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Be a local for a day!
How can you experience a country better than by spending a day with the locals?
Since I have moved to South Africa I have been inspired by local life. The food, the music, the pride, the joy.. all factors that make my life in South Africa as great as it is today. This local v...
Visit the unspoiled West Coast National Park.
About 1.5 hours drive away from 'the Mothercity' you can find the West Coast National Park. A true place to relax and recharge your batteries and delight in the silence and sense of place of this unique eco-destination with its rich biodiversity herit...
Visit a Township for a day or spend a night at a home-stay!
I really enjoy experiencing different cultures and interacting with locals. Every time I go to the townships I learn more about lifestyle, people, traditions and cultures in South Africa. The poorer parts "townships", with gravel paths and...
Visit the world’s famous township Soweto in South Africa by bike
Cycling through the Soweto township was one of the best experiences I have had. In this part of South Africa I had a great time and enjoyed unique experiences by staying at the Fair trade Tourism in South Africa certified Lebo’...
Go Shark Cage Diving!
Meet the Great White Sharks for a day!
A couple of weeks ago after I had arrived in Cape Town I went on a shark cage diving excursion. We got picked up at 4.30 in the morning and took a bus towards Gansbaai, which is located next to Hermanus. While you are sailing t...
Spend some nights in Kruger National Park!
I have just returned from a long weekend off to the province of Mpumalanga with as main purpose to visit one of Africa’s largest game reserves: Kruger National Park. This park is an excellent place to spot (most of) the Big Five. It is home to thou...
Explore Chapman’s Peak!
The first weekend after I arrived in Cape Town, I drove along Chapman’s Peak, which is affectionately known as “Chappies”, with my colleague Bas. It is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world of 9 km long with 114 curves.
The drive offers you gorgeo...
Escape to Johannesburg for the weekend!
Whenever you have a long weekend available and you wish to escape for a couple of days, I recommend you to visit Johannesburg. Jo’burg – which is a commonly used abbreviation – is an interesting city, and especially when you are coming from Cape ...
Explore the Tsitsikamma National Park!
Just about a month ago I did the Garden Route in four days. Here I visited the Tsitsikamma National Park. At first we did a route through the beautiful forest, where you constantly get a glimpse of the sun among the leaves. Among the forest sounds, you heard...
Travel along the Garden Route
I myself enjoy the Garden Route, which is a beautiful coastal area that stretches from Hermanus in the West to Port Elizabeth in the East, that much that I have been more than once already. Always enjoying different parts experiences.
Start off in Cape Town and drive ...
Canopy Tour Tsitsikamma National Park
Enjoy the adventure of a canopy tour! A great adventure, suitable for everybody from all fitness levels, is to do a canopy tour; zip-lining through the tops of the trees. In South Africa there are several stunning places where this can be done and I will ...
Picnic at the Bourke's Luck Potholes at Blyde River Canyon
One of the most peaceful memories of my trip through the north eastern part of South Africa is a picnic at the Bourke's Luck Potholes at Blyde River Canyon. From the car park it is only a short and easy walk (also accessible with prams a...
Hike Lions Head whilst in Cape Town! I myself really enjoy the nature. Travelling in a country is never complete for me without having walked through its flora and fauna.
A personal highlight during my stay in South Africa so far was the hike up Lions Head in Cape Town. Lions Head is one of the lac...
One of the best trips I made since I am in South Africa was the trip we made to the Cederberg Mountains.
This mountain range is situated about 2-3 hours north of Cape Town and it is part of the greater Cederberg Conservation area.
Most of the roads in the Cederberg Mounta...
The best way to really get to know your destination is by getting to know a few locals. They are the ones who know the best places to visit for a meal, a few drinks or even a party. The places that are not necessarily listed in the travel guides as ‘must-see’ but which are often the most authent...