Africa

Stay at Brahman Hills Spa: One of the Most Romantic Getaways in KwaZulu Natal

Picture this: A cozy outdoor jacuzzi overlooking rolling pastures backdropped by the Drakensberg Mountains. A home away from home cottage surrounded by nature and days on end spent getting pampered at a spa. Sold yet?   If a romantic spa respite is what you're after, Brahman Hills is your best bet! Situated next to Blue Crane Nature Reserve, one of the lesser-known r[...]

Best Game Reserves in KZN: The Most Romantic Getaways in South Africa

Plotting a romantic getaway in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal? If a romantic bush break is on the bucket list, these are just a few of my favorite game reserves in KZN to check out! KwaZulu Natal is easily one of the most alluring regions of South Africa. With mountainscapes that last for days, dry savannah, untouched beaches, and unparalleled cultural heritage, it's har[...]

Why You Need to Do a Safari at Thanda Safari

I heard a knock on my door at 5 am. - "Yeah?",  I asked apprehensively. - "Game drive time", a voice echoed. - "What's a game drive?", I asked myself, still somewhere in a limbo between dreams and reality. Suddenly it hit me. I was at Thanda Safari. That place I'd been dreaming of for four months already and I was just about to hop on a car to spend the next few h[...]

Rhino River Lodge: The Best Game Reserve to See Rhinos in South Africa

If you're planning a trip to South Africa, chances are spotting rhinos on a safari is high up on your bucket list, and have I got the perfect place for you! I keep telling everyone that Rhino River Lodge is THE best place to book a safari if you want to see rhinos, because, well, they were a constant during our time there. Black rhinos, white rhinos, baby rhinos, survivor[...]

Things To Do in Plettenberg Bay

Wondering what to do in Plettenberg Bay? If you're traveling South Africa's dreamy Garden Route, a stop in "Plett" is an absolute must. with a flourishing wine route to explore, white sand beaches, and an array of outdoor activities set just a stone-throw away, fitting all the incredible things to do in Plettenberg Bay into a short itinerary isn't easy, but we'll try! On t[...]

Things To Do in Knysna That Will Make You Want To Stay

Knysna's small-town charm and holiday vibes quickly grabbed me. This quirky town sits between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, which makes it a perfect compromise for those who love the beach but are also suckers for outdoor activities like hiking. Needless to say, Knysna is a must on any South Africa itinerary, so I decided to put together this guide to one o[...]

The First-Timers Guide To Marrakech

Thanks to my little side business, I've been lucky enough to get the chance to visit Marrakech more times than I can count. Lol, seriously, though. Like, I've actually lost track of how many times I've been there, which is a pretty awesome/crazy/freakin' lucky thing to be able to say. Why have I never written about Marrakech, before, though? Honestly, I guess it just s[...]

5 Myths About Traveling Africa (And Why They’re Wrong)

  Two years ago, when I first announced my plans to visit Sub-saharan Africa, the first reactions I got were far from encouraging. "It's so dangerous! What if you get killed?" "But there's Ebola there. I also once read about a fly that can make you blind." "There's nothing there. Maybe the lions are cool but people in Africa can't even eat! And what about KONY?" *eye[...]

What to Do in Essaouira: Morocco’s Coastal Haven

Set in a quintessential seaside medina, Essaouira is a coastal gem in Morocco that boasts an incredible array of things to do. If you're a long-term reader of my blog, you probably already know that I travel to Morocco several times a year because I own a little home decor shop. On my last trip to Marrakech, I decided to check Essaouira out and I fell in love with its rela[...]