Tag Archive: South Africa

My Comprehensive Guide to Cape Town for Summer 2018

Not too long ago we were sitting around talking about how it felt like summer would never show it’s sunny face again and the next thing we know its the middle of September and summer is just a few weeks away. With warmer weather and longer days on the horizon, this little city is gearing up for […]

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September 5, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Staying at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Staying at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

One of the most common questions I receive from people planning a visit to Cape Town is “can you do a safari near Cape Town or do we need to go to the Kruger?” and until now I haven’t really had a good answer. There are some amazing lodges on the Garden Route and further up […]

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September 2, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , , ,

Staying at The Orchard Cottages at Boschendal

Staying at The Orchard Cottages at Boschendal

Did you know there are almost 600 wineries in South Africa? I haven’t been to all of them of course, but you can’t say I’m not trying. I absolutely love heading into the winelands and exploring big and small wine farms around the Wester Cape. Although I love finding new farms to love, there are […]

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September 2, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Staying On Board the Jackie O Yacht in Cape Town

Staying On Board the Jackie O Yacht in Cape Town

Living in Cape Town means having access to hundreds of bucket-list experiences, which people travel far and wide to come see, right on your doorstep. But there are so many of the most exciting highlights that I’ve never even seen myself because well, that’s what locals tend to do. So having visitors come to stay […]

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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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