My First Big Five Safari

Last year, I took a trip to the Pilanesberg National Park. The Pilanesberg is in the North West Province not too far from Sun City. While there, we stayed at the Manyane Resort took in some great sights on our Safari trips.

Searching for Tau in the Pilanesberg

The Lion is always for at the top of many Safari lists but they’re not always easy to spot.

Free State loving

A weekend trip to the Free State is the gift that keeps on giving. Whether it’s a day trip to enjoy the antique stores in Parys or camping along the Vaal, it’s always a fun, easy trip outside Jozi. This time we really put foot and headed down to Clarens for a weekend. A picturesque small…

Sunday Lunch in Cullinan

Tumbling tumble weeds. That is what I suspected we would find when we decided to take advantage of the good weather one Sunday and drive through to Cullinan for lunch. With only a limited amount of time (the drive there) to do research, I quickly discovered that we were essentially looking for one road: Oak Avenue.

Farm Markets in the City

Sunday is market day which means stalls with fresh (and experimental) foods, tasty craft beers and ciders, and great handmade gifts for family and friends. Markets are growing in popularity in Jozi as a place to relax during the day, meet new people or just recuperate from the night before. The good news is that…

The time I went Kloofing for the first time…by MISTAKE

On a recent weekend getaway, we headed to Mountain Sanctuary, a small nature reserve in the Magaliesberg with stunning crystal clear rock pools. It’s a great place for camping, swimming, and family fun. I know this because while sitting quietly at one of the pools a whole troop of families, with I don’t know how many…

Traditional Weddings, Rural beauty and That One Aunt

It’s the early hours of the morning. We are deep in the Eastern Cape Province discovering how cold it can actually get there at night. Although we’re wrapped up tight, the cold surreptitiously coaxed its way through our tightly woven blankets and mercilessly punches us. Curled up in a ball, the rustling sound of a…

Hiking in the city

I don’t often think about hiking when I’m home. Although I enjoy hiking, it’s something that usually comes to mind when I’m away on holiday. And to be honest, it’s been a while since I’ve hiked and due to my fitness levels it feel more like a chore than a leisure activity these days. Nonetheless,…

Rediscovering cycling in Soweto

I first heard about the Soweto cycle tours from my mom of all places. She’s one of those people who doesn’t just wonder what’s going on but rolls down the window and asks. I did the tour a while back and it’s been sitting in my drafts box, which it turns out has a lot…

Splash of Colour: Spring is in the air

I LOVE flowers. Whether they’re in the ground, a vase or print. I’m always happy to see and smell flowers. The first time I took a trip to the West Coast National Park to see the flowers, I was a little skeptical. Mainly because I couldn’t quite conceptualize what that meant. I thought “we’re driving…