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A Sweet Beach Birthday Surprise

Oh, Chintsa… Pretty little seaside village of my dreams. We came, we saw, we napped, and wandered on the beach. All in the name of birthday. My Andre whisked me away on a surprise birthday adventure this past weekend to the quaint little seaside village of Chintsa, located in the Wild Coast region of the Eastern Cape. This province never ceases to amaze me for its beauty and mix of coast meets country. I find it surreal to be surrounded…

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Ten Reasons To Visit Grahamstown

My Andre and I went exploring over the Freedom Day/Workers Day long weekend (just declare the entire month of April one loooong weekend already! #AstaForPresident) and spent a day in the pretty heritage city of Grahamstown. Ten reasons why…

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A Morning in Graaff-Reinet

One of my longstanding travel goals has always been to explore South Africa, specifically small town South Africa. As a Cape Town born, Joburg raised girl, I’ve always had a fascination with small towns so moving from the city…

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A Romantic Getaway To Misty Mountain Reserve

Today’s Wanderlust Wednesday post is a throwback to our romantic weekend getaway to Misty Mountain Reserve in the Eastern Cape. I’ll admit, I’m not really one for roughing it up ‘tent-en-slaapsak’ style, but I do enjoy elements of camping, and so…

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Why You Should Visit Valley of Desolation

I am beyond excited to share this post with you today. After visiting Graaff-Reinet a number of times over the past year, we finally made it to Valley of Desolation (14km outside Graaff-Reinet) at the end of January and. It.…

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A Walk Through Somerset East

This month we’re celebrating twelve months of small town living, so it’s only fitting that I should launch my Wanderlust Wednesday blog series with a post about our new(ish) hometown, Somerset East. I have often waxed lyrical about the town’s forested,…

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My Bathurst Birthday

Oh, how I adore birthdays…especially my own! It’s the one day in the year where I totally embrace the “Me Me Me”. It’s a magical, anything-can-happen, unicorn of a day fuelled by rainbows, cupcakes and hugs – or giant…

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Obesa Nursery

We went to Obesa Nursery in Graaff-Reinet expecting to bring back a few plant friends but ended up making a human friend too. What a delightful human Johan Bouwer, owner of Obesa Nursery, is. Witty, intelligent and not one to…

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Toto, We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

We’re one month into our grand adventure and life is just that – grand. Small town life fits us like a glove. A snug, pink, knitted glove with wooly flowers stitched to it. Like the dresses your ouma used…

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This Is Unicorn Country

“Picture peaceful streets lined with beautiful oak trees, white-washed settler cottages, and heritage roses; all lying in the gentle shadow of the Boschberg Mountain.” I was lucky enough to get a guided historical tour through town the day after…