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5 Things Every Diva Must Know Before Jet-Setting to South Africa

Wherever you are you are a diva

Isn’t it fascinating how far we’ve come? Everywhere you look you can find a magical Black woman doing her thing, living beyond her ancestors’ wildest dreams.

And yes, we’re talking about you, Travel Diva!

Our accomplishments seem even more monumental when we journey back to the homeland. Traveling to South Africa can be one of the most life-changing, soul-stirring trips you’ll ever take.

Whether you’ve been Pinterest-dreaming about South Africa or you’re counting down the days until your departure, every Diva needs to be prepared.

That’s why we’ve gathered a few important tips to keep in mind before you head to South Africa, so you can have the best time of your life!

Tip #1: Book During the Off-Season.

You might think Africa is hot year-round, but the continent is too big to put any country inside that thought bubble. South Africa does experience seasons, but the warmest time to visit is December through February. Plan your trip for a time outside of the South African summer so you can experience everything South Africa has to offer without too many tourists or too much melanin-burning sun.

Tip #2: Don’t Forget to Tip!

While some countries frown upon tipping, South Africa isn’t one of them. Be sure to pack cash (credit cards are widely accepted but we always recommend cash on hand during international trips) and tip at least 10-15% in accordance with the service you receive.

Tip #3: Be Mindful of Water Usage.

A few years back South Africa suffered a drought, so be mindful of your water usage. Another thing: Even in more remote locations such as on a game drive, water filtration systems are in place to make tap water drinkable but be sure to bring bottled water just to be on the safe side.

Tip #4: Opt for Buses, Transit & Private Car Services.

Hop on a Greyhound or a Trans-Lux bus to get around the inner city or grab an Uber or Bolt when you need to take a cab. Metered taxi cabs can be hit or miss as some drivers do not possess a valid license so err on the side of caution here!

Tip #5: Learn Local Phrases.

Did you know South Africa has 11 official languages? That being said, English is commonly spoken. You’ll see all road signs and official forms in English. However, it’s always helpful – and appreciated – to learn local phrases.

BONUS TIP: Slow Down.

South Africa is a developed country, but if you aren’t in the bustling streets of Johannesburg, know that the pace slows down significantly. Dinner is earlier than in much of the rest of the world and attractions close down earlier, too, so keep this in mind when planning your day.

And if you haven’t booked your trip yet, you can reserve your spot and see all the ways we’ll pamper you for a magical South African adventure right here: https://thetraveldivas.com/trip/south-african-tour-2023/

Wherever you are you are a diva
African Landscape

Journey to the Center of Civilization – Egypt

You are a modern life queen. A corporate powerhouse. An entrepreneurial hustler. A hard-working woman who has built their own empire (whether you’d like to think of your life as that or not). But sometimes a modern life queen needs to take a look back at her roots to understand what the Queens of the ancient age lived like.

And that’s exactly what the 2023 Travel Divas Egypt Excursion is all about. A once-in-a-lifetime tour of the gold-imbued temples, physics-defying pyramids and the rich, blue waters of the Nile. With this trip you can explore one of the most history-rich destinations in the world …


Camel in sandy desert near pyramids at sunset

As a queen, it’s only befitting that such a tour would involve visiting these world-class, world-famous, breathtaking sights:

The Oldest of the 7 Wonders of the World: The Great Pyramid of Giza

Believed to originally have been built as a tomb for the late pharaoh Khufu back in 2550 B.C.

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the seven wonders of the world … and the only one to remain as close to its original form in this modern age. It’s a breathtaking sight with thousands of years of history attached.

The Great Sphinx of Ginza

You may have grown up seeing history book photos of this extraordinary mythical creature, the sphinx, standing on the Giza Plateau. 

But, seeing it in person is bound to snatch the breath right out of your lungs. As the oldest known sculpture in Egypt, this limestone statue was cut from bedrock.

The World’s Largest Embankment Dam: The Aswan Dam 

A modern marvel, but a marvel no less. The Aswan Dam was built in the 1960s, but its grandeur is so magnificent it can be seen from space. 

Designed as a method to control the annual flooding of the Nile and store water, the Aswan Dam reaches over 360 feet high and nearly 13,000 feet long. 

The Longest River in the World: The Nile

You’ve probably heard tales about the Nile as a child. And while Brazil may contest that the Amazon River is actually longer; this river starts in Cairo and crosses through 11 countries. 

Home of many historic and religious events, the Nile is literally the lifeline of civilization in Egypt and much of northeastern Africa. 

The Colossal Statues of Ramses: At the Luxor Temple

While “luxury” likely does not come from the name of this temple, it no doubt has the remnants of luxury. A sandstone temple, the Luxor dates all the way back to 1,400 B.C. 

At the entrance you will find the two colossal statues of King Ramesses II. Can you believe the advanced knowledge the sculptors had to have to build such a sight … more than 3,400 years ago?

Now, these are just a few of Egypt’s most breathtaking sights. And just a peak into what the kind of history you’d revel in when taking a trip like this with Travel Divas. 

Take this time to bask in the glory of our ancestors’ work and stop imagining what it’d be like to visit Egypt. Experience the luxury of Egypt personified with us. We promise you’ll have an extraordinary experience. 


Explore the history of the most advanced civilizations of the world and book a luxurious trip to remind you of the diva that you are. Visit us here for more details on excursions, accommodations, dates and more.  

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