A Day Trip to Kalk Bay

Kalk bay is a suburban fishing village along the coast of the False bay in the Western Cape. It’s a trip we often make when we feel like a change of scenery and tasty lunch of the freshest fish on the coast. Despite its eclectic vibe, there are so many different things to do in…

Tips to surviving your long wait at the airport.

I have so many great experiences traveling through various modes of transport. Trains, planes, the back of van, and long haul buses. While I love the actual travel part, I just can’t bear the waiting to leave part. I think this stems from the hours and hours I had to wait for my sister to…

The Valley of Desolation

“Mom knew how to road trip. You need music, a good temperament, food and stops. Stops maketh the road trip!”

Things to do in the Drakensberg on a rainy day

The Drakensberg is a phenomenal destination for outdoor activities. It has great hiking trails, zip lining, swimming and waterfalls. But what happens when it’s rainy, misty or cloudy?

Soweto Storytelling Night

Stories hold within them the ability to transform situations, recall lessons and share knowledge. It is through the power of storytelling that we are able to find light in life’s experiences. The last Thursday of the month is storytelling night at Lebo’s backpackers in Soweto. The entertainment area opens up for an evening of storytelling…

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.

Mountain biking for Newbies

When I think of bicycles, I think of neat paths and sun flowers or small towns, rolling hills and a packed picnic in the basket on the front. So, when my boyfriend took up mountain biking, I just watched and listened mostly in confusion. Not long after that, one of my besties decided to take…

The little joys of travelling in your own country

I love travelling to different places, experiencing cultures different from my own and introducing my palate to intriguing flavours (some to be repeated and others forgotten). It’s easy to take for granted that you actually live in a beautiful, diverse country with incredible scenery, tasty food and good people. All the ingredients for a fabulous…

Birthday Celebrations: Always Upstairs Day Spa

Birthdays are my favourite time of the year. Good food, good parties and great company. Instead of the usual cake and dinner, this year we opted for a day filled with pampering, drinks, laughter and friends. The spa treatments where rejuvenating and the view along the Vaal river… incredible. Happy Birthday to me! Always Upstairs…