July 17, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

My Ultimate AfrikaBurn Survival Guide

My Ultimate AfrikaBurn Survival Guide

If you’ve heard about AfrikaBurn or seen images of people in the desert dressed up in post-apocalyptic getups pop up on your Facebook feed, but never actually been yourself, you might have some questions. Whether you love or hate the look of the event, you literally have no idea what it’s really like until you’ve […]

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July 11, 2017   /   by natalie   /  

Life Lately: July 2017

Life Lately: July 2017

I realised the other day that it’s been a while since I did one of these life updates. In fact, it’s been a whole year. This time last year it was round about my birthday and I was feeling nostalgic. Maybe it’s the cold weather, maybe it’s my own mortality, but I find this time […]

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10 Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday in Cape Town in Winter

I’m not one to downplay birthdays – I love the excuse to see friends and eat and drink nice things. Ever since I was a kid though, a winter birthday party has been a tricky thing to plan. It’s my birthday in July and if you’re a winter baby like me, you’ll know that options […]

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June 21, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Winter at Tintswalo Atlantic

Winter at Tintswalo Atlantic

Moody skies, the wild gray Atlantic ocean crashing at my feet, the smell of salt heavy in the winter air, a cold wind whipping wet hair across my face, a fireplace crackling in the corner. This is what my winter dreams are made of. The only thing that could improve the scenario would be a […]

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June 7, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

24 Hours In Franschhoek

24 Hours In Franschhoek

When I think of a dream getaway, I imagine four things; gawking at amazing scenery and views, drinking from an endless fountain of top quality wine, indulging in mouthwatering food and curling up in the lap of luxury at the end of the day. The truth is that we all lead pretty busy lives and […]

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June 6, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Unique Safari Experience: Rovos Rail

Unique Safari Experience: Rovos Rail

Even as a South African, I can never get enough of the African Bush. Safari experiences are always exciting and the thrill of seeing the Big Five in a natural and wild setting is unbeatable. So it goes without saying that combining a safari experience with the luxurious and unique experience of a journey with¬†Rovos […]

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May 30, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

24 Hours in the Yarra Valley

24 Hours in the Yarra Valley

While visiting my sister in Melbourne, I was excited to head out of town for a night and explore the famous Yarra Valley. As I’m sure you’re aware, I’m very interested in drinking wine, and I’m always keen to try new varietals and regions. If you’ve never heard of the Yarra Valley before, it’s a […]

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May 26, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

The Burrow At Wombat Bend

The Burrow At Wombat Bend

Melbourne is undeniably one of my favourite cities in the world. Maybe that’s because it actually reminds me of Cape Town in a lot of ways. It’s culturally diverse, has a great coffee culture, is close to the water, a hipster’s dream and one of the most delicious cities in the¬†world. Another similarity is that […]

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May 25, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

Five Podcasts To Subscribe To Right Now

Five Podcasts To Subscribe To Right Now

I cannot get enough of podcasts. I can’t even tell you how much I’ve learned about people and science and storytelling and politics just by listening to podcasts. Not to mention my freakishly extensive knowledge of true crimes. There seems to be a podcast (or five) for every genre you can think of, though some are […]

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May 25, 2017   /   by natalie   /  

My Favourite Travel Apps Right Now

My Favourite Travel Apps Right Now

Remember the days before you kept saying “there’s probably an app for that”? Me neither. Who needs an actual real life spirit level? Or calendar? Or printed plane ticket? When you can literally just do it all from the tiny computer in your pocket? I’m a big believer in using apps for everything – especially […]

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