Touring the Cape Peninsula by Sidecar

On our first trip to Cape Town back in 2015, Sam and I explored the Cape Peninsula on a bike tour. While it was a nice outing thanks to our upbeat guide, the weather did not cooperate and the scenery was marred by fog, rain and grey skies; so when we …

Video: Meet the World’s First All-Female Anti-Poaching Team

The Balule Nature Reserve in South Africa a team of women called the Black Mambas has been training for the past three years to combat illegal poaching in the region. They are the first all-female squad to take on such a mission, with their main goal being to protect the wild elephants that roam the area. In this video, brought to us by National Geographic, we join the

A list of the best cafes in Cape Town

On my trip to South Africa I spent two weeks in Cape Town which gave me enough time to visit the best cafes in Cape Town without getting over-caffeinated. I didn’t know what to expect so I was happily surprised to find a burgeoning cafe scene here. I was also surprised that there were no Starbucks in the city …

Notes on Cape Town

Cape Town is a place I have been wanting to visit for years. I’ve read Cape Town as being described as a cross between San Fransisco and Sydney, and a few long-term travellers I know have called it their favourite city in the world. With such endorsements I was curious to see what it is like, especially as a base for being a …

25 Interesting Facts About Stellenbosch, South Africa

I’ve recently returned from a trip to Stellenbosch, South Africa. While there I enjoyed the wine routes and learning about the local culture as well as meeting lots of wonderful people from the area. I thought I’d do a little more research about this interesting place and share it with you; there is lots more than just the wonderful wine and below are 25 interesting facts about Stellenbosch, South Africa. 1) Stellenbosch was named after Simon van der Stel, a former governor of the Cape Colony and the founder of Stellenbosch. One thing you might not know about…

10 Fun Things To Do In South Africa (Win A Trip To Africa!)

Things to do in South Africa South Africa I’ve traveled to South Africa twice now. It’s one of my favorite countries and an adventure lover’s playground. Here are some great ideas for things to do there. The Republic of South Africa is a huge & diverse country teeming with wildlife &#…

Video: The Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun in South Africa and Namibia

The Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun is a five-day long, stage race that takes place in a remote region of South Africa each year. The 2016 edition of the race actually crossed the border into Namibia as well, covering some 200 km (124 miles) along a course that was both incredibly difficult and beautiful at the same time. American ultrarunner Nikki Kimball used the race as a tune-up for the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

It’s an Elephant’s life – A Walk on the Wild Side in Addo

Ask most visitors what national parks in South Africa they want to go on safari to and the response is almost always, “Kruger!” It’s no surprise as Kruger is one of Africa’s best known parks. But South Africa boasts more wonders than its infamous Kruger including 0ur favorite, Addo Elephant National Park. I spent a month driving across the country…

Johannesburg to Cape Town: A 3-week itinerary for South Africa

One country, three weeks, and over 3400 kilometres. Our trip to South Africa was ambitious to say the least. Over the course of three weeks, Sam and I managed to get ourselves from Johannesburg to Cape Town, and we still found time to do things like go on safari, hike the Drakensberg Mountains, go vineyard hopping in Stellenbosch, and much much more. I’ve already written a few individual posts about some of the destinations we visited, and now this post is going to…

VIDEO: South African Food Taste Test

If you have trouble viewing this video click here:  http://youtu.be/OHpfrBDruUY Once again we bring you another taste test from a different country! As per usual, we raided a local grocery store in Wilderness, South Africa to try as many South African snacks as we possibly could. In total we tried 21 different items ranging from chocolate bars to soda pop. 1) Nik Naks – Maize cheese snacks 2) Chocolate Log – Chocolate, Marshmallow and Wafer bar 3) Now Chocolate Bar – Similar to a Mars Bar 4) Black Cat Bar …

VIDEO: Announcing Our Trip To South Africa

If you have trouble viewing this video click here:  http://youtu.be/MAMbGYt4-mc In late December, roughly the halfway mark of our time in teacher’s college, we were bouncing ideas off of one another in terms of where we’d like to travel to as a graduation present for completing our degrees. What completely shocked us was when we found a deal to Johannesburg, South Africa for $350 return from New York City. To put this price in perspective we typically are not able to…

Wine tasting and vineyard hopping in Stellenbosch

My last full day in South Africa finished off with a bang. I may not be much of a wine connoisseur, but at the same time I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my last day in the country than driving around Stellenbosch, sampling wines, and eating braai, chocolates and biltong. Mention food and drink and I’m there! After 3 weeks of fast-paced backpacking, Sam and I were craving a relaxed day to indulge in a few earthly pleasures…

Going on safari in Kruger National Park!

I don’t know about you, but when I think of travel in South Africa, a safari is one of the first things that comes to mind. Who doesn’t want to see a pride of lions roaming in the wild or a pod of hippos lazily cooling off in a watering hole? Sign me up! Safaris also have a reputation for being pricey experiences, however…

I’m in South Africa because blogger campaigns work…

As a travel blogger I’m often the one working on cool travel campaigns that seek to expose travellers to lesser known destinations around the world – that’s not what this post is about. This is the story of how a blogger campaign launched by Visit South Africa worked on me and caused me to book tickets to discover the country for myself. …