Africa · Train

How to Plan a Trip on The Blue Train, South Africa

South Africa is a country full of amazing adventures. Bucket list experiences can be had from the safaris of Kruger to the penguins of the Western Cape, and everything in between. For us, it was spending two amazing days on South Africa’s luxury train, The Blue Train. If you are considering ticking this incredible experience… Continue reading How to Plan a Trip on The Blue Train, South Africa

Africa

A Visit to The Big Hole and Kimberley Diamond Mine, South Africa

In August 2019, we were lucky enough to spend two magical nights on the Blue Train. We rode the rails between Cape and Pretoria in pure luxury. As part of this epic trip across the African landscape, all the passengers are treated to a side trip to The Big Hole, Kimberley. We thought about it… Continue reading A Visit to The Big Hole and Kimberley Diamond Mine, South Africa

Accommodation · Africa · Review · Travel

A Bed in Cape Town – The Grand Daddy Hotel Review

Cape Town is the heart of cool in South Africa. Some of the country’s most innovative restaurants, cleverest cocktail bars and trendy hotels are here. It is no surprise then that it is home to The Grand Daddy Hotel, a fun and interesting boutique hotel. We were thrilled to stay here for our visit in… Continue reading A Bed in Cape Town – The Grand Daddy Hotel Review

Africa · Train

Riding the Rails – Two Magical Nights on the Blue Train, South Africa

The Blue Train, known as the window to the soul of Africa, is one of the world’s most luxurious trains. It covers almost a thousand miles between Cape Town and Pretoria, and does so whilst providing its passengers with the kind five-star service you would expect in a high-end hotel. We have been dreaming of… Continue reading Riding the Rails – Two Magical Nights on the Blue Train, South Africa

Accommodation · Africa · Review · Travel

A Bed in Hoedspruit – Little Garonga Review

Having never been on a safari before, and never stayed in a game lodge, we had no idea what to expect. We couldn’t have been more blown away by Little Garonga. In this Little Garonga review, I am going to endeavour to explain just why it was so special, and why it would be the… Continue reading A Bed in Hoedspruit – Little Garonga Review

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5 Reasons to Visit Soweto on a Township Tour

SOWETO is Johannesburg’s most infamous suburb. it was once a township out on its own. Its name is abbreviated from South Western Townships. During apartheid, it was a place to keep the black community away from central Johannesburg. However, once apartheid ended, urban sprawl invaded the borders between the Joburg and Soweto. There was a… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Visit Soweto on a Township Tour

Accommodation · Africa · Review · Travel

A Bed in Johannesburg – The Michelangelo Hotel Review

Johannesburg is a city with a reputation. It’s troubled past seems to cloud its dynamic and encouraging present. People whispered “be careful” with serious expressions when we told them our plans, but we were determined to go and see it for ourselves. Our hotel, The Michelangelo Hotel, also has a reputation, be it vastly more… Continue reading A Bed in Johannesburg – The Michelangelo Hotel Review

Africa · Travel

Seals, Sun and Sushi – Cape Town, South Africa

I was expecting to like Cape Town, I mean everyone always told me how lovely it was, but what I wasn’t expecting was to fall completely head over heels for the place!  In January of 2015, Mr Fluskey and I hopped on a plane to the sun, sea and surprisingly tasty sushi of the Western… Continue reading Seals, Sun and Sushi – Cape Town, South Africa

General · Travel

Are You a Dark Tourist? 23 Best Dark Tourism Sights Around the World.

Are you a dark tourist? What is dark tourism? Here at Flying Fluskey we most certainly are dark tourists! That is why we are sharing (what we think are) the best dark tourism sights around the world. But first: What is Dark Tourism? Dom Joly, in 2011, published a book called ‘The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing… Continue reading Are You a Dark Tourist? 23 Best Dark Tourism Sights Around the World.

Accommodation · General · Travel

Why Staying in Hostels is NOT as Bad as You Think

Let me start by saying, I have stayed in all manner of hotels, guesthouses, hostels, campsites and apartments. I have nothing against any accommodation option (although I may skip camping in deepest, darkest winter). I think that, of all of them, hostels have the worst reputation and I would love to change the mind of… Continue reading Why Staying in Hostels is NOT as Bad as You Think