Category Archive: Travel

July 15, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

#gotoReunion: Hiking To Mafate Village

#gotoReunion: Hiking To Mafate Village

It’s lunchtime and the drum beat of a traditional Maloya song crackles through the radio as I take a sip of fiery Charette rum. A cat cheekily jumps onto my lap and makes itself comfortable and I’m happy to stroke its ratty fur. “How do you say ‘I love cats’ in French?” I ask Nico, […]

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July 10, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

#gotoReunion: Definitely Try Paragliding

#gotoReunion: Definitely Try Paragliding

I’ve never quite been able to fully comprehend the term “whoop for joy”. I’ve read it in books and stories and I know that it generally means to bubble over with excitement to the point of not being able to contain it, but I couldn’t honestly say that I had experienced this sensation myself. Not […]

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July 7, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

So you want to #gotoReunion?

So you want to #gotoReunion?

I have only just surfaced after returning from Reunion Island on Thursday last week and I’m busy going through all my videos, pictures and thoughts to start telling the stories of this beautiful island that I have truly fallen in love with. A mid-week, mid-winter’s afternoon at La Saline les Bains While I was there, […]

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June 25, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Welcome to Reunion Island #gotoReunion

Welcome to Reunion Island #gotoReunion

I recently had the opportunity to visit the magnificent Reunion Island for a week. If you don’t know where it is, don’t feel weird. Surprisingly, it’s only a 4 hour flight from Joburg and lies just 200 km’s south-west of Mauritius. So basically, South Africans should be visiting the island a lot more often than […]

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June 23, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Cape Town Winter: Weekend in Stellenbosch

Cape Town Winter: Weekend in Stellenbosch

It’s no secret that I think the Cape is incredible in summer and in some ways, even better in winter. Less traffic, no wind and phenomenal winter prices that make being a local even more pleasant, if that seems at all possible. The city is on fire with winter specials during the colder months, with […]

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June 18, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Safari in the Western Cape: Gondwana Lodge

Safari in the Western Cape: Gondwana Lodge

There’s something about the bush that can make a weekend away feel like a week-long holiday. Maybe it’s the enraptured stillness that falls over the group when game is near, or the early mornings watching the sunrise in the freezing cold, maybe it’s the rare and delicious opportunity to nap in the afternoon – there’s […]

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June 17, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Memories of India

Memories of India

In 2013 a lifelong dream came true when I got to visit the country of my heart, India. I spent three weeks in Mumbai and Kerala and looking back over these pictures my heart is both happy and sad – happy because I got to experience this incredible country and a small taste of what […]

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June 12, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Cape Town Winter: Weekend in Simonstown

Cape Town Winter: Weekend in Simonstown

Last weekend I woke up early on Saturday morning and decided that what Keenan really needed, was a surprise. I love surprising people I love and while he was asleep I got online and searched lastminute.com to see if I could find somewhere within around 2-3 hours of Cape Town that had a room available […]

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June 10, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Knysna Oyster Festival 2014

Knysna Oyster Festival 2014

There’s one festival I’ve been longing to go to for years and have just never gotten round to… A festival that celebrates good food, sport, family the beauty of nature and the ocean’s purest, most delicious delicacy… The Knysna Oyster Festival. I visited Knysna just recently and was reminded of just how beautiful the region […]

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May 30, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Reunion Island: Six Pictures From Day 1 #gotoReunion

Reunion Island: Six Pictures From Day 1 #gotoReunion

I’m in Reunion Island right now for a week of sightseeing, people meeting and food eating. We arrived on the island early last night after flying via Johannesburg and Mauritius from Cape Town. We’re staying in B&B in Saint Gilles, just a two minute walk from the beach and about a five minute walk from […]

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