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My friend MzansiGirl will represent the #MeetMeInVilankulo campaign at the Indaba this week and in celebration of this, I’m sharing the various destinations and ample reasons why the Bazaruto Archipelago is a must-visit destination. The small fishing town of Vilankulo is the gateway to the Archipelago with a wealth of lodges and activities to draw […]

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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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People often ask me where the safest place in South Africa to venture to as a traveller is, and my answer is always the same: Fundudzi Cultural Camp – There, up there in northern Venda, where princesses reign and kings overlook valleys of history. Picture this: I’m shooting in northern Venda, Zimbabwe bordering to the north, just south of […]

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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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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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#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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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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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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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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My friend Milton Schorr – who regularly contributes to My blog WITH HIS EPIC STORIES – drove his motorcycle named Richard in the direction of Greyton, South Africa, and had such a moving tale to tell I had to share… Travel writing is usually about saying beautiful things about beautiful places, inspiring the reader to get out and […]

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I’m not quite sure what I would single out as my main reason for considering Rocherpan Nature Reserve, about 15 km north of Veldrift on South Africa’s West Coast, as one of my favourite weekend spots in the Cape. A beach that stretches out for miles certainly plays a huge role (and we all know how […]

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Gamkaberg Nature Reserve originates in, and penetrates to, the depths of my being. Under the custodianship of CapeNature, it reminds me that I travel not to escape life, but to not allow life to escape me. Roughly 30 kilometres south west of Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo of South Africa, isolated between the Gouritz River and the Rooiberg, the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains, the […]

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