The Garden Route, from Cape Town to Pumba by Hallmark Travel’s client, Marion

By |2019-02-05T23:07:30+00:00February 5th, 2019|Africa, Holidays by our clients|

We had a wonderful time. Flights and transfers went very smoothly, although it is a long flight if you don’t sleep. We enjoyed Winchester Mansions, our hotel in Cape Town, and quickly felt at home. We didn't eat in the restaurant, but had several bar meals which were excellent, and the breakfast buffet was very [...]

The Natural Wonderland of Namibia

By |2020-07-15T14:49:02+00:00November 5th, 2018|Africa|

I’ve seen 10 times more table mountains than Cape Town, Canyons bigger than the Grand Canyon in America, Sand Dunes higher than the Pyramids in Egypt and 1000 more seals on the beach than Kangaroo Island in Australia! Where have I been? Namibia! When you think that nothing more can move you, when you think [...]

South Africa – A week is not enough

By |2018-05-22T20:57:39+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Africa|

On Monday we were looking forward with little enthusiasm to another rather routine week ahead. On Wednesday we were thundering down the Gatwick runway on board a flight to Johannesburg. It had been a very special last-minute offer and we had decided to seize the opportunity of a week long glimpse of South Africa. Our [...]

South Africa for all kinds of Safaris!

By |2018-04-30T12:26:15+00:00April 30th, 2018|Africa|

Shamwari on the East Cape? Or Kruger National Park? And all in-between! Here’s my invitation to help you make the choice… first  I spent a couple of nights at Shamwari, near Port Elizabeth. We slept in tents (quite luxurious!) and easily met all the Big Five (Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Buffalo and Leopard) in just 2 [...]

The Open Road in South Africa! By Joanna Bradley

By |2019-03-08T13:45:17+00:00November 10th, 2015|Africa|

  Although October in England has beautiful colours, it has cool temperatures, so when I had the chance for a few days in a warmer climate and to see the equally beautiful colours of the green trees in the bush of South Africa, I was up for the change! So off I went, to Johannesburg specifically to the [...]

South Africa – 5 Star Style!

By |2020-09-04T20:40:42+00:00June 23rd, 2015|Africa|

Fine weather, fine accommodation, fine dining, fine wine, and the finest sightseeing… that’s South Africa… if it’s time for you to have some finery – read on! My first night was in Paarl, at the beautiful Grand Roche Hotel. The Grand Roche is a small hotel, just 34 rooms, located at the bottom of Paarl Rock. It has [...]

Saturday Kitchen – South Africa Style! By Joanna Bradley

By |2018-05-08T10:55:28+00:00June 24th, 2014|Africa|

I love cooking, I love food and I love travel! So an invitation to compete in a cooking competition in Sun City with some fellow travel agents was irresistible! First we visited Cape Town. In the shadow of Table Mountain, I went sightseeing! V&A Waterfront, Green Market Square, Parliament & City Hall, District Six Museum, Robben Island – [...]

Bee-U-Tee-ful Botswana! (video clip)

By |2018-10-30T10:47:57+00:00October 2nd, 2013|Africa|

I couldn't believe that I was in the midst of the Kalahari Desert! It was green, full of marshes, watery channels and huge expanses of flooded plains. Of course this was the Okavango Delta – an area of desert (graded by the lack of rain), which is flooded by rivers that flow from as far away as Angola [...]

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