Insider Tips

Experience a city or space through the eyes of locals and read their tips here.

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  • Di’s Insider Guide to Cape Town

    One of our Cape Town Insiders, Diane Brown, introduces us to her home city and shares a few insider tips on how to get the most out of a trip to Cape Town, including un-touristy features, the most magical place in South Africa, her best beach experiences, and more!

  • Tamlyn’s Insider Guide to Montagu.

    Content writer by day and travel blogger by night, Tamlyn Ryan passionately runs her travel blog, Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust, from Cape Town. Here she shares all the insider knowledge to her hometown of Montagu filled with farmland, mountain and countryside experiences.

  • Khwai Private Reserve- Where the wild things are…

    Positioned within Botswana’s Okavango Delta, adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park, Khwai Private Reserve is truly where the wild things are, with up to 50 different species being sighted on particularly productive game drives, but that hasn’t always been the case…

  • Habitas Plans to Open its First Hotel in Africa

    Habitas plans to open its first hotel in Africa! The new hotel will be situated in Namibia, about an hour’s drive from Hosea Kutako International Airport. Find out more about what to expect from this new property…

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    Mira’s Insider Guide to McGregor.

    Mira Weiner, founder of Hot Oven Marketing, lives as a passionate foodie, wine lover and travel enthusiast.  She loves people and their stories; for her it’s these stories that are the heart and soul of a travel destination and it’s these stories behind a destination that really allow you to connect, discover and explore a place. She…

  • Safari Plains in the Waterberg joins the Extraordinary Collection

    Extraordinary is delighted to announce the addition of Safari Plains in the Waterberg region to the already impressive Extraordinary Collection. Set in a Malaria free area against the backdrop of the magnificent Waterberg Mountain Range in the Limpopo Province, this 5 star Tented Lodge will proudly welcome guests from December, 2018. Safari Plains will not…

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    Carmen’s Insider Guide to Hilton and the Midlands

    Carmen Barends lives in Hilton and is a researcher and Social media marketer by day and a blogger by night, fighting ill-conceived ideas of boredom by providing updates on local adventures. Here are some of her insider tips for Hilton and the Midlands Meander.

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    Checklist for Safe Travel with Your Kids

    By Xavier Lopes. Travelling in Southern Africa with your kids can be a truly rewarding adventure and help you build lifelong memories, but it also requires a much more elaborate preparation. Safe travel is key. That’s why our team of experts (and parents) have decided to put this article together in order to help you optimise…

  • What to Pack for the Wild

    By Lou Zagagnoni While going on a journey to the great outdoors inspires to a simpler way of life and a return to necessities, the packing for such trips is nothing close to simple. Imagine your suitcase becoming a giant puzzle that you must assemble perfectly to optimise your experience on site. There is always…

  • Makgadikgadi Style In The Okavango Delta

    The animal-heavy Okavango sits in stark contrast to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to its south east. It’s to this bewitchingly silent Kalahari landscape that the Bousfield family’s Uncharted Africa have welcomed generations of visitors.