Why winter is a great time to visit South Africa

Winter in South Africa varies depending on the province you’re traveling to. Let’s look at the main tourist hotspots and their typical winter weather. Cape Town is typically characterised by cold and wet weather. We are in the throws of a drought at the moment so there’s always an exception to the rule. Temperatures generally…

7 reasons to honeymoon in South Africa

South Africa, the rainbow nation, as it’s often referred has it all from vibrant cities and sexy beaches to untamed wilderness and rural beauty. No matter what you are looking for, South Africa is an idyllic setting for a honeymoon. Experience sunrise in the bush, “Sundowners” (South Africa’s version of Happy Hour) in wine country…

Emily Moon; a beautiful hideaway on the Garden Route

The Garden Route holds a special place in my heart as there is always so much to do and new places to discover. My husband and I headed up the coast to attend a dear friends’ wedding in Plettenberg Bay and Emily Moon was kind enough to offer us accommodation. The drive from Cape Town…

The Garden Route

The Garden Route, located between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on South Africa’s east coast, has so much to offer holiday makers of all sorts! The Garden Route has always held a special charm for me as we have spent many holidays along this coastline. I recall as a child spending every January in the…

Client post – Under Milkwood

A must for for young families. Best chalet: directly on the beach. The chalets are so simple but also gorgeous – modern, white cotton sheets Our clients Sam & Robert asked us to mention this property. It is located in Knysna which is along the Garden Route. They offer self-catering or B&B. Here’s what they…

Schoone Oordt

A local gem in Swellendam that offers guests the comfort of 5 star boutique luxury along with homely hospitality Took a trip up the Garden Route and stopped off for a night at our favourite spot in Swellendam; Schoone Oordt. Sonette was there to greet us with a friendly smile and advise on a dinner…


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The Southey Travel blog is written by me, Jenni, and is all about my personal travels and experiences throughout South Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. 

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