• Automotive,  Cars

    Is the Ford Thunder Worth it?

    Guess who finally got to test drive one of the Ford bakkies… ME! After almost a year of constant nagging, I was finally put on the list to test the Ford Ranger Thunder. Ford is globally known for producing “tough” cars because they are mostly built for off-road or heavy duty functionality.  I had only seven days to test drive and enjoy this car and, lucky for me, I had a perfect trip set out for the West Coast which is a mix of both gravel and tar surfaces. Unlike the Raptor, the Thunder sits in the “special” category of the Ranger derivatives with its sporty look. As usual, I…

  • Lifestyle,  Travel

    How the Tourism Industry can Support Travel Content Creators

    As a travel content creators, you don’t know how anxious I get every time I hear the words, “My fellow South Africans…”. They often carry a lot of hopelessness, especially given that some of us only have tourism or the art of content creation as a source of income. The country has sadly gone back to level 4 lockdown restrictions to the pandemic and this has significantly affected SA tourism in a lot of ways considering that the industry contributes a lot to the country’s economy.  I asked a few creatives in the industry to share their thoughts on how it is that the tourism industry can support content creators…

  • Accommodation,  Lifestyle

    The Halyard Luxury Apartments

    This is by far the most satisfying stay EVER! I am not a self-catering staycation type of person and I have been on a few to know this – I am simply lazy! When Mira emailed me about this incredible experience to stay at The Halyard, I was initially hesitant because I thought about all the cooking I would have to do and it was such a busy weekend for me content-wise. Listen, I ate my words because, my goodness, this luxury apartment/hotel space is for the gods! This luxury 20-apartment building is located at the top of the KPMG building, one of the tallest buildings in the heart of…

  • Accommodation,  Travel

    My First Solocation: Paternoster

    If you are reading this, then it means you have gathered the strength to finally take the leap of faith and booked your first vacation alone. I know, it’s daunting, but if you’ve already done your research then that’s about 50% of the work – what you need now is this exciting blog post where I will hook you up with easy tips on how to save money while exploring destinations alone. I’ve longed for an intimate, solitary trip where I can just relax and refocus my own future endeavours as a content creator who might be living abroad soon – *shh… that’s a secret best kept for another day*…

  • Automotive

    Off-road with the Suzuki Jimny

    The Suzuki Jimmy has been on my “to drive” list for as long as I can remember, but it always eluded me and as they say “patience is a virtue”. I waited for over a year to have the Suzuki Jimmy on test and when it arrived a day before my birthday, I could not stop looking at it. I was anxious about the trip I would be taking for the week to Magoebaskloof in the Limpopo province in the 4th Generation Jimny and I wanted to find out why everyone (including myself actually) has been gushing over it. Packed and ready to tackle the 4-hour drive out of Pretoria,…

  • 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…

  • 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

    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…