In Africa and Beyond is a blog about travel, events and experiences in Africa, and the rest of the world - specializing in couples travel and family travel - and often with a luxury focus.
I am a South African travel blogger and freelance writer, based in Johannesburg. As a child, I often got lost in the pages of Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree series. I would excitedly discover and explore new and strange lands at the top of the Faraway Tree with the children in the book. Now, as an adult, I still love discovering and exploring exciting places around the world, albeit using more conventional travel methods.
I am passionate about travel and am prone to catching the travel bug every so often. Taking the road less traveled or hopping on a plan to somewhere usually helps when this happens. I am also a self-confessed safari addict and the bush is my happy place. I would live there if I could.
I am married to someone who shares my love of travel and am mum to two teenage travelers. I have been to 47 countries in five continents thus far, and am always eager to add more to the count. Australia and Antarctica remain on my bucket list and new opportunities and excuses to travel are always welcomed. My favourite international cities are Istanbul and Venice.
I have been traveling from the time I was a little girl. and long before I started blogging, so unfortunately I don’t have write-ups on all the places I’ve visited although I do have photos and memories of most.
I have been published in the Sunday Times, Travel Ideas magazine, SAA Sawubona Magazine, Diversions magazine, The Times newspaper, South Africa magazine and Reader's Digest amongst others. I have also written for several prominent websites including A Luxury Travel Blog, All4Women, Huffington Post, Getaway Magazine Blog, News24.com and Women24.com.
I have a Diploma in Blogging and Content Marketing, and a Diploma in Social Marketing, both passed with distinction. This is in addition to an Honours degree in Commerce. I am also a Certified South Africa Specialist and a certified SEO writer.
Some of the trips on this blog have been hosted, however the opinions expressed are entirely my own. Recent sponsored trips are designated with the relevant disclosure level at the bottom of the post.
I am available to do accommodation reviews, attend events and experiences, relevant product reviews and media trips. If you would like some great exposure on this blog and the other amazing websites I write for, feel free to contact me by using the Contact Form or emailing me at email@example.com. You can also request a media kit. I look forward to working with you.
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Tsogo Sun Hotels
Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts
Radisson Blu Hotels
AVANI Hotels and Resorts
Royal Caribbean Cruises
The Liz McGrath Collection
Walt Disney World
Sabi Sabi Luxury Safari Lodges
MORE Luxury Lodges & Hotels
Gondwana Collection Namibia
South African National Parks (Sanparks)
Atlantis, The Palm
The Burj Khalifa
Cape Country Routes
City Sightseeing Buses International
Bill Harrop's Balloon Safaris
and many more...
See the complete list of hotels in South Africa I have worked with.
See the complete list of international hotels I have worked with.
I have also worked with the following tourism boards.