• Uncategorized

    My Frustrations About Being a Black Blogger in Cape Town

    Okay guys, girlies and gender benders, if you are reading this you most probably know the frustration I have as a blogger in South Africa and you know what, let me go and add “black”. Being a black blogger in south Africa is the pits and whenever this conversation comes up, people are ready to fight with tactless words. Let’s get into this… I have only been a blogger for 3 years this year and I have been having so much fun because firstly, this journey has taught me a lot about being a better writer and what it takes to improve and express myself in a way that my…

  • Food and Drinks

    Getting Ready for a Perfect Wine Tasting Experience

    *Disclaimer: This post was written during Level-2 lockdown restrictions (yes, many moons ago). As the country slowly eases up lock-down restrictions and industries continue to open up under strict precautions, wine farms remain under heavy restriction just weeks after the ban on selling and buying alcohol was lifted. After President Ramaphosa’s shocking reveal on Sunday announcing the immediate nationwide suspension of buying, selling and distribution of alcohol, I could not help but think of the ways in which I could improve my wine tasting experience in anticipation of the day we are allowed to not only consume alcohol, but also return to restaurants and the varying tourism and hospitality establishments.…

  • Automotive

    Kia Closes 2020 with a Rio Facelift

    If you thought that Kia was done with the Rio, think again. I recently attended the launch of the revamped loved car in Cape Town which included a test drive all the way to Riebeek Kasteel where, as a new motoring enthusiast, I got to ask a lot of questions. *Sidenote: I always wondered what the LS, LX, EX and TEC meant on Kia cars until I was told that these are terms used as a way to differentiate the mechanics and level of tech a Kia model is at. * What changed: Unlike the Rio 2019, the updated model got a meaner grill that gives it an elegant look…

  • Travel

    Roaming Rotterdam Boutique Hotel

    Spring has brought nothing but rain and snow over the last few months, however, with that comes the opportunity to travel inland to experience entirely different landscapes and meet new people. Which is exactly what we did after taking the opportunity to travel out to a charming boutique hotel in the outskirts of Swellendam known as Rotterdam Boutique Hotel. Rotterdam Boutique Hotel forms part of a collection of private accommodations under tourism outfit Oena Escapes, a company that manages and markets luxury accommodation experiences in the Western Cape. Rotterdam dates back to 1794 and boasts with a rich history and heritage like no other. Famous for being the home of…

  • Travel

    My Ultimate Travel Bucket List

    Hey guys, I have not posted anything in a while because miss CoronaV has been doing the most and doing me and everyone dirty. South Africa has gone under and this has put a mental pressure on me where I am feeling a bit uninspired to do anything, LITERALLY! You guys know that my posts get reviewed by an editor before it goes live but I thought for the duration of the South African lock down, I am going to freestyle all my posts so they are personal and more engaging. I have been thinking about what my life will be like after this pandemic and I do not see…

  • Health

    Cultivating Daily Selfcare During COVID-19

    The onset of the COVID-19 has generated so much fear and distress, and has impacted on our health and well-being in harmful ways. I- like many others- feel angered, fatigued and frustrated by what is happening around me, and would like nothing more than to completely disengage from this nightmarish time. And I would like to tune out and ignore the things and people that ask me to continue as though the time we live in is normal. While periods of retreat and rejuvenation are crucial to our overall well-being, ignoring the world and everyone in it is not an effective or sustainable response to the crisis we face. More…

  • Food and Drinks,  Travel

    Harvest Tour at Silvermist Organic Wine Estate

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin Nestled on the mountainous slopes of Constantia is the Silvermist Organic Wine Estate which is surrounded by exquisite scenic views of the Constantia Wine Route and Chapman’s Peak Drive. This family wine estate is only a fifteen minutes’ drive from the Cape Town city center and promises nothing but dreamy views. Upon arrival we were greeted by Gregory Louw, the farm owner and wine maker who had an enthusiasm and energy that had us all excited to start the day, showing us the ins and outs of harvesting wine grapes. During a quick cup of coffee, we were told more about the farm as well…

  • Travel,  Africa

    This is why I’m proudly South African

    You can travel the whole world but, I promise you, no place on Earth will match the beauty that is South Africa. Just like several other African countries, our country has been through a lot, but when it comes to keeping things fresh, hilarious and slightly spicy, South Africa is the best place to extend your vacation from two weeks to… FOREVER. In the midst of the all the unfortunate events such as femicide, weak currency, a failing economy, unemployment and, more recently, COVID-19, I wanted to share with you guys why I love being South African. There is so much that makes me proud that I don’t even think…

  • Travel

    Best Sites to Book Local Experiences

    Planning a trip can be a demanding task especially when you want to save money for immersive experiences. For all my trips, I always make sure to create a list of the things I want to do, places I would like to visit, museums, galleries, restaurants etc. Naturally, Google is always there to help with most of it but I’ve managed to crack the code by using some of the best online platforms to book experiences, especially in South Africa, by analysing reviews from other tourists and snagging awesome price cuts or package deals. With the influx of people turning themselves into tourists in their own countries, there has been…

  • Travel,  Africa

    10 Things to do in Cape Town in One Day

    Every chance I get, I make sure I spend that opportunity exploring the scenic beauty that is Cape Town. Despite being a Capetonian for more than two years, I must admit that I feel as though I have yet to truly explore Cape Town’s full potential because that requires extensive planning and, unfortunately, excessive spending. This past festive season, however, I did dedicate most of my days to visiting as many spots and travelling to various destinations as possible (alongside my partner, who was visiting from Europe). From sunrise hikes to bobbing on the Atlantic Ocean and indulging in the finest gourmet meals, here is a no-hassle hot list of…