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 ...
3 Steps to Gratitude: How to Live With Less
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein We’ve all heard the term “You should be ...
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...
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...
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 stopping...
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...
#inAbuDhabi I would like to…
Abu Dhabi is one of those places people fly into without thinking of a stop over.  Most South Africa’s seem to think Dubai is the Emirates, but the truth is there’s lots ot experience in ...
WIN Eurail global passes for two with Rail Europe!
Winter is setting in here in Joburg, and I am seriously considering a temporary migration to warmer parts soon. I’m plannng a trip to Europe to catch up with friends there, visit some festivals ...
3 things you need to know about tax-free savings accounts that will help you save for travel expenses
  Oh for the world to be free of bureaucracy like taxes, so we could just enjoy life and spend our savings travelling the world…   Sorry for us, we have to pay our taxes, that’s for ...
Intercontinental Village Day
Theres just so much to do in Joburg  this Freedom Day long weekend.  What with all the crazy going on, we need to get together and embrace our cultural differences. Lucky for us Gautengers, it’...
How to make your next tax return a breeze
If you’re like me, there’s little I hate more than doing my tax return. I’d rather walk barefoot through a field of thorns (I’ve actually done this before, but that’s a ...