Posted by Paul Giess

To Print or Not To Print

To Print or Not To Print

When we started selling holidays ten years ago, we soon realised that the industry could be responsible for large amounts of paper and print consumption. Travel brochures, booking forms, pre-departure information packs, and booking receipts were all going out by post to people around the world. The printer was churning away all day long. We … Continue reading

West Coast Flower Extravaganza

West Coast Flower Extravaganza

As the mild Cape winter comes to a close in August-September, pockets of spring flowers start to emerge alongside roadside verges. If you have planned your trip to arrive in the city at this time, you have a chance of seeing the brilliant purples, yellows, and reds of the hardy daisy species that start to … Continue reading

The Sad Demise of Fred the Baboon

The Sad Demise of Fred the Baboon

Having moved to the Cape Peninsula some years ago, we regularly get visitors from Europe who stay with us and wonder at the local wildlife. Whales, penguins, ostriches and….baboons! Driving along the coastal road past Simon’s Town and on to Cape Point, it is almost impossible not to encounter the Peninsula’s infamous Chacma baboons. In … Continue reading

Mozambique Scuba-Diving Holiday

Mozambique Scuba-Diving Holiday

Natasha & Roland Oakshett from London in the UK booked a beach and scuba-diving holiday with Baobab Travel in March 2008. As experienced divers they opted for an off-the-beaten track destination and travelled to fantastic Guludo Beach Lodge in Quirimbas National Park in the far north east of Mozambique. They travelled to Pemba (Mozambique) via … Continue reading

The Wild Side of Cape Point National Park

The Wild Side of Cape Point National Park

During the recent Football World Cup Cape Point National Park had to close its gates on an unprecedented three consecutive days. Lighthouse at Cape Point That is an extreme event but visitors to the park will know this icon of South African tourism can be one of busiest locations on any Cape Town itinerary. Every … Continue reading

Wine, Walking and Wide Open Spaces

Wine, Walking and Wide Open Spaces

So you have visited Cape Town and spent time on the Peninsula and at V&A Waterfront. You have seen the view from the top of Table Mountain and sampled the city life along Long Street. If you are like most tourists, your next stop will be Hermanus for whales and sharks or travel on further … Continue reading