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10 Things You Didn’t Know About George, South Africa

Known as “The Gateway to the Garden Route” George is situated beneath the dramatic Outeniqua Mountain range. Surrounded by a lush landscape blend of rivers, rich farmlands, forests and wild flowers, its stunning scenery is a major drawcard for the town. Think comfortable, small-town ambience and country gorgeousness. You’ll be surprised by its city-like establishment [...]

Ten things you didn’t know about Kimberley

Mention Kimberley to anyone in South Africa, and they’ll immediately think “Groot Gat”. Yes, there is a HUGE hole in Kimberley that speaks of its immersion in diamond mining history, but there’s also much more to see, do and taste in Kimberley. If you’re thinking of visiting ‘The City that Sparkles’, here’s what you need [...]

Helping to protect children from exploitation in travel and tourism

Have you heard of The Code? The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism was created as a child protection tool to be used by the tourism industry to combat the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism activities. Fair Trade Tourism acknowledged City Lodge at the [...]

Luggage allowances on domestic and international flights

We’ve all seen that person at the airport; laden down with bags, boxes, suitcases, briefcases, packets, sporting equipment – everything but the kitchen sink as the saying goes! Standing behind that person at the baggage check-in queue can be painful as they take an absolute age to check in all their items and then start [...]