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Hello! And welcome to our Blog!

Here we will help you discover new places worth visiting, share recommendations of our favorite hangouts and interesting finds, show you hidden gems that we bet you did not know about, take you through a tour across our beautiful country, South Africa and beyond, share interesting stories of our travel experiences, tours and excursions and dive deep into a world of yesteryear until you had enough and start planning a trip of your own!

We hope that our content will inspire you through visual storytelling and our love for travel!

- Frik & Di

South African Winter Deals to warm up to

Posted by Out & About Africa on Sun June 9, 2024 in South Africa.

Winter does not have to be dull & dreary and stop you from traveling, in fact, do not let the word "winter" in South Africa put you off as this amazing country has some incredible hidden gems & traveler favorites. Winter (June to August) is the best time to hit the bush trails of South Africa's great parks and reserves. Sparse vegetation and dry weather draw thirsty animals to waterholes which makes it easier to spot wildlife. If you can get an opportunity like this for cheaper, even the better. Here are some great Winter deals worth exploring.

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Out & About finding Hidden Delights for your next itinerary

Posted by Out & About Africa on Fri May 3, 2024 in South Africa.

Hidden delights – it is like sticking your hand in the pocket of a long unused jacket and finding money you had forgotten about…these Western Cape properties evoke similar feelings.

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Out & About Africa achieves Travelife Partner level

Posted by Out & About Africa on Thu February 8, 2024 in Travel Advice.

The Travelife Partner level award was received by Out & About Africa (South Africa). The award recognizes the long-term efforts of Out & About Africa regarding sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.
 
Out & About Africa complies with more than 100 criteria, related to an operator’s office management, product range, international business partners and customer information. The Travelife Partner level standard is covering the ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility themes, including environment, biodiversity, human rights and labour relation.
 
Mr. Naut Kusters, manager of Travelife for Tour Operators, “I am delighted to see that sustainability in the tour operator sector is obtaining momentum. The Partner award of Out & About Africa will inspire other companies in South Africa to follow the same path’.
 
Travelife is the leading international sustainability certification for the travel sector. More than 35 national travel associations are promoting the scheme to their members including, KATO, the Kenyan Association of Tour operators, TATO, the Tanzanian Association of Tour Operators, ABTA, The British Travel Association, PATA, the Pacific Asian Travel Association and FTT in South Africa.

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Responsible Souvenir Shopping in Southern Africa

Posted by Out & About Africa on Wed January 17, 2024 in Travel Advice.

Southern Africa is a popular destination for tourists from around the globe. The beautiful landscapes and vibrant cultures have undeniable appeal, so it’s only natural for one to want a keepsake and perhaps some gifts for friends and family. It is very important to make responsible purchasing choices when picking up these mementos.

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