Posts Tagged: South Africa

South Africa Travel
My Top 6 road trip stops on the KZN Midlands Meander
March 9, 2017
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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 interesting characters, historic landmarks and country cuisine make it an ideal road trip destination, whether you’re heading north from Durban or south from […]
How to give back by shopping online with MySchool and Loot
July 25, 2016
Got a MySchool card? Here’s how you can help a school or charity the next time you shop online. My School partners with Loot The good news is that MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet has announced a new partnership with, one of SA’s top online retailers. I’ve been a MySchool card carrier for years and I love […]
South Africa Travel
Cape Town in 24 hours!
May 21, 2016
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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 and Avios and their new partnership, I had most epic day filled with awesome adventures.   How to make the most of a day in […]
Next time you’re tempted to pet a lion cub…
June 1, 2015
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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 tourism industry. It’s no coincidence that places like the Lion Park have had multiple attacks on visitors. Of course we can lay blame on the […]
Johannesburg South Africa Travel
A local’s guide to visiting Johannesburg on the cheap
May 27, 2015
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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 travel offerings. South Africans often think that Johannesburg is expensive city to visit but really it needn’t be. You […]
South Africa Travel
My top 10 heritage attractions in South Africa
March 11, 2015
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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 and provincial heritage attractions. So when Webjet asked me to share my insights on my top heritage site in SA, I decided […]
Johannesburg South Africa Travel
Caves, fossils and stargazing in the Cradle of Humankind
March 10, 2015
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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. The Cradle is a collection of sites that lie in a green valley, just an hour from Jozi […]
Africa Travel
A weekend away in Waterval Boven at the Malaga hotel
January 31, 2015
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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 what else the area has to offer. I was hosted by the folk at the lovely Malaga Hotel & Spa, a […]
Johannesburg South Africa Travel
Gandhi in Johannesburg – Satyagraha House
January 29, 2015
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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 formative years here. It was in South Africa that Gandhi developed his philosophy of satyagraha (meaning ‘truth-force’) a form of active yet peaceful […]
Lifestyle South Africa Travel
Fair Trade Tourism: Camp Figtree
January 26, 2015
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  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 lodge high in the Eastern Cape’s Zuurburg mountains.   Perched atop the Zuurberg Driving up the steep winding road flanked by indigenous bush to Camp […]