• Robberg Hike

    Robberg Hike: Guide to Hiking the Robberg Nature Reserve

    You know when somebody asks you if you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? Well I don’t have one specific answer because I want to go everywhere but the Garden Route would be in my top five every time. It may sound biased seen as I am South African, but hey, the heart wants what it wants! And right in the middle of the Garden route, a few minutes drive outside of Plettenberg Bay, you will find Robberg Nature Reserve – one of the most beautiful places in South Africa. I’ve been visiting the Garden Route with my family since I was a kid. But I…

  • Garden Route itinerary

    Garden Route Itinerary by a local: Everything you need to know

    The garden route is one of my most favourite destinations in the world. I’m from Cape Town and grew up going on family holidays all across the Garden Route every year. Sometimes even two or three times a year. Since the garden route holds a special place in my heart and is a destination that I’ve visited too many times to count, I thought I would put together this recommended garden route itinerary. The Garden Route stretches for 300 km from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to Storms River in the Eastern Cape and is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world. When I was…

  • Kruger Park Walking Trails

    Kruger Park Walking Trails: Mathikithi trail

    The Kruger Park Walking trails are three-night guided walking tours which include a Wilderness experience like no other. From exploring areas in the park that are virtually untouched by people to learning new things, it’s one of the most surreal, intense, and special safari experiences possible. When Peter and I knew that we would be back in South Africa for a few months, we jumped at the opportunity to join the Mathikithi trail with four of our closest friends. The Kruger Park has a number of different trails to choose from, but we opted for this one since it’s close to the Satara camp. Also, we only booked a couple…

  • Knysna Attractions

    Knysna Attractions: A dreamy destination

    Knysna is one of my favourite places in the world. The Garden route holds a special place in my heart and is a place that I will continue to visit forever. I grew up in Cape Town – well for my formative, primary school years and we used to holiday in the Garden route at least once a year. When I was 12 we moved to Pretoria but we visited Cape Town often and still took our annual Garden Route trip. We have stayed in and explored so many of the areas in this part of the country multiple times. And nothing quite lives up to the Knysna attractions. The…

  • Bloukrans Bridge

    Bloukrans Bungee Experience: The world’s highest bridge bungee

    So, I’m somewhat of an adrenaline junkie and bungee jumping is, of course, one of the most extreme sports ever invented. Naturally, I had an inkling to do it and there was no better place than the Bloukrans bungee experience. During one of our recent family trips to Cape Town (my home town) and Knysna – one of my favourite places in the world and a place that I’ve been going to for years, I decided to jump off a bridge – attached to a rope, obviously! About the Bloukrans Bungee Jump Found between Nature’s Valley and Storms river, you will find the Bloukrans bungee bridge – the highest commercial…

  • Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

    A weekend at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

    Mabalingwe Nature Reserve is one of South Africa’s many breathtaking private game reserves, and is located 38 km West of Bela Bela in Limpopo province. Covering more than 12,500 hectares of soft rolling hills, it’s home to 36 wildlife species, including some of the country’s most loved animals; hippos, elephants, rhino, giraffes, sables, and hyenas. For bird lovers, there are more than 250 species of birds to be spotted. It’s one of the more low key game reserves, especially when compared to the Kruger National Park and Pilansberg. Mabalingwe Nature Reserve is the perfect destination for a quiet escape from the city. Unlike the more high-profile and albeit “touristy” safari…

  • The best yoga studios in Cape Town

    Top 10 Yoga studios in Cape Town

    I am so excited to be writing a post on two of my favourite things, yoga and Cape Town. I am a Cape Town girl, currently living in London, but home will always be close to my heart. Over the last few years, yoga has become a big part of my life. As every yogi knows, it’s not just about the poses, it’s about freeing your body and your mind. Yoga is a passion and a way of life! I am loving that I have the opportunity to try out different yoga classes all over the world now while travelling. You learn something new everywhere you go, and of course,…

  • South African bush

    The magic of the South African bush

    There is something so unbelievably magical about the African bush and the way it draws in your soul. The safari getaways out in the wild, out of the city, away from technology and connecting with nature are what I miss most about home. The South African bush brings a real sense of nostalgia and peace. There is a great article published in The Guardian about how to safari in South Africa on a budget. If you have not yet experienced an African safari you should definitely get booking. The best things about the South African safari experience 1. You get to experience peace and tranquillity in its purest form Away from…

  • Cape Town sunshine

    10 Reasons Cape Town should be at the top of your bucket list

    Yes I was born in Cape Town and yes I guess that makes me biased but I have also lived in Pretoria, am currently living in London while travelling and am certain that anyone who visits Cape Town will fall in love instantly! All it takes is one trip to the mother city of South Africa and you will never want to leave! 1. It has been voted the most beautiful city in the world multiple times Buzzfeed, The Telegraph and various travel enthusiasts have all named Cape Town as the best or most beautiful city on EARTH! An infusion of rich history, culture, beautiful landscapes, wine routes, beaches and world…