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Some time ago we had the privelege to meet renowned writer and photographer Anton Crone at a small travelblogger meet and greet. Little did we know that just a few weeks after our encounter he was going to take us on an unforgettable journey into the townships that lie on the outskirts of Cape Town. We had never been to any of the townships but always have been curious of   Read More ...

Iceland was never on your bucket list? Big mistake! Iceland is one of the most fascinating countries you can possibly imagine! This little island with only 320 000 inhabitants and 103 000 m² holds surprises and adventures ready at every turn. The only bigger city is Reykjavik, a living and colorful town with friendly people, delicious food, museums worth visiting and a pulsing fresh vibe you will never forget. There is only   Read More ...

Oh my god, there are robots everywhere, trying to interfere with my progress! For all of those who haven’t spent some time in South Africa, robots are not evil aliens from outer space, no, this is how they call their traffic lights. I have to say, I have never been a big fan of traffic lights (who is?), but in the past two years my experience with these little color-changing   Read More ...

Sometimes I wonder if these fabulous stories about these places you read about in guidebooks are real, or if they are just a figment of the author that gets paid by the local tourism office? Are the amazing things always so amazing? Unique places really so unique? The phenomenal truly a phenomena? Same goes for the Whale Route. You see the high gloss pictures of breaching whales in many magazines,   Read More ...

We’ve finally recovered from the mayhem of the the Uncorked Festival in Franschoek, that we can now put in words what we’ve experienced. After our very cozy evening spent all huddled up by the fire in one of  La Chataigne’s amazing guest cottages, we were all fresh and ready the next morning to take on some of the wineries. Luckily the weather gods were good to us – the storms   Read More ...

YES! Just have a look at this panorama picture  we took on a full moon night on top of lions head. Everybody who hasn’t walked up there really missed something! Sunset on the one side, moon rising on the other, the lights of the city waking up, creating a glowing carpet of light!

Being in the middle of nowhere with no place nearby to buy some bread for your braai? Isn’t that a terrible picture? We found ourselves under exactly these circumstances as we sat at 1250 meters on an extinct volcano somewhere in Namibia. For those who have been to Namibia will understand that it is not very easy to go to the nearest city and buy some food… because most likely   Read More ...

Being away for two weeks can improve your life. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a perfect escape for those who want to feel close to nature again and get away from any cellphone reception and the rush of the city. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is the first formally declared transfrontier park in Africa, its 9 591 km² have linked the South African Kalahari Gemsbok Park and the Botswana Gemsbok National Park since   Read More ...