Category Archive: Travel

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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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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