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Beautiful walks and bird-watching at The Retreat at Groenfontein

The final stretch of Indi and Gia's epic family road trip was via Route 62 where they stopped for 2 nights at The Retreat at Groenfontein and enjoyed amazing walks, outdoor adventures and bird-watching in a beautiful setting.

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White lions & bullseyes at Pumba Private Game Reserve

Our young Portfolio ambassadors, Gia & Indi, have been making their way down the Garden Route from Cape Town on a road trip with their parents. They left the Western Cape and found themselves in the Eastern Cape, where they were able to enjoy some amazing

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7 Reasons why you should spend some solo time in Stellenbosch

Solo travel is a growing travel demographic and is increasingly becoming the preferred option for many women travelers. Portfolio's Kathryn recently spent 2 days exploring the town of Stellenbosch.

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Spend a day in Soweto

Portfolio’s James went on a township tour of Soweto this past weekend. Here he shares some exciting things to do...

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Zebras and vistas at Zuurberg Mountain Village

Our intrepid roadtrippers, Indi & Gia (aged 9 & 10), have been taking a trip around some of our favourite family-friendly Portfolio places and their latest stop found them at Zuurberg Mountain Village overlooking the amazing Addo Elephant Park in the East

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Why I left my heart in gorgeous Gordon's Bay

Recently one of our Portfolio ambassadors, Dani, visited the village of Gordon's Bay with her sister. This lovely town overlooks False Bay and is located just under an hour from Cape Town.

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7 Places to watch whales in South Africa

South Africa is well-known as one of the best destinations worldwide for watching whales. Whale-watching waters off the coast of Southern Africa run from False Bay, south of Cape Town, up as far as St Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal on the East Coast.

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Horse-riding & hanging from the treetops at Hog Hollow

Indi and Gia recently went on a road trip down the coast of South Africa and their latest stopover was on the picturesque Garden Route. They spent a few nights in an area known as The Crags, just outside Plettenberg Bay...

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20 elephant facts for World Elephant Day

One of the world's most amazing African animals - the elephant - is celebrated on World Elephant Day. The aim of the day is to raise as much appreciation for their lives as possible, encouraging people worldwide to see the many ways elephants are making

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Glorious game-viewing at Gondwana

When you think of heading out on a safari holiday the Garden Route isn't always the first place that comes to mind but as Indi and Gia discovered on their recent family road trip, Gondwana near Mossel Bay on the Garden Route, has some glorious game viewin

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7 reasons why Zanzibar is the best choice for your next exotic escape

When you think of romantic getaways – honeymoons or otherwise - nothing beats an island. Days spent lounging on a beautiful beach or snorkeling in the turquoise sea, combined with nights spent enjoying delicious drinks and eating exotic food make for the

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Surfing & spoilings at Arniston Spa Hotel

Indi (9) & Gia (10) are two of our young Portfolio ambassadors who recently went on a road trip with their parents down the coast of South Africa...

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7 Perfect places to propose

Choosing to ask someone to spend the rest of their lives with you as your marriage partner is as committed as it gets and commitment is probably the most romantic thing you can give someone else, making a proposal the height of romantic gestures…

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A winter weekend at Rusthuiz in Stellenbosch

At Portfolio we love inspiring people to travel and one of the best ways to do this is to travel ourselves and then share our experiences with you.

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Bird-spotting & boat rides at De Hoop

Two young travelers (and their parents) are sharing some stories about their recent winter road trip down the coast of South Africa...

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Winter specials to warm your heart

It’s arctic outside, and you’re probably thinking there’s nothing on this earth that can make you leave your couch and movie channel on weekends. But wait… we've just the thing to get you to put down that remote control.

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Watching whales at Grootbos

Two of our littlest Portfolio ambassadors, Gia and Indi, hit the road recently for a winter road trip down the coast of South Africa which was a whole host of family fun. Read on below to find out all about the experience through their eyes…

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7 Amazing places to stay for under R400

Too often we think that taking a holiday is out of our reach financially and so we don't even look at what options are available out there.

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South Africa - The Landscape Muse

South Africa is a country known for its photographic opportunities – wide open spaces, dazzling vistas for days and stark natural beauty of every description.

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