Relaxing Limpopo Bush Break

My first road trip to Limpopo did not disappoint, and I can confidently say that I’ll soon return to this beautiful province. Just imagine for a moment, long gravel roads as far as the eye can see and a night orchestra of crickets chirping rhythmically on key. The calming sound of water flowing downriver and the beautiful…

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Historical Johannesburg Sites and a reflection on Human Rights Day.

Human Rights Day is a National holiday observed on the 21st of March in honour of the victims of the Sharpeville Massacre, where police officers killed 69 people during an anti pass-law protest. On this day, we are encouraged to reflect on the lives lost, which have enabled us to live freely under our constitution in a…

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Best Drakensberg day hike

This year I decided to trek the Amphitheater and Tugela falls hike in the northern Drakensberg adorned in some of my traditional Zulu accessories to acknowledge and partake in the day’s celebrations. At the summit of the Amphitheater is the Tugela waterfall which cascades from 983 meters above sea level. There is an ongoing debate…

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Best Drakensberg multi-day hike

All the planning, detailed line item spreadsheets, numerous conversations with our guide, countless visits to Cape Union Mart and Outdoor Warehouse came down to this moment. An exhilerating 3-day, 2-night hike in the Northern Drakensberg region. Unfortunately, the mountain plays by its own rules, and despite all our best preparation, our guide had to call off the hike due to the…

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Best Joburg day hike part 1

Turning 30 is a significant milestone in my book, so to celebrate, I knew that I wanted to treat myself to a different experience that would be etched in my memory for a long time to come. To mark my 30th birthday, I decided to trek one of the many mountain peaks spread across the…

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5 Star romantic Joburg getaway

If you’re like me then winter isn’t your favourite season. During these colder months, I prefer to hibernate in my cottage and trade my typical social activities to stay indoors with a warm cup of coffee, socks and a series binge. My reservations about a winter getaway were pleasantly put aside when I had an…

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A relaxing lodge close to Joburg

Grey skies with low hanging cloud formations coupled with cold, wet weather and flash floods are not conditions I would ordinarily choose for a road trip. The weather took an unexpected turn in the days leading up to our trip with showers and cold weather being forecasted into the weekend. But there was no turning…

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Going Nowhere Slowly…

In modern-day South Africa, I feel as though I have been transported back in time… My mom, aunts and I braved the cold weather and set out on our destination to a sleepy Northern Cape Town. The road was unforgiving with potholes of varying sizes, regrettably my tyre being the unfortunate casualty. Being stuck on…

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N2 drive from Cape Town to the Garden Route

After my eventful stay in Cape Town with friends which included, wine tasting, beer tasting, classic fish and chips, Table Mountain, penguins, outdoor cinema and retail therapy at the waterfront, I was ready for part 2 of my holiday. I arrived at Cape Town International Airport at 7 am extremely eager to begin my trip to…

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Top 4 Joburg CBD outings

I’ve lived in Gauteng, Johannesburg in particular, my entire life, although I must admit I’ve always taken this bustling economic hub of South Africa for granted. I constantly tried to break out of the big city and explore other local tourist destinations, often overlooking my own backyard. This changed on a warm summer morning with…

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Clarens & the Golden Gate Highlands National Park

My first midweek Mzansi getaway started on a surprisingly warm winter morning. I made my booking weeks in advance and was determined to make the best of my first solo-cation! Approximately 300km south of Johannesburg in the Free State lies the storybook tourist town of Clarens. I felt lost in time as I walked through…

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