REVIEW: Atlantic Point Backpackers – the best hostel on the African continent

In 2015 Atlantic Point Backpackers in Cape Town, South Africa was named the best hostel on the African Continent by Hostelworld, and granted the 'best atmosphere award' by Hostelbookers.  The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa graded Atlantic Point as a four-star facility.  And for very good reason.  Just months before, for one short week … Continue reading REVIEW: Atlantic Point Backpackers – the best hostel on the African continent

Two National Parks & Two Armed Men in Camouflage

The sun was slowly rising over Victoria Falls, as we drove across a bridge above the Zambezi River from Zambia to Zimbabwe, a country that had always intrigued me.  And from my vantage point in Zambia, I had been eyeing up Zimbabwe for days, just amping to get across. Mosi-Oa-Tunya Victoria Falls National Park  From … Continue reading Two National Parks & Two Armed Men in Camouflage

Seven reasons to drop everything and travel Southern Africa

When I began to tell people I was heading to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe for three months on my first real overseas adventure, a whole range of reactions were thrown at me.  “You are a young, solo female, you know what’ll happen to you” was the most common type of reaction, but … Continue reading Seven reasons to drop everything and travel Southern Africa