Boulders Beach Penguin
I had been looking forward meeting the African Penguins for a long time, and I was not disappointed. Visiting Boulders Beach has been one of the best parts of my trip in South Africa so far. (A game drive is still on the program, which I think will be on a par with my...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Middelvlei landscape - Stellenbosch Wine Routes
With so many gorgeous, award-winning wine farms near Cape Town, travellers and locals are well and truly spoiled for choice. Here's a selection of the best wineries near Cape Town that stand out above the rest.