#WalkMycity with Mzansigirl & 2summers
Hey there Joburg readers, keen to explore Joburg with me?  Thanks to Hi-tec, I’ll be offering an exclusive cultural instawalk of inner city Joburg, called #WalkMyCity. I will be co-hosting co-h...
My top picks for summer holiday swimwear
Summer is here in full swing, and its time to bring out your swim wear! As a travel blogger I always need to have a swimsuit handy. And with the hot Joburg summer days, there’s nothing better th...
#MateMyDay: Introducing the new Huawei Mate 10 Pro
For the past few days I’ve been on a road trip with Huawei Mobile South Africa for the launch of their flagship Huawei Mate 10 Pro. I’ve joined Sasha Martinengo and the Hot 91.9FM team to ...
MySchool celebrates 20 years!
I’ve been involved with MySchool for the past few years. They do amazing work supporting over 8000 schools and charities across SA. This month MySchool turns 20, and they are celebrating with gi...
World Smile Day!
“Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing, and there’s so much to smile about” – Marlyn Monroe   Friday 6 October is World Smile Day – and Dentyne SA is inviting ...
Food, Wine, Music & Comedy Festival at Maritzburg’s Cascades!
I can honestly say I haven’t spent much time in Pietermaritzburg. It’s one of those towns that I seem drive past on my way to Durban on the KZN Midlands. So I’m pretty stoked to be h...
World Rhino Day: MyPlanet Rhino fund gives Kruger’s anti-poaching efforts new wings
22 September is World Rhino Day, while September is also Heritage Month. Rhinos are part of our natural heritage and it’s imperative that we conserve them for future generations.  The statistic...
My top things to do in Kenya besides a safari
Kenya is perhaps most famously known as a safari destination.  I’ve watched too many National Geographic with David Attenborough narrating the tales of the Great Migration through the Masai Mar...
I’d rather be in Mauritius
I love  the cultural cosmopolitan hub that is Joburg, but sjoe, it’s cold this time of year. Winter is so over-rated.  So fireplaces are the only consolation, but I don’t have one at my ...
Volunteering on the MySchool Better SA Volunteer Bus
One of my goals this year was to get more involved with volunteering.  So when MySchool, one of South Africa’s largest fundraising programmes, asked me to participate in their new volunteer bus...
My Glass Recycling Challenge
The Glass Recycling Company, South Africa’s official organisation for promoting glass recycling, challenged me to a glass recycling challenge for the month of June. It’s a great opportunity to lea...
My Top 6 road trip stops on the KZN Midlands Meander
It’s no secret that I love road trips! The Midlands Meander is one of my favourite road trips in SA. The lush green forests and farmlands, meadows of dairy cows, crafty small villages with int...
Top things to do in Durban this summer!
My post on Top Things to do in Joburg this summer was so well-received, that I thought I’d follow it up with a post on my home city Durban. I’ve written about My Top 12 Things to do in Dur...
Top things to do in Johannesburg this summer!
Joburg, I love this city so! It’s energy, creativity and youthful vibe inspire me! I love the cosmopolitan feeling, its gritty  edges,  street art, people, contrasts, heritage… I could g...
How to save for your dream holiday
People always say that they don’t have enough money to travel. Not everyone can afford to travel, but if you’re serious about it, it just requires some serious prioritising and some discip...
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...