The Ultimate Kruger National Park Self-Catering Packing List – Tried & Tested!
Packing for Kruger National Park has become an art. After going the very first time with almost nothing useful, I have come up with a detailed list of things you will need if you are staying at the self-catering rest camps. The reason it is important to pack properly is that you are literally in the bush so you can't just pop to Spar to get that one thing you forgot. There is a store at each camp that is fully stocked so if you do forget something, there is a chance they will have it but at ... Continue Reading
The Trip of a Lifetime – Mala Mala Private Game Reserve, the Big 5 & more
2018 was the year of travel as I was given the chance to see so much of South Africa. From visiting sweeping mountains of the Limpopo timber district and farmlands to the breathtaking heights of the Mpumalanga Panorama Route. The year ended off with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Mala Mala Private Game Reserve. It is truly something special, to be able to see animals living their lives out in the wilds. There is no greater sense of satisfaction than seeing a lioness provide for her pride ... Continue Reading
Travel Dreams continued – Pilgrim’s Rest & Mac Mac Falls, Just Magnificent!
The Panorama Route is truly one of the most beautiful sights to see in South Africa. The second leg of our trip took us through to Pilgrim's Rest. If you missed the first part, you can read it here. When my boyfriend said we needed to find a place to stay over on our trip I started googling for different accommodation options. While Pilgrim's Rest was a little more expensive than most of the other options, I knew I needed to stay there because of its history. The entire town has been ... Continue Reading
Travel Dreams – The Panorama Route of South Africa and All Its Beauty
Growing up in Cape Town, I was blessed with a beautiful environment. Table Mountain is exquisite and the great stretches of wine farms could make any person envious. I spent holidays travelling up the West Coast to places like Langebaan and Paternoster or down the Garden Route. Wilderness is one of my favourite places in the world because it has trees and ocean for days. I love trees! Forests and woodlands are my ideas of peace. Recently I was in Tzaneen, a town in Limpopo filled with ... Continue Reading
Top 5 Places to Road Trip to Within a 4-Hour Drive of Johannesburg
Recently the need to get out of the city has been higher than usual, so I started researching places to road trip to that were close enough but still a getaway. I have to be honest, growing up in Cape Town, all my road trips were always within the Western Cape region. Places like Oudshroon, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Wilderness were my absolute favourites. I also loved the west coast places like Paternoster and Langebaan. I even ventured out over the mountains to Citrusdal and Robertson. But ... Continue Reading