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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Cape Town’s Best Places to Picnic

Table Mountain

The obvious place for an outdoor picnic on your visit to Cape Town is high above the city on Table Mountain where, no matter how good, the food will always be overshadowed by the spectacular views. Depending on your level of fitness and the amount of time you have in Cape Town, you may choose to take the hard way to the top of Table Mountain on foot. Whilst not a particularly hard walk, you will need to pack some water as well as wine in your back pack! If you’re not quite feeling up to a hike up the side of the mountain, you can take the easy way up by cable car. Whichever method you take to arrive at the top of Cape Town’s majestic Table Mountain, the journey will be well worth the rewards as you nibble on your lunch with perhaps one of the best restaurant views in the South Africa.

Chapman’s Peak Drive

If you’d like some sea-breeze with your baguettes then take a leisurely drive along Chapman’s Peak Drive. Renowned as Cape Town’s most scenic drive there are many places perfect for a do-it-yourself lunch stop; but for a picnic with a difference, sunset is a magical time to throw down a blanket and settle in for the show. The drive is long enough to ensure that you can find your very own piece of paradise unspoiled by crowds, and watching the sun sink into the horizon over Hout Bay is an unforgettable experience.

Smitswinkelbaai Beach

For a private beach picnic in Cape Town with a loved one, you can’t be more romantic than to pack a basket and head to Smitswinkelbaai Beach. Located adjacent to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, the beach can only be accessed by foot. It is very secluded, but the effort required to reach it is well worth it. Once you see the stunning white sands and views overlooking False Bay you may never want to leave.

Constantia Wine Route

Closer to Cape Town than other popular wine routes in the region, the Constantia Valley is a great idea for a half-day excursion followed by a picnic lunch. Only about 20 minutes from the centre of Cape Town, the Constantina Valley is home to one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa. Spend a few hours tasting some of the regions delicious varieties of wine and follow it with a picnic (and some more wine) under the shade of ancient oak trees on verdant lawns.

Famous Travel Attractions in Kenya

The 580,367km2, Kenya is one of the ideal tourism spots in Africa. During the peak seasons, there are nearly 1.8 million tourists who come from all over the world to explore this marvelous destination. These holidaymakers are the country’s biggest earner of foreign currency. Though, Kenya has numerous tourists’ attractions to offer, but there are a few hot destinations which are worth visiting and unique from all others.

Hosting to one of the the seventh wonder of the world, the 1530km2 Maasai Mara National reserve from July and also November showcases the world known wildebeest’s migration spectacle. As this place is quite noisy, where you will get amazed to see the Mara River infested with large number of crocodiles, visitors from across the world pitch their camps nearby the crossing limit in hope for days get a view of these crocodiles.

The Maasai Mara has got all the “Big Five” creatures that is, the elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion and also the rhino. They are best viewed at the Mara River and Esoit Oloololo escarpment. Tour firms also provide hot air balloon expeditions for holidaymakers to observe the natural areas of the grassy large plains, from birds eye view.

Lake Bogoria in Rift Valley is renowned for its hot springs and geysers that spew out magnificent fountains of waters at 37 degrees temperature. The saline spring waters are supposed to be restorative for the skin. The lake doesn’t have high tourism traffic making it a perfect getaway picnic area. Hippos and also gazelles comprise part of the wild there in addition to 135 bird species that comprise thousands of migratory lesser flamingos that feed on the algae of the 10m deep lake.

Besides the Indian Ocean waters, Mombasa is regarded for its sandy beach locations, aqua green waters and also good sunlight. You can visit this place any time of the year as here the weather is warm for almost the whole year. For discoverers, Mombasa has Lamu, the medieval town, the Gedi ruins and also Fort Jesus. These attractions depict Mombasa’s abundant traditional record.

Along with distinctive and attractive fishes, the undersea Indian Ocean reef feels like a paradise. Dhow outings are offered to travelers and tourists needing to experience the feel of medieval maritime ocean journeys.

The Nairobi National Park, which has an area of 117 km and 2 m is just 7 km from the City Centre, and this park is popular for bordering the city. Out of the “Big Five” wildlife, its just the elephant that is not found in this Savannah environment. If you are looking for a long relaxing break, then this is the best spot. It includes the David Sheldrick trust sanctuary which cares for little orphaned rhinos and also elephants. The park has over 80 mammal species and 400 diverse bird species. The park is perfect for family excursions, bush cuisines, picnics, team building routines and also marriage ceremonies.

To explore Kenya’s historic past, you should surely visit the Nairobi National Museum which displays the antique handicrafts and art work. It has the botanical gardens where distinctive plant species are grown. This may include those with healing properties and also decorative plants and also herbs that are cultivated. The Nairobi Snake Park is the most amazing destinations as all the tourists come here to have a thrilling experience of various poisonous snakes cobras, African Rock Python, Mambas and many more . Coral fishes American alligators and also crocodiles are reared in the museum’s aquariums.

Must Visit Sites during Honeymoon in Kerala

Sea Beaches

This southern state owns numerous secluded beaches which are quite popular among globetrotter. Most visited beaches are Kovalam, Cherai, Varkala, Kappad, Muzhappilangad and Bekal. Newly wedded couples feel very warm at these beaches and love to spend their intimate moments.


Backwater comprises an extensive network of interlocking rivers, lakes, and canals. These are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes. The bachwaters of Alleppey, Kollam, Kumarakom, Kuttanad and Punnamada see heavy tourist traffic.

The backwaters have a unique ecosystem. Many unique species of aquatic life including crabs, frogs and mudskippers, water birds, and animals and turtles live in and alongside the backwaters. Palm trees, various leafy plants and bushes grow alongside the backwaters, which provide a green hue to the surrounding landscape.

Hill stations

Hill stations of Munnar, Nelliampathi, Ponmudi, Devikulam, Kovalambith, Peermade and Wayanad are mostly visited. The climate of these hill stations is always pleasant and they serve as base for trekking and hiking.

National Parks and Sanctuary

Wayanad Sanctuary, Chinnar, Periyar Sanctuary and Eravikulam National Park are the famous national park of Kerala. Almost a fourth of India’s 10,000 plant species are found in the state. These national parks are home of many rare, unique and endangered species of animals. In Periyar, there is a temple namely, Sabarimala, which is visited by about 4 million pilgrims annually. A boat cruise on Periyar Lake of Thekkady located in Periyar Wildlife Reserve is quite famous.

Temples and Churches of Kerala

Sabarimala Temple, Chettikulangara Temple, Vadakumnathan Temple, Guruvayoor Temple are some popular temple in the stae. Malayattor Church and Parumala Church are two churches in Keral. These places are also visited by the religious couples.

Heritage of Kerala

Heritage sites, such as the Padmanabhapuram Palace and the Mattancherry Palace, Thazhathangady Juma Masjid is also called as the “Taj Juma Masjid”, are also visited.

Commercial hub

Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram are popular centers for shopping.

Beach to Visit in La Manga, Spain

Calablanque beach

This place is considered to be of great ecological value. This sandy beach with cliff and a hillock and tough looking nature is a wonderful place to spend time with the family. Just a matter of caution, there are no hotels here. Sometimes the place is quite dusty and it is quite sticky also. Except for this shortcoming, the place is quite interesting for tourists. If you are visiting this place, just after you reach Los Belones, look for the sign board for Calablanque. As soon as you reach Calablanque, there is an information centre which will be of assistance to you. Apart from this, Calablanque beach is one of the most wonderful places.

As a matter of fact, some of the most beautiful beaches are in Calablanque. To repeat, there are no hotels or bars on the Calablanque beach. Normally, Mediterranean Sea has a strong current, so be careful while on the beach. Be careful with jellyfishes. If you find some jellyfishes on the shore, normally you will find more of them in the water. There are enough places for water sports, shower bath, etc. Covered car parking is also available.

Playa Negrete beach

This is another beach which is very close to Calablanque beach. This beach with soft sand also has beautiful caves and rocks. Road leading to this beach is not fully laid out. This beach is most ideally suited for those who want privacy.

Mar Menor beach

Mar Menor beach is also close to the other two beaches mentioned above. Mar Menor beach is considered to be the safest beach to swim because the depth of beach on an average is four meters and in gradual succession it increases to twelve meters. The sludge from the nearby salt plant as also the water of Mar Menor beach is believed to have many therapeutic effects. This beach is very well connected by road and there are many restaurants and bars on this beach. Families prefer this beach most.