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Al fresco meals

Dining al fresco is something everyone loves during the long daylight hours when the northern hemisphere enjoys its summer. The phrase al fresco is borrowed from Italian and literally means “in the cool”. For some inspiring alfresco recipes, read on.  ...

Horse riding safaris in Africa

If you love horse riding, wildlife and the great outdoors, then a horseback safari is bound to be just up your street (or riding track). Horseback safaris are a wonderful way to enjoy South Africa’s beauty and the beauty of Africa as a whole, including our diverse...

The value of time

When people are asked what they most value in life, they often say ‘time’. The value of time differs from person to person – but it is an irrefutable fact that we only have a certain amount of time in this life and we cannot buy anymore when our ‘time is up’, no...

What is a power of attorney?

Many people wonder what a power of attorney is and where it can be applied. Power of attorney is a phrase that you hear often in many different sectors of life including both finance and medical. In this article we will explore what exactly a power of attorney is and...

8 days in the Namib desert

If you have ever visited the Namib Desert of Namibia, you’ll know that it is a wonderland of experiences and beauty that you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the world. Come and spend eight days in the Namib Desert and revive your senses.   The Namib...

Three amigos adventure: Motorcycling through South Africa to Slovenia

South Africans who love their motorbikes will be interested to know that three intrepid South Africans are not just content to bike around on their local roads, instead they are embarking on an epic journey to motorcycle through South Africa – all the way to Slovenia!...

View Cherry Blossoms around the world

It’s cherry blossom season and you don’t need to head to Japan to see a frothy display of cherry blossoms – even though this is the country usually on most people’s travel lists when it comes to seeing cherry blossoms. Here are some places where you can enjoy cherry...

An evolving project: The Euro

As all travelers heading to Europe will know, the Euro is the universal currency across 19 EU countries, making things a lot easier if you are moving from one country to another. The Euro however, does far more than just making life easier for tourists. In this...

The South African’s Guide To: Relocating to New Zealand

It’s no secret that New Zealand is an attractive immigration destination for South African families. Just ask the 5,000 South Africans that left for New Zealand in the 2017/18 financial year, and you’ll understand what drives them: the need to seek safety, security...

The modern features and changes of Facebook

In case you haven’t noticed it, Facebook has a fresh new look and a whole lot of new Facebook features with a focus on creating private spaces, encouraging communities and even dating. To help you make sense of the new Facebook changes, we have put together a guide on...

7 Things about Family fun you have to experience it yourself

With the northern hemisphere still enjoying the warm(ish) days of summer and the southern hemisphere heading towards warmer days, we thought we would put together some summer family activities to help you make the most of the long days of summer sunlight.  ...

You will never believe these truth of the new South African coins

You might be surprised to discover if you look in your wallet to see a R5 coin that you don’t recognise. That’s because the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has officially approved a number of new South African coins for 2019.   New South African Coins  ...

Childhood memories is bound to make an impact in your life

Memories formed during childhood have a profound effect on you during your entire life. There is much debate as to when childhood memories first start to form and remain ‘memorable’. However there is no doubt, that if these memories are happy ones, then your child has...

The South African’s Guide To: Relocating to Australia

As all avid watchers of “Border Security: Australia’s Front Line” know, getting into Australia is impossible unless they want you there and you’ve complied with all their visa and entry requirements. This hasn’t lessened South African interest in Australia as an...

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