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Tails Of A Mermaid is written by me, Natalie Roos and it’s about my life with a view in Cape Town and beyond.

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Hi, I’m Natalie! Welcome to Tails Of A Mermaid. Here you’ll find pretty pictures, helpful travel tips and travel guides from my personal experiences. I like to share honest opinions and stories about my life, so you’ll sometimes find posts about travelling to tropical places and sometimes you’ll find posts about my ongoing struggles with depression.

Who is Natalie Roos?

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Well, it all started in 1988. I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. At the age of 14, I started working after school as a TV presenter – a job I would love for the next 12 years. Fast forward to 2010, when I took my love for communication in all its forms to the internet and started Tails of a Mermaid as a place to share stories and thoughts with friends and family. Since then, with much love and attention, this blog has grown and evolved and is now read by people around the world.

When I’m not off experiencing travels to blog about, I work as a freelance digital specialist. I work with brands (most often destination brands) across the digital scope to create content and campaigns that are engaging, in touch with global trends and most importantly, honest. I write content, take images, shoot and commission video productions, consult on website copy, design and user experience, conceptualise and implement campaigns and manage content strategies.

This blog has been mentioned as one of the top 10 blogs in South Africa, which I took as great compliment (South Africa is a surprisingly blog-rich country). Cosmopolitan magazine has also featured me as one of their favourite Twitter accounts and I’ve been featured as one of South Africa’s Future Advertising Specialists. I’ve also had the privilege of speaking on panels at INDABA (Africa’s biggest travel conference) and E-Tourism Africa.

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  1. MessageFrancois Jones encouraged me to get a hold of you because of mutual wine interests. This is my 35th trip to Cape since 1994; my local partner, Anton Roos, and his family live on Silkbush; I’ll there there starting Thursday night; presently in Gauteng.

    Main reason for this trip, of course, is CW2015 at Convention Center. Please check our website, especially our videos, and 1000 photos and text, maps, and a few other things I have jazzed the site up with.

    If it is convenient, I’d love to meet you and share some ideas about promoting “wine tourism” especially for the Chinese.

    Cheers ~

    Dave Jefferson

    1. Hi Dave, I will be at Cape Wines too. Do you want to send me an email on natalie@destinate.co.za and we can arrange to meet?