Tag Archive: Travel

March 31, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

How To Photograph The Northern Lights (For Amateurs)

How To Photograph The Northern Lights (For Amateurs)

Let me just start by saying once more that this is a guide to photographing the Northern Lights for amateurs. Professional photographers with professional lenses and years of experience will have their own insights and tips, but I’m writing for amateurs, by an amateur, to help you get at least one half-decent picture of the […]

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March 31, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

The Girl’s Guide To Packing For Iceland

The Girl’s Guide To Packing For Iceland

When my friends Camilla, Misha and I decided to travel to Iceland, my first thought was “what am I going to wear?”. South Africans aren’t exactly sartorially prepared for Arctic weather conditions. So I did what everyone does, and hit up Google. “What to pack for Iceland” I typed, and found the same advice over […]

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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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February 13, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

Travelling Solo in India

Travelling Solo in India

The first time I ever went overseas, I was 16 years old and off to Germany, where I would spend four months on a Rotary Exchange program. That’s where I got my first taste of travelling. And since then, I’ve spent all my spare time and money doing as much of it as I possibly can. […]

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February 2, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

A Guide To Up The Creek 2017

A Guide To Up The Creek 2017

I had to take a two year break from festivals. Only because the last time I attended one, we only realised as we arrived that we’d left everything but our tent and our clothes at home. I’m talking towels, pillows, sleeping bags, blankets. We spent the weekend sleeping on the hard ground, freezing cold with […]

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January 23, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

My 2017 Travel Dreams

My 2017 Travel Dreams

2016 WAS A FUN YEAR In 2016 I had the opportunity to see in the new year in Melbourne, enjoy a little break from South African winter in Mauritius and watch my sister get married in Bali.   I also saw loads of my own country, with weekends away in Riebeek-Kasteel, Franschhoek, a cabin hidden in the […]

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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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September 27, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch

Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch

Tucked away in the heart on Stellenbosch, right on iconic Church Street, is a beautiful courtyard complete with giant oak trees, an idyllic swimming pool and lush green lawn. Surrounded on four sides by Oude Werf Hotel, a national heritage site and South Africa’s oldest hotel, this might be one of the winelands’ best kept […]

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September 21, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Magazine Feature: Hiking Reunion Island

Magazine Feature: Hiking Reunion Island

I love seeing my words and photos in print. It just feels so official, you know? Check out my story on hiking Reunion Island in the Sept/Oct issue of Travel Ideas Magazine for some serious wanderlust inspo. Read the full story, on page 30 – 33 of Travel Ideas Magazine, on shelves now, or online […]

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