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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Celebrating at Grootbos

Tweet I had heard so many incredible things about Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, a private reserve between Gaansbaai and Standford in the Cape Whale Coast. More importantly I had seen things, beautiful things that ensured we add Grootbos to our list of places to see whilst on our South African road trip. After 3 and […]

Monday, 30 December 2013

Why I love the Kruger National Park

Tweet As young girl, I first visited the Kruger National Park with my parents and brother.  We stayed in a camp just outside and drove in during the day seeking out animals and waiting for them to burst out from the bushes. For large chunks of the drive we didn’t see much except bush, acacia […]

Friday, 27 December 2013

A few of my favourite places to enjoy a Cape Town Sunset

Tweet Come summer time in Cape Town, locals give up their hibernation nooks and bust out into the sunshine.  There is no better place to be in summer as cafes spill out onto the sidewalk, markets offer special trinkets until late in the evening and everyone is hiking, swimming or picnicking around the city. Here […]

Friday, 20 December 2013

Helpful tips when road tripping around South Africa

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Tweet In October we set off on a month long road trip around the country. Our route took us from the bushveld, through the Drakensberg along the Wild Coast and back down to the Western Cape. Here are some tips you may find helpful before heading out on the long road this festive season…

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Surfing in Jeffreys Bay

Tweet If you have ever looked out into the depths of the ocean, met the approaching waves with your eyes and dreamt of dancing upon the silky smooth surfaces, then now is as good a time as any to break it to that you’re a surfer, be it with your soul or with a board […]

Wednesday, 18 December 2013
South African Hiking Trails

Hiking up Table Mountain – The Platteklip Gorge Hike

Tweet In my twenty nine years, never once had I attempted to climb up Table Mountain. I figured that the cable car was in perfect working condition so the need was not there. But after road tripping around South Africa and hiking Sentinel Peak in the Drakensberg, I imagined hiking up Table Mountain to be […]

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Escape Christmas – 10 places far from the madding crowds

Tweet Not everyone loves Christmas. And even if you do, the ensuing bun fight in the Woolworths aisle, when all you wanted was to pick up last minute salad leaves, is nobody’s idea of festive fun. Escape Christmas to these hand-picked spots around South Africa, selected for their privacy and promise of space …

Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Simplicity and Beauty of Bulungula Lodge

Tweet Bags packed and ready to go, we tore ourselves away from the incredible beauty of Coffee Bay and jumped into our little vehicle, one person extra, and set off into the hills of the Wild Coast once more. The sun had come out and everyone’s spirits were buoyed after a couple of cold and […]

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

My hunt for the perfect chilli poppers in Cape Town

Tweet I am absolutely nuts about chilli poppers and even though I make my own, I always enjoy the ones I get at a restaurant a little bit more. They are relatively easy to make, all you need is some pickled jalapenos. Make a slit on one side and scoop out all the seeds with […]

Monday, 9 December 2013

Know where to see the BIG FIVE – we list the top reserves

Tweet The Big Five are not only  the most popular animals in Africa, they’re also among the most dangerous. Yet people fly into South Africa intent on sighting them. Not everyone manages to tick them off the list (the leopard in particular is rather elusive). We give you the lowdown on exactly where to find […]

Monday, 9 December 2013

Enjoy the splendour of La Loggia on Broadwood in Umhlanga

Tweet Welcome to the very beautiful La Loggia on Broadwood Guesthouse in the stunning area of Umhlanga. This is an ideal location for holiday makers and business travelers alike, being only minutes away from the lovely beach and near to Umhlanga Ridge Business Centre. There are a number of wonderful attractions and things to do […]

Thursday, 5 December 2013

The Staycation – 10 ways to stay at home, yet be on holiday

Tweet The Staycation.  It’s not a new term, in case you think that I’m just slow on the uptake (I can be, I admit). Staycations are about staying at home whilst taking time off. The word is a little, well, it’s a little lame. It’s tantamount to convincing yourself you’re rich when you know the […]

Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Choosing the perfect hotel

Top 10 hotels in Johannesburg to suit any visitor

Tweet Jo’burg has been described as South Africa’s heartbeat. It is also regarded as risky and travel alerts warn about crime in the city. It’s true. There is crime. But it’s overstated and largely sensationalised by the media. Those who live in Jo’burg will soon set you straight  about where to go and when. We […]

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Nestle In At Noordhoek Paddocks Farm Cottages

Tweet We regret, this property is no longer available for holiday rental. Noordhoek Paddocks Farm Cottages is a stunning self catering establishment set in the wild along the wetland area of Noordhoek. With only a four minute drive or a strenuous walk through the wetlands and over the dunes to the very beautiful Noordhoek beach, […]

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

By the sea in Jeffreys Bay …

Tweet Nothing had changed since the last time I was in Jeffrey’s Bay.  The wind whipped between the houses, across the white sand beach and sent water spraying off the back of waves.  The ocean at Supertubes was somewhat messy and littered with white horses. That didn’t seem to deter the two surfers who had […]

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