Karafuu Village Beach Resort: Exotic Getaway

Located in Pingwe, on the Eastern Coast of Zanzibar, Karafuu is one of the oldest hotels in the area. Throughout the tides of time, families and couples all around the world have come to enjoy all that this beautiful inn has to offer.   Tourists are welcomed to the hotel with scented towels and a tall glass of hibiscus...
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South African Borders Opening Soon!

Finally!!  Our borders to officially reopen October 1, 2020!  This surely the most welcome news in an industry that has been one of the first and hardest hit by the COVID-19 lockdown.  We certainly need this renewed hope!  We realize that the way people will travel will change in this new COVID world we find...
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Hermanus: Seaside Serenity

Sitting on the South coast alongside the Western Cape, where the Atlantic Ocean crashes on the doorstep of locals and tourists alike, Hermanus is known worldwide as the whale-watching capital. While it is a quaint little town, Hermanus is overflowing with idyllic scenery, beautiful breezy beaches and benevolent locals.   Bordered by the Kleinriver Mountain Range, this humbling natural wonder...
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MSC Orchestra: The Ideal Cruise Experience

Combining spacious, elegant interiors with the variety for which our Musica Class is renowned, MSC Orchestra promises your dream cruise. Because life aboard can be just what you want it to be.  The MSC Orchestra combines luxurious and commodious interiors, juxtaposing the azure depths that you cruise on.   This cruise ship boasts a multitude of exclusive facilities, including a...
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Driving the Garden Route

Covering more than 200km of coastline between Mossel Bay and Plettenberg Bay, the Garden Route is the ideal local holiday destination. This idyllic self-drive route is one of the richest plant kingdoms in the world. The route starts in Mossel bay, and ends at Tsitsikamma National Park. Spring time is the perfect time to follow...
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Sri Lanka: Exploring Ancient Beauty

Located in the Indian Ocean, just a few miles from the south-eastern tip of India lies the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. Buried between the luscious green flora and dazzlingly blue beaches, is thousands of years of rich history and culture. Due to the immersive cultural heritage and natural beauty, Sri Lanka has been a...
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Iceland has come up with a rather unusual solution to help alleviate some of the stress by asking people all around the world to record their screams of frustration online. The idea is then to release them into some of its most remote locations via huge speakers. It sounds strange but the initiative is...
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XL Boland Travel can assist with repatriation flights operated by various airlines. Currently there are flights available on the dates below. To book and assist with any of these flights as well as any connecting flights please give us a call on 021 872 1581 or email PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of...
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What is happening in the World around us?

England: From 10 July, travelers from more than 59 countries including France, Spain, Germany and Italy will no longer have to quarantine for two weeks when they enter England. This also means that British visitors to these countries will not have to go into quarantine when they arrive back in the UK. South Africans will...
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The Golden Gate: Building an Impossible Bridge

Credit to The B1M 75 years ago, the Golden Gate Bridge across the entrance to San Francisco Bay was inaugurated and was later honored as one of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World”. Despite carrying millions of tons of steel and concrete, Golden Gate Bridge is as elegant as a strip of silk across...
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