drinking in durban south africa

Thirsty Thursdays: Three Monkeys Bar in Durban, South Africa

Today’s Thirsty Thursdays comes from South Africa. I backpacked down to Durban from Johannesburg in 2011 and stayed in the Happy Hippo Hostel. I met a cool Scottish dude in there called Macc. I was travelling with Grace, a lovely English lady from County Durham and we ended up in Durban (Durham to Durban!). After Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Three Monkeys Bar in Durban, South Africa[…]

free entry museum durban south africa

Monday’s Money Saving Tips: FREE Museums

Never underestimate the amount of FREE sightseeing you can do. Did you know that there are FREE museums all over the place, you just need to do your research beforehand. I used to go to museums a lot more than I do now, so these days I basically only go to FREE museums unless I Read more about Monday’s Money Saving Tips: FREE Museums[…]

Lavumisa border stamp in Swaziland

World Borders: How to get from South Africa to Swaziland, Golela to Lavumisa

In my ongoing series of world borders, I make border crossing a lot more clear, simple and easy for you based on my own experiences. Today you will be very pleased to learn that the border crossing from South Africa to Swaziland is an easy one, I went from Golela to Lavumisa. I would be Read more about World Borders: How to get from South Africa to Swaziland, Golela to Lavumisa[…]

Jonny Blair at Tlokweng Botswana

World Borders: How to get to Botswana from South Africa

In my ongoing series about world borders, I aim to make it sound easy for you to venture across one border and into a new country. This post deals with getting to Botswana from South Africa. I make it sound easy here, because it is. I personally LOVE border crossings, there is a thrill about Read more about World Borders: How to get to Botswana from South Africa[…]

Backpacking in South Africa: Top 5 Things to do In Soweto

Soweto is an amazing place and I must recommend it to everyone out there. It is one of the most famous townships in South Africa. Situated in Gauteng near Johannesberg, this place has so much history, you’ll end up enhancing your world history knowledge without even noticing it. It’s hard to do a top 5 Read more about Backpacking in South Africa: Top 5 Things to do In Soweto[…]

Joburg Beer in Soweto Shebeen

Thirsty Thursdays: Joburg Beer in Soweto Shebeens, South Africa

What’s a Shebeen? It sounds like a Scottish or Irish word, doesn’t it? Well funny you should say that, because actually the word “Shebeen” is originally Irish/Gaelic and translates into English as “illegal whiskey drinking venue” (or something of that ilk). “Shebeens” have become famous in places such as the USA and Zimbabwe. But actually I Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Joburg Beer in Soweto Shebeens, South Africa[…]

Top 5 Scenic Bus Journeys

As a traveller, long distance buses become a way of life and part of the travel routine. I personally love them – a great way to sit back, relax and let someone else drive you to your destination. Almost every bus journey I take becomes a real chance to see unique scenery from a distance. Read more about Top 5 Scenic Bus Journeys[…]

Backpacking in South Africa: Soweto Bicycle Tour

Undoubtedly one of the best tours I have ever done was the Soweto Bicycle Tour. I rarely book things far in advance but on my southern hemisphere tour in 2010 – 2011, I knew I was flying into Johannesburg and I looked into staying in the famous township of Soweto. I arrived there and stayed Read more about Backpacking in South Africa: Soweto Bicycle Tour[…]