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Wanderlust Wednesday · 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 to the Karoo Heartland with my favourite human just over a year ago was an absolute dream come true. What better way to explore small town South Africa, than living in small town South Africa? Our 2017 travel bucket list includes…

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Wanderlust Wednesday · 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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Wanderlust Wednesday · 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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Wanderlust Wednesday · 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…

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The Gem of the Karoo

We fell in love on Valentine’s Day, with a town called Graaff-Reinet. The Boyfriend surprised me with a Valentine’s Day road trip to this picturesque little town, very aptly nicknamed ‘The Gem of the Karoo’, on Sunday. We headed…

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Sandton To Somerset East

Hello from a hot and sunny Somerset East! What a journey it’s been. This past week has been a blur of bittersweet farewells, packing, road tripping, cat sitting, sightseeing, sneezing (Jozi’s farewell gift to us – his and hers…