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How much do you know about South Africa?

Recently the @CityLodgeHotels twitter profile took part in a #Shotleft Twitter Chat with @Shotleft and others in order to highlight different places within South Africa, and find out exactly how much we all know about our beautiful country! Sho’t Left Chat The #Shotleft Chat was a fun trivia of 5 questions each tailored to showcase a different […]

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Apps to make your life easier and better: Gautrain Buddy, Uber, Google Goggles, Vine, and more!

There are so many great apps available that can add value to your work, social life, and organisational skills. Some are fun, some save time, some save money, and some have reached the point of becoming almost indispensable! You may well not have heard of many of them, so we’re here to give you the […]

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The ins and outs of hotel life – Checking in, and checking out

Whether you’re staying for a night or a month, there are some things you need to know about staying in a hotel, to ensure that your stay is as pleasant and as hassle-free as possible! Before you arrive at the hotel When making your booking, be specific about what you want. Whether you want twin […]

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Travelling to some of the world’s busiest airports and how you can survive them

A long airport layover doesn’t have to be a total drag. Don’t think of it as a hindrance on your journey toward your holiday destination – rather think of it as an opportunity to do and see some things that you might not ordinarily get to experience, were you to breeze through the airport briefly […]

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7 ways to get bumped up to business class

Getting to fly on a plane is a privilege many will never have, and we acknowledge that, but still … flying cattle class, especially on long-haul trips, is just never fun. Your butt gets numb, your legs ache for stretching room, your personal bubble chafes at the enforced compression, and at 4am, when you still […]

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10 things you didn’t know about Nelspruit

Nelspruit is considered to be the gateway to Mpumalanga as well as the gateway to the Kruger National Park – so think Big 5, safari adventures, bushveld and the big outdoors. Officially renamed Mbombela two years ago, it’s still fondly (stubbornly) referred to as Nelspruit. Mbombela means “many people in a small space” and, fittingly, […]