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Family Holidays: A Taste of the Transkei & Wild Coast

As someone who loves travel, the thrill of visiting somewhere new never gets old. Couple that with the anticipation of fulfilling a lifelong travel dream and the excitement knows no bounds! As a child I spent 4 years living in East London so there was something comfortingly familiar about driving through my old neighbourhood and down […]

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The Ethics of Animal Encounters

As a family travel blogger I’ve been invited to enjoy quite a few unique experiences through my blog over the past few years. Initially I have gone along to enjoy whatever is on offer, always excited to embrace the new opportunities that have come my way, but also happy to be able to educate my kids […]

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Family Holidays: The Wonderful Wild Coast

A visit to the Wild Coast of South Africa has been a dream of mine for years. Ever since I lived in East London as a kid I’d been hearing about it – Chintsa, Morgan’s Bay, Kei Mouth, Coffee Bay, Hole in the Wall, Port St Johns, Umngazi. The names sounded exciting and very adventurous. […]

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Family Holidays: A Wild Coast safari at Inkwenkwezi

Our trip to the Wild Coast began with a verrrrry long drive from Cape Town to East London, followed by a few nights in my childhood home town…. But the real “wild” side of the holiday only really started the moment we drove through the gates of Inwenkwezi Private Game Reserve! We parked our car and […]

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Family Holidays: A visit to my childhood hometown, East London

I grew up in East London and since I left, aged 12, I’ve managed to return only twice. Recently I decided I needed to change that and that it was time to introduce my kids to this special part of the world… One of my happy places! As with all good road trips we woke […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Bukkenburg Pottery Studio in Swellendam

During our recent weekend in Swellendam we spent a morning at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio learning the potting ropes from master potter, David Schlapobersky, himself. It was such a special morning spent in his authentic and creative space. His studio filled to the ceiling with pots in various stages of development – from the raw clay […]

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Top 10 Things to do in Swellendam

A month or so ago we paid our very first visit to the Overberg town of Swellendam and we were blown away by the loveliness of this pretty little town just 2 and a half hours from Cape Town In the past we have driven straight past it on our way up and down the […]

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Life Lately – October 2016

I think it’s time for a more personal update… I was doing so well with my Life Lately posts and getting one out each month earlier this year. Fortunately I’ve only skipped September but I can’t go another month without one… So, where am I at? To be honest I’m probably the most settled and […]

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48 Hours in Cape Town with kids… recommendations by my kids!

Recently I was asked to share my recommendations for how to spend 48 hours in Cape Town…but as it was the school holidays I didn’t get around to meeting the deadline BECAUSE we were too busy spending time enjoying the city we call home! Yes, as soon as the school holidays hit we were off… […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Camping near Tulbagh

To celebrate the end of the summer… we went camping one last time. Our third camping trip of the summer season. And, unfortunately, our last because I’m unashamedly a fair-weather camper! Our chosen spot was just the other side of Bain’s Kloof, a few minutes drive from both Ceres and Tulbagh as well as one of […]

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Family Fun: Helicopter flip over Cape Town

A few months into starting my blog 5 years ago I set myself three goals that I wanted to “achieve” through blogging… truth be told they were rather materialistic goals and I’m kinda embarrassed to share them with you here but I’ve never been one to keep secrets so I’ll let you in on mine! […]

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Weekend Wanderings: The Swartberg Pass

On our recent visit to Prince Albert (where we stayed at Karoo View Cottages), we knew the first thing we had to do was to drive the Swartberg Pass. This pass is considered to be one of the most spectacular mountain passes in the world!!  Just outside Prince Albert, we found the dirt road which would […]

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Family Holidays: Ziplining through the treetops in the Tsitsikamma Forest

At the start of the last school holidays I took my son on one of the very best Mommy Dates ever… a zip-lining experience with GoPro. After his initial freaking out about how high it was he really embraced the experience and I was so super proud of him for doing something not many 8 […]

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Top 10 Things to do in Prince Albert

On our recent visit to the Karoo town of Prince Albert (where we stayed in the lovely Karoo View Cottages), we were not only pleasantly surprised at the prettiness of the town – so much more greenery that one would expect from a Karoo “dorp” –  but also at the number of things to do! […]

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