• 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,  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…

  • Travel,  Africa

    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…

  • Travel,  Africa

    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,…

  • Food,  Africa,  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…

  • Travel,  Accommodation,  Africa,  Food,  Lifestyle

    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…

  • 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.…

  • Africa,  Travel

    Victoria Falls, Zambia

    Imagine going on an amazing holiday only to find out that the airline providing the a connecting flight sold you dreams and then find yourself stuck in the middle of home and nowhere. On Monday I left Europe with the hopes that I will be home in time for a one man brunch and my bed. Instead I found myself with others stuck in Zambia courtesy of Kenya Airways (the story will be told another time). Sometimes getting lost can lead to unexpected adventures.  I met a group of people who were coming back from different corners of the world and we decided to use the opportunity to visit Victoria…