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Vilanculos Beach Lodge Vilankulo Bazaruto
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Vilanculos Beach Lodge at sunset this afternoon. Winter is a beautiful time here. #MeetMeInVilankulo đź“·: @thegoodholiday A post shared by Vilanculos Beach Lodge (@vilanculos_beach_lodge) on Jun 6, 2017 at 9:15am PDT Vilankulo is a beautiful place and Vilanculos Beach Lodge is no different. From the most epic infinity pool in the entire town, to custom […]

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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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#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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#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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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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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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I’ve mentioned countless times that I’m smitten with South Africa’s Overberg – a region east of Cape Town on the far side of the Hottentots-Holland mountain range. Katarina Mancama and I travelled through Gansbaai last year – a prominent area in the Overberg – celebrating this desitination’s recent GOLD for Best Responsible Tourism Destination at the International Responsible Tourism Awards in London.  I finally got round to […]

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It has been a busy year. I collected quite a few new stamps in my passport and discovered some amazing new destinations. As this year comes to a close, I’m doing my annual review and planning 2016. Here, in no particular order, are my personal top 10 experiences shared on the blog this year. (Links […]

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If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter you might have gathered from my gazzillion enthusiastic posts that Katarina and I – under #RTroadtrip on social media – travelled through Gansbaai last week. We were celebrating this desitination’s recent GOLD for Best Responsible Tourism Destination at the International Responsible Tourism Awards in London. I have already written more about our motivations […]

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I’ve often thought, if sustainability was a woman, it would surely explain her knack for keeping secrets.  Sometimes as silent as an ancient goddess, lost to us as truth to myth over time and eventually forgotten between the indecipherable lines of an ancient book. At times I’ve made her into a painter. A beautiful woman […]

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I visited MACHANGULO BEACH LODGE,  an hour’s speedboat from Mozambique’s capital city Maputo.  With summer holidays around the corner in the southern hemisphere and my personal holiday planning in full swing, I thought I need to share this place with you. I remember exactly how I felt when I got up on the last morning to […]

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You know how sometimes you can care with a devotion bordering on obsession? Well, I’ve had a crush on De Hoop Nature Reserve since the first time I saw a photograph of Koppie Alleen’s beach. The only thing that might not make this a real crush, is that it has been everything but brief. I fell head over heels in love – online – and dreamt […]

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