Category Archive: Travel

May 2, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

My AfrikaBurn Fashion Survival Guide

My AfrikaBurn Fashion Survival Guide

AfrikaBurn isn’t a party or a festival. It’s “a radical experiment in self reliance”. That means that everything you need for survival and comfort in the Karoo desert needs to come with you and leave with you. There’s no organized entertainment and there’s nothing for sale. But there’s music playing from themed camps and huge […]

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May 2, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

The Oyster Box Hotel

The Oyster Box Hotel

I grew up holidaying on the Natal South Coast, so I have many fond memories of the walking to the beach in the humid, muggy mornings and swimming for hours in the warm Indian Ocean. I haven’t been back in a couple of years, so when my friend Kiersten from The Blonde Abroad invited me […]

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April 24, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

Ten Tips for Staying Safe in Iceland

Ten Tips for Staying Safe in Iceland

With one of the lowest crime rates in the world (less than two murders per year reported since 2011), a network of extremely well-maintained roads, a free safety app, up-to-the-minute safety warnings/road conditions available online any time and a reputation as one of the world’s most pro-feminism societies, Iceland is the perfect destination for female and […]

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April 6, 2017   /   by natalie   /  

36 Hours in Amsterdam

36 Hours in Amsterdam

Amsterdam. A city I’ve been dying to visit since I first watched their great tourism video back in 2012. So when I flew with KLM to Iceland, I decided to make the most of the Schipol layover (and my Schengen visa) and stop over for the weekend. It was a real whirlwind tour and I wish I’d […]

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March 31, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

48 Hours in Reykjavik

48 Hours in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the capital city of Iceland and home to two thirds of their 300 000 person population. Even so, it feels more like a town than a capital city of a European country. It’s compact, easy to navigate, beautiful and probably the cleanest city I’ve ever visited.  It’s also home to a bustling food […]

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March 31, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

How To Photograph The Northern Lights (For Amateurs)

How To Photograph The Northern Lights (For Amateurs)

Let me just start by saying once more that this is a guide to photographing the Northern Lights for amateurs. Professional photographers with professional lenses and years of experience will have their own insights and tips, but I’m writing for amateurs, by an amateur, to help you get at least one half-decent picture of the […]

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March 31, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

The Girl’s Guide To Packing For Iceland

The Girl’s Guide To Packing For Iceland

When my friends Camilla, Misha and I decided to travel to Iceland, my first thought was “what am I going to wear?”. South Africans aren’t exactly sartorially prepared for Arctic weather conditions. So I did what everyone does, and hit up Google. “What to pack for Iceland” I typed, and found the same advice over […]

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February 28, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

The Most Romantic Hotels in South Africa

The Most Romantic Hotels in South Africa

If you’re looking for somewhere romantic to get away to, but don’t have the time to travel all the way to Zanzibar or Paris, don’t worry because although you might not know it, South Africa is basically The Notebook personified as a country. I wrote this story for the Jan/Feb 2017 edition of Travel Ideas […]

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February 22, 2017   /   by natalie   /  

Table Mountain Wine Safari With Durbanville Hills

Table Mountain Wine Safari With Durbanville Hills

There are so many amazing and different things to do in Cape Town that when it comes to planning a visit or even a weekend in the city, it can all become a little overwhelming. So whenever I find something to do in Cape Town that I really think is unmissable, I can’t wait to […]

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January 23, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

My 2017 Travel Dreams

My 2017 Travel Dreams

2016 WAS A FUN YEAR In 2016 I had the opportunity to see in the new year in Melbourne, enjoy a little break from South African winter in Mauritius and watch my sister get married in Bali.   I also saw loads of my own country, with weekends away in Riebeek-Kasteel, Franschhoek, a cabin hidden in the […]

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