Tag Archive: South Africa

June 27, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Staying at Samara Private Game Reserve

Staying at Samara Private Game Reserve

Winter in the South African bush is something truly magnificent. Going on a game drive in the early morning cold, experiencing those few minutes before the sun comes up, waiting to feel its warmth on your icy skin. Stopping for a hot coffee while the birds and the bush are waking up. It’s such a […]

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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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My Guide to Having The Best Time in Cape Town This Summer

Summer in Cape Town is pretty dang exceptional. There’s a major buzz in the air, the streets are always milling with tanned locals and visitors from around the world and the extra long days mean more time for activities! Whether it’s your first visit to the Mother City or your annual return to the mountain, […]

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November 9, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Staying at The Manor House at Fancourt

Staying at The Manor House at Fancourt

The Garden Route is famous for beautiful lush forests, turquoise blue lagoons and of course, golf. It’s a 300km stretch between Mossel Bay and Storms River and it’s one of South Africa’s most spectacular road trip routes. Whenever I think of Fancourt, all I think is golf golf golf. So when I was invited recently to […]

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September 11, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

5 Tips for Seeing The West Coast Flowers

5 Tips for Seeing The West Coast Flowers

It’s spring in Cape Town and flower season out on the West Coast. Although 20-year-old me would have thought of this as an absolute non-event, 29-year-old me got off the plane from Joburg and drove straight out to see them. Imagine a carpet of pink, white, orange and yellow as far as the eye can […]

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September 8, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Staying at Ekuthuleni Lodge: Family Safari Trip Near Johannesburg

Staying at Ekuthuleni Lodge: Family Safari Trip Near Johannesburg

I love nothing more than a little getaway with my family. And considering the fact that we’re spread across Cape Town, Johannesburg and Melbourne, this doesn’t happen very often. So when we all had the opportunity to spend a couple of days together recently, we wanted to make the most of it. We found the […]

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August 7, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Staying at Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger

Staying at Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger

If you're busy planning your first visit to the Kruger National Park, you probably have one request and that request is probably to see lots of animals. While the Kruger is not a zoo and seeing the Big 5 is never guaranteed, it's totally understandable that you'll want to fit as many sightings as possible […]

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August 7, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Staying at Pel’s Post at The Outpost in the Kruger

Staying at Pel’s Post at The Outpost in the Kruger

Way up in the north of South Africa, on the border between South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, you’ll find a luxurious eco-lodge called Pel’s Post. Situated within The Outpost Lodge’s 26 500 hectares of wild African bush, this Kruger Park property sleeps 8 people in an exclusive-use sanctuary. Overlooking the Levuvhu river, staying at Pel’s […]

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August 7, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Staying at The Outpost Lodge in The Kruger National Park

Staying at The Outpost Lodge in The Kruger National Park

If getting out of the city and into nature is your idea of a dream holiday, you will absolutely love the Kruger National Park. It’s one of the best places in the world to see wild animals in their natural habitat, unfenced and roaming free. The park is enormous – literally bigger than some European […]

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August 2, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

25 Must-Know Tips for Visiting The Kruger Park

25 Must-Know Tips for Visiting The Kruger Park

Visiting the Kruger National Park is a dream for most travellers. For the majority of people, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Africa’s bush landscape and encounter the big five in their national habitat. If you’re imagining a zoo-like facility where you can see lions and cheetahs any time you like, you’re going to be […]

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