Category Archive: Travel

June 3, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Celebrating Winter 2016: The #StelliesWinterSALE

Celebrating Winter 2016: The #StelliesWinterSALE

The only thing better than a weekend in Stellenbosch is a weekend in Stellenbosch at a winter rate. I say this every year, but winter really is the best time to soak up everything the Cape has to offer. It’s quieter, there’s less traffic, winter rates make getting out and about more often much more accessible […]

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May 9, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

A Wintry Weekend In The Platbos Forest

A Wintry Weekend In The Platbos Forest

I’m a big fan of luxurious suites at five star hotels, complete with fluffy robes, swimming pool views and room service. But I’m equally fond a weekend submersed in nature, off the grid, surrounded by nothing but trees and blue sky. After following my friends Mike and Carlinn’s trip to Platbos Forest Reserve on social […]

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May 4, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Five Reasons Why Ramadan Is A Great Time To Visit Dubai

Five Reasons Why Ramadan Is A Great Time To Visit Dubai

I had the opportunity to visit Dubai during the holy month of Ramadan last year. Ramadan (also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan) is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It’s a time when Muslims around the world focus on prayer, fasting, giving to charity, spending time with family and religious devotion. I grew up in […]

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April 28, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Where to Stay and Eat in Stellenbosch

Where to Stay and Eat in Stellenbosch

I recently returned from another wonderful week in Stellenbosch and I’m all fired up to tell everyone I know about the new places I discovered and the old gems I revisited. If you’re looking for some inspiration to plan a weekend away or book a holiday, you’ll find ten great reasons to make Stellenbosch your […]

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April 26, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

Ten Reasons You Should Put Stellenbosch On Your Bucket List

Ten Reasons You Should Put Stellenbosch On Your Bucket List

Sure, if you live in South Africa, chances are you’ve either been to Stellenbosch, or you’ll eventually get to Stellenbosch. It’s kind of a no-brainer, really. But maybe you’re sitting all the way in the UK, or the USA, or Germany, and the idea of flying thousands of kilometres to a small wine-farming town in […]

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April 25, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

A Weekend at Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

A Weekend at Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

After our amazing and relaxed weekend in Franschhoek in March, we decided to go for round two and headed back to this picturesque wine valley in April. We were invited to stay at the newly opened Franschhoek Boutique Hotel; an intimate space with six bespoke rooms which have each been beautifully decorated, accented with loads of unique and […]

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March 9, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

A Weekend In Franschhoek

A Weekend In Franschhoek

When it comes to great wine, delicious food and jaw-dropping views, Franschhoek must be in like, the top 5 regions of the world. Even the drive out that way from Cape Town is beautiful. It’s just a great place to be if you’d like to spend the weekend eating, drinking and being surrounded by beautiful […]

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February 25, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Hiking on Reunion Island

Hiking on Reunion Island

I love hiking. Well, I love the idea of hiking. Even now, thinking about going on a hike seems like a good idea. It’s the act of hiking I’m not so keen on. Post-hike memories are also pleasant, but the actual part where you have to put one foot in front of the other up […]

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February 22, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

A Weekend In Riebeek-Kasteel

A Weekend In Riebeek-Kasteel

Because I love what I do so much, it sometimes feels like I’m pretty much always working. I’m always taking pictures and Instagramming and Tweeting and writing blog posts and meeting people for work and having coffee dates for work and yes, even tasting wines for work. Sometimes I go away for work. Sometimes I […]

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February 12, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Delicious Melbourne: Eating & Drinking A City

Delicious Melbourne: Eating & Drinking A City

If you’re planning a trip to Melbourne at any stage during your lifetime, my advice would be: Go hungry. There are just too many delicious choices to worry about being “full” at any time. I recently spent a couple of weeks eating and drinking my way through the city and despite my very best efforts (I’m […]

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