Category: South Africa

A Tour of Beaver Creek Coffee Estate

Do you love coffee? So do I. Read about my tour to Beaver Creek Coffee Estate here... Beaver Creek Coffee Estate 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 the […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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A Holiday at Margate Beach

The Kwazulu-Natal South Coast is 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 in November 2015. It has almost 120 km of beaches for swimming, surfing, diving and fishing. The beaches are in close proximity to nature reserves, […]

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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 […]

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Review: Tala Collection Private Game Reserve

Dusk was descending as we entered the Tala Collection Private Game Reserve gates. We had driven a short way when a lanky giraffe strode up to welcome us.  He stood and watched us for a while and then ducked his head and disappeared into the trees, once he had ascertained that we were safe. Situated […]

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The Nelson Mandela Capture Site - Howick

Nelson Mandela was South Africa's most iconic leader. We may have lost him in 2013 but his memory still lives on in the legacy he left for us and the sites that have been erected in his memory. The Nelson Mandela Capture Site just outside Howick in KwaZulu Natal is one of them. Visiting these […]

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Sandton Sun - A great combination of retail therapy and five-star luxury

Retail therapy and five-star luxury – what more could a girl ask for? I was recently invited to spend a night at Sandton Sun with my husband. I had been to the hotel before and always enjoyed my stay there but it had been a few years since my last visit, so of course I […]

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Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge - a blissful mountain sanctuary

Once upon a time, high up within the Mpumalanga mountains, highwaymen would steal gold from passing coaches leaving the mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest. This is how the road earned its title of Robbers Pass. Today, at the top of Robbers Pass, you will find a treasure of a different sort – a blissful mountain […]

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Win a hot air balloon experience for two with Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris worth over R5000!

This competition is now closed.  549 people entered this competition. There were 1389 entries in total after taking social media follows and shares into account. I would have loved to have given everyone the prize but unfortunately that was impossible. So I asked the computer to pick a winner for me. And the lucky winner […]

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2015 : A review of my blogging year

Thank you to all my loyal subscribers and followers for your support during 2015. As the year draws to a close, it is time to recap the events that filled it. 2015 was a busy year, even though we were limited to traveling during school holidays and weekends - for local getaways. This is a […]

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Thing to do in North West Province

The best things to do in North West Province ... ... From food and accommodation to entertainment and activities, it’s all covered. "Nature has blessed this province with breathtaking scenic beauty, rolling fieldsof maize, golden sunflowers and vast plains of African bushveld." North-West Tourism Do Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris There are few more magical […]

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How to apply for a Schengen visa for Italy

How to apply for a Schengen visa for Italy I had been avoiding Europe for a while. But when Italy and a Mediterranean cruise beckoned, I couldn’t resist any longer. This, of course, meant that I had to apply for a Schengen visa . Not for the first time, I bemoaned the fact that I […]

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Review: Clico Boutique Hotel

The appetising welcome platter of salmon-topped crackers and macaroons was just a teaser of the delectable dinner that was awaiting us. Later that evening, we indulged in a five-course tasting menu tailored to our dietary requirements - creamy tomato soup with parmesan tuilles, seared scallops with butternut puree, kingklip with mushroom risotto, sesame-seared salmon fillet […]

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