Kloof Corner Hike

Posted on July 9th, 2020

Next up in the series on hikes around Cape Town is the short and sweet Kloof Corner. This hike has beautiful views of Lion’s Head all the way up and the path is lined with beautiful fynbos. The hike to the top is only about 20 minutes but can be extended by following along the read on ..

Devil’s Peak Hike

Posted on July 3rd, 2020

Devil’s Peak is this week’s feature hike in my current series on adventurous hikes in and around Cape Town. Devil’s Peak is an iconic part of the City skyline and so definitely needs to be on your Cape Town hiking bucket list. It’s a truly beautiful part of Table Mountain National Park and its slopes read on ..

Judas Peak Hike

Posted on June 26th, 2020

Judas Peak Hike is one of Cape Town’s hidden gems with gorgeous views over Hout Bay, Llandudno and all along the Atlantic Seaboard. It is the very last of the 12 Apostle Peaks and one of Cape Town’s best kept secrets. The route begins at the top of Suikerbossie going up Hout Bay Corner, up read on ..

Panorama Hike, Jonkershoek

Posted on June 24th, 2020

Lock down regulations in South Africa are slowly lifting as we begin our gradual return to normal. While it feels like there is still a lot we can’t do, there are many things we can do! Being a firm optimist and a glass half-full kinda gal I have chosen to focus on these CANs rather read on ..

Camping in Kogel Bay & Crystal Pools Hike

Posted on April 23rd, 2020

Kogel Bay is a beach campsite near Gordon’s Bay, Western Cape. Located just off the beautiful coastal road of Clarens Drive, this magical spot boasts the most incredible views of the Kogelberg mountains and Indian Ocean coastline. You’ll find grassy campsites with either beachfront views or nestled in among the trees for shade and shelter read on ..

Storm’s River Mouth, Tsitsikamma National Park

Posted on April 21st, 2020

At the end of 2018 Luke and I went on a 3 week long backpacking and camping trip along the East Coast of South Africa. We enjoyed swimming in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, hiked through forests, took a bath on the edge of cliff, wandered through rural towns characterised by rolling hills read on ..

Kruger National Park: how to plan a day trip

Posted on April 16th, 2020

The Kruger National Park is one of South Africa’s largest game reserves. It is home to a vast variety of wild animals including the Big Five; rhino, lion, elephant, leopard, and buffalo, many different antelope, giraffe, cheetah and birds. No trip to South Africa would be complete without a safari experience and the Kruger National read on ..

Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga

Posted on April 15th, 2020

The Blyde River Canyon is the heart and treasure of Mpumalanga, South Africa. A vast canyon painted with a silvery blue snaking river and surrounded by grand and towering mountains. The area is about a 30 minute drive from Graskop and has a few beautiful spots to visit. The close proximity and collection of places read on ..

Panorama Route, Mpumalanga

Posted on April 14th, 2020

After our week exploring Joburg it was time to hit the road for Graskop.  Graskop is a little town in Mpumalanga that acts as the gateway to the Panorama Route. This little slice of paradise is home to rolling green hills, pine forests, countless waterfalls, sprawling valleys and planes, canyons and freshwater swimming spots. Our read on ..

Joburg: A Cape Townian’s guide

Posted on April 13th, 2020

Cape Town vs Joburg. This seems to be the age old feud in South Africa- the battle of the cities. I’ve called Cape Town my home for the past 18 years (having lived in Gaborone, Botswana for the first 4 years of my life) and have always sat firmly on the ‘Cape Town is the read on ..