Hi guys, it's Soph again! I've just moved 'houses' to save a bit of cash for my up and coming travels outside of Australia, and thought I'd let you all in on where I'm staying!
I've just come back from a trip of a lifetime around our Real Gap South African projects, and I thought I'd start by telling you all about my first stop off- the Big 5 trip!
We flew into Port Elizabeth fairly late in the day, so as soon as we arrived we were picked up with someone showing a sign with my name on it. After the introductions we jumped into a car and started on our journey to the game reserve. It was about an hours journey, and was great to see some of the scenery along the way! Read More
Over the last two weeks, RG's Charlie's been touring around South Africa- popping his head around the door of a number of our trips!
Now he's back in the office we thought we'd show you all a few of his photos! He had a fantastic time (...and he's got a tan, lucky thing!).
Keep your eyes peeled, we're going to be updating our Facebook and Twitter feeds over the next few weeks with all of his adventures. He's also going to be writing a blog post or two of his own relaying back all of his South...Read More
Something that makes our blood boil here at RG Towers is animal poaching. Luckily there are high profile individuals, such as Prince William, who are prepared to jump on board and stick up for what's right.
We're real animal lovers over at RG, so once we saw Prince Wills had made this campaign video to support CITES- which is the annual meeting of the 'Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species'- we thought we'd spread the word to help raise awareness.
A number of our volunteering...Read More
Who fancies a good old fashioned countdown? Hi there, it's Sophie again from NZ- and today I'm going to give you guys a top five of the stunning New Zealand!
After the destructive force of the Christchurch earthquake back in 2011, the whole city is re-emerging and the sense of community spirit is clear to see. As part of the re-development plans they have built a city mall out of shipping containers, which is completely awesome! The memorial '185 chairs' dedicated to the...Read More
Real Gap's Charlie's been touring around South Africa visiting a load of our projects and experience trips over the last week, and we've received some awesome snaps from him!
The photos below are all from Charlie's time on our 'Lion Cub Experience' trip, where volunteers get to experience life as a South African ranger by working on a reserve for two weeks. Not only that, but you'll get to go on game walks (where you'll get the chance to check out the big 5!), feed and care for the lions- and...Read More
Hi, it's Sophie here! Today on the RG blog, I'm going to be talking about my diving experiences...
When travelling to Aus, you think of three things:
1. The Sydney Opera House
2. The Sydney Harbour Bridge
3. The Great Barrier Reef!
As we were due to see the Bridge and the Opera House in the upcoming weeks, we decided the only logical thing to do when we were on Magnetic was to go and visit the Reef. With some boat companies you can glide along in a glass bottomed boat to see the reef but we...
I'm visiting a load of Real Gap's South Africa trips next week, so I'm just organising some last bits before my adventure starts. Want some good tips? Carry on reading!
I’ve done all my laundry, and I've finally started to organise my packing. With packing it generally all depends on the individual, but hopefully the list below will be helpful to those of you who are about to embark on your own adventure!
A question we get asked a lot on the sales team is 'backpack, or suitcase?'. I’m a...Read More
Last Friday, the Rio Carnival kicked off in serious style. As travel geeks we’d absolutely love to be there: the partying, the weather, the food and drink, the music- what’s not to like? Luckily for you lot a load of our projects are in Rio, so if you time it just right you could book onto one of our trips in time to catch all of the action for yourself! So, what’s up for grabs? Here’s a selection of some of our sizzling Rio trips:
Brazil Rio Footie Coach- Fancying showing off your skills...Read More
Hi, it's Charlie here! I'm one of Real Gap's Travel Advisors, and I'm going on a trip to South Africa next week to drop in on some of our trips...
I’m off to S Africa on Saturday, today is Wednesday and in typical fashion I spent my weekend having fun, and now need to get everything done in my lunch breaks!!
My list? I’ve just been to bank, sorted my phone and ended up calling both to make sure they know I’m in South Africa, so I can use my phone and my bank card abroad (...organised just...Read More