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October 3, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Ten Budget Tips for Reunion Island

Ten Budget Tips for Reunion Island

Reunion Island is a quick 4 hour direct flight from Johannesburg, with no visa requirements for South Africans and more exciting things to do than you could ever fit into a single trip. Basically, it’s is the dream holiday destination for South African travellers who have already explored Mauritius, or are looking for a more […]

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September 13, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Staying at the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa in Stellenbosch

Staying at the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa in Stellenbosch

The Lanzerac farm was established in Stellenbosch in 1692, making it one of the oldest and most historic wine farms in the country. It’s always been known for warm hospitality, excellent wine and beautiful scenery, but in 2017, a fire raged through the property, destroying much of the farm’s iconic hotel. Although tragic, the fire […]

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My Comprehensive Guide to Cape Town for Summer 2018

Not too long ago we were sitting around talking about how it felt like summer would never show it’s sunny face again and the next thing we know its the middle of September and summer is just a few weeks away. With warmer weather and longer days on the horizon, this little city is gearing up for […]

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September 10, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

10 Great Gifts for Travellers

10 Great Gifts for Travellers

Around Christmas time last year I wrote a post listing of a few of my favourite gift ideas for travellers. But since any time is a good time to gift someone you love, and because you guys often ask, I thought I’d do an updated version with a couple of new items I’ve found which would […]

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April 3, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , ,

TOAM Reunion Island September Getaways: Book in April and you could WIN your flights, courtesy of Travelstart

TOAM Reunion Island September Getaways: Book in April and you could WIN your flights, courtesy of Travelstart

Book your spot on the adventure of a lifetime! Sign up and confirm your spot by the end of April and you could WIN your flights, courtesy of Travelstart.

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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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