Travelling the Panorama Route

I have never written about our travels around the Panorama Route. The sheer amount of info was just daunting to me. What to put in the post, what to leave out? I just could not decide… But then I came across Sanet Oberholzer’s route experience earlier this week, and was reminded about all the wonderful…

Flight mode: in-awe-gural FAM trip to Zambia (3 year anniversary)

Fear. A word and emotion that should literally be Greek to us all. You see this four letter F-word has its origin from the Greek φέβομαι • (phebomai). Pronounced /pʰébomă͜ɪ̆/, this word breaks down any diginity that you might have accumulated to your ego and leaves the user with spit on the upper lip and…

Hiking with a toddler and a teen – Kaapsehoop trails

Public holidays were made for Kaapsehoop This perfect stop, shop and hike destination is a mere 30 minutes from Mbombela. Kaapsehoop is steeped in historic beauty and embrace the quirky side of life, and so should you. Doing a short trip with a toddler to Kaapsehoop means you don’t have to stock a mini-van. I’m…

Botanical Bliss: a walk in the Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Our family loves the Botanical Garden in Nelspruit. No wonder. This is where my husband and I went for our first date (11 years ago). Established in 1969, the Lowveld National Botanical Garden is one of three National Botanical Gardens of South Africa established in the 60’s, and forms part of the nine National Gardens…

Sabie – Burgers, Biking, Waterfalls, Coffee Etc.

Not even a half hour away from White River, to the north, rests the quiet town of Sabie in the valley beneath an impressive mountain range. Location Scout lazily suggested Sunday (25 October – it’s been a while between the actual event and the post, but it is still just as amazing!) morning that we should…

Local Instagramers caught on camera

It wasn’t only the Instagramers that took up their cameras to join in on the #igersmp_nelspruit popup #instameet fun. Join @igersmp as we welcome @igerspretoria ManIGer, @adriaanlouw back, & walk the streets of Nelspruit CBD LOCATION: Nedbank Parking, level D (open area) TIME: 16h30 sharp HASHTAG: #igersmp_nelspruit Bring a friend and any camera you have…

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 &…

#MeetSouthAfrica with Instagram Account Roundup #2

Okay, so last week saw the start of my new #friday feature here – #recommendyou #recommendme A huge shoutout to @halfandhalve who joined in and shared their favourite Instagram accounts on last week’s post. And by doing so, I met some of the most amazing young talent that South Africa has on IG and was…

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…