Category Archive: Travel

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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January 17, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

A Day In Kalk Bay

A Day In Kalk Bay

Kalk Bay is a beautiful little fishing town just outside of Cape Town, complete with white sand beaches, icy plunge pools and a couple of great fish and chip shops.  This past weekend we took the train from Woodstock and spent a few hours on Dangers beach. It was very photogenic.  The train only costs […]

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December 21, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Catamaran Saturday in Cape Town

Catamaran Saturday in Cape Town

The holiday season is officially in full swing in Cape Town. Foreign accents everywhere, beaches packed with beautifully bronzed bodies, Instagram feeds flooded with pool shots and sunsets. I’m spending the holidays with my family and I can’t wait to spend some time relaxing.  Cape Town really is a spectacular place to spend the summer […]

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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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