Great White Shark Diving

Part 6 of our South African Road Trip Journals The next day we had a really early start.  I’m talking the crack of doom kind of early. But for a good cause… off to the White Shark Africa experience. Yes Great White Shark diving, you heard it right the first time… For years I would tell anyone and everyone that would listen that I most … Continue reading Great White Shark Diving

A Day out in Oudtshoorn

Back on the road again the scenery started to change from lush green forests and mountains to the desert like landscapes of the Klein Karoo. Beautiful oranges and sheep farms passed us by until we got into Oudtshoorn and checked into the Turnberry Boutique Hotel. Turnberry Boutique Hotel Another treat, the hotel put on a full South African braai (BBQ) with borewors (better than bratwurst), … Continue reading A Day out in Oudtshoorn

Part 4 – Back on the Road again

The next day we headed out for the next leg in our road trip, Oudtshoorn.  But first a day of driving and sightseeing!  Driving through the valleys, hills and mountains once again I was reminded why South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I know I’m biased but thousands of non South African’s agree with me! First Stop Storm’s River … Continue reading Part 4 – Back on the Road again

Part 2 – The South African Trip begins!

May 31st arrived and we were all packed and ready to, no hitches, no tantrums, I am forever grateful! But you know all good plans go to pot when you’re not as young as you once were… but think you are! Original Plan: Spend the 11 hour layover in London seeing some sites ands getting reacquainted with the city. What actually happened during the 11 … Continue reading Part 2 – The South African Trip begins!

Part 1 : Ultimate South African Road Trip

It’s been 8 years to be exact since I was once in my homeland of South Africa.  For anyone that has moved abroad that is a long long time not to have your feet on the soil that is within your soul.  Too long. They say life happens while you’re making other plans, that’s the truth of life. First problem … A medical mishap – … Continue reading Part 1 : Ultimate South African Road Trip

An African Questioned…

A few slight misconceptions I am hoping that TV & Media have abolished… While travelling I was always asked the same questions about Africa, people thought of me as brave and courageous but I digress, the normal questions and my responses… Question: Aren’t you scared of walking around, what if the lions get you? My Answer: Not at all, if a lion were to come … Continue reading An African Questioned…

Ubuntu in a Can

No I am not talking about the operating system, I am talking about an African saying that has been blown out by the Western world. What is the real Ubuntu? Pronounced as uu-Boon-too or uu-Bun-too. Ubuntu, also known as Unhu in other parts of Africa, is an ethical philosophy held by many Africans and now Westerners (First World) that focuses on how we treat one … Continue reading Ubuntu in a Can

South African Culinary Delights

*PG Rating – read at your own discretion due to language. It is not my fault it is the language of the nation. You are warned… Before you arrive: All tourists visiting South Africa should come hungry and with an open mind. Please do not take this suggestion lightly as it is well known that have a severe love for food and fermented grape juice. … Continue reading South African Culinary Delights

SA Tourism Information: Public Transport

Over the last couple of months I have shared essential details for every tourist wanting to visit South Africa. First there was the African Questioned which included details about our postal system, the animals we have as pets and long distance travel options. Then of course there was the photo post of local sights (Why South African’s are Special) to make the tourist feel more … Continue reading SA Tourism Information: Public Transport

You are proudly South African when…

The one thing us South Africans are good at is ripping ourselves off… Please note that to some this might seem outrageous or scary, this is in fact funny and who we are, we laugh at everything… You call a bathing suit a “swimming costume” You call a traffic light a “robot” The employees dance in front of the building to show how unhappy they … Continue reading You are proudly South African when…