Animals On The Road

We spotted a lot of wildlife just on the road while driving around South Africa. It all started on the first day driving into Kruger National Park, a couple of elephants fighting in front of us. Over the four days we were in Kruger we were constantly surprised about the number of animals that chose to …

10 fun facts I learnt in South Africa

A guest post by our daughter Olive (aged 9), written originally for a school presentation. Here are her top 10 fun facts she learnt from our month long trip to South Africa in September 2016. 10. A kudu only makes two footprints The kudu only makes two footprints because when it lifts its front foot up the back foot …

A whale of a time in Hermanus

After a wonderful couple of days in the Cape Winelands, we drove a few hours from Franschhkeok over the Franschhoek Pass, with magnificent views crossing the mountains, to the coast and the little village of Hermanus. We were headed to this particular town on the southern ocean as it is well known as one of …

Picnics in the Cape Winelands

At first, we thought that heading to the highly recommended wine region near Cape Town would not be very interesting for the kids. In the end, we thought what the hell we’ll go anyway, we need to factor in some adult time on our month-long trip to South Africa! We flew into Cape Town from …

Hippo Hooray for St Lucia

After our detour through Swaziland, we continued our trip around South Africa, heading to the coastal town of St Lucia, known mainly for the local hippo population. We had heard stories of hippopotami wandering the streets of St Lucia, a herd that the locals call ‘townies’. Apparently, if you drive around at night you will …

Graskop: It’s All About Cliffs

We continue our 4-week trip around South Africa, and have been flat out since we arrived, with two days at Sun City, now a long drive to Graskop. We didn’t expect the drive to be so interesting and eventful, so far South Africa has been awesome. We needed a few places to rest and give …

Sun and A City

After a 12 hour flight and another couple of hours driving from Johannesburg  Airport, we didn’t really feel like doing much when we arrived at Sun City, which was our first stop on our month-long tour of South Africa. However, with only a short stay here and having paid a premium on accommodation compared to all other locations, we …