Getting Around






Oh the wonders of semi-free enterprise! The emergence of competition to the state funded SAA, has sparked a price war that has changed the face of domestic flight pricing. Budget Airlines Kulula, Mango and 1time are all doing amazing business and getting many more South Africans flying for the first […]

Budget airlines Booming! Mango, Kulula, 1time


I have been seeing more and more of these “Rent a Mercedes Benz” cars driving around, that I thought it must be a good deal and sought to find out more. Series 123 Mercedes are a firm favourite of long-stay visitors, students, surfers and motor mechanics. Basically they run forever […]

Car Rental in Cape Town: Rent-A-Merc !


We are planning a family trip up to the Kruger Park next month. This is when the bulk of the tourism has slowed down and things are a bit more relaxed for us and the animals. Like us, I am sure they are not keen on bumper to bumper traffic […]

Kruger Park Trip: How to get there?



So we decided today to throw caution to the wind and make our way up to Mozambique regardless of all the obvious obstacles that have been throwing up red flags at every juncture. Ridiculous airfares, no seats, no ground transport, no accommodation and leaving my business flying solo nolo. (That […]

Operation Mozambique #3, By hook or by crook.


After bumping my head against a wall a few times, trying to remotely arrange car hire from Johannesburg to Mozambique it seems no-one wants anyone to drive their precious cars into out neighboring country. What spoil sports. I am pretty sure my 1973 Peugeot 404, would rather not go and […]

Operation: Mozambique #2, Mango Airlines




If ever there was a reason to take the long route, Boyes Drive is it. The road cuts a path on the mountainside above the towns of Muizenberg, St. James and Kalk Bay, affording spectacular views of False Bay, and providing trailheads for treks up into the Silvermine Nature Reserve. […]

When Heading to Cape Point, Take the Scenic Route