Archive for category: South Africa

/ Feb 21, 2017 6:00 PM

Guest Blog: Child-friendly Hoods – Cape Town via Bernadette Erasmus from @kaleidoscopebe

Parenthood is an evolving process, any parent will tell you. After the new arrival, the said parents face the travelling years. Yup, all have been there, think crying toddler in the plane, the red face parents, disturbed looks from other passengers. Those more advanced in years might even have a slight giggle and reminiscences of their own in the same situation. So the new parents want to go away, as it is with new parents, they can’t be away from little ones too long. Why not take them with, easier said than done. Child-friendly accommodation impacts the pocket, after acquiring [&hellip

/ Feb 13, 2017 12:46 PM

Make Every Day a Valentine’s Day | #Quotes

It’s simple… if you love someone – Everyday Day Should be a Valentine’s Day: Being romantic with your loved one is a natural thing and should not be something forced on ONE day; Small Gift out of the blue, kind words & gentle whisper DAILY means much more that the ones on #ValentinesDay; Appreciate each other EVERYDAY and make it special; Make each other laugh every day; Spend time with each other; Be there for each other. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles M. Schulz “They invented hugs to let people [&hellip

/ Feb 7, 2017 5:00 PM

Stellenbosch Wine Routes becomes a triple champion

Tourism dynamo clinches top spot at international Wine Tourism Challenge. The Stellenbosch Wine Routes organisation has again been singled out from its peers in leading wine regions of the world. Having continued to impress the judges in the international Wine Tourism Challenge, South Africa’s premier wine route returned to the podium this year as a champion for the third time. Having claimed titles in 2014 and 2015, Stellenbosch Wine Routes was again named winner of the category for Best Promotional Body in the competition organised by the respected journal, Drinks International. The award recognises Stellenbosch Wine Routes for its commitment [&hellip

/ Jan 31, 2017 7:06 AM

5 Valentine’s Day Ideas | Cape Town, South Africa

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. So again this year we’d like to make the planning a bit easier with our Romantic suggestions. Love is in the air!   PAMPERING O SPA at O on Kloof Boutique Hotel – offering Bubbly Valentine’s Day Special for couples including a bottle of Villiera Sparkling Wine. T: +27 (0) 21 439 20 81 | W: www.oonkloof.co.za (Vouchers are available)   BLINK BLINK Royal African Diamonds – because Diamonds are the Girls Best Friend. What else we can say! T: +27 (0) 21 424 3000 | W: www.royalafricandiamonds.co.za (Open 7 days a week by appointment only) [&hellip

/ Jan 18, 2017 6:22 AM

2017 #TravelChatSA Topic List

To help us (and YOU!) in planning, herewith a 2017 #TravelChatSA Topic List. We will be updating this as often as possible so do come back for updates.  If you’s like to join and co-host future chat with a topic close to your heart- get in touch. Prize sponsors are welcome. For topic suggestions please DM @travelopulent or @DoroLef / or post your suggestion in a comment below together with your Twitter Handle, if we use your idea – we will credit your.   FUTURE TOPICS: JANUARY  Next #TravelChatSA: 25th January – Sand and Beach (Summer Vibes South Africa)   [&hellip

/ Jan 11, 2017 9:04 AM

Stellenbosch Harvest Parade brings fanfare to City of Oaks (28 January)

The oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch will be invaded by a colourful community of winemaking charismatics on uniquely adorned ‘chariots’ on Saturday, January 28. The annual Harvest Parade comes to this most prominent town of South African wine to usher in the grape harvest season with convivial cheer. The memorable Stellenbosch Harvest Parade also pays homage to the people behind this labour of love and especially the invaluable contribution of South Africa’s farm workers. This proud Stellenbosch procession traditionally includes merry marching bands, inimitable Cape minstrels, drum majorettes and – the highlight of this harvest high jinks – a flotilla of [&hellip

/ Jan 9, 2017 7:31 AM

Rest and Relax at Raptor Rise | Tulbagh, South Africa

Whenever you need sometime away and not too far from Cape Town – think of Tulbagh. This beautiful rural village offers magnificent mountain views and scenery, peacefulness and it’s also a great place for those loving outdoor activities, a bit of history or great wines. Raptor Rise self-catering accommodation is nestled 6km from historic and scenic Tulbagh. Located on a working farm Raptor Rise offers luxurious yet very affordable accommodation. In offer double rooms, sleepers flat, penthouses and beautiful cottage – all well appointed,neat with everything you need, including fast WI-FI (which was a bonus!) Our sleepers flat was very clean, with [&hellip

/ Jan 3, 2017 6:34 PM

O on Kloof Boutique Hotel and Spa has Now Expanded | Cape Town, South Africa

O on Kloof “home away from home” has now expanded! Beautiful 329 m2 Cape Dutch house has been undergoing renovations and opened it’s doors beginning of December 2016. Scandinavian touches have been carefully incorporated throughout the residence with exquisite attention to detail, warm wood finishes, monochrome colours & customised furniture. 3 Double Bedrooms are all unique & furnished with luxurious cotton linen & modern fabrics with pops of colour.   The Residence welcomes travellers of all ages –a family vacation for everyone!      For more details or to simply make an enquiry please visit: W: http://www.oonkloof.co.za/residence-ct/ or call +27 (0) [&hellip

/ Jan 1, 2017 12:30 AM

2017 Wishes to YOU | Happy New Year

I’d Also Like to Wish You all on behalf of #TravelChatSA and Travel Opulent Box: An amazing travels in 2017: new Discoveries that will steal your heart,  meeting new People that friendships will last forever; Great Health for You and Your Families and Friends. A wish for us all that we don’t look back and compare what happened in 2016 but with energy and excitement grab 2017 and make it “OURS”. Happy New Year Everybody!  Patrycja & Travel Opulent Box Team 

/ Dec 27, 2016 7:41 AM

15 Quotes that will Inspire You for 2017

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” — Brad Paisley  “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Anthony Robbins “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” — Albert Einstein “Think Big And Don’t Listen To People Who Tell You It Can’t Be Done. Life’s Too Short To Think Small.”- Tim Ferriss “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” [&hellip