South Africa: The Ultimate Foodie Getaway Guide

by Travelbag on 06 May 2016, 14:05PM 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. Many of their dishes are created to bring the communities together; an example of this is Braai/Shisa Nyama, which is where local communities gather to share food, listen to music, soak up the energetic atmosphere and eat a diverse selection of meat (commonly pork, beef and lamb). Cape Malary curry is one dish that you need taste! The curry is packed with aromatic spices like turmeric, saffron and ...
Kenya- The Heart of Africa

Kenya- The Heart of Africa

Kenya is often referred to as the ‘Heart of Africa’ – largely due to its central location on the continent and the fact that Nairobi is the centre of international activity, and air arrivals into East Africa. Kenya is a country of true diversity – with great sweeping African plains, the second highest peak in Africa (Mount Kenya), great white sands of the coast, dense rain...
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

The Big 5 at Kariega Game Reserve

The Big 5 at Kariega Game Reserve

The Kariega Game Reserve is a beautiful and deceptively large Game Park nestled in the heart of the Eastern Cape of South Africa, just outside the seaside town of Kenton-on-Sea. Last week I spend a day on the reserve, and what a day it was!Even before entering the reserve I spotted a hippo, and during the short meander up to reception I saw blesbuck, zebra, impala and a massive tortoise – th...
by Helen Wright on 24 May 2013, 11:05AM

Sun City- South Africa

Sun City- South Africa

Samantha Wadasck, a consultant from our Alton branch reports back from her recent trip to South Africa I was really lucky to be chosen as one of the attendees on this year’s familiarisation trip to Sun City in South Africa. Myself and seven of my colleagues had four nights in this fantastic resort destination, located two hours drive from Johannesburg. It was the first time I’d been ...
by Samantha Wadasck on 21 November 2012, 10:11AM

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