followers on Instagram. …

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Turkish Tea

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Camii) Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) Topkapi Museum (Topkapi Sarayi) Gulhane Park Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici) Hippodrome  Dolmabahce Palace Galata Towers İstiklal Caddesi and Taksim Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) Spice Bazaar (Misir Carsisi) Rustem Pasa Mosque Bosphorus Cruise Princess Islands  Perri Lotti Eyup Sultan Mosque Suleymaniye Mosque Minia Turk Emirgan Park …

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Emirates

Reading Time: 2 minutes UPDATE: Comair has now went into liquidation and Discovery is working with them to find a solution going forward. An update from Discovery is expected in July 2022. This post will be updated once communication is received from Discovery   Being a member of Discovery medical aid scheme comes with a myriad of benefits. Learning …

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Picture: Emirates (Instagram) Emirates Airlines is the largest in the Middle East, with over 3500 flights per week from Dubai International airport to over 150 cities in 80 countries. Emirates airlines operates a variety of Airbus and Boeing Wide-Body fleets with the A380 being the state-of-the-art aircraft. They have now launched its’ Premium Economy class …

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South Africa: Muslim Travel Guide

Reading Time: 3 minutes   South Africa, the country I am privileged to call home. Located on the Southernmost tip of Africa,is truly a fascinating place to visit. The diverse range of people and cultures breathe life and energy into our bustling cities. South Africa has a muslim population of roughly 3% of the total population. Muslim visitors and …

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Emirates Flying

Reading Time: 1 minute If you find yourself needing a break and want to have a well deserved rest from working then this blog post is especially for you. Let’s look at how you can maximise your time off while being strategic about the days you choose to take your leave on. Public Holidays: Green Leave Days Required: Red …

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Fish on the Rocks

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s no secret that when you are in Cape Town you have to have fish and chips. With every local having their favourite fish and chips location for freshly fried deliciousness, you certainly won’t go wrong if you try any of the fish and chips from this list. This list was obtained by recommendations from …

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2nd bedroom

Reading Time: 3 minutes Location: The Capetonian is a 4 star rated hotel. It is located between the Atlantic Seaboard and Table Mountain. The Capetonian hotel location is exceptional for tourists. It is in close proximity to a variety of some of the most iconic tourist attractions. These attractions include: – The V & A Waterfront  – The Seapoint …

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Stony Point

Reading Time: 2 minutes Breathtaking views of the ocean and the majestical mountains is what you will be enjoying if you choose to venture out and explore the Cape Whale Route.    The coastal route from Cape Town takes you through the small seaside towns of Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond to Hermanus, Stanford, Gansbaai and Cape Agulhas. This route …

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Lake

Reading Time: 4 minutes Location:   Located 234km from Cape Town, and 17km from Swellendam, after travelling through 7km of gravel road you will be met with the most lush, picturesque and tranquil setting.        Pictured above is the 2 bedroom cottage, which is directly opposite the lake.   Experience:   This a rustic farmhouse with all …

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Ciao Pizza Margherita

Reading Time: 2 minutes Location Ciao pizza is a muslim owned restaurant situated in a beautiful part of Cape Town, Bloubergstrand. There are actually 2 branches of Ciao Pizza, one in Bloubergstrand and one in Long Street in the Cape Town CBD. We visited the Bloubergstrand branch for our review.   Experience At Ciao Pizza you get to have delicious …

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Golden Gate 3

Reading Time: 3 minutes By: Fatimah Hunter   Location: Golden Gate National Park is situated in Clarens in the Free State. It is near the Lesotho border on the foothills of the Maluti Mountains.The Golden Gate National Park is named after the golden sandstone cliffs which seem to glow in the sun.   The Eco Ravine Hiking Trail with kids  The scenery at the Golden …

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Nieuwoudtville Waterfall

Reading Time: 8 minutes Magical Blooms In The Desert Namaqualand is the arid desert-like area of South Africa that transforms itself 1 to 2 months a year during early spring into a colourful sea of wildflowers. Main towns part this region are: Springbok Hondeklipbaai, Kleinzee, Kamieskroon, Port Nolloth, Koingnaas, Garies, Kotzesrus and Viooldrif. The West Coast which hugs the …

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Victorskloof Lodge2

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you are looking for luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Hout Bay, surrounded by peace, tranquility and great views, then Victorskloof Lodge will be a great place to consider. Here you can enjoy spending time with your family in a kid friendly environment, or plan a romantic getaway. Their breakfasts consist of cereals, juices …

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Rush Trampolines

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you are looking for an adrenaline pumping, energy blasting activity then Rush trampoline park is a must visit. You will find wall to wall interconnected trampolines, dodgeball courts, cube foam pits, slam dunk basketball hoops, battle beams and an obstacle course.        Going to Rush can be a family adventure, adults enjoy …

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Promenade

Reading Time: 4 minutes Cape town is a cheap city to explore, said no one ever. BUT, there is so much that you can experience for FREE. Give your credit/debit card a break with this round up of the best free things to do in Cape Town. Signal Hill The signal hill viewpoint is a must see when in …

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Art Jamming Entrance

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ever heard of Artjamming? Artjamming, located in Cape Town, South Africa is an indoor painting activity that is suitable for the entire family. You will first choose your canvas size, and then you can let your imagination loose and unleash your creativity.   You can choose from 45 different acrylic non-toxic colours of paint on …

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Klondyke Cherry Farm

Reading Time: 3 minutes Looking for the juiciest, freshest and most scrumptious fruit this summer? Then prepare to go fruit picking, it won’t get any better than picking it yourself. Your day will turn into a fun, earthy and delicious adventure.    South Africa hosts a large variety of fruit picking experiences for you to enjoy. I have rounded …

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Over the Top Avo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Location:   Dolce Bakery is a local hidden gem. Tucked away in Observatory, which is an area just 10min from the Cape Town CBD. Here at Dolce Bakery you can enjoy a wide range of delicious bagels, sourdough breads and croissants topped with a wide variety of the most delicious and flavourful toppings. They also …

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Hungry Lion

Reading Time: 5 minutes Location: Situated in Touws River just under two and half hours drive out of Cape Town, South Africa and you will arrive at The Aquila Private Game Reserve.   Experience: Tip: Arrive a little early, as there is quite a lot of paperwork to fill out at the gate and then again at the parking …

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Halaal Certificate Mauritius

Reading Time: 5 minutes Written by: Fatima Location: Volcanic Island with stretches of palm fringed beaches. This beautiful holiday to Mauritius, was a much awaited extended family holiday of 6 adults and 3 kids and I was determined to see as much of it as I could! Experience: Although Mauritius is a sought after summer destination, we went in …

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