Travelstart South Africa, Writer’s Competition. I won!


A couple of weeks ago I entered a competition with Travelstart South Africa, where travel bloggers were encouraged to submit a piece that evoked a memorable travel experience. I wrote about how my time in Benin had been real, raw and life enhancing. And I won!

Simply delighted as the competition was tough with many of my favorite travellers and writers participating. Do look at #wordtravel on Twitter to find their posts.

My prize is two Airlink flights, a gift of great value to a travelling girl. Provisor was travel by 15 October 2012, which pushed me to make rapid decisions and choices from a broad spectrum of destinations. I have booked the following trips:

1. Madagascar for a whirlwind six day look, see, feel and taste. Departing on 11 September.

2. Nelspruit for a return visit to the Trec1000 crew in the Kruger National Park’s Manyeleti, as well as to see a couple of lodges in the area. Departing 11 October.

Thank you for the opportunity Travelstart#WordsTravel Posts and pics of my adventures will be sweetly coated in gratitude. Appreciate the love Grootbos Private Nature Reserve.


The Airlink Routing map, which services many of the must get to Southern African destinations.

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The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

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