Planning a trip to the snow in Matroosberg

Posted on June 6th, 2019

Winter has really rolled around properly in Cape Town these past few days. We’ve been hiding indoors, reading books and watching movies around warm fires, while the rain pours down hard and thunder and lightning roll around. Today the sun may be shining, but stepping outside you can really feel the chill in the air. read on ..

Cape Town to Coffee Bay Roadtrip

Posted on January 24th, 2019

This summer holiday Luke and I decided to take a road trip up the East Coast of South Africa. I have such a passion for travel and my bucket list of foreign countries I want to visit seems to get longer each day. While I’ve been on many road trips around the country with my read on ..

Camping in Tietiesbaai, South Africa

Posted on September 4th, 2018

For as long as I can remember I’ve loved the beach. There’s nothing quite like feeling the sand between your toes and looking out at the beautiful blue ocean. The gentle crashing of the waves brings me peace and quietens my soul, putting life and any major stresses into perspective. After a busy and stressful read on ..

Plan A Trip To The Wild Flowers

Posted on August 22nd, 2018

The recent rains have rejuvenated the Cape Town landscape. New shoots and plants are springing up out of luscious greenery welcoming the arrival of yellow daisies across the mountain side, pincushion flowers emerging from bushes of fynbos and sprinklings of colour dotted allow the roadsides. Spring has begun its annual transformation on Cape Town and read on ..

Top 10 hikes in Cape Town

Posted on August 7th, 2018

Discovering the mountains surrounding Cape Town has become one of my greatest delights in recent years. As a kid I used to hate being dragged along to hikes yet now I can’t get enough of the beautiful and challenging trails set in the most picturesque scenes. Hiking is a great way to socialize with friends read on ..

Kraalbaai, West Coast National Park

Posted on February 23rd, 2017

What? Beach day Where? Kraalbaai, West Coast National Park ( 1 hr 15 from Cape Town) When? Any day in summer. Try to avoid weekends as the beach can be very packed. We went on a Monday. How much? R50 entrance fee for adults, R25 for kids I hadn’t heard about this absolute gem until read on ..

Babylonstoren, Franschoek

Posted on January 25th, 2017

Franschhoek is the perfect destination for a day trip being only an hour’s drive out of Cape Town and littered with world-class wine farms. While Franschhoek is well-known for its wine farms, I will be highlighting a different kind of farm in today’s blog post. Babylonstoren is a stunning farm filled with gardens of fresh read on ..

The Atlantic Coastal Road, Cape Town

Posted on January 18th, 2017

In Cape Town we are absolutely spoiled with stunning coastlines, gorgeous sandy beaches and turquoise waters. I have lived in Cape Town for about 15 years and ever since I was a little girl you’d hear me squealing from the back seat for daddy to take the coastal road home. This beautiful stretch of winding read on ..

The Colourful Bo-Kaap, Cape Town

Posted on December 5th, 2016

South Africa is a country so rich in cultural diversity and you never cease to learn a new thing about a different group of people each day. The Bo-Kaap is situated on Signal Hill just above the Cape Town city centre and was formerly known as the Malay quarter. It is a collection of residential read on ..

Lion’s Head Full Moon Hike, Cape Town

Posted on November 24th, 2016

With many spectacular mountain ranges, Cape Town really is the perfect place for the happy hiker. As a kid I used to dread our weekend family hikes but as I’ve grown up I have come to realise just how privileged I am to live in a place that is so abundantly rich in beautiful hiking read on ..