48 hours in Cape Town – My Top 10 tips for an Epic Cape Town Weekend!
Following on from my post on Cape Town in 24 hours , Cheapflights asked me to share what I would do in 48 hours in Cape Town. There really is so much to do in Cape Town, but I decided to build a two...
Cape Town in 24 hours!
How much of Cape Town can you see in a day? I challenged myself to fit in as much as I could experience in a day and thanks to kulula.com and Avios and their new partnership, I had most epic day fille...
What to pack for a festival in the desert
By now you must know that I LOVE FESTIVALS!!  I’m going to my first Afrika Burn festival in two weeks!! I can’t contain my excitement!! (hence the over use of exclamation marks!) AfrikaBu...
A little trip to Antananarivo, Madagascar
Antananarivo. Antana-na- what? Yes it’s bit of a tongue twister. The locals call it Tana, and it’s the capital city of Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island.  I’d been...
South Africa’s hidden gems
There is so much diversity in South Africa’s travel offerings. Yet most people have barely scratched the surface – visiting only the most popular destinations.   So when travel bookin...
Expectations of an Istanbul rookie 
“If one one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul” – Alphonse de Lamartine Istanbul has been on my travel bucket list for a while. So when I got an email fro...
Adventures on the KZN South Coast
My second leg of my #GottaluvKZN trip involved a hectic 5 day adventure on the South Coast, KZN’s . It was so good to be back and rediscover the South Coast with my hosts Tourism Kwazulu-Natal. ...
Rediscovering the Drakensberg & the KZN Midlands
Last week was part one of the first of four trips this Tourism Month where I re-discover KZN with Tourism Kwazulu-Natal. Our first #GottaLuvKZN itinerary took us to the central Drakensberg and the KZN...
Sharing the Kwazulu-Natal love #GottaLuvKZN
You know I love KZN. Durban is the city where I was born and I grew up, and I spent most family holidays exploring Kwazulu-Natal – from beach holidays in the North and South Coasts to family tri...
My Top 5 day trips from Durban
I often get asked for holiday tips these days. Even though Durban is my home-town, it’s also South Africa’s favourite holiday destination and doesn’t get as much love as it deserves. I’ve ...
Next time you’re tempted to pet a lion cub…
Update, 1 June 2015: The recent Lion Park tragedy makes me so angry.  I can’t even explain how outraged I am that these human-predator interactions continue and that are still promoted by our...
A local’s guide to visiting Johannesburg on the cheap
I’m not afraid to admit that I can be a bit of a cheapskate when I travel. I mean, who doesn’t like a good bargain? I’m always on the hunt for a good deal and value for money trave...
The Purple Shall Govern Mandela mural
A little story of the significance of the Purple Shall Govern Mandela mural in Braamfontein I recently posted this  instagram of the stunning new Mandela Mural in Braamfontein with a caption about it...
My top 10 heritage attractions in South Africa
South Africa is a country blessed with rich natural and cultural heritage sites – definitely too many for one blog post! Besides our 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites there are hundreds of national ...
Caves, fossils and stargazing in the Cradle of Humankind
There are so many cool daytrips to do from Joburg.  One of  the most fascinating is a visit to the Cradle of Humankind, one of eight South African World Heritage Sites and the only one in Gauteng. T...
A weekend away in Waterval Boven at the Malaga hotel
Waterval Boven in Mpumalanga is famous for being one of South Africa’s best rock climbing destinations due to the majestic crags that surround the area. I’m no climber, so I set out to see...
Gandhi in Johannesburg – Satyagraha House
Gandhi’s time in South Africa was important in his path to becoming a leading political figure of the 20th century. 2014 marked a hundred years since Gandhi left SA for good after spending his f...
Going Fair Trade at Safari Lodge on Amakhala
I was recently invited to participate on a blog trip with Fair Trade in Tourism (FTT) in celebration of their 10 year birthday campaign.  It’s an organisation I’m passionate about, not o...
Reunion Island for South Africans – questions answered
Since I’ve got back from Reunion island, I’ve been inundated with questions from friends, family and social media followers about Reunion. People are obviously interested in the destinatio...
Reunion Island – an Instagram photo story
La Reunione lé la!  It’s a Creole phrase meaning ‘Reunion is here’. I was surprised and overwhelmed by my trip through Reunion last week. Though we were there for only a week, it j...
Mandela – The Shadow Boxer
There are various artistic representations of Joburg’s greatest son, Nelson Mandela, throughout the city – from the regal Nelson Mandela Bridge connecting Braamfontein and the CBD, to the ...
Braamfontein: A Creative Community in Joburg
Joburg is seriously becoming the capital of cool. Its great to see more brands getting involved in inner city Jozi. First it was Adidas with their Area 3 gallery in Maboneng, then Puma with the Puma S...
Cruising Kaya FM style – Its all about the music!
Take best of Mzansi music, add kick-ass Kaya FM DJs, and put them on one big boat in the middle of the Indian Ocean and you have one dope party.   Ok, so the MSC Opera is more than a boat. It’s a ...
I love Joburg street art
Anyone who follows me on Instagram will know that I absolutely love graffiti and street art. It makes me happy 🙂  When I’m travelling, or even just walking my city I’m constantly sto...
How to hitchhike in Africa like a pro
As an African travel activist, I thought it would be fitting to  feature guest posts from African travellers who inspire me, in the hope that they will inspire you too. Here’s the first in my ...
Mauritius, more than just paradise island
My Mauritius trip was so awesome, I don’t know where to start!  I know I’ve been scarce lately but my laptop gave up the ghost, and I finally got a new one. So what if it’s second h...
Drakensberg hiking: a photo essay
Continued from ”A perfect Drakensberg weekend ”   The next episode of our weekend getaway to the Central Drakensberg involved hiking, waterfalls and breathtaking vistas. We started o...
A love affair with South African road trips
I’m not exactly sure when my love affair with road trips began, but I’m fairly sure it was embedded in me from very young age. During the first few years of my life, my family spent a lot ...
Starting an African Travel movement
  Its fairly obvious that I’m passionate about African travel and that I’m obsessed with sharing my love of Africa. I also love social media, Twitter in particular. So here’s my...
Why MzansiGirl?
For those non-South Africans reading this Mzansi refers to South Africa and is derivative from the Xhosa word umzantsi, meaning south. I chose @MzansiGirl as my Twitter handle during the 2010 World C...
WIN a return domestic flight with kulula.com and Avios!
I had so much fun exploring Cape Town with kulula.com and Avios. To mark the announcement of the kulula and Avios partnership, one lucky reader has a chance to win a return kulula flight, to any of th...
Want to experience Joburg with me? #NissanMagic
The folks at Nissan have asked be to be a #NissanMagic #RandomActsofKindness (RAK) ambassador for the month of October. This involves me doing some epic stuff giving back to my community. Nissan has a...