Sailfish Competition Big Blue Vilankulo
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I’m Taking part in the BIG BLUE VILANKULO SAILFISH COMPETITION WITH MY FRIENDS, with sponsorship from BaHIA MAR BOUTIQUE HOTEL and VILA DO PARAISO. WE’re RAISING AWARENESS and FUNDS for oUR COMMUNITY PROJECT – BONGUILI- SUPPORTING PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION here in vilankulo. DONATE TOWARDS OUR CAMPAIGN HERE. Big Blue Vilankulo – one of the companies that fall under […]

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Bazaruto Archipelago, Fishing, Photographic Safari, Mozambique, Vilankulo, Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel, Darell Dee Lourens
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‘The Ocean’s Vow’ is a collection of 30, 297 x 420 mm (A3 sized) photographs by photographer Daréll Lourens. These images show the lives of the subsistence fishermen in Vilankulo, Mozambique. The exhibition was hosted by Bahia Mar Boutique hotel and 60% of the (ongoing) profits are donated to the Bonguili Project, which addresses the lack of kindergartens in […]

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If you could go on just one holiday anywhere in the world, where would you go? I am most certainly bias, but South Africa is one of the world’s most beautiful and sought after travel destinations. It’s a damn fine tick off any bucketlist! With much to see and do, visitors are so spoiled for choice they often cannot […]

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#meetmeinvilankulo
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The first place I ever fell in love with was Mozambique.  I never really moved on. We kept having a string of affairs on beaches, islands, boats … Today, nearly a decade later, we’ve decided to give the idea of ‘us’ a decent chance and move in together. (I’m very aware of my commitment issues, but […]

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deep-sea-fishing-mozambique-vilankulo
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#366DaysOfMakingSpace 164/366 We were off to the high seas at first light. I'll sharing the story of how @mzansigirl and I caught our first fish each on the blog soon. Here are some pictures of our adventures with @raffi.arnold and @morgan.okennedy from @bbvilankulo to set the scene. It is quite the scene to set, don't […]

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Why AirBnb is great
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My studio apartment in Cape Town has been listed on Airbnb for Just over a month and as so many of my friends and family have asked me to tell them more about my experience as a host, I thought to list my reasons why I think it is one of the best things I’ve ever […]

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Anantara Bazaruto - © Daréll Lourens-36
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#366DaysOfMakingSpace 105/366 I love this little guy almost as much as I love it here ⛵️ A photo posted by The Good Holiday (@thegoodholiday) on Jun 13, 2016 at 9:00pm PDT The bay of Vilankulo, in the Inhambane province of Mozambique, looks out onto three of the five (some actually claim there are six) islands within […]

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Bastien Gonzalez
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MANLEY COMMUNICATIONS invited me to meet BASTIEN GONZALEZ and have the Frenchman himself treat my feet in his famous PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio – home to arguably the best pedicure in the world.  Driving to the heart of the Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, direction One & Only Spa, I knew I was in for a treat, […]

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Twelve Apostles - www.thegoodholiday.com - © Daréll Lourens-74
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#366DaysOfMakingSpace 100/366 Greetings from the land of Pina Coladas! Here the sun rises over the ocean and we know exactly how to start the day ⛵️⚓️⛵️ A photo posted by The Good Holiday (@thegoodholiday) on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:11pm PDT I’ve spent the past three weeks drinking Pina Coladas and bathing in the sunshine […]

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Yoga Retreat De Hoop
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I’ve PRACTISED (a fair amount of) Yoga in my life, but you’ll never think it. I’m afraid I’m no beginner, I’m simply out of shape … AND YET I BRAVED my first Yoga retreat this weekend – DIRECTLY AFTER AFRIKABURN – AS IT WAS HELD near my beloved ‘Koppie Alleen’ in ‘DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE’ with De Hoop Collection … Would you look at […]

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Dee Lourens Travel Blog 2
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I will ​not ​be able to attest to it being ‘the most most luxurious train in the world’, as I’m not really a luxury-traveler in every sense of the word, but what I can most certainly attest to, is that Rovos Rail will be one of the rides of your life. I wanted more than anything to […]

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Turbine Hotel and Spa Knysna Forest
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It is, in my opinion, kind of impossible  – especially if you’re a first language Afrikaans speaking South African like myself – to visit Knysna and not have Dalene Matthee’s novel, ‘Circles in the Forest’ come to mind. It is just one of those stories where the characters are so real and the setting so vivid, that you’ve walked beneath the ferns of the enchanted forest many […]

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