The island that Darwin fell in love with
Madagascar, also known as the Red Island, is the fourth largest island in the world. This hidden paradise is home to some of the richest tropical rainforests and diverse wildlife that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The unique ecology has led some scientists to refer to the country as the "eighth continent" of the world. It is also rich in culture and heritage, evidenced in its vibrant history, traditional practices and customs. This is a dream destination for adventurists and lovers of the outdoors. You’ll get to see things you won’t see anywhere else in the world! Here are a few reasons why you need an escape to this extraordinary island.
The iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour took place on the 6th of March and 35 000 cyclist endured the 109km race. We are proud to say that Club Travel had 15 cyclist participate in the tour. Our team comprised of staff, partners, clients and friends of Club Travel.
South Africans have had a love affair with Durban for some time already and it seems the rest of world is catching on quickly. Last year eThekwini was voted #7 on The New York Times’ 52 places to go in 2015 and there are countless reasons to justify our obsession with Durban. Above all we’re in love with the Afro-Oriental, cosmopolitan feel the city offers. We’ve compiled a city style-guide with 5 of the best spots Durban has to offer and the sunnies to wear while you’re there.
Don’t be distorted, we’ve got your December holiday sorted!
Without doubt, South Africa completely embodies the term ‘Rainbow Nation’ and if you’re into sun-drenched vineyards, far-reaching coastlines, abundant wildlife then this is your local paradise.
WHAT TO DO THIS DECEMBER?
There are a vast range of activities and things to do this festive season.
The ‘Mother City’ aka. Cape Town makes for an awesome base with the likes of Table Mountain and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront as well as a fantastic choice of bars, shops and restaurants all within walking distance of each other. Stand on the continent’s tip at Cape Point, a World Heritage Site, with buck, baboons and zebra, ending in sheer cliffs towering 200m above sea level. Take a short ferry trip from Cape Town to Robben Island or take the cable car up Table Mountain, our famous flat-topped mountain is one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
It’s very easy to be despondent with the continued fall of the Rand against the US Dollar, British Pound and the Euro and generally get sucked into the negative sentiment of a downward spiralling economy in relation to the rest of the world and the myriad pitfalls of dual citizenship and visas.
From an outbound travel industry perspective it can be viewed as a disaster, but the reality is somewhat different and you, the traveller, MUST be made aware of the following: