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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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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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African Adventures: Portuguese Island, Mozambique

After boarding the MSC Sinfonia and setting sail on the Monday afternoon, we cruised up the coast of southern Africa overnight and awoke at anchor in Maputo Bay, Mozambique. Stepping out onto our private balcony we breathed in the warm sea air and scanned the horizon for a glimpse of land – Portuguese Island! This […]

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All Aboard: My first cruise onboard the MSC Sinfonia

I can’t say that going on a cruise was ever on my Bucket List. It somehow didn’t seem to feature, probably a combination of the fact that my husband isn’t a big fan of the sea and I was of the generation who watched Leo sink to the bottom of the ocean when Kate definitely could […]

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Weekend Wanderings: A night at The Stellenbosch Hotel

Marriage is hard. Parenting is hard. Life is hard. And sometimes we all just to escape for a while… Even a few hours out of the normal routine can make all the difference, which is why I leapt at the chance to spend an night at The Stellenbosch Hotel with my husband… Stellenbosch is one of […]

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Weekend Wanderings: A girlie getaway at the Radisson Blu, Waterfront

A few days before my birthday at the end of July I was invited to enjoy a night at the Raddisson Blu hotel near the Waterfront in Cape Town. Ordinarily I would have opted to spend it with my husband, but this time I figured I would do something different… and invited a girl friend […]

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African Adventures: Our weekend at Victoria Falls

Have you got a Travel Bucket List? I have! The only thing standing in my way to ticking off ALL the places on my list is the fact that I have 2 kids, school fees, a house renovation, a limited bank account and limited school holidays in which to travel… Oh dear! So you can […]

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Weekend Wanderings: A seaside stay at the Tintswalo Atlantic

It’s not often one gets to sleep beside the seaside… (unless you’re camping on a beach – not recommended due to safety and sand reasons!) So, when I was invited to spend a night at Tintswalo Atlantic, I jumped at the chance. This exclusive hideaway is tucked beneath the tower of Table Mountain granite that is Chapman’s Peak […]

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Weekend Wanderings: At stay at Karoo View in Prince Albert

Have you ever driven through the Karoo and wondered who would choose to live here? What on earth is there to do in this desolate desert? Well that was me… until a few months ago when I discovered Prince Albert! This tiny town is about half an hour off the N1 between Beaufort West and […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Stimulating the senses at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in Constantia

Although most of my travel is with my kids, every now and again I relish escaping with their father for just a night or two to remind ourselves why we have kids in the first place… that they are the symbol of our love for each other AND that we actually miss their company after […]

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Weekend Wanderings: A Saturday strolling around Stanford

Recently we were lucky enough to escape to the country with a weekend away in Stanford. Now, we’ve driven past and through this small village but never really spent any time staying in the town and exploring it in depth… Two days staying right in the  heart of the town allowed us plenty of time to […]

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Family Holidays: A Meerkat Safari at Buffelsdrift

After sharing about our stay at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge recently I thought I would elaborate on some of the amazing animal activities, such as a meerkat safari, that you can opt to enjoy at the game reserve outside Oudtshoorn. On our first evening at Buffelsdrift we went off on a safari and were lucky enough […]

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Family Holidays: An Elephant Experience

One of the most incredible experiences of my life happened in Oudtshoorn… not something you might have expected to hear. It seems far more likely that one would experience a life altering moment in London, Rome, New York or Paris, right?? Well, one of the most incredible experiences DID happen in Oudtshoorn – at Buffelsdrift […]

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