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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 […]

Pretty, Notehmba & Mapela

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 means South Africa in Zulu. I chose @MzansiGirl as my Twitter handle during the 2010 World Cup.   South Africans or anyone who visited South […]

Mauritius memories

Been thinking a lot of my epic trip to Mauritius recently especially since I’ve seen this vid my friend Caspar Diedrick made if our  #MyMauritius blog campaign. The folks at […]

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Whopp yourself out Jozi

One of the best things about travelling a lot is east lots of different foods. I know some travellers who live on fast food when they travel as they don’t […]


How not to be a dangerous drunk

We all know how mortifying a bad hangover can be, especially if you party like me.  What we seldom stop to think about is how much more mortifying the effects […]

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