I wanted to write this post almost immediately after we returned from the restaurant! If it weren’t for my food haze and subsequent indulgence in some South African red wine, I would have been singing the praise of this place almost as soon as we got back to the Singa Lodge. How did we find … Continue Reading

After a brilliant afternoon sandboarding (and for the very first time too), we decided to make a quick change to our initial plans and head over to Addo Elephant Park… with good reason, I might add – it’s like 5 minute away from where we were sandboarding (which is 30 minutes from the centre of Port … Continue Reading

Our drive from Tsitsikamma to Port Elizabeth was exactly as anticipated – nothing but stunning country vistas pretty much the entire way! Seeing as we arrived at night– this was all the stuff we missed out on the drive over and we were definitely pleased to at least get to see it properly during the … Continue Reading

After the day in the vineyard and checking out Plettenberg bay, I figured it was high time to head back to Tsitsikamma in search of food. We’d been so so eager to cram as many sights as possible into the day that, save for a mid-afternoon gorge on beef biltong, we’d pretty much forgotten all about food! Back … Continue Reading

After a fun morning, zip-lining and taking in the scenery of South Africa’s stunning Eastern Cape, I’d developed a fully grown obsession with trying to see as much as possible as I could of the area. One bit that you will see (and probably not be able to explore as a tourist) are the ravines … Continue Reading

Before we arrived in Cape Town, I’d never heard of Hermanus. After we checked into our hotel, someone mentioned a placed called Hermanus (in a conversation I may or may not have been eavesdropping on while sipping on my bubbly by the pool) and from that point onwards, everyone seemed to talk about this amazing place … Continue Reading

As you already know from our instagram and snapchat (@HandLuggageOnly), we recently returned to South Africa to explore its stunning Eastern Cape and spend some time in the beautiful city of Port Elizabeth. When everyone thinks of South Africa, most people’s thoughts tend to go towards Kruger National Park or Cape Town before it starts … Continue Reading

Going on safari is easily one of the most exciting travel adventures anyone can have. The sheer access to practically untouched and unadulterated nature is nothing short of breathtaking and is pretty much guaranteed to be one holiday you’ll be talking about for quite a while! This all sounds great of course (and truth is, … Continue Reading

…cos let’s face it! You kinda go on safari to see the Lions amirite? Our final day on safari before heading off to Cape Town started a lot greyer than all the other days. Still, it’s gotta be said, grey in South Africa – especially on safari beats grey in London anytime so there were … Continue Reading

Table Mountain has always been a big one for me! It was one of the very first things I saw in Cape Town (I have any blurry plane photos to prove that) and it had me bouncing like a kid in a candy shop the first time I saw it in the distance on the drive … Continue Reading

In my last post here, I promised that I would update snapchat on the go (username – HandLuggageOnly) but seeing as I didn’t have internet, somewhere in between the hive of activity we’ve had all day, all my snaps disappeared! (Not impressed Snapchat). It’s almost past 1am here in South Africa and seeing as the … Continue Reading

Last time we were here, we left knowing South Africa was too good not to come back to. A few short months later, we’re back again in South Africa but instead of going on safari or heading off to explore the justifiably popular (and rather exciting) Cape Town, we’ve kinda gone off the beaten track … Continue Reading

A drive across the Cape Peninsula is one thing that was recommended to us time and time again by pretty much everyone we met in Cape Town so seeing as we had a car, we figured we might as well make the most of it and explore the route. I have to say, the route … Continue Reading

This is a quick one! The afternoon actually started off in Muizenberg… …swiftly followed by a visit to Boulder’s Beach to see the penguins. And although a visit to the Cape Peninsula was ultimately where we were headed to, a little stopover in Simon’s Town is definitely worth it on your drive outside of Cape Town. … Continue Reading