Bad weather can either make or break any hiking trip and I've experienced my fair share of wet conditions on a trail. We were prepared for rain but imagine our surprise and delight, waking up to a blanket of snow stretched across the Drakensberg escarpment! Finally, my chance to build a snowman and have a … Continue reading Ka-Langalibalele Pass. Hiking in the Drakensberg snow.
It was mom's birthday recently, which presented the perfect excuse to travel with my heroin. People close to me know that I have a deep and special relationship with my mom. She is the epitome of grace, humility, and the most selfless person I know. Gifting mom with much needed time away was the least … Continue reading Big 5 Game Reserve in Gauteng
My first road trip to Limpopo did not disappoint, and I can confidently say that I’ll soon return to this beautiful province. Just imagine for a moment, long gravel roads as far as the eye can see and a night orchestra of crickets chirping rhythmically on key. The calming sound of water flowing downriver and the beautiful … Continue reading Relaxing Limpopo Bush Break
Human Rights Day is a National holiday observed on the 21st of March in honour of the victims of the Sharpeville Massacre, where police officers killed 69 people during an anti pass-law protest. On this day, we are encouraged to reflect on the lives lost, which have enabled us to live freely under our constitution in a … Continue reading Historical Johannesburg Sites and a reflection on Human Rights Day.
In South Africa, Heritage Day is an annual holiday observed on the 24th of September. Due to our country’s diverse history and tribal groups, on this day, all South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their heritage by dressing and engaging in practices which showcase the diversity of our nation. This year I decided to trek the … Continue reading Best Drakensberg day hike
All the planning, detailed line item spreadsheets, numerous conversations with our guide, countless visits to Cape Union Mart and Outdoor Warehouse came down to this moment. An exhilerating 3-day, 2-night hike in the Northern Drakensberg region. Unfortunately, the mountain plays by its own rules, and despite all our best preparation, our guide had to call off the hike due to the … Continue reading Best Drakensberg multi-day hike
Turning 30 is a significant milestone in my book, so to celebrate, I knew that I wanted to treat myself to a different experience that would be etched in my memory for a long time to come. To mark my 30th birthday, I decided to trek one of the many mountain peaks spread across the … Continue reading Best Joburg day hike part 1
If you’re like me then winter isn't your favourite season. During these colder months, I prefer to hibernate in my cottage and trade my typical social activities to stay indoors with a warm cup of coffee, socks and a series binge. My reservations about a winter getaway were pleasantly put aside when I had an … Continue reading 5 Star romantic Joburg getaway
Grey skies with low hanging cloud formations coupled with cold, wet weather and flash floods are not conditions I would ordinarily choose for a road trip. The weather took an unexpected turn in the days leading up to our trip with showers and cold weather being forecasted into the weekend. But there was no turning … Continue reading A relaxing lodge close to Joburg
After my eventful stay in Cape Town with friends which included, wine tasting, beer tasting, classic fish and chips, Table Mountain, penguins, outdoor cinema and retail therapy at the waterfront, I was ready for part 2 of my holiday. I arrived at Cape Town International Airport at 7 am extremely eager to begin my trip to … Continue reading N2 drive from Cape Town to the Garden Route
I've lived in Gauteng, Johannesburg in particular, my entire life, although I must admit I’ve always taken this bustling economic hub of South Africa for granted. I constantly tried to break out of the big city and explore other local tourist destinations, often overlooking my own backyard. This changed on a warm summer morning with … Continue reading Top 4 Joburg CBD outings
My first midweek Mzansi getaway started on a surprisingly warm winter morning. I made my booking weeks in advance and was determined to make the best of my first solo-cation! Approximately 300km south of Johannesburg in the Free State lies the storybook tourist town of Clarens. I felt lost in time as I walked through … Continue reading Clarens & the Golden Gate Highlands National Park