Category: Places To Visit

4 Reasons to Visit Hermanus, South Africa’s Most Picturesque Seaside Town

4 Reasons to Visit Hermanus, South Africa’s Most Picturesque Seaside Town

What do you get when you combine some of the world’s best whale-watching opportunities, South African warmth and hospitality, and an endless array of charming shops and restaurants to explore? The answer is Hermanus, a once fisherman’s village turned into an internationally acclaimed seaside vacation destination that you’re going to want on your itinerary, ASAP. […]

Our Favorite Restaurants in South Africa, from Local Seafood to Spanish Bistros

Our Favorite Restaurants in South Africa, from Local Seafood to Spanish Bistros Spring in South Africa: The Best Shopping, Dining, and Art Galleries

SAN Deck (Johannesburg) Picture yourself sipping on an elderflower and basil gin and tonic next to a modern-designed fire pit as the sun goes down, with warm company and lounge-like ambiance. Got it? Welcome to SAN Deck, one of my favorite spots in Joburg located in the Sandton Sun Hotel. Their extensive list of bespoke […]

Guga S’Thebe: A Cultural Center with Ideas for Progress

Guga S’Thebe: A Cultural Center with Ideas for Progress Guga S Thebe

Guga S’Thebe is a community at its heart: A combination of partnerships, community participation, and social integration. The space offers a platform for local artists and various initiatives for the community, ranging from children’s music lessons to group gatherings. Upon first step into the colorfully-mosaicked center, you’ll be greeted by a flurry of unique arts, […]

South Africa’s Wine Country: the Best of the Best As Told By A South African Mamma

South Africa’s Wine Country: the Best of the Best As Told By A South African Mamma

In South Africa, wine is more than just an indulgent beverage that gives you a pleasant buzz. It’s a culture that fully embodies the spirit and soul of our country, ranging from the people who produce it to the land that brings it to life. I’m no stranger to a fine Cabernet — seeing as […]

Why do I Love South Africa? A Crash Course on My Passion

Why do I Love South Africa? A Crash Course on My Passion sunset in the bush

I could go on and on about what makes South Africa so special—but I don’t think you came here to read a full-scale novel, so I’ll bring it down to six top reasons. Whether its random acts of kindness among South Africans or our globally influenced culinary scene, it seems I just can’t stop gleaming […]

Safari Basics: What to Expect on the Ultimate South African Adventure

Safari Basics: What to Expect on the Ultimate South African Adventure

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to travel more, and what better way to fulfill that sense of winter wanderlust than with a spectacular vacation in South Africa? Blessed by a mild sub-tropical climate, stunning coastline, majestic mountain ranges and the varied landscape of no less than 8 major geographical regions, this […]

South African Mamma’s Favorite Kid-Friendly Activities in Cape Town

South African Mamma’s Favorite Kid-Friendly Activities in Cape Town On the way up to Table Mountain

If there’s one thing South African Mamma knows best, it’s how to keep the kiddos entertained with activities that still manage to be fun for the adults. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, Cape Town hosts a handful of nearby sights and must-see attractions. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly day hike or an afternoon at […]

6 South African Adventure Tours for the Adrenaline Junkie

6 South African Adventure Tours for the Adrenaline Junkie Cage Diving with Great Whites in South Africa

For most people, seeing majestic creatures like elephants and rhinos in the South African bush is plenty of adventure for one vacation. But for adrenaline junkies, a safari is the appetizer on an action-packed vacation menu loaded with adventure tours. We travel to collect experiences, but adventure travelers are in search of a feeling: a […]

The Best Hiking Trails in South Africa

The Best Hiking Trails in South Africa Best Hiking Trails in South Africa

South Africa is home to safaris, family holidays, exotic beach vacations, wine country getaways, music tourism, and adventure tourism. Adventure travel is a popular vacation niche for thrill-seekers. Popular adventure tours in South Africa include spelunking, bungee jumping, cave diving, shipwreck exploration, and cage diving with great white sharks. Hiking also qualifies as an adventure […]

South African Hops: The Budding Craft Beer Scene in Cape Town

South African Hops: The Budding Craft Beer Scene in Cape Town South Africa Craft Beer in Cape Town

A few media outlets have jokingly referred to Cape Town as “The Cape of Good Hops,” in reference to the city’s newfound notoriety in the craft beer scene. As with most other metropolitan cities, the craft beer revolution began just a few short years ago in Cape Town. Ten years ago there was one brewery […]

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