Category: Africa

Misconceptions and Myths about Africa Debunked

Misconceptions and Myths about Africa Debunked Africa should be on everyone's top five travel destinations bucket list, or at least their top ten - whether they have caught the travel bug or not. However, foreigners still have their reservations because they have heard some crazy stories about Africa. It is now time to separate the […]

Idwala Boutique Hotel – a bush experience in the city

Idwala Boutique Hotel Jo’burg never ceases to amaze me. Just when you start feeling claustrophobic from the buildings, the traffic and the crowds, you discover that there are places in the city that will make you feel like you are in the bushveld, far away. Places like Idwala Boutique Hotel … The 5-star rated Idwala […]

Things to do in Johannesburg - Lindfield House

I first heard about Lindfield House, when in a temporary bout of boredom, I went onto the Tripadvisor app and searched for “Things to Do Near Me”. I was surprised to find a Victorian house listed as one of the top attractions in Johannesburg, within 10 km from my house. I mentally filed it in […]

Jasmine Restaurant - A Taste of Syria in Benoni

Update:December 2018 - This restaurant is now closed. I'm always looking for new restaurants to experience and the more unique the cuisine, the more appealing it is to me. I had heard about Jasmine Restaurant soon after it opened early last year, but somehow never made it there before. The restaurant is tucked away in […]

The Taj Cape Town - A touch of India in the heart of Cape Town

Taj Cape Town Review In the historic and cultural heart of Cape Town, across the beautiful Company's Gardens, are two adjacent buildings with illustrious histories. Once housing the South African Reserve Bank and the Temple Chambers, both national monuments, they are now home to the grand Taj Cape Town hotel.  I recently stayed there on […]

Review: The Great Moscow Circus

Visiting a circus is one of the best ways to feel like a child again. Lucky for me, the world-famous Great Moscow Circus is in South Africa again - and wowing the crowds. They were last here in 2006! I went there today with my family and it certainly was a fun way to spend […]

Huffington Post South Africa launched with a bang #HuffPostSA

This past Sunday, I attended the Huffington Post South Africa launch in Sandton. Although the US media giant had been live in SA for a week already, the official launch was held a week later due to the 94.7 cycle challenge – which causes havoc with the traffic. The Huffington Post launched its 17th international […]

15 things I hate about hotels

15 things I hate about hotels Ok, maybe hate is too strong a word but here are 15 things that really irk me about hotels. Don’t get  me wrong. I love hotels and would probably stay in them all the time if I could but there are certain basics that I wish every hotel would […]

A Tour of Beaver Creek Coffee Estate

Beaver Creek Coffee Estate Review Do you love coffee? So do I. Read about my tour to Beaver Creek Coffee Estate here... On my trip to the Kwazulu Natal South Coast, I came across pamphlets for a Beaver Creek Coffee Estate "Crop to Cup" coffee tour. Being a coffee junkie I was quite intrigued by […]

South African Holidays with Kids - 15 Family-friendly Hotels

South African Holidays with Kids - Where should you stay? South Africa is a great country for family holidays. There is so much to do with kids and extended families, and it is easy to travel around with a car.  There are many great child-friendly hotels in South Africa. They have activities and facilities to […]

Review: Aurelies Health & Lifestyle Cafe

“Vitality and beauty are gifts of nature for those who live according to its laws.” Leonardo Da Vinci This quote at the entrance welcomes you to Aurelies Health & Lifestyle Cafe. I finally got down to visiting after hearing so much about it and seeing so many mouth-watering photos on Instagram over the past few months. […]

Review: Cilantros - Tapas, Seafood, Grill , Sandton

Review: Cilantros at Nelson Mandela Square Tapas are not something I do often - mainly because the restaurants I tend to frequent don't offer them. So when Zomato gave me a Cilantros voucher for being on their Blogger Leaderboard, I looked at the menu and decided that I definitely wanted to try the tapas out. […]

A Holiday at Margate Beach

A Holiday at Margate Beach The Kwazulu Natal South Coast is a beautiful stretch of coastline in South Africa and one of South Africa's most popular holiday destinations.. In fact, it was voted the “most value for money, family-friendly destination in South Africa” by SafariNow . The region boasts 120 km of magnificent beaches for […]

Re-visiting a bygone era at Selborne Hotel , Spa and Golf Estate

Given a choice of vacation destinations and activities, my children would choose to go to the beach, my husband would rather play golf and I would prefer to spend my time in a nature reserve or a spa. Fortunately for us, Selborne Hotel, Spa and Golf Estate, offered all of these. The location Based in […]

Things to Remember When Travelling to Nigeria

Things to Remember When Travelling to Nigeria If you want to visit a country where the locals have huge smiles on their faces, despite the issues that they face on a day to day basis, Nigeria is the country for you.  Although the country has faced its fair share of economic and political issues, the […]

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