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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 […]

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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 […]


Dear money, let’s start over

  I admit it, I’m bad with money. Its not that I’m a spendthrift, I just don’t budget well, and I definitely don’t save enough. Lucky for me I have […]

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My tips for last minute travel

  As much as I like to be prepared, well in advance for my travel adventures there are often times where I’m in a frantic rush, trying to organize travel […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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A drone through Africa – stunning video!

  Check out this epic video by Relais & Châteaux Africa celebrating African experiences. A drone was used to film landscapes from some of my favourite places in Southern Africa […]


Fair Trade Tourism: Camp Figtree

  After my bush experiences in Safari Lodge and Woodbury Lodge on Amakhala, my final stop on my Fair Trade in Tourism blog trip was Camp Figtree, a colonial style […]

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My #PerfectHome

It’s no secret that I love to travel. In fact, travelling is a large piece of my personality. There is nothing I love more than exploring different cultures, countries and […]

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Fair Trade Tourism: Woodbury Lodge

My second stop on my Fair Trade Tourism blog trip was the Woodbury Lodge on Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. The  lodge is spectacularly set up high against a cliff […]


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 […]


Doing travel differently with Open Africa

  “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!   The best part about travel is […]

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Gouzou spotting in Reunion Island – an interview with Jace

Reunion Island is basically one big outdoor gallery for street art and graffiti fans. My first introduction to the island’s street art culture was at OR Tambo airport in Joburg, where […]

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Take me to Coffee Bay

I’m heading to Coffee Bay on Sunday, one of my favourite places. I’ll be staying at my old haunt, The Coffee Shack and learning about their community projects at Sustainable Coffee […]

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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 destination, but seem […]

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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 […]

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Discover Reunion with me!

Fresh off my little Tanzania trip and I got the news that I’ve been one of the bloggers chosen to participate on a blogger campaign to  Reunion Island Tourism. I’m […]

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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 gigantic bronze […]


So starts my #MeetSouthAfrica adventure

Aweh! Today I join 14 other travel bloggers on South African Tourism’s #MeetSouthAfrica bloggers campaign. I’m beyond excited! I was invited to join the campaign last year but couldn’t join […]

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Happy in South Africa

Not since Gangnam Style has there been such a craze for making fan vid’s from a pop song, and it’s easy to see why – Pharrell William’s ‘Happy’ song doesn’t […]

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A weekend adventure with Mercedes GLA

If you’ve been following me on social networks you would know that I have been super busy travelling and having all sorts of adventures… I was lucky enough to be […]


Kerala bound!

I’m writing this from the airport in Abu Dhabi en route to India. Since I got back from Zanzibar I barely had time to breathe before I had to prepare […]


Showing Mpumalanga and Limpopo some love

It being the month of love, local radio station Jacaranda FM embarked on thier  “Love Tour” across Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng to share the love amongst the smaller towns in the […]


Zanzibar calling

I love it when a plan comes together. Big news, I’m off to Zanzibar today! Its all happened so fast,  I can’t tell you how excited I am. I’ve dreamed […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Understanding Johannesburg

Johannesburg is not an easy city to understand. Often misunderstood and given a bad wrap by the media, Joburg’s image is definitely changing. The Telegraph recently published a great article […]

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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 stopping […]

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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 […]

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Introducing the Marine Big 5

We’ve all heard of the Big 5, but did you know that South Africa  is also home to the Marine Big 5?  The term Marine Big 5 originated in Gansbaai in […]


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 […]

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Women’s Festival – Community theatre in Alexandra

I recently got an interesting request on Twitter asking me if I’d like to come to Alexandra to watch rehearsals for the upcoming Women’s Theatre Festival in Alexandra.  I immediately agreed. The passion […]

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Seakarting – a fun adventure on the Mauritius west coast

Seakarting, something I’d never even heard of until I saw it on my Mauritius itinerary turned out to be my most exciting experience on my Mauritius trip. I should have been […]

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#MyMauritius adventure

Today is my last day of  work, and as soon as I’m done the real adventure begins. I start off with a weekend trip to Cape Town, after which I’ll […]

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Mzansi music legends – Mafikizolo

It’s been too long since I’ve done a music post. I love everything about this music video from Mafikizolo!  I love the West African influence fused with Mzansi Afro house beats, the […]

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Doing what I love

I know I’ve been a bit scarce lately, but for good reason. I’m making some big changes in my life, which will allow me to focus on doing what I […]

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10 reasons why Johannesburg Airport rocks

I’ve flown through my fair share of airports, and can honestly say Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International airport is one of my favourites. I find European and Middle East airports too […]

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Songs for Mandela

“The curious beauty of African music is that it uplifts even as it tells a sad tale. You may be poor, you may have only a ramshackle house, you may have […]

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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 our hike at the […]


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 […]

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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 […]

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Miriam Makeba, South African music legend

    In honour of September being Heritage month in South Africa,  today’s Mzansi Music Friday post is dedicated to a true legend of South African musical heritage,  Miriam Makeba.  I […]


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 […]

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The rollercoaster of #Barliament

Earlier this week I posted a blog post with an image depicting some of our most familiar political figures in unusual situations. In light of the rollercoaster that was #SONA2015 […]

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The Holiday Our Country Needs

As a rainbow nation we can really be divided and forget the endless possibilities and opportunities our country holds. As you may know I am passionate about South Africa and […]

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