A mad dash – To the Antique shops in White River

Browse. Meander. Stay and wander. These are all words that I associate with my visits to antique, vintage and thrift shops in the past. I kind of want to pay tribute to the time each piece took to get to right this minute when we first meet. Here are some prime examples from Antiques &…

My Life List to Wakkerstroom

Spending a morning in Wakkerstroom is not nearly enough time to burn up all the rare species of entertainment that’s on offer in this small pastoral village. But it’s enough to compile my life list for our next Sho’t Left. One could say I’m (tw)itching to return to: Visit the 4 bird hides: 2 Hides…

Swing by Waterval Boven for the best sport climbing in Mpumalanga

Tired of hanging around the house? Why not round-up a group of your #besties and swing on by Waterval Boven for a bit of an adventure. When I heard that we will be doing adventure activities on the #tourismmonthMP media tour launch, I was filled with a mix of emotions. I was excited to be…

Mandela’s gold

On a July trip to the #cityofPretoria, Location Scout decided to end a week of being couped up indoors for workshops, out in the open, participating in the Afriforum Springbok Vasbyt held at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria. While he did his 10km track (in my vocabulary running = self-inflicted torture), I had a more…

Searching for the best Play Space for children of the Lowveld

The past 10 months have seen me explore the spaces around the Lowveld. My posts consisted of venues and places that came across my daily wanderings and evoked questions inside myself about my surrounding area. Most of those questions were about the photographic qualities that I could mine from those locations. And I struck gold…

Blogging marvelous: Papierazzi receives a Liebster Award

I just love notifications,  don’t you? They are the virtual chocolates on your travel pillow, the cookie at the side of your coffee cup, the… I think you get my point.  All sweet things and little moments that make a good day great. So when I received this (👆) notification from @travelopulent , something that…

Battery Creek Waterfall Day Walk

At Kaapsehoop there are many activities and day walks that will leave the visitor breathless. Today I would like to highlight Battery Creek Waterfall Day Walk. This is a relatively unknown walk, but carries great reward for the soul that decides to explore its beauty. Permits are available from Koek’n’Pan at R15/p The walk starts…

#HiddenGemSA on #TravelChatSA will help you to #discoverMpumalanga

Discovering new places always give me an inexplicable thrill. Doing it on Social Media, does not change the feeling at all. This #TravelChatSA community has over the past couple of months given me an extended travel wishlist. And with each weekly #TravelChatSA gathering, the list grows. I am confident that tonight’s get together will be…

#TravelChatSA gives rise to #gotmyjam campaign

About two weeks ago I shared a post about a notable midweek event {#TravelChatSA} that have become the highlight of my week since my introduction to it in August 2014. A member of the #TravelChatSA community and co-host of the #FarmstallsSA chat, @WiseWally, had a most amazing idea while we were discussing the fruits of our…

Join us for #TravelChatSA 08 October 2014 talking #FarmStallsSA

I am so looking forward to this week’s #TravelChatSA on Twitter where #FarmStallsSA will be under the microscope. I almost did a jumping jack (still trying to get into the jogging thing) when the invite arrived to co-host this weeks’ chat as Curious about Farm Stalls was the topic of my last post.  Farm Stalls are the manna to get us through…

Curios About Farm Stalls

My expectation of a Farm Stall is quite high. And when I hear the word Padstal / Farm Stall a scene of me stepping into a farmhouse pantry with freshly baked pastries and breads, preserves and produce, ginger beer and home-brews fills my mind’s eye. I expect the smells and sounds of food not produced…