Top 10 restaurants, South Africa, for 2017

With the 2018 top 10 restaurants being renamed in November, we thought it a good idea to do a quick recap of the 2017 list. Many of the top 10 restaurants don’t change year to year, but it’s still nice to know that your favourites are still doing what they do best! This year I’ve…

South African Food and Drink You Have to Try

South Africa is a country of extraordinary diversity, so it’s no surprise that South African cuisine is equally varied. In fact, I would say a South African vacation is not complete if you haven’t tried some of the local specialties! But just what IS traditional South African food and drink? I’m often asked this question,…

Safari Etiquette: My top tips on how to behave

There’s nothing quite like an African Safari to create memories that will last a lifetime. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the bush, getting up close and personal with Africa’s wildlife is high on most people’s bucket list, so how can you make sure your experience is all you’ve imagined it to be? Many…

Kariega Private Game Reserve

Kariega Private Game Reserve was the 7th stop on our Eastern Cape family road trip. The reserve is family owned and managed and has been since 1989. It is located 80 minutes north-west of Port Elizabeth and just 10 minutes away from the beautiful seaside town of Kenton-on-Sea. As it’s in the Eastern Cape region…

Tipping guidelines

Traveling to a new destination means doing lots of research and reading about what to expect. I’m here to help you as much as possible and one of the most popular questions I get asked is about tipping guidelines for South Africa, Mauritius and the Seychelles. So without further ado, here we go! South Africa…


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