Cape Town was one of the biggest travel surprises for me. It’s a place I only added to our travel itinerary because the three of us (Lloyd, Georgia and I) we wanted to do and see something in South Africa, in addition to going on safari (which was the main reason why we were in South … Continue Reading

When we booked our flights to South Africa, I took it for granted that organising the details of our safari would be the least of my worries. Having travelled quite a bit, booking hotels seemed like second-nature, the hardest part really was finding a place that you like (which is easy enough in itself), the … Continue Reading

If you’re into Planet Earth (like we VERY MUCH are), then no doubt going on safari will be right up there at the top of your travel list. We’d wanted to do this for so long and eventually, on a Friday evening with wine and friends, while actually planning a vacation to Peru, we took … Continue Reading

A very (very) quick post here! We visited South Africa late last year (for the first time) on safari with a pit stop in Cape Town and pretty much fell in love with it! The main reason we visited really was to go on safari and Cape Town was just an add on (at the time) … Continue Reading

South Africa is a pretty amazing country to explore, especially if you’re a fan of action-packed adventure, delicious food and literally hundreds of elephants… I’ve gotta say, I was in my element! After our last trip to South Africa, where we visited  Kruger National park, catching up with the ‘big 5’, we knew we wanted to return! If Kruger … Continue Reading

After spending our last morning in Port Elizabeth in the Red Location township, we headed back to the city for a quick tour around the city (which, as it turns out, is the only thing we hadn’t really done at this point). We went past the stadium (World Cup fans probably recognise it) and zoomed … Continue Reading

Ever since I clapped eyes on a South African township as we arrived into Cape Town, I’d been intrigued by them. In a similar way as I would when walking through residential areas in London and having a sneaky glance as I walked past people’s home, I’ve always been intrigued by how other people live. … Continue Reading

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