Sunset in Cape Town
I’m not really into hiking, but the reward waiting at the end of the Lion’s Head climb in Cape Town, was worth putting my hiking boots on for (or in this case my gym shoes). On our last day in South Africa, we decided to hike to the top of...
Cape Route 62 sign
You might have heard of Route 66 in America, but South Africa has its own tourist road with beautiful scenic landscapes and quaint little towns along the way. Cape Route 62 crosses the Western and Eastern Cape, from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn and Langkloof to Port Elizabeth. We drove Route 62...
ostrich riding in South Africa
While in Oudtshoorn, it's hard to miss all the signs to the numerous Ostrich (show) farms around the area. I had seen a few ostriches running around the Western Cape, on farms or the national parks, but I wanted to get to know these gigantic birds a little bit...
Waterfront in Cape Town
Before setting out on my trip to Cape Town, I could never have imagined just how great an experience it would be. I’ve fallen head over heels in love with the “Mother City”. With plenty of history to captivate historians, an over-abundance of wine farms to entertain wine lovers, numerous mountains and hills to keep hikers...
Formations in Cango Caves Oudtshoorn
While visiting Oudtshoorn, I went on one of the tours through the Cango Caves, north of the main village near the Swartberg mountain range. The caves were formed around 20 million years ago and consist of several halls and limestone formations like stalactites, stalagmites and columns. Orchestra performances used to be...
Paragliding over Cape Town
I’m not really known to be a daredevil, although I do love adventure and I would love to take some risks from time to time (but I rarely do), so when my boyfriend surprised me with a paragliding tandem flight for my birthday, I was pretty scared. – Can you...
Platboom Beach South Africa
Found within the vast Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Platboom Beach is a timeless place. It echoes of the Cape’s past, offering memories both wonderful and fearsome. Meaning “flat tree” in Afrikaans, Platboom offers treasured seclusion and untouched natural beauty. Some visitors recommend the north-south hike from Gifkommetjie, which...
The Rumbullion - view over Camps Bay
A picnic was definitely not what I was expecting when I arrived at the Rumbullion, but I was pleasantly surprised when we got to our table and a picnic basket was nestled right next to it. It is, however, a picnic with a difference. Instead of sitting on a blanket,...
Elephant portrait at Addo
One of the things I get all giddy about is elephants. Ever since receiving my cute pink elephant cuddly toy when I was 2, I haven’t been able to get them out of my head. Last year I was able to volunteer with the Asian elephants at the Elephant Nature...
View of the 12 Apostles
You want to visit South Africa, but you're not sure when would be the best time to go? I'll make the decision a little bit easier by giving you 5 reasons why you should visit South Africa in October.