South Africa

Robben Island: South Africa’s most educational tourist attraction

Robben Island: South Africa’s most educational tourist attraction

Robben Island is an incredible place to visit and is the perfect tourist attraction to take students who are learning about history, psychology, travel and tourism and a range of other subjects. We visited Robben Island as part of our tour through southern South Africa, and it was a highlight of our trip. A form of dark tourism, it was a little macabre at times, but the educational benefits of a...

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A guide to visiting Boulders Beach (and to see lots of penguins!)

A guide to visiting Boulders Beach (and to see lots of penguins!)

Boulders Beach is a beach in Cape Town, South Africa. Every year tourists flock there to get close to African Penguins. Read on to find out everything you need to know about visit Boulders Beach, and how to see lots of penguins! Why visit Boulders Beach penguins? Boulders Beach is the only place in the world where you can get close to African Penguins. There are currently between 2,000 and 3,000...

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The best ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn to visit

The best ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn to visit

During our travels through South Africa we LOVED visiting the ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn! In fact, if you’re travelling to Oudtshoorn, South Africa, then chances are visiting an ostrich farm is on your list. To help you find the best ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn to visit, I’ve put together this guide. Enjoy! The best ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn There are a lot of ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn....

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The Cape of Good Hope history

The Cape of Good Hope history

Situated on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula in South Africa, the Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headland known for it’s stunning scenery. We visited during our travels through South Africa and we loved it! If you want to know more about the Cape of Good Hope history, read on. Who discovered the Cape of Good Hope? It is believed that Bartolomeu Dias (c. 1450-1500) discovered the Cape of...

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A guide for travelling Cape Point, South Africa

A guide for travelling Cape Point, South Africa

The Cape Point promontory in South Africa is a destination that should be on any South Afric travel itinerary. It’s at the southeast corner of the Cape Peninsula, a beautiful mountainous area at the extreme most southwestern tip of the country. We took a day trip from Cape Town to the Cape Point area and it was a highlight of our trip through South Africa! Less tourists and more nature, it was a...

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South Africa with a Baby (+ a baby bump)

South Africa with a Baby (+ a baby bump)

Travelling to South Africa with a baby is a fantastic experience as there is soooo much to do! With animals to spot, lush oceans to swim in, African music to listen to, exotic foods to try and exciting sand dunes to play on it is literally the best sensory experience for kids! I'd like to start this post with a little disclaimer- I'm not really sure if Isla still qualifies as a 'baby'! I was...

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Dr Hayley Stainton

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I’ve been travelling, studying and teaching travel and tourism since I was 16. Through Tourism Teacher I share my knowledge on the principles and practice of travel and tourism management from both an academic and practical perspective.

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