Everyone deserves a holiday, and we know a place. Meandering through the Natal Midlands and staying at a four star country home can be a costly affair. But with this deal, you and your partner stay at The Bend Country House for two nights, for a paltry R1 190! Seriously? That’s less than R300 “pps”. [...]
The mark of a true adventurer is a willingness to risk death for glory. This coming Friday, two British adventurers are setting out from Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel, and driving straight to London in a Fiat Panda, which is no bigger than a shetland pony. Here’s why they might not make it.
The Annual Airline Safety Rankings have just come out, rating 60 airlines on the number and deadliness of the hull losses (destroyed airplanes) they have suffered in the past 30 years and how they have fared more recently. SAA came 9th. In the world.
1) Plush - Saturday 19 January at 17h00 2) Manouche - Sunday 20 January at 18h00 3) TheCITY - Saturday 26 January at 18h00 4) Bed on Bricks - Saturday 26 January at 18h45 5) Lee Gold - Sunday 27 January at 17h30 Price? Free. Time? 18h00 to 19h00. Venue? V&A Amphitheatre [...]
I’ve decided to get out of town at least once a month for 2013. And the best way to plan ahead for monthly trips away, is to get a list of the public holidays – which can turn any weekend into a long weekend. So click through for South Africa’s public holidays, 2013..
Not too dissimilar to the signs often found at Virgin Active gyms, the Metro Railway in Melbourne has put up signs to discourage ‘wanking’ on the trains. Suggesting, rather, that you wait ’til you get home. Click to see.
The London Underground turned 150 yesterday. That’s a hell of a lot of underground travelling. The Telegraph put together a fantastic list of facts and figures about the world’s oldest underground railway.
I just came back from Rome and Venice, and I cannot stress to you how beautiful it is and how moved you will be when you visit. The hotel I went to was completely over the top and I realised that all you need is a 4 star in Rome. Check out this crazy deal.
Joe Mthembu and three friends paid Notel International R19,000 deposit for their New Year accommodation. When they arrived to find it was double booked, Joe had a heart attack and died. Click for more.
It takes a lot for people to spend online, especially when it comes to special travel deals. You never quite know for sure what will happen when (if) you get to the other side. Especially when the deal seems too good to be true. Listen to this first hand example:
While we all have our favourite meeting spots in Cape Town, like vida e or Caprice, sometimes you just want to hide away. Everyone knows this place is a village and finding a spot to meet without parking hassles or running into people you know is tricky. Not anymore..
Anything can happen in the internet, and it usually does. The notion of a lunatic being taped to his seat by fellow passengers, with photographic evidence, has now been fulfilled. Click for hilarious picture and story.
We’ve already found out what the Hosties think about their passengers. But what do Hotel guests really want when they choose and check in to a hotel or guest house? GO Airport Express have just completed a study of guest what is their favourite freebie, a 57% rating said “Free WiFi”. A free breakfast is [...]
It’s holidays soon people and the irony is you won’t be chilling out. You’ll be so sorry you hadn’t taken your babe somewhere special before it all went pear-shaped. Do this – the price is right and you might even get your cash back!
Have you ever sat on a plane and wondering what those hosties and gentlemen stewards are thinking? Whatever you do, don’t snap your fingers. “Passengers who click their fingers to get the staff’s attention” is the biggest gripe for a quarter of cabin crew (26 per cent), according to a new survey. The Skyscanner survey [...]
Cape Town is privileged to have an outdoor art exhibition taking place right now, featuring a number of sculptures, including Dylan Lewis and Deborah Bell. A rare opportunity to take in these incredible works of art in the beautiful Mount Nelson gardens. Click for more info.
Wow, just 1 week ago I posted an article about my experience in Venice, and now look at this! Apparently it’s their 6th highest tide level in 150 years, with 70% of the floating city underwater. Click through to see these extraordinary pictures.
Michael O’Leary, Cief Executive of Ryanair budget airlines is thinking out the box right now. He told The Telegraph that seatbelts on planes won’t save anyone, and wants to make low-cost “standing room only” cabins a reality.
Sanral has announced that it has a roll out plan – and a mandate from government – to begin rolling out e-tags in a number of provinces apart from Gauteng. Although, they did fail to specify which provinces, and when they would begin the process. The announcement was made this afternoon by Sanral project manager, Alex [...]
I was in Venice a couple weeks ago, as a part of that 7-day cruise I told you about. It was my first time in Venice and as a result I couldn’t comment if what I was seeing was normal or not. Turns out it wasn’t.
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor’s life and marriage (twice!) is the stuff of legend. We were quite taken-aback at these recent extracts from his diaries, which reveal the time they had in the Kruger National Park and Johannesburg.
I conduct most of my summer “meetings” at the Mount Nelson‘s Oasis Restaurant, so I’m particularly excited for their new ‘bistro style’ refurb! And get this, the old buffet is no longer! They’re going a-la-carte! Tthe menu includes items like oysters, sizzling steaks, burgers, baby chicken, salads, pizzas, club sarmies, cheese boards, home made breads, [...]
I’ve never been on a cruise and I’ve never had anyone fully explain to me what it’s about and what it’s like. So for those of you who haven’t done one yet, listen to this (you won’t believe what I paid).
I was in Venice this last week and found myself in the company of Carinthia VII – at 97.2m, she is the 12th biggest SuperYacht in the world. I got some pics for you and also dug up some interesting (very spicy) info about her and her owners. Here are some pics I took of [...]