For the Travel Newbie – Part 1: Be your own travel agent!

We prefer the flexibility, adventure and cost saving of planning our trips ourselves. This is how we go about planning our trips. 1) Pick your destination What is your dream destination? Partying in Ibiza, hiking to Macchu Picchu, shopping in Milan? Think about what interests you and what you want to see/do and then… 2)…

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Our Travel Collage 2010-2014

This is a big A0 block mounted print I made of our travels of the past 4 years – it hangs in our living room and is a constant reminder of the awesome memories we have created. In no particular order: Macchu Picchu, hot air ballooning over Cappadoccia (Turkey), Grand Canyon, Mykonos windmills, Eiffel tower (Paris), camel…

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My thoughts on travel

You know what I hate? When people post their suggested itinerary to a particular place/country on a travel forum and they are crucified for trying to fit in too much (according to other people). Granted there are some things that may be impossible to do in terms of logistics – but it really grinds me…

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Mpumalanga: Wildlife extravaganza!

An essential part of any trip to SA is a safari! The Kruger National Park provides just that, from the safety of your vehicle you can see all sorts of wildlife…. mainly lots of buck….. but every so often as you meander through the park you will stumble upon giraffes grazing on tree tops, elephants…

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On the Oscars… and Oscar

Deserved wins all round, especially for “12 YEARS A SLAVE” as best picture. Some really disturbing visuals at times but it seems that’s what Steve McQueen does best, as I was first introduced to his talent in the movie “SHAME”. Lupita was absolutely riveting in her role! “DALLAS BUYERS CLUB” was based on a true…

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Drakensberg – the beautiful Champagne Valley

The Berg” (or as my husband and I like to call it: Drunkens-berg…) is a popular destination for a weekend getaway. It’s perfect for a romantic escape or a really fun family break. ” Accomodation is either self-catering or a dinner, bed and breakfast at the many resorts and lodges in the area. There are…

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Cape Town: Sea, mountains and wine

There is so much to do and see in Cape Town, you really will not have a dull moment. Table Mountain is the main attraction,a short cable car ride takes you to the top where magificent views of the Cape can be seen. A drive up to Signal Hill also offers great views! We went…

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South Africa – my beautiful country!

From the warm Indian ocean at the Durban coastline, to the gorgeous Drakensberg mountain range and bush safaris in Mpumalanga – South Africa has it all: stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and a very colourful people. I am a Jo’burger, trawling through traffic during the week to my office desk, dodging our notorious taxi drivers at…

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