Category Archive: Travel

November 28, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Fifteen Reasons to Visit Limpopo Next

Fifteen Reasons to Visit Limpopo Next

I’ll be the first to admit that living in Cape Town can sometimes make you forget that you’re in Africa at all. There’s a very European feel and energy to this city, and you’re likely to hear a European language or American accent at least once a day. So I often find myself daydreaming about an “African” adventure. […]

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September 20, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Travel Hack: Google Trips App

Travel Hack: Google Trips App

Never do I appreciate easy access to the internet more than when I’m stuck in a foreign country, trying to find a coffee shop with free wifi so I can see where I am on Google Maps. Some countries and airports make it super easy to get online, with cheap sim cards loaded with data available […]

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September 7, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

My Top 5 Travel Reads

My Top 5 Travel Reads

How often do you actually have time to sit down and read a book? I’m guessing not that often. At home I try to make as much time as possible to read, but it feels like there’s always something else that I need to do. So on holiday, I tend to motor through books. There’s […]

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September 6, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Bali: Gili Trawangan Guide

Bali: Gili Trawangan Guide

Gili Trawangan is a small island off the coast of Bali, part of the Gili Islands, along with Gili Meno and Gili Air. It’s about a 2 hour boat ride (on a fast boat) from Bali and famous for snorkelling. Of the three Gilis, it’s got the biggest party scene, but if you’re looking for […]

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August 29, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

I’m in Bali

I’m in Bali

After more than 40 hours in transit, including an Uber ride, two 10 hour flights, a night at the Airport Hotel in Doha, a very short stay in a hotel in Seminyak, Bali, several taxi rides, 2 hours on a boat, a terrible sunburn, and one ride in a horse-drawn carriage, we are finally on […]

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July 26, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

A taste of The Orient in Pretoria

A taste of The Orient in Pretoria

I am all about birthdays. But not just my own – I really enjoy celebrating and spoiling the people I love and birthdays present the perfect opportunity to do just this. So when I found out that my dad was going to be away for work on my mom’s birthday, and that she’d be alone at […]

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July 26, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

VIDEO: The One & Only Le Saint Géran

VIDEO: The One & Only Le Saint Géran

While the rain is pouring down in Cape Town today, I’m watching this video thinking about this time a month ago, when I was soaking up the sun on beautiful Mauritius. I went to stay at the magical One & Only Le Saint Géran for a few nights and absolutely fell in love. Watching this […]

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July 13, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Dreaming of Bali

Dreaming of Bali

My little sister is getting married in Bali this September and I could not be more excited about it. She lives in Australia, but we’ve been chatting almost every day about the venue, the guest list, the bachelorette party…it’s all just so exciting! My sister and her fiancé have booked the most incredible villa for […]

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June 27, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Mauritius vs Reunion Island

Mauritius vs Reunion Island

If you live in South Africa you’ve probably either been to Mauritius, you know someone who has been to Mauritius or you’re busy planning a trip to Mauritius right now. It’s long been a popular holiday destination for South African families and honeymooners thanks to it’s white sand beaches, close proximity to SA and value […]

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June 13, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Celebrating Winter 2016: Cape Town’s Luxury Winter Rates

Celebrating Winter 2016: Cape Town’s Luxury Winter Rates

My birthday is in winter, which as a child, was a bit of a bore. It meant I could never host a pool party or have a slippery slide to spend the day skinning my elbows on. But as an adult, I’ve come to appreciate the opportunity to snuggle up with a bottle of wine […]

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