• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…