Six Reasons Why I Like ‘Home Bookings’ Best

When I say ‘home bookings’, I really mean booking through external services like LekkeSlaap, AirBnB, AccommodationDirect or SafariNow – and after several personal experiences with at least two of the above-mentioned services, here is why I like them best: A More Personal Touch In these instances, usually you will work directly with the owner of the property to set up […]

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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 […]

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Paradise found at wine estate and working farm, Babylonstoren

It’s not often that I get to finally check a place off my travel bucket list, for it is, admittedly, something of an ever-expanding, ravenous beast (which I will one day cut down to a manageable size…) – but this past Easter Monday, I was able to do just that when I visited Babylonstoren… where, just outside Franschhoek, paradise was […]

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Cool and cosy in Kommetjie: Top reasons to visit this Mother City spot in the Deep South

I’ve only visited Kommetjie twice now in my three or so years of residing in Cape Town – but it’s definitely one of my favourite travel spots; at least of those found along the Cape Peninsula coastline. This small, close-knit village in the Deep South has it all: country vibes, ocean and mountain views to die for (no matter whereabouts […]

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Why Chapman’s Peak Drive Has Me Charmed

Please note: Chappies has sadly been closed indefinitely (as of 21 June 2017) to both vehicles and cyclists, due to the risk of further dangerous rockfalls. Arguably one of South Africa’s (if not the world’s) most scenic drives, Chapman’s Peak Drive is one road trip you have to make if you visit the beautiful Western Cape province. Discover more about […]

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Travel Review: Hiking Table Mountain National Park’s Pipe Track

I am always one for trying new hiking trails (even on my own) so it was with great excitement that I set out with a hiking acquaintance to tackle the Table Mountain National Park’s Pipe Track in mid-October 2016. A quick Google search the night before told us that this somewhat secluded hiking trail – which starts on the Camps […]

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Photo Essay: Country Hike in the Klein Karoo town of Montagu

Today a friend and I hiked a good few kilometres in the vegetation that fortunately (at least presently) remains wonderfully untouched in our hometown of Montagu, which is situated approximately two hours from Cape Town. Aside from being a popular tourist town – found along the famous Route 62 – this sleepy village offers some amazing natural vegetation (including the […]

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Travel Review: Cape Town’s Oldest Daily Traditional – The Firing of the Noon Day Cannon

On March 4th, I finally ticked yet another Cape Town adventure off my local travel wishlist and it is something I have been wanting to do for almost two years now so I will provide a little background story behind my quest to visit the Signal Hill Noon Day Cannon. It all started in January 2014 when, driving around the […]

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Festival Review: Valentine’s Day at the Burger Festival, Cape Town

Perhaps one of the things I love most about the Western Cape – and the Mother City – is its enthusiasm for outdoors festivals and markets, and 2016 has seen yet another such festival added to the city’s growing event ranks in none other than: The Burger Festival. Tickets to Cape Town’s first-ever exclusive Burger Festival sold out quickly, especially […]

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