I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section to give my readers and other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I would like to introduce you to Gaynor, a travel blogger based in Cape Town. She blogs at "Tulips & Phoenixes".
I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales” , fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.
Read about Gaynor’s travels here,
I’m Gaynor, a travel and lifestyle blogger from Cape Town. I initially started a personal style blog in 2014 but it has since evolved into showcasing my passion for local South African travel. I spend my spare time planning and travelling for my local travel stories!
Beach drives to Strand, camping at Kogel Bay Reserve and spending the day at the Steenbras Dam pools. My Dad loved the Overberg!
A lovely weekend away to Glen Eden Farm in Montagu.
Definitely the Protea Farm tractor ride – 1500m above sea level is not for the fainthearted!
All my South African trips hold special memories but our trip to Madi-Madi Safari Lodge in the Karoo probably tops the list. We spotted majestic giraffe on a game drive, experienced the most tranquil river cruise and were served authentic South African food.
I don’t believe in visiting the same place twice but if I had to choose, I’d say any of the South African National Parks. My husband and I try to visit the West Coast National Park every year during flower season because it’s a stunning explosion of colour!
Flower season, wildlife, lounging on the beach, camping – take your pick!
Without a doubt, my husband.
My fully charged camera simply cannot be left behind!
Do your research and read enough reviews before booking an establishment. If you’re on a budget, travel during off peak season.
I simply have to go hiking in the Drakensberg mountains and experience a hot air balloon ride over our beautiful South African landscape. It’s been on my bucket list for way too long.
At the risk of sounding biased, I’d have to say the Western Cape. There’s an array of activities on offer here – from zip lining to beaches and hundreds of wine estates.
Nothing I can think of – touch wood!
I’d have to say our trip to Beaverlac three years ago. It’s an absolutely stunning place but they definitely need stricter pet rules. We had quite a horrific experience there with our (then) 7 month old Boerboel puppy and sadly haven’t been back since.
Thank you, Gaynor , for sharing your inspiring travels with us and thank you for featuring me on your blog in your Local Travel is Lekker series.
I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales”, fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.
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I always enjoy Gaynor's posts. It was nice getting to know her a little better here. 🙂
I enjoy Gaynor's posts too. 🙂 And I will be featuring you soon too. Yay!
I love it Sara! Thank you once again for featuring me on your fantastic blog 🙂
It's great to finally see the face behind the blog. LOVE your photos here. This sounds like a dream: Madi-Madi Safari Lodge in the Karoo. Thank you for sharing.
I agree Melissa. I was also glad to see the face behind the blog and I also loved Gaynor's photos especially the one about Namaqualand in the flower season 🙂
Ah thank you for reading and your continuous support Melissa. I must agree as travel bloggers we sometimes focus on the attractions too much and forget to include ourselves in the photos too!