Early Saturday morning I was scrolling through South African newspapers keeping up to date with the news of a country I adore so much, when I stumbled upon a piece that caught me sobbing uncontrollably. The SAPeople article titled Stoop: Should Rhino Horn have been Auctioned in Australia? begs the question whether a controversial commodity … Continue reading Should Rhino Horn be auctioned in Australia?
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
I had thought about it for months and in my thinking about it, decided that the pinnacle of my trip was to achieve this one task – it would be proof to myself that I was there, that I can do anything. Fast forward a few months, and I am standing in the one place … Continue reading On Top of the World – Abseiling Table Mountain
We are out of the vehicle, measuring leopard prints in the sand of a dry river bed. "Lion!" We all spin around to see a lioness stalking across the river bed, not too far from us. In a state of exhilaration, everyone hesitated as they calculated what the next move would be - take … Continue reading Family Time With A Lion Pride
I found South Africa empowering, exhilarating and exciting, and that is exactly why it is an incredible place to travel solo! Friendly Locals I was blown away at just how friendly and helpful the locals were. Regardless of whether I was in the big cities or in rural areas, people would never leave a traveller … Continue reading Solo in South 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
1,215. A 21% increase from the year before, 1,215 Rhinos were slaughtered for their horns in 2014 in South Africa alone. Two of which I saw with my very own eyes - a mother and an eight month old calf - and that image haunts me every day. By the 34th day of 2015, 54 … Continue reading For the love of Rhinos