Monthly Archives: August 2013

For a great travel experience take the train from Joburg to Cape Town

The Shosoloza Express between Johannesburg and Cape Town  We have had a number of guests at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse who travel by rail either from Cape Town or down to Cape town. A recent guest wrote  a review about the Shosholoza Premier Classe on Tripadvisor. She writes of booking through an excellent 3rd party website which is good […]

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Liz at Lancaster announced as a provincial finalist in the Lilizela Awards

Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse announced as provincial finalist of the Lilizela Awards The Tourism Grading Council has launched a new award programme: the Lilizela Awards which now incorporates the AA Awards programme. Five award categories will be presented this year: service excellence emerging entrepreneur of the year sustainability universal accessibility the minister’s award.  The Lilizela Tourism […]

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Interesting stats on Africa’s mobile phone market

  Did you know? There are more mobile phones in Uganda than there are light bulbs The average sub-Saharan woman touches her hair 37 times a daybut checks her phone 82 times a day?  [Who on earth conducted the research on ‘hair-touching’ in Africa?] On a more serious note – according  to Damian Cook, founder and […]

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Bungee jumping in Soweto

Adventure Tourism: Bungee jumping off the Orlando Towers   A guest at Liz at Lancaster had his adrenalin rush for the weekend when he went bungee jumping from the old cooling towers in Soweto.  Known as the Orlando Towers, this ‘vertical adventure facility’  was the brainchild of Bob Woods back in 2001.  When the disused towers needed maintenance […]

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