• Africa,  Travel

    Cape Town Summer Survival Guide

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin Summer is finally in full swim after the weird winds that have rampaged through the Western Cape, and we are all excited to be ditching cardigans for bikinis and summer dresses. This past festive season was my first time spending summer in Cape Town. It is also a time when  thousands of people from all corners of the world flock here for different reasons and one being “summer in Africa” as they call it. My partner makes one of them- hailing from Holland, he spent the beginning of summer with me in Cape Town and as much as I was excited, I was overcome with…

  • Health,  Travel

    Packing for Winter in Europe

    Travelling to Europe has taught me a thing or two about packing for winter. I see a lot of you on the ‘Gram struggling to decide what to pack; or where to buy warm clothes when you hit Europe. How lucky that you have me, who has journeyed twice to a wintery Holland, to give tips on what to take. If you can pack two travel bags – one check-in bag and one carry-on – then you have done an amazing job! This, however, does come with the difficulty of figuring out if you have packed enough, especially if you are visiting for the first time. I had to ask…

  • Lifestyle,  Travel

    Movie Destinations I Would Love To Visit

    Now that I have cancelled all my plans to travel in 2020 in order to focus on my business and finances, I have decided to tell you a little more about the destinations on my “to visit” list. These particular dream tourist locations have been inspired by television and the big screen – places where the likes of Shia Lebouf and director Michael Bay have filmed; although I must admit I drew heavy influence from watching award-winning HBO series, Game of Thrones. The thought of finding myself overlooking the peaks and valleys of a landscape that was once fashioned to film a battle scene conjure up a sense of magical…

  • Food,  Lifestyle

    Going Vegan: The Pros and Cons

    If there was a time for me to think about how I can contribute to the environment in a sustainable way; it’s NOW! Fortunately, there are so many measures we can take to ensure we do our part for the greater good of the planet. In this week’s post, we take a look at the pros and cons of going vegan especially as a black person. On many occasions I have thought about going vegan. And I have tried and failed simply because there are a number of factors that render this lifestyle both daunting and difficult. I feel as though it is a process that one must ease themselves…

  • Travel

    Elephant’s Eye

    My hiking adventures are back and in full swing! It is a bit daunting to be swinging back now in Summer considering how hot it is going to be but I am ready to feel like the old “new” me again- if that makes sense. This past weekend I had the opportunity of joining a friend on a hike, and I’ll admit I was quite hesitant but, honestly, I NEEDED it. It was beautiful! If you have been following my journey on social media since moving to the Western Cape, you know my love for hiking is deeper than any form of my personal self-care practices, and I have fallen…

  • Africa,  Travel

    Cape Point with SANParks

    As a proud South African, any chance I get to celebrate the beauty of my country I welcome with open arms. This month I joined the Cape Town twins on a trip to the Cape Point where on one of my trails I encountered a snake (I will forever have anxiety thinking about it).  Cape Point: Cape Point is in the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park, which forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. It includes the majestic Table Mountain chain, which stretches from Signal Hill to Cape Point, and the coastlines of the Cape Peninsula. This narrow stretch of land,…

  • 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…

  • Africa,  Food,  Travel

    Spier Wine Wonderland

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin 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…