• 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,  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

    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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Beauty

    Hair and make-up tips while traveling

    In less than a 24 hours, I will be traveling from Cape Town to the Europe for the holidays and I am pretty much excited about it because instead of just visiting the Netherlands, my babe and I will be doing a couple of trips cross country vibes. Plane tickets booked, accommodation booked, dinners booked and we are well ready for it all. One thing that always graze me off though is looking beautiful without wasting time when getting ready and also being ready for anything that might happen during the course of a day touring places and meeting friends for dinner. My first concern is always my hair! I…

  • Beauty

    Cape Town Mobile Massages Experience

    Can you believe that I just had my first ever massage experience thanks to Cape Town Mobile Massages . I have been privileged enough to have been contacted by them to partner on the things to do before and after the holidays to prepare your body for the festive activities and to calm your body after the festive season and this is all about the massages. Cape Town Mobile Massages offers both Swedish and Sensual massages to its clients and they each cost R300 person. What is great about them you may ask. What makes them different to all the other spas? THEY DO HOUSE CALLS! The only thing you have…

  • Food,  Travel

    Strawberry picking at Polkadraai Strawberry farm

    I would like to take a moment of silence to appreciate the fun moment I had at Polkadraai considering the fact that I have been trying to explore… Polkadraai Strawberry Farm is in stellenbosch which is only 26 minutes away from Observatory on weekends without traffic. It is pretty much easy getting there and you’ll know by cars parked outside that it’t where you are going. In order to be allowed to the strawberry grounds, a bucket for each person must be purchased which can be purchased in the first and only supermarket you see upon arrival in the farm. The buckets range in prices from R40.00 per person for…