Tag Archive: Travel

June 23, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Cape Town Winter: Weekend in Stellenbosch

Cape Town Winter: Weekend in Stellenbosch

It’s no secret that I think the Cape is incredible in summer and in some ways, even better in winter. Less traffic, no wind and phenomenal winter prices that make being a local even more pleasant, if that seems at all possible. The city is on fire with winter specials during the colder months, with […]

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June 18, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Safari in the Western Cape: Gondwana Lodge

Safari in the Western Cape: Gondwana Lodge

There’s something about the bush that can make a weekend away feel like a week-long holiday. Maybe it’s the enraptured stillness that falls over the group when game is near, or the early mornings watching the sunrise in the freezing cold, maybe it’s the rare and delicious opportunity to nap in the afternoon – there’s […]

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June 17, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Memories of India

Memories of India

In 2013 a lifelong dream came true when I got to visit the country of my heart, India. I spent three weeks in Mumbai and Kerala and looking back over these pictures my heart is both happy and sad – happy because I got to experience this incredible country and a small taste of what […]

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June 12, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Cape Town Winter: Weekend in Simonstown

Cape Town Winter: Weekend in Simonstown

Last weekend I woke up early on Saturday morning and decided that what Keenan really needed, was a surprise. I love surprising people I love and while he was asleep I got online and searched lastminute.com to see if I could find somewhere within around 2-3 hours of Cape Town that had a room available […]

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June 10, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Knysna Oyster Festival 2014

Knysna Oyster Festival 2014

There’s one festival I’ve been longing to go to for years and have just never gotten round to… A festival that celebrates good food, sport, family the beauty of nature and the ocean’s purest, most delicious delicacy… The Knysna Oyster Festival. I visited Knysna just recently and was reminded of just how beautiful the region […]

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May 30, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Reunion Island: Six Pictures From Day 1 #gotoReunion

Reunion Island: Six Pictures From Day 1 #gotoReunion

I’m in Reunion Island right now for a week of sightseeing, people meeting and food eating. We arrived on the island early last night after flying via Johannesburg and Mauritius from Cape Town. We’re staying in B&B in Saint Gilles, just a two minute walk from the beach and about a five minute walk from […]

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May 23, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

What Makes A Place Special? The Incredible People of Stellenbosch

What Makes A Place Special? The Incredible People of Stellenbosch

Whenever I travel, I find great joy and excitement in exploring the food and the sights of my as yet unexplored destination. I love seeing the different sky, smelling the different air, tasting the foreign flavours and visiting the local sights. I make a point of getting to know the ins-and-outs of the area I’m […]

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May 20, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

The Best of #VisitOverberg

The Best of #VisitOverberg

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to visit one of my favourite places in South Africa for the weekend. The Whale Coast is just one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and I could go back there over and over and never get tired of it. I went for a […]

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May 15, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

10 Things To Do In Stellenbosch (other than food and wine)

10 Things To Do In Stellenbosch (other than food and wine)

I think I’ve successfully convinced you that Stellenbosch is the place to go for food and wine in South Africa (and also the world). I’ve listed eight of the places I dined at during the #Stellenblog campaign and given them my personal recommendation. Read about eight places to eat in Stellenbosch here. Now you might […]

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May 13, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Grootbos giving back: The Grootbos Foundation

Grootbos giving back: The Grootbos Foundation

Just past Hermanus on the Whale Coast, about 2 hours from Cape Town, lies the magical Grootbos, a five star lodge build amongst ancient milkwood trees and indigenous fynbos. The food, accommodation and activities are absolutely mind bowing, with horse riding on the beach, boat based whale watching and flower safaris to name but a […]

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