Africa



Surf’s up in Cape Town

Surfing in Cape Town

It’s no secret that many people visit South Africa’s abundant shores to enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife. Although game parks are a wonderful way to experience SA, there are plenty of other ways to get in touch with your “inner outdoorsman”. Known for it’s beautiful landscape, mountains and beaches, Cape Town offers lots of […]

Meet Paper Artist Keri Muller of Simple Intrigue

Keri Muller Simple Intrigue

It’s fair to say that a visit to Montebello Design Centre may leave you a little poorer in pocket, but much richer in every other way. Nestled between age-old trees in the leafy suburb of Newlands in Cape Town, Montebello is an oasis of inspiration and creativity. It is home to a diverse collective of […]

A change is as good as a holiday!

BAOBAB Travel new branding

If this is your first time on our website, welcome! If you have visited us before you may notice that things look a little bit different around here. During the last six months there has been a lot of change at BAOBAB Travel. The company founders,  Louise de Waal and Paul Giess, decided after 12 […]

Meet the Oudtshoorn Meerkat Mob

Meerkats

Just outside the town of Oudtshoorn you can have one of the most unusual and relaxed safari experiences I have ever encountered. The normal start before sunrise with a quick coffee, but instead of getting into a safari vehicle, you walk across the Klein Karoo landscape prepared with a camping chair! A short distance along, you set up camp […]

The Secret Seven of South Africa’s Winter Season

boat-whale-watching

Most people read the word winter and conjure up pictures of snow, ice skating, and frost, which is great if you like wintersports, but for most of us these images are not what we like to associate our summer holidays with. Yet winter in South Africa and holidays are not a contradiction in terms. There are some […]

Thank You Madiba

madiba

“Thank you Madiba” is what I like to say, but these are the most inadequate words to show my gratitude to one of the most extraordinarily humble, forgiving, compassionate, and loving human beings I have known in my lifetime. He relentlessly fought for the freedom of millions from the Apartheid system in South Africa, lost […]