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10 Best things to do in Praslin , Seychelles

Best things to do in Praslin Praslin, the second-largest island in the Seychelles archipelago, is a true paradise on Earth. Historically, it was a former refuge where pirates hid their treasure. These days, its treasures are more of the natural kind. With its white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and lush vegetation, it will mesmerise you […]

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11 Best Things to do on La Digue Island

The Best Things to do on La Digue Island Travellers to Seychelles often wonder which islands they should include on their itinerary. After having been there, I can safely say that all three of the country’s main public islands – Mahe, Praslin and La Digue - are must-visit destinations. We almost left La Digue out […]

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Constance Lemuria Review - Golf and beach paradise

Constance Lemuria Review Our arrival at Constance Lemuria consisted of a short ride by golf cart through a stretch of rain forest dubbed “Jurassic Park” where we were welcomed by Leonardo, one of the resident giant Aldabra tortoises. As we arrived at the reception area, a ceremonious gong was struck and huge imposing doors opened […]

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Constance Ephelia Review - A Family-friendly tropical island resort

Constance Ephelia Review When searching for the best hotels in Mahé, it is no surprise that the name Constance Ephelia constantly comes up. Boasting an enviable location on the West Coast of Mahé, between two of its most beautiful beaches, in a unique natural setting encompassing a marine national park, a wetland nature reserve and […]

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10 Great weekend getaways in Gauteng

10 Great weekend getaways in Gauteng A weekend escape from the city always sounds tempting but a long drive to get there usually isn’t as appealing. If you live in Gauteng and are looking for nearby getaways for this weekend or the next, then you've come to the right place. These weekend getaways near Johannesburg […]

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11 Best Halaal Restaurants In Johannesburg

The Best Halaal Restaurants In Johannesburg I am often asked what the best halaal restaurants in Johannesburg are. As a South African food blogger and someone who eats out often, I have compiled the list below based on restaurants that I have personally experienced and enjoyed.  The list is updated often as I find new […]

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11 Best Things to do in Maputo Mozambique

Best Things to do in Maputo Maputo is one of the most vibrant cities in Africa, and the capital city and economic hub of Mozambique, which borders South Africa. Founded in the 18th century, it became the capital of Portuguese East Africa in the early 20th century. After Mozambique gained independence from Portugal in 1975, […]

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9 Cape West Coast Towns you should visit

The best Cape West Coast Towns to visit The Cape West Coast is a beautiful stretch of coastline in the Western Cape province extending from Yzerfontein in the South to Strandfontein in the North. There are so many things to do in the Cape West Coast that boredom is not an option. Comprising a chain […]

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11 Best things to do in Zanzibar

The Best things to do in Zanzibar Zanzibar…the name conjures up images of turquoise waters and endless palm-fringed beaches. In recent years, it has become an attractive alternative to other island destinations, especially to South Africans, due to its relative proximity and affordabality. An archipelago off the East coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar is made up […]

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The President Hotel - Family-friendly comfort in a stunning location

The President Hotel Review For over 250 years, the location of the current President Hotel has been a coveted one. In the 18th century, it was the site of the Society House, a recreational retreat in Cape Town where the rich and elite of the day would travel to be seen. After several ownership changes […]

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11 places to visit with the City Sightseeing Johannesburg Bus

City Sightseeing Johannesburg Bus Review Did you know that Johannesburg was founded in 1886 when gold was discovered on the reef? It was only expected to be a temporary town. Or that it is one of the largest cities in the world not built near a sea or major river? Or that it is an incredibly […]

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The Hyatt Regency Cape Town – A luxe stay in the Bo-kaap

Hyatt Regency Cape Town Review The historic, colourful district of Bo-Kaap has always fascinated me. It’s the one place in Cape Town that I must visit every time I go there. Originally established in 1760 under darker conditions, it is now one of South Africa’s most colourful neighbourhoods as well as one of the most […]

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11 best things to do Qatar

The best things to do in Qatar Qatar is a small, but fascinating, country located in the Middle East, close to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Often overshadowed by its neighbours, it is a hidden gem that has a lot to offer visitors. Qatar is one of the richest countries in the world […]

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Tau Game Lodge – Wildlife at your doorstep

Tau Game Lodge Review Herds of elephants, zebras, wildebeest, and antelopes streamed past constantly to quench their thirst while crocodiles basked in the sun, often snapping at them. Ostrich, warthogs and giraffe came too, often simultaneously, while water birds babbled noisily. It was like watching a wildlife documentary live from the comfort of my bed […]

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Morukuru Beach Lodge – a hidden gem

Morukuru Beach Lodge Review I’d never seen a starfish in its natural environment before. Nor a sea anemone, sea urchin or abalone. Even though I’d been on many land-based wildlife-viewing safaris, this was my first time witnessing the aquarium under the sea and I was mesmerised. As you may have guessed, I am not a […]

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