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4 days in Paris versus 1 week at Rissington Inn

Chris Harvie who owns the charming Rissington Inn near the Kruger Park, a favourite of Portfolio travellers for 2 decades (Rissington, not necessarily Chris), is also a well known and, occasionally, irreverent travel writer. We asked him to give us his view of the current exchange rate situation. This what he sent ... Read more >

Going on staycation

You pack your bags for the weekend, lock the door, hail an Uber and set off. Ten minutes later you’re checking into a gorgeous boutique hotel, chatting with the owner about local restaurant recommendations, walks and spa treatments. Escorted up to your spacious suite, you take one look at the freestanding bath, view and bottle of bubbles on ice and think you might actually not leave the property. Read more >

An Alternative Valentine’s Day

So you’re not a Valentine’s Day fan – you find it over-commercialised and you hate the heart-shaped chocolates and teddy bears that stare pleadingly at you in the checkout aisle. We hear you! Despite that, however, it’s still a good excuse to do something with your special person. We’ve rounded up a few alternative suggestions that are short on schmaltz but long on fun. Read more >

7 Super-romantic places to spend Valentine's Day

We've picked the best spots for you to spoil your other half...just bear in mind they might never want to leave. Read more >

Seeking new Travel Content Editor/Curator

We're hiring! We're looking for a content guru to join our team. Read on to see what it's all about... Read more >

Graaff-Reinet and the magnificent Karoo

To understand the Karoo, you need to experience it at sunset and sunrise, the times of day when deserts always show off their very best. People driving through the Karoo to get to the coast in a day miss its quiet beauty. Read more >

Safari & bubbly at Villiera Wine Estate

The Portfolio team recently held their end of year Christmas function in the lush surroundings of Villiera Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. With wine tasting, game drives and a picnic under the beautiful oak trees, this is a day out that you don't want to miss. Read more >

7 of the best food markets in Gauteng

Food markets are a great place to catch up with friends, meet new people or just sit back and watch the interesting types go about their business, all while enjoying some of the best food in town.. .Here are 7 of our favourite food markets in Gauteng... Read more >

A Visit to Vergenoegd Wine Estate

One of the best things to do in summer in the Cape is to spend a day discovering the winelands and recently Portfolio's Kathryn discovered a wine farm that's a destination all in itself... the gorgeous historical farm of Vergenoegd. Read more >

Travel like a king with dollars, pounds & euros in SA right now

When it comes to buying power around the South African Rand, international tourists are smiling all the way to the beach. Read more >

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