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20 Fun Things to do Along the Garden Route

[Updated January 2019] The Garden Route really is a brilliant family destination as it caters for a wide range of interests – outdoor adventurers and shoppers can bond over a memorable meal of fresh-off-the-line seafood or locally-cultivated wine. Make connections – meet the makers, the ceramicists, the artisans, the conservationists. Slow things down, catch your […]

Free things to do in London – A few of our favourites!

Have you ever dreamed of travelling to London, but always thought you couldn’t afford it? Think again! Here is our top list of free things to do in London. Image by Chantelle Flores. www.51countriesandcounting.com It is a city that most people dream to visit. Taking in the sounds and sites of this culturally diverse city […]

Budget tips to make your dream holiday happen!

Unless you’re lucky enough to be Rockefeller, you’ll need a simple budget travel tip or two to help save for an overseas holiday. While we can’t guarantee you’ll be dining on champagne and lobster after reading this, we do know that your overseas trip will be a lot more comfortable! Budget travel tip 1 – […]

Canada Visa – A Step-By-Step Guide

Have you ever thought of witnessing the stunning setting of Niagara Falls? Or treat yourself to the majesty and adventure available at the Glacier National Park in British Columbia. Canada is home to all that and more! But first, you’ll need to sort out your visa. South African passport holders need a Visitor Visa to […]

Canada Visa – A Step By Step Guide

Have you ever thought of witnessing the stunning setting of Niagara Falls? Or treat yourself to the majesty and adventure available at the Glacier National Park in British Columbia. Canada is home to all that and more! But first, you’ll need to sort out your visa. South African passport holders need a Visitor Visa to […]

5 Reasons to Fly SA Express from Cape Town to Walvis Bay

Yes, you read right. SA Express has officially re-introduced their flights between Cape Town and Walvis Bay! SA Express suffered a bad rap last year with their flights grounded in May. But, they promptly dusted themselves off and began resuming their popular flights from August. This past weekend was the re-launch of their direct route […]

2019 Social Calendar: Events and Festivals in South Africa

Now that the festive season is over, it’s time to start planning your social diary for 2019! Take advantage of the public holidays, and extend your leave days for long weekends in March, April, May, June, August, September and December. Whether you’re planning a getaway or staycation, take a look at these exciting events and […]

Ellora Caves – A unique artistic creation in India

Ellora Caves: The Ellora caves complex in the Maharashtra state of Western India will leave you gaping in disbelief. It is the largest rock-cut monastery and temple cave complex in the world and dates back to 600 – 1000CE.   Ellora Caves. Image by: Chantelle Flores www.51countriesandcounting.com Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in […]

Discover Your Best Time to Visit Portugal!

Portugal is an incredible destination to enjoy a holiday! With a spectacular coastline, romantic medieval cities, and delicious seafood, it’s a place you must visit. With so much to do in the country, it’s no wonder Portugal tops the lists for places to travel. Visit stunning sacred sites, discover the local neighbourhood culture, and explore […]