Tag Archive: #meetsouthafrica

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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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 2, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

My AfrikaBurn Fashion Survival Guide

My AfrikaBurn Fashion Survival Guide

AfrikaBurn isn’t a party or a festival. It’s “a radical experiment in self reliance”. That means that everything you need for survival and comfort in the Karoo desert needs to come with you and leave with you. There’s no organized entertainment and there’s nothing for sale. But there’s music playing from themed camps and huge […]

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May 2, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

The Oyster Box Hotel

The Oyster Box Hotel

I grew up holidaying on the Natal South Coast, so I have many fond memories of the walking to the beach in the humid, muggy mornings and swimming for hours in the warm Indian Ocean. I haven’t been back in a couple of years, so when my friend Kiersten from The Blonde Abroad invited me […]

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February 28, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

The Most Romantic Hotels in South Africa

The Most Romantic Hotels in South Africa

If you’re looking for somewhere romantic to get away to, but don’t have the time to travel all the way to Zanzibar or Paris, don’t worry because although you might not know it, South Africa is basically The Notebook personified as a country. I wrote this story for the Jan/Feb 2017 edition of Travel Ideas […]

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January 17, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

A Day In Kalk Bay

A Day In Kalk Bay

Kalk Bay is a beautiful little fishing town just outside of Cape Town, complete with white sand beaches, icy plunge pools and a couple of great fish and chip shops.  This past weekend we took the train from Woodstock and spent a few hours on Dangers beach. It was very photogenic.  The train only costs […]

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November 28, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Fifteen Reasons to Visit Limpopo Next

Fifteen Reasons to Visit Limpopo Next

I’ll be the first to admit that living in Cape Town can sometimes make you forget that you’re in Africa at all. There’s a very European feel and energy to this city, and you’re likely to hear a European language or American accent at least once a day. So I often find myself daydreaming about an “African” adventure. […]

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October 31, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

Summer at Hartenberg

Summer at Hartenberg

This past weekend I spent a lovely day under the trees at Hartenberg Wine Estate, with a bottle of Chardonnay, a picnic crate full of delicious treats and a couple of gorgeous girlfriends. This is honestly exactly how I plan on spending as many summery Sundays as possible in the coming months. We’re super spoilt […]

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