Friday, May 7, 2021

One Night in Knysna: A Quickie Travel Guide

Given the weather and the duration of my time in Knysna, this will not be a comprehensive travel guide. Still, I can tell you what to do when it's raining and pouring. To begin, Knsyna is a golfer's paradise. I wasn't a golfer at the time and am glad I wasn't because it would've been quite the tragedy to travel all the way there and miss out on a few rounds in golf heaven.

A Free RT Flight to Durban en Route to Mauritius

A crafty man, TPOL needed to get from the Western Cape to Mauritius in business. At the same time, he wanted to visit Durban. The problem is that he only had one day to visit Durban and couldn't justify paying or using points for a flight there when he ultimately had fly out of Joburg.

Bunny Chow in Durban, South Africa

On the way to the Hilton Durban, a comfortable choice in the heart of Durban, I had a chat with the taxi driver. Among other factoids, he told me that Durban has the largest concentration of Indians outside of India. This seemed as random as Sao Paulo having the second largest Japanese population outside of Japan. After learning why so many Indians came to South Africa, I asked the driver about the Indian food in Durban.

Doubletree Cape Town: Too Far to Taxi

The Doubletree Cape Town Upper Eastside is not in a good location. It is far from the waterfront, far from the beach, and far from any taxi driver's recollection of how to get there. .

Franschhoek Motor Museum: Holy Beep!

The Franschhoek Motor Museum post is part of the South America & Africa Points Heist Trip Report. Franschhoek may be famous for its wine but for car lovers, it is famous for the largest collection of motors...

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse JNB: Me & Pumba

Are you ready for this trip [report] to end? After the steakhouse overindulgence at Grillhouse JNB, I was. But first, I had to visit the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Johannesburg.

Priority Pass Smoker’s Lounge JNB: Smokers Welcome All Day

After my delightful flight from Victoria Falls, I arrived at 3PM in Johannesburg and tried to access the SAA lounge in JNB using my Ethiopian Airlines business class ticket and my SAA ticket stub from my flight to JNB from VFA.

The Best Bubbly Comes From Franschhoek, Not France

The Bubbles Franschhoek post is part of the South America & Africa Points Heist Trip Report. I boldly stated that the best sushi comes from Cape Town not Tokyo. And now I will emphatically state...

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class JNB-LHR: Pumba in Flight

If you're looking for a good laugh, buy a huge pumba and put it in the overhead without closing the bin.

Bidvest Premier Lounge Johannesburg: 3 Hour Time Limit!

Oh wow, not I see why they restrict access to three hours here. Step aside Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai , there's a new lounge in town.
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