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February 15, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Cape Town to Coffee Bay: Road Tripping in South Africa

Cape Town to Coffee Bay: Road Tripping in South Africa

With thousands of kilometres of relatively well-maintained roads, beautiful landscapes, diverse scenery and picturesque small towns, road tripping in South Africa is a must-do for visitors and locals. It’s hard to decide which part of South Africa is best for road tripping, and that depends on what experiences and activities you’re after and what kind […]

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February 9, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

10 Blogging Tips for 2018

10 Blogging Tips for 2018

Although it’s been pretty quiet around here so far this year, I’m actually really excited about what 2018 holds for Tails Of A Mermaid. I’m busy wrapping up a big freelance project that has kept me busy from 8am-5pm every day, and I can’t wait to get stuck back into this blog. I get a […]

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January 19, 2018   /   by natalie   /  

Reader Recommendations: 20 Books to Read in 2018

Reader Recommendations: 20 Books to Read in 2018

Happy 2018! It’s been a little quiet over here as I took a much-needed break over Christmas and New Years to road trip the east coast of South Africa. Then it took me a little while to get back into blogging, but I’m back home, back to work and ready for an exciting year! I’ve […]

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December 19, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

Our 2018 Bathroom Makeover Inspiration

Our 2018 Bathroom Makeover Inspiration

Since we moved into our place in 2015, we’ve spent countless hours lovingly upgrading and updating the empty shell we first bought. It’s been a really fun and interesting process and to be honest, I have loved every moment of it. After getting the boring stuff like blinds and a proper garage door out the […]

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December 8, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

Looking back at 2017

Looking back at 2017

What a year! In keeping with tradition, I’m taking a moment to pause and reflect on everything I’ve seen and done this year before the mad rush of the festive season fully sets in. I just re-read my posts from the end of 2015 and 2016 and it actually made me feel so emotional! One […]

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November 22, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

My boyfriend always says it’s hard to shop for me, but I can’t imagine why. I literally love all presents! His argument is that I already have everything I need, which is fair enough. But do I have everything I want? I think not. I’m a big believer in gifting spoils, rather than that gifts […]

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My Guide to Having The Best Time in Cape Town This Summer

Summer in Cape Town is pretty dang exceptional. There’s a major buzz in the air, the streets are always milling with tanned locals and visitors from around the world and the extra long days mean more time for activities! Whether it’s your first visit to the Mother City or your annual return to the mountain, […]

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November 10, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

What to Pack for A Boating Holiday in France

What to Pack for A Boating Holiday in France

I don’t know about you, but I love packing to theme when I’m travelling. It really gets me excited about the destination and makes for some great memories and pictures. When it comes to packing for a boating holiday in France, you’ll need to think small. You’ll want to pack light, since space is pretty […]

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November 9, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Staying at The Manor House at Fancourt

Staying at The Manor House at Fancourt

The Garden Route is famous for beautiful lush forests, turquoise blue lagoons and of course, golf. It’s a 300km stretch between Mossel Bay and Storms River and it’s one of South Africa’s most spectacular road trip routes. Whenever I think of Fancourt, all I think is golf golf golf. So when I was invited recently to […]

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November 9, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

My Guide to A Self-Driving Barging Holiday in France

My Guide to A Self-Driving Barging Holiday in France

4 women. 1 luxury Le Boat houseboat. 7 days. 133km. 26 locks. 27 hours of cruising. Imagine cruising the French countryside, autumn leaves blowing in the warm breeze, landing just in front of your luxurious houseboat as you slowly wind your way along a canal in the Loire Valley. At lunchtime, you moor the boat […]

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