One month in South Africa: from Cape Town to Johannesburg

An intriguing history, abundant wildlife, scenic beauty, mouth-watering food and, ok I admit, some of the best wines in the world! No wonder South Africa attracts visitors from all over the world! So in January 2018 I hopped on a plane to Cape Town, ready to discover everything the country has to offer. I wanted to do the place justice and truly discover its diversity. From bustling cities to remote Xhosa villages, from game reserves to the Drakensberg mountains, this is the story of my one Continue Reading

10 tips for your first time safari!

I never thought of myself of being the kind of person to go on a safari. I always imagined a safari as a bunch of elderly people, dressed in camouflage, all cramped into a jeep, racing after lions. I was so wrong! During my latest trip to South Africa, my partner and I did a self-drive safari in three different national parks: Addo Elephant Park, the Isimangaliso Wetland Park and the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi nature reserve.  It was a fantastic experience and very different from what I’d imagined! Continue Reading

Cycling amongst the South African vineyards

“No helmet, no ride” says Rea. I’m on a 10 km cycling tour of Stellenbosch with Bikes ‘n Wines and glad to see that they are taking a healthy approach to safety! The steep tracks around Asara, the wine estate we are meeting at, look promising but it might be a rough enough encounter with the ground should you fall off! After a brief explanation about gears and brakes, the seven of us hop on our bikes to roll down and climb up the vineyard tracks. Nothing too strenuous, but you do need to Continue Reading