March 12, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

Book Your Spot: TOAM Reunion Island September Getaways

Book Your Spot: TOAM Reunion Island September Getaways

After visiting Reunion Island 5 times myself and receiving countless questions from readers and friends eager to visit, I decided to develop the Tails Of A Mermaid Reunion Island Getaways as an opportunity for young (and old!) women to visit the island independently, while in the safety of a group. It’s a way for likeminded […]

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February 28, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

5 Tips for buying the Perfect Pair of Jeans

5 Tips for buying the Perfect Pair of Jeans

I know I don’t need to explain to any girl out there how hard it can be to find the perfect pair of jeans. I’ve literally been reduced to tears trying on jeans and ended up leaving the store a sweaty, emotional mess. But over the years (and maybe as I draw nearer to 30) […]

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February 26, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Staying at La Clé Country Lodge in Franschhoek

Staying at La Clé Country Lodge in Franschhoek

When I’m craving a little luxury and relaxation, I always head straight to the winelands. One of the best things about living in Cape Town is that we’re less than an hour away from some of the most beautiful countryside and delicious food in South Africa. Franschhoek is so beautiful at this time of year, […]

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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 31, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , ,

5 Places to escape to for a weekend away during the Cape Town drought

5 Places to escape to for a weekend away during the Cape Town drought

Day Zero is rapidly approaching Cape Town and by now, we should all be doing absolutely everything we can to save as much water as possible. The reality of the drought has seriously hit home and it’s safe to say we are all preparing for the day when taps across the city are going to be […]

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January 23, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

VIDEO: Self-drive Houseboat Holiday with Le Boat Vacations

VIDEO: Self-drive Houseboat Holiday with Le Boat Vacations

Watch my video to see what a houseboat holiday in the French wine region of Burgundy looks like. I went on the all-girls trip of a lifetime with one of my best friends and our two moms in the autumn of 2017 on board Le Boat’s Horizon 4 luxury houseboat. Imagine spending all day soaking up […]

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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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January 19, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

What to Pack for a Road Trip in South Africa

What to Pack for a Road Trip in South Africa

With thousands of kilometres of (relatively) well-maintained roads, beautiful landscapes, diverse scenery and idyllic towns, South Africa is the road tripper’s dream destination. It’s hard to decide which part of South Africa is best for road trips, and that depends on what experiences you’re after and what kind of landscape you love. I love mixing […]

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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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