10 Things You Never Knew About South Africa

by Travelbag on 28 January 2019, 09:01AM 10 Things You Never Knew About South Africa From its unbeatable safari parks, to the inescapable buzzing vuvuzelas at the 2010 World Cup, South Africa is famous for many things. The Rainbow Nation is a diverse country of contrasts, with slick cities, sprawling beaches and incredible wildlife – and plenty of history to boot. It’s also one of the best-value holiday destinations for 2019. But how much do you actually know about it? If you’re already considering a trip to South Africa, these facts and figures will definitely make you want to go. Read on to discover 10 things you never knew about South Africa.   1. It’s no secret that South Africa knows a thing or two about wine. After all, it’s the seventh-biggest producer of wine on the planet. But did you know that South Africa is also home to th...
10 Best-Value Destinations for 2019

10 Best-Value Destinations for 2019

When you’re thinking about where to go on holiday in 2019, cost is bound to be a factor. And we don’t just mean the price tag on your hotel. We’re talking about all the little extras, like meals and drinks – all of which need to be paid for with foreign currency. So which destinations offer the best value for money? Our friends at the Post Office have worked it all out. ...
by Travelbag on 14 January 2019, 09:01AM



Animals to see in Botswana

Animals to see in Botswana

Holidays to Botswana are all about the wildlife. And what better way to see them than on a safari? The 'big five' – buffalo, elephant, lion, rhino and leopard – are all here, alongside an endless list of other animals. But that doesn't mean you're guaranteed to see them.  When it comes to safari holidays, when you go is just as important as where you stay. Timing is everything....
by Travelbag on 23 May 2018, 08:05AM



48 hours in Cape Town

48 hours in Cape Town

Cape Town is South Africa’s second biggest city after Johannesburg. Most visitors come to see the famous sites relating to Nelson Mandela and Apartheid But there's so much more to scratch beneath the surface. In this city, the outdoors blends effortlessly with edgy urban spots – Table Mountain National Park is literally in the city. South Africa's world-beating wines are no secret &nda...
by Travelbag on 24 April 2018, 15:04PM



South Africa: The Ultimate Foodie Getaway Guide

South Africa: The Ultimate Foodie Getaway Guide

So you’ve planned where you need to go in Australia to discover spectacular cuisine but it doesn’t stop there, South Africa is the next location to add onto your foodie destinations list.  South African cuisine is far from the ordinary...but for all the right reasons. Their food is mainly influenced by the indigenous population and other countries such as France and Malaysia. M...
by Travelbag on 06 May 2016, 14:05PM



The Best Reserves and Resorts in Kenya

The Best Reserves and Resorts in Kenya

Kenya is often referred to as the ‘Heart of Africa’ – largely due to its central location on the continent. Plus, the capital city, Nairobi, is a major hub for plane traffic to East Africa. But the meaning goes deeper than that. With its great sweeping plains, the second highest peak on the continent, and stunning wildlife, Kenya showcases Africa at its very best. But, where s...
by Annabel Jenkins on 21 December 2015, 13:12PM



10 things I want people to know about Kenya

10 things I want people to know about Kenya

This could be titled 'Why I love Kenya' so be ready for some unabashed positive messages about the country. image credit: Great Plains Conservation I keep coming across people who ask me if it's safe in Kenya, and while at first I was surprised, having lived for some time in Johannesburg in South Africa, later I realized that people are reading the Kenyan situation all wrong. If you hang out in...
by Dereck Joubert on 22 October 2014, 09:10AM



Test Your World Travel Knowledge

Test Your World Travel Knowledge

As you probably would have guessed, at Travelbag we are passionate about travel!    Our consultants travel extensively to make sure they have firsthand experience of the destinations. Over the years, they have come across some interesting and sometimes strange facts and habits. We have put together a fun quiz to test your world travel knowledge. Are you a seasoned traveller or an occas...
by Travelbag on 07 January 2014, 12:01PM



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