Help feed a family of 4 for as little R120 with the Feed Malongane Initiative

If you’ve ever visited Malongane, you’ve fallen in love. You’ve fallen in love with the beautiful beaches, the turquoise ocean, the peace and tranquility – but most of all, you’ve fallen in love with the people. The beautiful local community who treat every single visitor like a long-lost brother or sister.

On 27 March 2020, the Mozambican border closed. In the blink of an eye, the people of Malongane – who rely heavily on tourism to make a livelihood – lost their income. Overnight, the vibrant Malongane we’ve all come to love turned into a ghost town. The only ones left are the same friendly locals we’ve come to love – but now with empty tummies and living in fear. They don’t expect it, but they need your help right now.

Just R120 will feed a Malongane family of 4 for a week. Please consider donating as much – or as little – as you possibly can to this very worthy cause. Every little bit helps – whether it’s R20 or R200, it will all go towards feeding a family in Malongane.

Your contribution will be so much more than food – it will bring hope, inspiration and the assurance that we are all in this fight together.

Donations to Feed Malongane to be made into the following account. Every single cent will go towards feeding a family in Malongane.

First National Bank
CC Ward
Account no : 62603557200
Branch 256505

Please include your name and surname when making a donation, as we would like to thank all our sponsors on the GoBundu and Feed Malongane Initiative Facebook page.


Last week, the Feed Malongane Initiative fed 30 families – and we hope to see this number grow. GoBundu is full in support of this fantatic initiative, and we hope that you’ll join forces with us as we work together to Feed Malongane.

Itching to travel? Here’s how to approach travel during 2020 #Coronavirus

At the beginning of 2020, many trends analysts predicted that travel would continue to rise – but no one could have predicted the global pandemic that we’re currently faced with. Many travel plans have suddenly come to a complete stand-still with many travel-related businesses, hotels, and airlines affected.

Here at GoBundu, we’ve been keeping an ear-to-the-ground and have rounded up a few tip for those travellers who are wondering what to do next.

Start planing for your next holiday

If you’re anything like u, you’re itching to start travelling again. But with no definite timeline in mind, it can be difficult to know when to start planning for your next getaway. Our advice? Start planning ahead now – and take advantage of some incredible deals while you’re at it.

According to many experts, it appears that COVID-19 may ease off during the period of September to December 2020, so if you’re plotting your next escape, we recommend that you book for a time during (or after) this window. 

There are many short-term holiday rentals in Mozambique that are currently offering amazing deals, so we suggest you start there. Contact us by emailing lize@gobundu.com for the latest specials!

Postpone – rather than cancelling

Already have travel plans booked? One thing we don’t recommend doing is cancelling your trip – rather contact your accommodation and other service providers to find out about postponing your trip.

Consider a staycation – or visit a neighbouring country

Although it may be difficult to plan a big overseas trip given the uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, now’s the perfect time to explore South African and its surrounding countries – especially with the incredible travel deals and discounts on offer at the moment. Coffee Bay, Franschhoek, Greyton, McGregor, the Kruger National Park, Nottingham Road, Riebeek-Kasteel, Tulbagh, the Wild Coast, and Wilderness are just a few local gems to choose from – and the list goes on! It’ll be a great time to try new hotels and restaurants, and to support local businesses as they’re coming back together.

 And if you’re itching to get your passport stamped, we suggest taking a trip to Mozambique, which is always a good idea as it’s incredibly well priced and an easy road trip from Gauteng and KZN. 

TO FIND ACCOMMODATION AND GREAT DEALS, CLICK HERE.

TAKE OUT TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance isn’t our area of expertise, but we do recommend finding an appropriate provider at this time. We recommend Travel Insurance Consultants (TIC) . 

When taking out travel insurance, ensure that you read all clauses and conditions carefully to see if they suitably cover events such as a pandemic. COVID-19 has proved that disruptions can arise quickly, so this is very important! Keep in mind that a standard travel insurance policy won’t cover fear-based cancellations. It will only protect you if your travel plans are disrupted – think medical emergencies, travel delays and lost luggage. 

#Lockdown Recipe: GoBundu’s Gin Quarantini

Just because you can’t head out to your favourite bar doesn’t mean that you can’t treat yourself to a fancy cocktail. Why not use the last of your gin to whip up GoBundu’s Gin Quarantine? Because let’s face it: we could all do with a stiff drink during these trying times!

INGREDIENTS

5 parts gin
1 part dry vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters

METHOD

Build all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a coupe (the fancy name for a martini glass) and garnish with a lemon twist. Bottoms up!

Must-see travel shows on Netflix

If social distancing has got you hunkering after a spot of armchair travel, you’ve landed on the right spot! Here are some of the Gobundu team’s must-watch travel shows and documentaries that you can stream on Netflix tonight!

Instant Hotel

Instant Hotel combines all the best things about a travel show and a reality competition show: it’s got wish-fulfillment thanks to beautifully designed destinations, as well as sabotage, retribution, and fascinating relationship dynamics. Two seasons of this Australian series are available on Netflix now.

The Kindness Diaries

You may not have pegged this series, which features host Leon Logothetis traveling the world on a vintage motorbike as a travel show upon first glance, but it gives viewers a totally unique take on travel with each episode’s journey depending on the kindness of complete strangers.

Chef’s Table

Each episode of this Emmy-nominated docuseries visits a different international location for an in-depth interview with one of the world’s most renowned chefs.

Jack Whitehall – Travels with my father

If you’re in the mood for some lighthearted viewing, this is ideal. Comedian Jack Whitehall travels the globe with his somewhat stoic father, and hilarity ensues. We binge-watched this one in a weekend!

Are there any wanderlust-inducing travel shows or documentaries that you’ve watched lately? We’d love your recommendations – drop them in the comments, below.