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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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#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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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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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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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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Of all the journeys I have taken in my lifetime, driving to the Overberg for the first time will surely remain one of the most memorable for years. Nothing quite compares to the landscapes in bloom and Proteas pinking it up in the light spring rains. Louise and I left Cape Town at the crack […]

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Down on the beach I listened with half an ear as Clive from Mokkoran Dive Charters gave his safety briefing. Behind him, his large blue duck lay beached on the sand, waiting patiently to take us through the rough waves and into the ocean beyond. Happy we all understood the plan, Clive instructed us to […]

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Why do I travel? To try and understand the world, to speak to strangers, listen and learn, find stories to tell, to find myself, to feel alive, to breath and be whole, to appreciate. To escape the busy, relax and replenish, stop – and contemplate the beauty of the world. Which is exactly why De […]

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