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...
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...
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...
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...
Sinbad eating at the Born Free center
During my stay at the Shamwari game reserve, I was very lucky to be able to go on a behind the scenes tour at the Born Free Foundation Animal Rescue center. I find animal rescue and conservation a very noble cause and Born Free stands at the forefront of animal...
Cheetah Mia, Cango Wildlife Ranch
During my short visit to Oudtshoorn, I visited the Cango Wildlife Ranch, an organisation which works towards the conservation of cheetahs and other endangered species, and has been breeding endangered species for over 28 years. I love cheetahs, they are without a doubt my favourite cat, and because I had...
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.
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...
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...
The Bungalow - Cob close up
The Bungalow is the perfect place for a relaxed lunch, an afternoon drink or an indulgent dinner while the sun is setting. The restaurant is easily missed, if you've never been there before. You need to take a turn from the main road with the only sign saying 'Country Club'. The...