• Lifestyle,  Travel

    {Travel} Sedgefield, Western Cape & where to eat?

    I am lucky enough to have spent a few weekends and holidays in Sedgefield over the last three years. This place has gone from being a town I had never heard of, to one of my favourite places to visit. Situated between Knysna and George, Sedgefield is a seaside village that is surrounded by lakes and sand dunes and covered in beautiful fynbos and other colourful plants. Everyone always raves about Cape Town, but I really think Knysna, Sedge and Wilderness are some of the most beautiful places you could ever visit in SA. The Sedgefield Lagoon from different perspectives I have had my fair share of food spotting while…

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    {Travel} How To Go To The Kruger – A first timer’s guide

    The Kruger is one of the most special places you will ever visit in your lifetime and it is right on your doorstep. In fact, from Joburg, the closest gate, Malelane is only four and a half hours away. That may be pretty obvious to regular Kruger goers, but I do think a lot of South Africans forget just how lucky we are to have such easy access to the park, considering that thousands of tourists from around the world, spend years saving to visit the Kruger, then take the long haul flights with stop-overs and endless road trips, all just to go on a ‘safari’ and see our big…

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    {Travel} Is there REALLY a ‘BEST TIME’ to buy Airline tickets? Travelstart says YES.

    There really is a science to buying air tickets at the best time. Have you ever noticed when searching for flights, that the first time you checked the price was cheaper, but now it’s gone up by a few hundred rand? Or that the tickets during a certain month shoot up inexplicably? Well, there really is a science to buying tickets and Travelstart* have figured out the formula for us all! In fact Shaun and I used it last week Tuesday to book tickets to Zanzibar in September and it worked! EEEEEK! OK so let’s break down this science. What day should you log on to book tickets? It seems…

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    {Travel} How NOT be a Butthead in the Kruger

    As promised in my last Kruger article, I wanted to write a blog post about How Not To Be A Butthead in the Kruger.   Why? Because there are a lot of regular Kruger goers, old timers and veterans, who have been going to the park for years, who respect the rules and etiquette of the Kruger and who constantly have to deal with people who show no respect to the park and animals. What we have come to realise in our time visiting is that that nobody reads or respects the rules they receive from SANPark when driving into the park. With that in mind, here are a few…

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    {Travel} Cape Town in 72 Hours

    I love Cape Town. I cannot believe the first time I actually went there EVER was only in 2016. How had I lived my entire life without knowing such a beautiful place? Both times we’ve visited, we arrived early on a Friday morning and left on Monday morning. And, both times we crammed everything we possibly could into those 72 hours. So, I thought I’d love to write about some of the things you can do over the course of 2 – 3 days in the beautiful mother city, which you can use as guide, especially if it’s your first time going. I have also included estimated costs to help…

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    {Travel} Woolly Bugger Farm, Tonteldoos

    Shaun turned 30 last month and it’s kind of become a tradition that we take each other away, instead of buying presents. We call them ‘experience gifts’ and they are really awesome, because exploring a new place is kind of like a gift that keeps on giving (sounds cheesy I know) and you’ve got those special memories forever. (Truth) I did some research on some more off-the-beaten-track fly fishing places and I found this article on Getaway Magazine and decided on Woolly Bugger Farm in Tonteldoos. What you need to know The road to get there is very bumpy and you will need a SUV or 4X4, but don’t let…

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    {Travel} Nooitgedacht Trout Lodge – Lydenburg

    Only three hours out of Joburg and just passed Dullstroom, lies the hidden gem that is Nooitgedacht Trout Lodge. I say hidden gem because most people prefer to visit Dullstroom – its closer to Johannesburg and is quite built up with trendy restaurants, bars and fly fishing shops. While Dullies is always fun for a weekend getaway, Shaun and I both prefer more off the beaten track type places. I had actually asked Shaun’s dad for advice (being a fly fisher too) and it turned out that this place was the ultimate LOW KEY fly fishing haven. So, I booked a getaway for his 29th Birthday last year February, and…

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    {Travel} Thailand in December & Tips for First Timers

      In December 2016, Shaun and I and a couple of friends decided to spend our New Years in Thailand. My friends had gotten a travel agent to book everything for them, from the flights, transfers and hotels. We decided we could probably do it cheaper if we planned it ourselves. In hindsight, it may have been a lot easier if we had just booked with my friends, but the experience of planning it all (including all the things that went wrong) was an experience I actually feel quite fondly towards. The plan was that we would fly from JHB to Kenya, Kenya to Bangkok, where we would spend two…

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    {Travel} Raddison Blu Azuri – Mauritius

    Aaah Mauritius. The island of relaxation, rum, tropical warm waters, friendly people and sunny skies. For Shaun and I, all of the above was true, except for the sun. After months of planning, research and umming and ahhing, we eventually booked a holiday through Kulula, who managed our travel arrangements, booking us into The Raddison Blu Azuri, Situated on the north-east of Mauritius, in an area known as Roches Noires, the hotel is quite isolated from everything else on the island. This could either be pro or a con – depending on what you are looking for. We were looking for a place we didn’t have to leave – the…

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