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South Africa: New rules in place for travelling with children

If you're travelling to South Africa with children under 18 this year, some laws have changed which you should be aware of. From June 1, the Immigration department in South Africa is changing the requirements for all children travelling to, from or transferring through South Africa. Here are the new... Read more

Columbus Direct take on the Honey Badgers and win 5-2

Great news for footy fans - our South African team have done it again. Despite them modestly reporting back that last night was not one of their 'best performances on the pitch', the team still won 5-2 against the Honey Badgers. Team Captian Imtiyaaz Fick said: "I think we could have scored a few mo... Read more

Columbus Direct take on the Scorpion Kings and live to tell the tail

Last night was our South African team's third game of the season, and they played the Scorpion Kings. And, believe you me, what a game it was. For the first time this season, the team started on the front foot, as they scored two goals almost straight away. Then things got interesting. The score wen... Read more

Five ways to make the most of your trip to Morocco

It's classed as a European destination, but once you arrive, you'll see that Morocco is African through and through. From soaking away your cares in a hammam to filling your suitcase with cheap pottery, rugs and bags and drinking mint tea on shop terraces, Morocco is a destination that suits groups ... Read more

The 5 Best Safari Countries

When it comes to adventure holidays, they don’t come much bigger and better than a safari. While there are many kinds of safaris, the word safari will always be synonymous with exploring the wilds of Africa in search of the animals you find nowhere else on earth. Here we look at the 5 best safari co... Read more

The 10 Most Iconic Beaches in The World

A beach is just a stretch of sand by the sea or ocean, but iconic beaches are so much more than a slip of white sand. These beaches have gained their iconic status for various reasons; appearing in classic films, being the beaches everyone wants to visit, or simply for having a reputation that every... Read more

What you need to know about Ebola and travel

Please note: If you've got any questions about your travel insurance and how Ebola might affect your journey, tweet us @Columbus_Direct with your questions.Passengers arriving in the UK from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will have their temperatures tested for suspected Ebola at Heathrow terminal... Read more

Columbus Direct vs Kazakhi Warriors: The team just keep winning!

More good news from our South African team - they've been gadding about winning even more football matches. We don't know where they find the energy. The Columbus Direct team (yes, they're yet to find a snazzier name) played the Kazakhi Warriors last night, and what a tough match it was (just out of... Read more

Travellers urged to be vigilant to stop the spread of 'cruel tourist rides'

Tourists and travellers who spot cruelty to animals and do their best to make a difference need to be vigilant of a disturbing new trend. A report issued by World Animal Protection has revealed that he cruelty inflicted upon Asian elephants used for tourist rides and shows is now spreading throughou... Read more

When travel meets art: Wildlife artist Bas Evans shows how jetsetting has shaped his work

Bas Evans has been a wildlife artist for over 20 years, and during that time, his work has taken him all over the globe. Widely recognised as one of the world’s most highly acclaimed wildlife and nature artists, his work receives recognition from museums, galleries, art critics and collectors alike.... Read more

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