Cape Town and the Garden Route

I went on one of those “once in a lifetime” holidays this September. But I’ve put off writing this post for months simply because I don’t know how my experience from South Africa can be accurately penned down. I can’t quite explain the infatuation I have formed with this country, and no one can’t truly capture its dramatic natural beauty that constantly makes you go “Wow!”

Perhaps with the exception of some parts of Australia, South Africa is the most geographically stunning place I’ve ever been to. The ever-changing landscape is the perfect backdrop for activities ranging from wine tasting to seal spotting. Even the urban Cape Town is a nature-lover’s dream come true, with beautiful ‘fynbos’ covering Table Mountain. I’d even say that a trip up Table Mountain alone is worth the 12-plus hour flight down south. Where else can you walk above the clouds, taking in a panoramic view of one of the most beautiful cities in the world? Continue reading


Marrakech is a sensory overload. From the moment your airport transfer drops you off at your riad in the Medina, you’ll be seeing, hearing and smelling a melange of surprises. Mazes of souks, eager shopkeepers and colourful trinkets (which you probably don’t need, but will likely buy) will keep your eyes peeled and ears perked up as you make your way through this city.

Marrakech Morocco Marrakech MarrakechBasking in the North African sun, the old imperial capital of Marrakech is not only an attractive tourist destination in itself, but also a getaway for trips to the Atlas Mountains, the coast or the Sahara Dessert.

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