Tag Archive: #meetsouthafrica

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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September 13, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

My Cape Town Summer: Wish List

My Cape Town Summer: Wish List

I’ve just returned from two dreamy weeks in Bali and while leaving a holiday and an exciting new place behind is always so hard, it’s made easier by the fact that I get to come home to one of the most wonderful cities in the world. A city that thousands of tourists flock to every […]

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July 26, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

A taste of The Orient in Pretoria

A taste of The Orient in Pretoria

I am all about birthdays. But not just my own – I really enjoy celebrating and spoiling the people I love and birthdays present the perfect opportunity to do just this. So when I found out that my dad was going to be away for work on my mom’s birthday, and that she’d be alone at […]

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May 9, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Girls Night In at Camps Bay Retreat

Girls Night In at Camps Bay Retreat

Is there anything more luxurious than a night of face masks, hair masks, wine and chocolate with a girlfriend? Well, the only thing I can think of that could possibly make this situation more luxe, is if it all went down at the beautiful Camps Bay Retreat. I was invited to visit the hotel, which is located […]

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May 9, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

A Wintry Weekend In The Platbos Forest

A Wintry Weekend In The Platbos Forest

I’m a big fan of luxurious suites at five star hotels, complete with fluffy robes, swimming pool views and room service. But I’m equally fond a weekend submersed in nature, off the grid, surrounded by nothing but trees and blue sky. After following my friends Mike and Carlinn’s trip to Platbos Forest Reserve on social […]

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Delaire Graff – The Hidden Jewel of The Winelands

Known as “The Jewel of The Cape Winelands”, Delaire Graff is one of the most beautiful properties in South Africa. Actually, it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. Right from the lush gardens reminiscent of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon at the entrance of the property, all the way through the countless pieces […]

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