Monthly Archives: August 2013

For a great travel experience take the train from Joburg to Cape Town

We have had a number of guests who travel by rail either from Cape Town or down to Cape town. A recent guest wrote a review about the Shosholoza Premier Classe on Tripadvisor:  http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g312659-d2178312-r160923497-Premier_Class_Shosholoza_Meyl_Train-Cape_Town_Central_Western_Cape.html She writes of booking through an excellent 3rd party site:  www.AfricanSunTravel.com which is good to know because so often it is [...]

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Liz at Lancaster announced as a provincial finalist in the Lilizela Awards

   The Tourism Grading Council has launched a new award programme: the Lilizela Awards which now incorporates the AA Awards programme.Five award categories will be presented this year: service excellence emerging entrepreneur of the year sustainability universal accessibility the minister’s award.  The Lilizela Tourism Awards were launched at INDABA 2013 by the South African National [...]

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Interesting stats on Africa’s mobile phone market

Did you know that there are more mobile phones in Uganda than there are light bulbs, and the average sub-Saharan woman touches her hair 37 times a day but checks her phone 82 times a day?  [Who on earth conducted the research on 'hair-touching' in  Africa?] On a more serious note – according  to Damian [...]

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Bungee jumping in Soweto

A guest at Liz at Lancaster had his adrenalin rush for the weekend when he went bungee jumping from the old cooling towers in Soweto.  Known as the Orlando Towers, this ’vertical adventure facility’  was the brainchild of Bob Woods back in 2001.  When the disused towers needed maintenance the service of a rope access specialist was required [...]

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