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How to Stay Safe in South Africa

South Africa is an amazing travel destination that consistently wows travelers of all ages, especially adventure lovers, but like most places in the world, there is a certain level of crime that travelers should be aware of before they set off to explore. To brush up on some key points to keep you safe, guest […]

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Discover Weekend Nature Escapes near Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa is known as one of the top spots where luxury travel and active travel converge. Whether its a relaxing beach break you’re after or a once-in-a-lifetime South African safari, this beautiful area of the world has just about everything. But, there’s even more to Cape Town than what’s on the beaten […]

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Exploring South Africa’s Garden Route

If the idea of scenic drives in lush green forests sandwiched between mountains and the Indian Ocean appeal to you, then the beautiful Garden Route of South Africa is definitely one to add to your travel bucket list. Guest contributor, René De Klerk, a South African travel and conservation journalist, takes us on a wonderful […]

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Diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa

Active travel means different things to different people. For some, hiking around the world is enough to get the old ticker pumping. But, for intrepid travelers like Carol and Mike Ivey from Curious Gypsies, only extreme heart-stopping activities will do. Hold on to your hats because the brave duo are taking us diving with Great […]

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Volunteer travel in South Africa

Volunteer travel is a growing segment for the baby boomer travel world. Do you remember the guest post that we published from Rebecca Wilk’s about her volunteer vacation in Guatemala? Today, Rebecca is back to share another volunteer travel experience—this time she’s taking us to South Africa. I didn’t fully understand how phenomenal the South […]

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Romantic South Africa

In romantic South Africa boomer adventure is more than wild animals and fantastic photo opportunities. You’ll also find a setting that will set your heart aflutter. When Alan and I traveled to South Africa, we discovered beds sprinkled with rose petals, candles lighting the way to a romantic bath and private plunge pools. Our luxurious […]

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Exploring South Africa With the Bug Man

Lions, elephants, zebra and antelope—lots of varieties of antelope—is this what you expect to see on a photo safari in South Africa? It was certainly the scenario that Alan and I had in mind when we traveled on a boomer adventure to Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge in South Africa’s northwest corner near Botswana. As […]

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Volunteering Your Way Through Africa

Traveling to South Africa is one of the most meaningful baby boomer trips that Alan and I have ever taken. Seeing lions guarding a kill or watching a baby elephant rush after his mama are high on our list of travel memories. Of course, we readily admit that the luxurious safari lodges we experienced are […]

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Penguin Sightings in South Africa

Want to see a penguin? Baby boomer travelers don’t have to sail to Antarctica to visit a colony of the flightless birds. Locations in South Africa, South America, Australia and the Galapagos Islands offer chances to observe and photograph the fascinating birds. On a trip to South Africa, Alan and I added penguin sightings to our […]

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