Author: Lauren Morling

30 Winter picnic spots in Pretoria

by Lauren Morling on 24 April 2015

Pretoria is the ultimate winter scene for outdoor lovers with a wealth of nature reserves, rivers, and dams for lazy picnics and scenic walks to get the blood pumping. Splashes of brilliant colours brighten dull wintery days as most succulents and aloes are at their brightest during the winter season. Pretoria enjoys cool winter weather … Continue reading “30 Winter picnic spots in Pretoria”

25 Getaways with a Fireplace in the Western Cape

by Lauren Morling on 15 April 2015

We love winter getaways. Nothing beats high-tailing it out of the city to escape the cold with your windscreen wipers frantically trying to whip away the rain as you turn your air con on full heat. And when your holiday comes with a crackling fireplace, fluffy blankets, and steaming mugs of hot cocoa, there’s really … Continue reading “25 Getaways with a Fireplace in the Western Cape”

Glamping Getaways: 23 Tented Camps in SA

by Lauren Morling on 8 April 2015

Camping. Star gazing. Open campfires. Roasted marshmallows. What if you could enjoy all of the benefits of camping without sacrificing on luxury? These glamping getaways don’t require lugging a heavy tent and the kitchen sink with you – and you can slither into a comfortable bed at night!   LIMPOPO   1. Motsomi Lodge & … Continue reading “Glamping Getaways: 23 Tented Camps in SA”

Holidays to Honeymoons: A Complete Couple’s Guide to Hermanus

by Lauren Morling on 30 March 2015

Salty ocean air, beach trails and nature walks, lob tailing whales in season, hidden sidewalk cafés to fine dining restaurants, and cosy B&Bs through to fancy hotels. There’s everything you’ve ever needed for a romantic holiday in Hermanus, just an hour and a half from Cape Town. The best way to explore Hermanus is to … Continue reading “Holidays to Honeymoons: A Complete Couple’s Guide to Hermanus”

20 Powerful images captured by rangers in the wild

by Lauren Morling on 18 March 2015

“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you have drunk half a bottle of champagne – [leaving you] bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive” – Karen Blixen. Big pawed cubs, spine tingling animal calls, and adrenaline-charged off road safaris are just a few things that make … Continue reading “20 Powerful images captured by rangers in the wild”

An Egg-citing Event Guide for the Easter Weekend

by Lauren Morling on 6 March 2015

The Easter weekend is around the corner – promising loads of family bonding, much-needed time off, chocolate, and treasure hunts. Grab your baskets and your blankets and hop on over to these Easter events and activities during the month of April!   WESTERN CAPE   Anthonij Rupert Wines, Franschhoek With huge lawns and shady olive … Continue reading “An Egg-citing Event Guide for the Easter Weekend”

A Fun-tastic Family Guide to the Midlands Meander

by Lauren Morling on 4 March 2015

The Midlands Meander is an 80km network of sightseeing routes winding through the green belly of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, an easy hour’s drive from Durban. Meander means to “wander at random” and this is exactly what the route is about. Green hills, canopy tours, arts and crafts, family friendly farms, outdoor activities, child friendly accommodation, … Continue reading “A Fun-tastic Family Guide to the Midlands Meander”

Mad about Mzansi: 35 unusual facts about SA

by Lauren Morling on 24 February 2015

We think South Africa is pretty darn cool. I mean, did you know that we have our very own tea, record breaking wildlife, and have appeared in the Guinness Book of Records? Check out these interesting facts that will make you mad about Mzansi:   Did you know? 1. The world’s largest diamond, the Cullinan … Continue reading “Mad about Mzansi: 35 unusual facts about SA”