Accommodation Review: A Rustic Cederberg Getaway at Peaceful Gecko Creek

Our stay at Gecko Creek Wilderness Lodge – and overall first-time experience of the Cederberg – was something I had planned two months in advance. This was made effortlessly simple thanks to owner Linton and then-overseers and managers, Monica and Glenn. We arranged dates and in reply, they sent me a detailed email highlighting all the dos and don’ts of […]

Exploring the wonders of Majik Forest in Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs

There’s something exciting about September each and every year for me – but never more so than when I get to explore the beautiful outdoors during Springtime! Such was the case recently when we visited nature park, Majik Forest, in Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs. It had been added to my travel list ever since my boyfriend told me it’s pretty […]

Cafe Review: Ginja Beanz Coffee Cafe, Langebaan

In late July, our three-day trip to Langebaan revealed some true local gems. One such place was Ginja Beanz Coffee Café. Found in Waterfront Square, this charming coffee shop will surprise more than a few visitors. People always think that small towns can’t have top class food spots… But, having grown-up in Montagu where hospitality reigns, we know better than […]

Travel Review: Langebaan’s Nano Brewery, Black Eagle Brewing Company

When I was doing a careful search into the best places to stay/dine at in Langebaan, the name ‘Black Eagle Brewing Company’ kept popping up. TripAdvisor reviewers were hailing this local brewery as a real gem for great beer and eats. In some cases, others even rated it as one of the best little breweries in the Western Cape.    […]

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 […]

Accommodation review: Self-Catering Stay at !Khwa ttu, Yzerfontein

There is something magical about seeing wildlife up close. I don’t think when we set out for a much needed weekend away to Yzerfontein (after a surprising week) that we ever expected to have zebras within a few metres of us. This is not the kind of textbook travel experience you anticipate when you pack your bags and take to […]