Tag Archive: #meetsouthafrica

November 3, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , ,

A Weekend in Matjiesfontein

A Weekend in Matjiesfontein

There are some weekends where you just want to hang out with your best friend-lover, nap, eat and drink G&T’s. Keenan and I recently celebrated our second anniversary, which was one of those weekends for us and I knew just the place to do it all. We arrived on Friday evening just after sunset, in time […]

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October 21, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Exploring the Stellenbosch Valley: Day 1

Exploring the Stellenbosch Valley: Day 1

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to join a few of my fellow wine and food-loving bloggers for a day out in the Stellenbosch Valley. We actually all spent some time discovering the delicious Helderberg in September, so it was a treat to be invited back, this time to explore a whole new sub-route of the […]

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October 8, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Soweto is not just another Township Tour

Soweto is not just another Township Tour

I used to have quite strong feelings toward what we often call “township tourism”. I didn’t like the idea of a bunch of tourists dressed in khaki driving through the township in a van, staring out at people and taking their pictures without their permission. In fact, I still have strong feelings toward anything that comes even […]

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September 10, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Spring Road Trip to Cape Agulhas

Spring Road Trip to Cape Agulhas

A couple of weeks ago Keenan and I really needed a little break, so we decided to book somewhere nice for the night. I visited Cape Agulhas once, a few years ago and it really captured my imagination. Not only is it the most Southern tip of Africa, but it’s one of the most beautiful […]

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August 20, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Sign me up for the Soweto Wine Revolution

Sign me up for the Soweto Wine Revolution

A couple of weeks ago I got to travel to Soweto with Mariette, to meet up with the team from the Soweto Wine Festival, connect with the local creatives and changemakers and see what’s happening in the wine scene outside of Cape Town. My first time in Soweto So even though I grew up in Joburg, I have […]

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July 31, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

A guide to my favourite South African Chardonnays

A guide to my favourite South African Chardonnays

I LOVE CHARDONNAY Ok, I love all wine. I love the smells and the flavours and the stories. I love visiting wine farms and learning about how the earth and the wind and the proximity to eucalyptus influence what we eventually pour into shiny wine glasses. I love meeting wine makers and hearing all about their […]

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May 26, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Finding African Perspective in Durban

Finding African Perspective in Durban

Growing up in Johannesburg, I spent most of my childhood family holidays on the South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, where we had a holiday home in the small coastal town of Pennington. It’s common practise for Vaalie (a slang term used to describe people from the old Transvaal province, now known as Gauteng) families to […]

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March 30, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Roadtripping South Africa: A whistlestop tour with #meetsouthafrica

Roadtripping South Africa: A whistlestop tour with #meetsouthafrica

It’s only Monday morning and I am already exhausted. This time last week I was unpacking from an epic four days at Grootbos, frantically washing my laundry, responding to emails and catching up on work because I only had a few hours before I was off on my next adventure; to #MeetSouthAfrica with South African […]

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