Top towns to visit along the Garden Route: A mini-guide

Top towns to visit along the Garden Route: A mini-guide

South Africa was the last country we visited in Africa and it was always our plan to see the Garden Route. This famed region …
Zanzibar Doors – intriguing pieces of history in Stone Town

Zanzibar Doors – intriguing pieces of history in Stone Town

The Zanzibar doors are a key talking point when you visit the island. When you stroll through the crumbling streets of Stone Town, your …
A story of hope & social change with Woodstock Street Art Tours

A story of hope & social change with Woodstock Street Art Tours

‘Whether we are black or white, we have the same roots. We are the same thing, we are human.’ I’m gazing at a …
Great places to eat in Franschhoek

Great places to eat in Franschhoek

The village of Franschhoek is one of the prettiest places to visit in the Cape Winelands. And when it comes to food, it doesn’…
Reasons to fall in love with Zanzibar

Reasons to fall in love with Zanzibar

Out of all the places we visited in Africa, Zanzibar was one of the most intriguing. It tested me, surprised me, kept me on …
Leeu Estates: Is this the chicest hotel in Franschhoek?

Leeu Estates: Is this the chicest hotel in Franschhoek?

Mountain peaks soared up to the sky either side of us and big white letters spelling out the word ‘Franschhoek’ came into view on …
Travelling Southern and Eastern Africa: Where did we go?

Travelling Southern and Eastern Africa: Where did we go?

If you were following my social media and have read my Africa posts so far, you may well have got the gist of my …
Dining in Babel @ Babylonstoren, The Cape Winelands

Dining in Babel @ Babylonstoren, The Cape Winelands

Our verdict on Babel: ‘Quite possibly the most colourful food you’ll ever eat’ So I decided to continue with sharing my experiences of …
Wine Tasting at Babylonstoren in the Cape Winelands

Wine Tasting at Babylonstoren in the Cape Winelands

If you read yesterday’s review, you will have seen that Babylonstoren is a pretty cool place to drop your bags and soak up …
Babylonstoren: A Farm Hotel in the Cape Winelands

Babylonstoren: A Farm Hotel in the Cape Winelands

Our little hire car trundled up the red earth driveway of Babylonstoren and we turned into the carpark. That’s when we saw it – …
Five Star Dining at Zawadi Hotel, Zanzibar

Five Star Dining at Zawadi Hotel, Zanzibar

One of the things that impressed me the most at Zawadi Hotel was the food. While travelling through Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania, we’d …
A Paradise Stay at Zawadi Hotel, Zanzibar

A Paradise Stay at Zawadi Hotel, Zanzibar

I’ll be frank. When we first landed in Zanzibar, I wasn’t feeling totally enamoured with the place. This is a story for …
VIDEO: Elephants in the Lower Zambezi, Zambia

VIDEO: Elephants in the Lower Zambezi, Zambia

During our safari in Zambia, we were captivated by the many, many elephant that live and thrive in the Lower Zambezi. We shared many …
Safari in Zambia: The Plight for Elephants in Africa

Safari in Zambia: The Plight for Elephants in Africa

Within minutes of landing in the Lower Zambezi National Park, we witnessed two elephants playing in the water and I was instantly captivated by …
Our Christmas Day on the top of Table Mountain

Our Christmas Day on the top of Table Mountain

The small matter of how Mr C and I would spend Christmas in South Africa was something we discussed again, and again, and again. …
Highlights from a Birthday in Cape Town

Highlights from a Birthday in Cape Town

On the 19th December, I celebrated my birthday in Cape Town. After a week driving the Garden Route and another week dotting between various …
Hotel Dining at Msambweni Beach House, Kenya

Hotel Dining at Msambweni Beach House, Kenya

Everything about Msambweni Beach House – the style, the location, the guest rooms – is just gorgeous. But what about the hotel dining? Let me fill …
Let me introduce you to Msambweni Beach House

Let me introduce you to Msambweni Beach House

‘Come this way’, said Terri, smiling, handing us a fresh, cool fruit juice. We had arrived at Msambweni Beach House – and that’s when …
12 Things to do at Gibb’s Farm, Tanzania

12 Things to do at Gibb’s Farm, Tanzania

Gibb’s Farm is a stunning place to kick back and relax, but there are also many things to do during your stay. The …
A Gorgeous Stay at Gibb’s Farm, Tanzania

A Gorgeous Stay at Gibb’s Farm, Tanzania

‘Karibu!’ say Langare and Lesikar as we arrive at Gibb’s Farm. These cheery chaps dressed in traditional shukas, rubber tyre sandals and Maasai …