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Rovos Rail Vs. The Blue Train

South Africa has two luxury trains: Rovos Rail and The Blue Train. Both offer a very relaxing way of crossing the landscape of South Africa and both will give you an unforgettable experience. The Blue Train This moving five-star hotel takes its passengers through the breathtaking countryside of South Africa. The Blue Train operates on

Kruger National Park vs Greater Kruger Park

The Greater Kruger Park (GKP) refers to over 20 private game reserves, whilst the Kruger National Park (KNP) is a 20,000 km2 area right next to it. Greater Kruger Park The term Greater Kruger Park is used to describe a number of private game reserves situated along the recently unfenced mid-western border of the

Aquila and Inverdoorn Safari

If you're looking for a first time safari experience close to Cape Town, you may find yourself choosing from either Aquila or Inverdoorn Private Game Reserves. In this post, we briefly explain the differences between the two well known private game reserves. Aquila Private Game Reserve stands in an area of 4,500 hectares of Southern Karoo

Kids along the Garden Route

You may have thought that travelling through the Garden Route would not be suitable for your children.  Well, not exactly. Along the Garden Route, there are plenty of places to visit with your children. In this article I'll give you examples of fun activities you can do with them. Go wild and learn all about

Kids in the Cape Winelands

Popular activities for kids in the Winelands are strawberry picking and grape juice tastings. But these are just a few examples of what children can do in this stunning region. Who knew that there are plenty of activities and fun places to visit for the whole family? Although not in the Winelands, we can certainly start our

New Robben Island requirements

Robben Island has implemented new requirements for those wishing to visit the island, this comes on the back of a near tragedy with ferry Thandi a few months ago in rough seas. All clients must now provide relevant identification when purchasing a ticket according to the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA). This could be

Why book multiple day tours with African Blue Tours?

With Cape Town offering so much variety to be experienced on any visit, we have compiled a few reasons why we feel you should consider booking multiple day tours with African Blue Tours. In Cape Town, it's not uncommon to experience 4 seasons in a day and even up to 8 seasons on certain moodier

Table Mountain Cableway closure dates 2018

For those that will be visiting the lovely Mother City in July or August this year, its good to know that the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has announced it will be closing once again for its annual maintenance period. The cableway will undergo it's annual maintenance (this is a good thing) from the 23rd

What to bring on Safari?

It’s happening! After all this time you will finally go on a Safari: Game Drives, the Big Five and maybe even a Safari Walk are on the top of your list, but ... what do you bring? There are multiple things that are super convenient and that really contribute to the most amazing safari experience

African Penguins

Penguins are normally seen surrounded by snow, ice and cold conditions. But there is one species however, that likes the sun just as much as we do. While most penguins are huddling up to stay warm, the African Penguin waddles around in the sand and occasionally catches a wave to stay cool. The following facts