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Leaving for South Africa!

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...

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Packing Up!

At Real Gap HQ, we're always getting asked about packing, the bain of a travellers life. It's SO easy to forget something, and seriously- we feel all of your pain! So, want some packing tips? Step this way travelling fiend...

1. Research the climate from top to bottom! Sometimes assumptions can overcome logic. 'It's going to be BOILING in Thailand, I'll take shorts!' (thought Bob). Well, Bob thought wrong! Yes, it may be absolutely scorching hot in the tropical Thailand, but there's also a...

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Real Gap Trailer

Some of you will already know how much Real Gap ROCKS! But for those of you who don’t – check out our Real Gap trailer NOW: www.youtube.com/user/RealGapExperience.

Impressed? We knew it! We're not the cocky type, but we aren't half good at organising trips of a lifetime!

Adventures, Internships, Volunteering, Round the World trips the list goes on....

We hope our trailer has tickled your taste buds for global travel, so why not book a trip of a lifetime today while the January Sale is still...

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Elephants in Namibia!

We've just been sent some fantastic snaps from our Real Gappers in Namibia, and we couldn't NOT share these beauties with you all! (It would've been the crime of '12!)

On our desert Elephant conservation project in Namibia, travellers get the opportunity to track the elephants so working within close promixity to one of our favourite animals is a given! We've become particularly smitten with the photo of the littlen on the left too; he's a serious cutie!

It's currently 32c in Windhoek,...

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Tanzania, anyone?

We love showing the world a little bit of lovin' on a Friday, and this week we've decided to show you all how FANTASTIC our Tanzania Experience is.

As actions/images speak louder than words, we've created a nifty little slideshow of our fantastic Tanzania Experience, which takes you around this fascinating country in four weeks of adventure. The snaps were taken by Caecilia Lahner, a Real Gapper who came away with us on the experience in September. I'm sure you'd agree, but they're absolutely...

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Place Profile- The Crackin' Cape Town

Sitting at the base of the gorgeous Table Mountain, Cape Town couldn’t possibly fail to shape up to its mountainously impressive nature. With penguin colonies, gorgeous beaches, a harbour and fantastic shopping under its African belt, Cape Town is one almighty destination- and the first in our ‘Place Profile’ series!

The top five things we LOVE about Cape Town are:

1.       You’ve guessed it, Table Mountain! The top dog of Western Cape, Table Mountain sits pretty at 3500ft above sea level,...

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It's time for Africa!

If you're a regular reader of the Real Gap blog (and if you're not, you're positively crazy...) we've been dishing out discounts galore over the last few weeks. Not only have we slashed the prices on trips to Asia and the Americas, but it's now time to add the third A to the crazy sale team- Africa!

One of our star Real Gappers, Danielle (as pictured in the photos) is an African obsessive, and for good reason too. She toured all over the continent for three months in July, and she's come back...

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We've gotten all rotten...

Nerves of steel? Brave beyond belief? If the thought of ghosts and ghouls sends you into a laughing fit (cheers, Casper...) then it’s time you became acquainted with Real Gap’s activity list of doom*. Ditch the Halloween costumes, and have a look at our terrifying trips. Swimming with white sharks, anyone?

Mozambique Whale Shark Conservation

If the thought of Jaws sent shivers down your spine as a wee nipper, then (duh-na, duh-na, duh-na) this is the real thing! As a part of an epic...

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The South Africa Feeling

Travel advisor Tom describes his time on the South Africa Experience

 The worst part of any trip is the end.  The waiting-for-the-plane (2 hours delayed); the murky cold weather on return home; ‘real life’. But it’s not really because of our loathing of day-to-day life that we want more time (come on, life isn’t all that bad!) – it’s because we always want one more day on our adventure.  Be it beaches, bars and cocktails; bushland, wildlife and locals; friends, laughter and memories – we...

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Working with Rhinos and Elephants in Zimbabwe

We hear from our partners in Zimbabwe at the Rhino and Elephant conservation project…

The Zimbabwe Rhino and Elephant Conservation project is all about deep connections: between animals, people and communities. It’s about living close to our conscience; sharing, caring and breathing the same breath as nature.

At the project’s base in eastern Zimbabwe, the animals live in harmony with each other, cared for by the local family team and volunteers who travel with Real Gap every year.

The...

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