SA travel blogging couple document island adventures in Nat Geo book

Vaughan and Lauren Manuel McShane are the only South African couple to be invited to contribute to National Geographic's new book 'Ultimate Journeys for Two'.

The couple's popular blog, thetravelmanuel.com, has been voted Africa's Top Travel blog for two years running.

The book, written by the founders of HoneyTrek.com, reveals hidden-gem destinations and insider tips for unforgettable couples travel.

Vaughan and Lauren wrote the beaches and islands section of the book and their chapter looks at the Tioman Island in Malaysia and shares tips on what to do while visiting there.

They also spoke about their travel blog, the challenges of traveling as a couple and visiting unfamiliar destinations.

Take a listen:


CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
SA's domestic tourism takes a knock

SA's domestic tourism takes a knock

Statistician-General Dr Pali Lehohla says the decline is due to financial pressure that South Africans are experiencing.

'Once you own one hotel, you’re likely to own another'

'Once you own one hotel, you’re likely to own another'

South African hotels range from barebones to world-class opulence. Ray White interviews Michele de Witt (Horwath HTL SA).

Domestic Tourism numbers down as South Africans remain cash-strapped

Domestic Tourism numbers down as South Africans remain cash-strapped

The results of the Statistics South Africa domestic travel survey for 2016 show a considerable decline since 2014.

It makes sense to ditch your car and use Uber if you travel less than 50km

It makes sense to ditch your car and use Uber if you travel less than 50km

MyTreasury.co.za did a study and found that using Uber saves money considering all the costs that come with owning a car.

Find out which holiday destinations Mzansi Girl recommends you visit with family

Find out which holiday destinations Mzansi Girl recommends you visit with family

Travel blogger Meruschka Govender has the best family getaway treasures you can explore.

Seeking a serene holiday in India? Kerala is the place to visit

Seeking a serene holiday in India? Kerala is the place to visit

Travel blogger, Meruschka Govender shares her experiences of a tropical paradise known as Kerala in the south of India

Popular articles
If you're caught driving with your phone, officials are allowed to confiscate it

If you're caught driving with your phone, officials are allowed to confiscate it

If the engine is running and you are sitting behind the wheel you are not allowed to operate your phone says W Cape's JP Smith

[WATCH] Zola Tsotsi drops bombshell about Zuma meeting at State Capture Inquiry

[WATCH] Zola Tsotsi drops bombshell about Zuma meeting at State Capture Inquiry

Former Eskom chair Zola Tsotsi’s jaw-dropping statements include Tony Gupta saying they could hire or fire Eskom board members.

SA fizzy drinks undergo "shrinkflation" to control sugar intake

SA fizzy drinks undergo "shrinkflation" to control sugar intake

Coca-Cola has reduced its 500ml "buddy" to 440ml and the traditional 330ml Coke cans will soon have a volume of just 300ml.

Mugabe threatened to dissolve Parliament hours before his resignation

Mugabe threatened to dissolve Parliament hours before his resignation

Deputy President of MDC says Mugabe's threats could not deter them from their mission to impeach him - they were determined.

What Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay and Makro will offer on Black Friday

What Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay and Makro will offer on Black Friday

Up for a Springboks level scrum? Instructions on how to ensure you get the deals in your inbox the moment they become known...