• Africa,  Food,  Travel

    Steak and wine pairing The Hussar Grill way.

    Juicy, bold and spicy is how I love my wine but sometimes you just want a steak to go with it especially given that tis’ the season for red wine. The Hussar Grill invited me to their steak and wine pairing hosted by the beautiful and Veritas Wine Writer of the Year- Gosia Podgorska and The Hussar Grill Mouille Point General  Manager- Tracey Huxley. Upon my arrival I was greeted by Gosia vibrant personality along with a glass of champagne to start us off. Then the tasting started: The pairing: Tracey first introduced us to how meat is cut and what makes every cut special. Did you know that marrow…

  • Accommodation,  Africa,  Food,  Lifestyle,  Travel

    Top5 things to do at Spier Wine Farm and Hotel

    Imagine a world class stay-cation where you can enjoy more than just a bottle of wine and mountainous views. Spier Wine Farm and Hotel treated me to a weekend full of good food, wine and exciting outdoor activities. What sets this particular wine estate from the rest? Well, each and every aspect of this hotel stay – from the food, to the activities and down to the artwork – found its original roots deeply embedded on Spier’s vast Stellenbosch-based grounds. To mark the launch of the brand new Travel With Karabo blog site, we explore five must-see, must-do things to experience this winter at Spier Wine Farm and Hotel: Family…

  • Africa,  Travel

    Johannesburg in 24 Hours

    “Tour your background” is something I always encourage to in all my posts and I finally took my own advice by touring Johannesburg, Gauteng. Johannesburg is South Africa’s biggest city which began as a 19th-century gold-mining settlement. In this week’s blog post, we explore the places that make Johannesburg a place to be (minus the night life) on a budget. I always avoid staying at a hotel because Airbnb always has better accommodation offers. It is advisable to travel off season and that is in Winter and December. Johannesburg tends to be really empty and cheaper to do anything and everything during December because everyone in the city goes back…

  • Beauty

    My Top 5 go-to winter products

    Welcoming winter in 2019 has been such a struggle especially for everyone who is new in Cape Town. As much as this is a bit of a problem, I have just the products to get you through winter. In this week post, I share with you my top 5 inexpensive products you can try. Before I get into it, I know that a lot of black women face the issue of having their skin dry out during this particular season and we have to plan the transition from summer products that are both moisturizing, non-greasy and sun proof to the oil based, motorizing and takes care of dry skin. Here…

  • Africa,  Food,  Travel

    Spier Wine Wonderland

    Winter is a time to cosy up in new warm spaces, discover restaurants that offer the best soups, trying everything new that brings warmth and laughter in cups and bowls. For me, winter happens to be my favourite season and with it comes endless wine tastings from of my now favourite wine farms- Spier Wine Farm. This past weekend I was invited to visit their farm for a winter wine tasting and to also try out their new wine range which will be hitting stores in July.  Right in the heart of Stellenbosch, there sits a Wine Farm with hearts and smiles ready to welcome anyone and everyone who visits…

  • Beauty,  Travel

    Travel period pain free with Livia South Africa.

    You know when you are sick and tired of being sick and tired? That is how I have been feeling for the past 15 years! One thing I know I hate is having to travel with the burden of a bloated and painful tummy. I remember my trip to Mauritius like it was yesterday because besides feeling fat, I felt awful the whole time. If only Livia was a thing then, I would have conquered period pains like a champ. This month I had the opportunity to try out a new product by Livia South Africa which is a small device which works to reduce the amount and pressure that comes…

  • Africa,  Travel

    Hiking up Lion’s Head, Cape Town

    Ladies and gentlemen, finally my first hike of the year has taken place and I feel GOOD! It feels good to have had the opportunity to start again- Here’s to many more *cheers. Where to go: Every mountain has its people and Lion’s Head seems to be the place where everyone goes to start off their hikes whenever in Cape Town for a long stay or just a tourist, passing through. It is the easiest and give you the view of Camps Bay, Clifton, Seapoint and Robben Island and you don’t have to pay a single cent to climb it. This hike takes about 1h45 minutes on an easy pace.…

  • Travel

    5 Ways to cope with travel anxiety

    Planes booked. Hotels booked. Sightseeing list prepared. Cash passport read! Everything is ready and you just cannot shake the feeling that something bad is going to happen? I get that feeling too almost every time I have long trips. Sometimes you even find yourself creating Final Destinations scenes on the many things that could go wrong and eventually leading to your death. I do that too! During most of my travels I was fortunate enough to have my partner help with a lot of my travel anxiety such as checking delays, tracking where I am to make sure I don’t miss my connecting flights, local transport and all. I do…

  • Uncategorized

    5 best affordable things to do on Valentine’s Day

    I know I am not the only one who dreads Valentine’s Day and that is for many reasons which one of them is that it falls in the middle of the months and usually involves spending loads sh*t of money. Lucky for you, you don’t have to go around searching for things to do and asking you girlfriends or trying to find out what your girlfriend wants as a token of appreciation. Lucky for me (lol) I get to spend V’Day alone, not by choice though but because I am in a long distance relationship plus I am moving house so we know we can’t be spending a lot when…

  • Travel

    !kwa ttu: A day in San culture.

    The San, the first people in South Africa The earliest hunter-gatherers in southern Africa were the San people. The San were also known as ‘Bushmen’, a term used by the European Colonists that is now considered derogatory. The San populated South Africa long before the arrival of the Bantu-speaking nations, and thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. Source: South African History Online It is always exciting to use a travel opportunity to learn about cultures and tribes in your country and this past weekend that is what I did. My friend and travel buddy Bee from Bee Du Jour invited me on a day tour at the !kwa ttu education center…