Category: South Africa

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 […]

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

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 my brief sojourn to […]

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5 Great Road Trips in South Africa

5 Great Road Trips in South Africa “Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn't mean to take.” -Angela N. Blount When life starts becoming claustrophobic, sometimes there’s nothing better to do than get into the car and hit the open road. You can almost feel the stress evaporating as you leave […]

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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 […]

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The Best Things To Do In Durban – with kids

Durban is one of South Africa’s most popular and family-friendly holiday destinations – and with good reason too. It’s warm all year round, the people are friendly, it’s affordable for those on a budget and it’s got a great location along the shores of the Indian Ocean. Best of all, it has a great holiday […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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5 Amazing Experiences in the African Wild

Read my latest article for A Luxury Travel Blog on 5 amazing experiences in the African wild

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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 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 keep your little ones...and older ones... entertained. Give the old […]

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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

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. The tantalising descriptions certainly helped with […]

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