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8 Tips For Your First Trip To Cape Town

Your first trip to Cape Town is something really exciting to look forward to. Sometimes I wish I could land in Cape Town for the first time and see the majestic Table Mountain as I fly in. This city is […]

Ultimate Cape Town Bucket List For First Time Visitors

Cape Town Bucket List Cape Town is not only one of the most beautiful cities in the world it also has so much going for it! Don’t even think of only visiting for a couple of days because you will […]

Ultimate Guide To Seeing Penguins At Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach penguin viewing in Simons Town, Cape Town is on a lot of people’s bucket lists. Why wouldn’t it be, these cuties with their silly waddle and fancy “suits” will make you smile on even the gloomiest of days. […]

Staying at Tintswalo Boulders Boutique Villa

Stepping into Tintswalo Boulders boutique villa what comes to mind is arriving at a friends luxury beach home. You feel like you have known the staff for years and you feel comfortable and taken care of from the get go. […]

Staying at Santé Wellness Retreat and Spa

Utterly relaxed and rejuvenated is exactly how you will feel after spending a night at Santé Wellness Retreat and Spa. Situated on the gorgeous La Bella Vita Wine Estate in Paarl it has breathtaking views and the feel of understated […]

9 Iconic Must See Cape Town Views

There are so many must see Cape Town views it makes it pretty difficult to choose just a few. It really is an incredibly beautiful city with loads of naturally beautiful areas. Another great thing is that a lot of […]

10 Top Tips For Couples Going On An MSC Musica Cruise

The MSC Musica is spending a season in Southern Africa. We recently went on their cruise from Durban to the beautiful Pomene in Mozambique to enjoy a bit of ship life. As we had never gone on a cruise before […]

5 Unique Safari Lodges To Check Out In South Africa

Safari lodges in South Africa are plentiful and for most part pretty amazing. If you are planning on visiting one it can be a daunting task to decide which is best for you. I have put together a list of […]

Staying At Cheetah Plains Luxury Game Lodge

Cheetah Plains Luxury Game Lodge is everything you want from an African bush experience and then some more. Getting there Situated in the renowned Sabi Sands Game reserve, the easiest way to get to Cheetah Plains is by air but […]

6 Romantic Budget Friendly Escapes Near Cape Town

As the 14th of February draws closer there is a definite scramble to book romantic getaways. Valentines day couldn’t come at a more awkward time ( after the festive season deflates our bank accounts ) so if you are shopping […]

Staying at Vrede & Lust Franschhoek

Vrede & Lust translates as peace and delight and that is exactly what I experienced when I stayed over at this breathtaking wine estate recently. Michael and I were invited for the Crown dinner of their Lust Bistro and Bakery  […]

Staying at Enjo Nature Farm in the Biedouw Valley

Enjo Nature Farm is tucked away in the Cederberd in the gorgeous Biedouw Valley, it’s not easy to get to but I have learnt that the best places  are far off the beaten track.   Recently we decided to to […]

Staying on the Jackie O Luxury Yacht in Cape Town

I am always looking for new cool things to experience, especially where I live in Cape Town. So when my friend Janine from Beingbrazen invited me for a girls night on the Jackie O, a luxury motor yacht in the […]

4 Must Do Day Trips From Cape Town

While there is plenty to do in Cape Town itself it is sometimes nice to venture out just a bit further. Day trips are easy to plan and perfect for anyone that doesn’t have the time to stay over somewhere. […]

Staying at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel Franschhoek

Have you ever stayed somewhere that leaves you speechless but also gives you so much to talk about? This is exactly how I felt when we arrived at Akademie street boutique hotel. The unassuming 19th Century Cape Dutch house, nestled […]

Staying at Lanzerac Hotel and Spa in Stellenbosch

Even dreary cold weather can’t hide the fact that Stellenbosch is a charming little town full of history, beautiful places and of course lots of wine!  This is part of why I would never say no to spending a bit […]

Tintswalo Atlantic Cape Town Review: A Night Of Luxury

Tintswalo Atlantic lies nestled away at the foot of Chapmans peak. Along one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world.  It blends in so seamlessly with the nature that surrounds it that I wont blame you for not […]

Eating at the Beautiful Babylonstoren Greenhouse

Babylonstoren Greenhouse restaurant is the type of place you end up spending a lot of time at. It has a relaxed atmosphere, beautiful surroundings and delicious farm fresh food ( don’t even get me started on the amazing wine! ) […]

101 Things To Do In Cape Town

101 Things to do in Cape Town Cape town is full of fun and interesting activities. Even if you have been living here your whole life like me there is always something awesome to do! I definitely know that most […]

Jaci’s Lodges Madikwe Travel Diary

Jaci’s lodges totally stole my heart and the magic of Madikwe game reserve always calls me back to the bush. Recently we spent four amazing nights there experiencing everything Jaci’s has to offer. That included delicious food, friendly staff, epic […]

Ultimate Romantic Getaway at La Petite Ferme

La Petite Ferme is the perfect spot to unwind with its magnificent views and old world charm. It’s situated in the picturesque Franschhoek and offers you everything you could want for the perfect getaway. Accommodation La Petite Ferme offers the […]

A night of relaxation at Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren has become a firm favorite for locals and internationals alike. This working farm dates back to 1696 but about ten years ago it got transformed into what it is today by the new owner.  It boasts a gorgeous garden, […]

Staying At Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge in Kruger National Park was the last place we stayed at when we went on our recent 10 day safari. We spent a glorious three days enjoying everything it had to offer. Lion Sands Tinga Lodge […]

Ultimate Guide To The West Coast National Park Flower Season

The West Coast National Park is beautiful anytime of the year but for two months in Spring it really gets magical. When the wild flowers bloom and covers areas of the park in colourful blankets its quite a sight. There […]

Romantic Getaway To De Hoek Country Hotel

De Hoek Country Hotel is a fairytale place, situated in the lush Magaliesburg. We spent three relaxing nights here and it was the perfect romantic getaway! De Hoek Country Hotel Magaliesburg was an unexplored area for Michael and I so […]

Luxury Glamping at Marataba Safari Lodge

Marataba Safari Lodge  sits overlooking the breathtaking Waterberg Mountain range. It’s a lodge that has taken glamping to the next level and a place you will find difficult to say goodbye to. Marataba Safari Lodge I am a big fan […]

Staying At Madikwe Kopano Lodge

The Madikwe Kopano Lodge was the first stop on our epic ten day South African Safari. It’s an intimate lodge perfect for spending some quality time with your other half. The Lodge There are only four suites each with a […]

Complete your Bucket List and WIN with The Entertainer

A while back Michael and I had the opportunity to tick a whole bunch of things off our local bucket list. We jumped of the highest rope swing in the world in Durban and cruised around Cape Town on a […]

What To Wear On Safari In South Africa

I recently came back from an epic 10 day safari in South Africa. Since then I have been getting loads of questions about what to wear when going to the bush. We went in Winter which is dry season for […]

Visiting Boulders Beach Penguin Colony Cape Town

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony is one of the must visit places when coming to Cape Town. Watching these charming little guys run around and play in the waves is bound to put you in a good mood. How to find […]


Hi everyone, my name is Carlinn and I am a blogger and photographer from Cape Town, South Africa. Join me as I travel the world and tick adventures off my bucket list!