• 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…

  • Food and Drinks,  Lifestyle

    Festival on the Docks with Opihr and Life Grand Cafe

    About two weekends ago I had the privilege of being invited to celebrate the 2019 Festival on the Docks event at the V&A Waterfront. Aside from partying it up with my bestie and meeting new people over a glass of wine (several of them, actually), I was also invited to enjoy a delicious luncheon at the Life Grand Café, sponsored by Opihr Gin. The afternoon was spent indulging in the finest food whilst sipping on the crisp, flavourful taste of Opihr’s new ready-to-drink gin-spirit coolers – celebrating life and the start of festivities. Opihr is a London Dry Gin infused with exotic hand-picked botanicals including Moroccan coriander seeds and Indian…

  • 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,…

  • Lifestyle

    5 Ways To Becoming A Work From Home Guru

    Spring is finally here and with that comes a deep yearning to cash in on company perks like working from home. I have only been with my current employer for two years now and I have just started embracing the work from home policy. It took me months to find my stride and discipline myself into making sure I am as productive as possible. Advantages of working from home: No office chit chat distractions or meetings Self-accountability Personalised and flexible schedule Saves time and money Balance between personal and professional commitments Through trial and error, struggling to figure out how best to be at optimal productivity when working from home,…

  • 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…