Guests’ Corner: Carmen Barends, Meanderings

As part of the next instalment in my Guests’ Corner, a new travel interview segment on Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust, I chatted to fellow SA travel blogger, Carmen Barends. Carmen, of travel & lifestyle blog, Meanderings is, by her own admission, “a little eccentric and offbeat”. She enjoys a good singing road trip where company is along for a shared experience. Whether it […]

Travel Review: Discover the magic of Thali Thali Game Lodge, Langebaan

Located outside the tranquil West Coast town of Langebaan – and happily found along the West Coast Way foodie and scenic route – lies the vast and unquestionably magical, 1460-hectare fynbos and game farm: Thali Thali Game Lodge. Here, from the moment the gate shuts behind you, closing out the hum of the R27 road, you discover a sense of […]

Langebaan Accommodation Review: Fabulous four-star-rated Masada Guest House

Langebaan is indeed the Jewel of the West Coast. Not only is this evident in its amazing natural beauty – like its crystal clear aqua waters, endless, pristine beaches and wilderness havens teeming with wildlife – but it’s clear from its food and accommodation offerings too, as we discovered on our first night’s stay in Langebaan. We had planned a […]

Travel Review: Simon’s Town – S.A.’s Naval ‘Port of Call’

In early October 2014, I first had the pleasure of travelling to Simon’s Town, which is about an hour or so from Cape Town, depending on traffic and which route you take to get there. This historic naval town has a rich, multi-cultural history and offers visitors some wonderful travel opportunities, all of which are within close proximity to the […]