Author: Desiree Haakonsen

8 Wicked ways to whale watch in South Africa

by Desiree Haakonsen on 9 March 2015

If there’s one thing that gets us excited about the approaching winter, it’s the whales that come with it! South Africa has some of the best whale watching in the world, attracting travellers from across the globe between June and November. If staring at a bunch of over-sized dory fish sounds boring to you, think … Continue reading “8 Wicked ways to whale watch in South Africa”

Big 5 Safaris from Cape to Addo

by Desiree Haakonsen on 2 March 2015

International travellers generally have two things that they really want to see in South Africa: Table Mountain and the Big 5. What they don’t often realise is that you don’t need to race from Cape Town to the Kruger to do this. If you’re more concerned about seeing the Big 5 than where you see … Continue reading “Big 5 Safaris from Cape to Addo”

20 Instagrams that will have you planning a trip to the Northern Cape

by Desiree Haakonsen on 23 February 2015

The Northern Cape is an intriguing place of harsh, arid terrain with diamonds in her belly and icy Atlantic waters with shipwrecks as her play things.  Few holidaymakers venture through here save for the wildflower phenomenon in spring and the desert road to Namibia, yet despite her tough, 4x4s-allowed-only front, she has captivated many souls … Continue reading “20 Instagrams that will have you planning a trip to the Northern Cape”

26 Wine estates for people who don’t like wine

by Desiree Haakonsen on 16 February 2015

If you don’t like wine, the thought of spending a day on a wine farm is about as appealing as sticking hornets up your nostrils. The good news is, there are plenty of wine estates in South Africa that know this. The next time you’re roped into a day in the Winelands, you’ll be armed … Continue reading “26 Wine estates for people who don’t like wine”

West Coast road trips for any occasion

by Desiree Haakonsen on 9 February 2015

You don’t need an excuse to road trip up the Cape West Coast. A car and any given day of the week are good enough reason. But if you’re looking for a memorable way to celebrate a special occasion close to Cape Town, you’ll find something for everyone up the West Coast – whether you’re … Continue reading “West Coast road trips for any occasion”

10 Videos that will make you fall in love with South Africa

by Desiree Haakonsen on 30 January 2015

They’ll have you dancing, give you goosebumps, and get you itching to pack your travel bags. These videos made us fall in love with South Africa all over again! Let us know what videos should be added to this list…   Reconsider South Africa    A Drone Through Africa – Africa As You Have Never … Continue reading “10 Videos that will make you fall in love with South Africa”

Your 10 Most Loved Valentine’s Getaways

by Desiree Haakonsen on 26 January 2015

We’ve rounded up South Africa’s favourite Valentine’s Day destinations based on YOUR bookings from last year! Now you can make this Valentine’s Day the most memorable by spoiling your loved one with a weekend away. It’s a great way to spend quality time together without being distracted by daily routines, dirty dishes, and pesky emails. It’s … Continue reading “Your 10 Most Loved Valentine’s Getaways”

15 Travel Ideas for your 2015 Bucket List

by Desiree Haakonsen on 12 January 2015

Our travel shoes are always waiting at the door for a new adventure. Even after years of discovering different parts of South Africa we find that as soon as we tick something off the bucket list, there’s always something new to add! Here are 15 things that we recommend you add to your South African travel … Continue reading “15 Travel Ideas for your 2015 Bucket List”

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