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hiking up Lion's head

The Essential “Must do” hike in Cape Town: Lion’s Head

Maybe you don’t have the time or the energy for a hike up Table Mountain. But even if you do, you don’t want to skip this hike. I saved Lion’s Head for our last day in Africa. The reason being that I wanted to finish off with a memory that would stay in my head [...]

Bashing on full time travellers – and why ‘we’ bring it on ourselves

Bashing on full time travellers – and why ‘we’ bring it on ourselves

There’s a German word that’s come to mind a few times recently. It’s Schadenfreude – ie. the pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. And in every case it’s come up because of the latest article about the misfortunes of full-time travellers. Who doesn’t love to bash on full-time travellers, those over-privileged or stupidly naive who [...]

Hiking up the Twelve Apostles to Table Mountain

Hiking up the Twelve Apostles to Table Mountain, Cape Town

After the incredible India Venster hike a few weeks ago, I signed up for another Table Mountain hike – this one called the “Twelve Apostles Hike“. This hike originates in Camp Bay and follows the Kasteelspoort trail up and through a gorge to the Twelve Apostles. From there it follows the ‘spine’ of the Twelve [...]


Highlights of a 2 week road trip around the Garden Route and Karoo, South Africa

Over 2000 km, 3 winding mountain passes, uncountable dirt roads. We  passed through tropical greenery, arid semi-desert, and wide open landscapes stopping to see spectacular scenery, beautiful beaches, lots of wildlife and one of the natural wonders of the world – the Cango Caves. It was one of the most incredible trips we’ve ever taken. [...]


Safe and Sound – Paragliding over Cape Town

When we started travelling full time 16 months ago one of my goals was to do more things outside of my comfort zone. Paragliding was one of those things. Cape Town is the perfect place for paragliding. I booked with these guys a couple of days in advance and waited. Lissette kept asking me “Are you [...]

Visiting the wine region of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek

Visiting the Wine Regions of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek

Everyone tells you that no visit to the Cape Town area is complete without a visit to the wine regions of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. The area is exceptionally beautiful and the quality of wine and food in the wine estates of both valleys is stupendous. But where to start? There are an approximate 160 wineries [...]

Photo Essay the Atlantic Coastline of Cape Town

Photo Essay: the Atlantic Coastline of Cape Town

Happy New Year! This is our first post of 2016. Our mission on this day was to explore the Atlantic Coast of Cape Town from Mouille Point to Camps Bay. We knew that it covered quite a distance and figured that we’d have to take a taxi for some bits…We started walking and just walked [...]

Looking back at 2015...and forward to 2016

Looking back at 2015…and forward to 2016

A lot of people hate the yearly recaps that travel bloggers come up with this time of year. I actually love doing them: year end posts are about remembering what we did in the year, how far we came in fulfilling what we hoped for, and remembering how we felt about the places we visited as [...]