A Hopeful Day in Soweto

While staying with friends in Pretoria, we took the opportunity to take a small group tour to the well-known township of Soweto. Our tour guide, Sunny, picked our group up from Sandton Train Station.  He is a local that had lived in the township all his life – so we were in good hands. Upon…

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A Solemn Visit to Robben Island

On my first full day in Cape Town, after a long flight from Melbourne via Hong Kong.  I planned to visit Robben Island.  Famous for its historic prison, it was just a 45 minute boat ride from the beautiful V&A Waterfront.  I was concerned about the weather as it can be a little unpredictable and…

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Elephant Encounter

After spending some time in South Africa, seeing many of the animals from a distance, it was time to get up close and personal. We were transferred from our accommodation at the Victoria Falls Safari Suites to the elephant sanctuary which is run by local company Wild Horizons. Upon arrival, we were briefed on the…

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Cape Town: Bo Kaap

Nestled in the fold of Signal Hill lies Cape Town’s Malay quarter: Bo Kaap. Follow the cobblestoned streets past vibrantly painted colourful houses to authentic and delicious Malay cuisine. Aromatic stews, curries and soups await the taste-buds in this unique setting, dating back to the seventeenth century. We recommend a Panang Curry, followed by a…

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Adrenaline Pumping Cage Diving in Shark Alley

Here at EWT we like to think outside the box and offer unique experiences, so when we heard about this shark diving tour from our contacts on the ground in South Africa, we all agreed we thought you should know about it! Just off Cape Town‘s southern coast lies Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, home to…

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“Don’t Look Behind You!” Author: Peter Allison

Author Peter Allison visited EWT for one of our inspiring information nights; ‘Spectacular Africa’. He shared his riveting, rollicking, behind-the-scenes tales of what it was like to work as a guide in Africa and why he too thinks it’s the most beautiful place on Earth. Every one of us – EWT team and guests alike-…

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