Backpacking on a Budget in South Africa

My goodness it has been far too long since I last posted! Work has been absolutely insanely busy and I have been busy making plans for some future travels! This will be my last post about my time in South Africa (until the next visit) and in a few short weeks I will be en […]

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Is South Africa safe for solo travel?

When I made the decision to backpack solo through South Africa, my safety seemed to be the topic on everybody’s lips. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice that I have friends, family members and old acquaintances concerned for my well-being, but what I didn’t find nice, was the fact that many of these concerns and […]

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Cage Diving with Great White Sharks

What adventure is no South African adventure complete without? Shark cage diving of course! When I was about 9 years old, my dream was to one day become a marine biologist, working in South African waters and studying the magnificence that is Great White Sharks. That dream stayed with me well up until the last […]

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Monkeying Around in The Crags

I freaking love monkeys. So when I was presented with a free day in The Crags, with no plans and weather that was too crappy to go to the beach, a trip to the nearby Monkeyland seemed like a pretty good option. I had been staying nearby at an awesome hostel called Rocky Road Backpackers. […]

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Delivering a baby on the side of the road in Port Elizabeth

I’ll be totally blunt. Port Elizabeth is not the most thrilling city in the world. This was my last stop before heading back to Cape Town, and due to bus timetables over Christmas, I ended up stuck there a little longer than I wanted to be. The town seems very industrial, made for work rather […]

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Bloukrans: The World’s Highest Bridge Bungee

It’s safe to say that I am a pretty adventurous type of girl. I have cage dived with Great White Sharks, jumped out of a plane, gone snorkelling in the middle of a blizzard, hung out with lions, gone caving in Budapest and donned some crampons for vertical ice climbing. Throughout all of these adventures, […]

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Skydiving in stunning Plettenberg Bay

Skydiving has always been something that I have been itching to cross off the bucket list. There have been past opportunities, but these have always been either too expensive, or been lacking the beautiful scenery that could truly make jumping out of a plane worth more than the adrenaline rush. Plettenberg Bay is considered one […]

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Swimming With Thousands of Cape Fur Seals

After leaving Knysna it was on to the gorgeous Plettenberg Bay. (In)famous for it’s nightlife and its pristine beaches being inhabited by buff and bronzed South Africans, Plettenberg Bay (or Plett as it’s known by the locals) is arguably the best party destination on the Garden Route. As I have mentioned in previous posts, partying […]

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Seafood, boating and hitchhiking in Knysna

I shall preface this by saying that I had unrealistically high expectations of Knysna. I had heard so many amazing things about the place that I thought it would be the highlight of my trip. Knysna is certainly a beautiful town, but it is the sort of place where you would probably spend 2-3 days […]

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Another beautiful day in Wilderness

My last day in Wilderness was filled with sun, sand, cocktails and a seriously full belly. I had been waking up consistently early during this week, possibly due to some subtly relentless jetlag. Every morning at about 5.30am I would find myself wide awake. In order to entertain myself I would walk down to the […]

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