Local Travel is Lekker – Roxanne Reid

Local Travel is Lekker – Roxanne Reid

If you’re a South African, I’m sure you’re familiar with the Local is Lekker phrase. It celebrates and promotes everything proudly South African. This phrase was the inspiration for a new series on my blog – Local Travel is Lekker. I’m an avid supporter of local South African travel and feel extremely blessed to live in this beautiful country. Therefore I’ve decided to feature like-minded bloggers and travellers who share my Local Travel is Lekker sentiment and hopefully this series will inspire our South African citizens to get out there and explore this exquisite country. This week’s featured blogger is Roxanne Reid.   1) What do you love most about South Africa? Definitely its diversity, with everything from mountains and desert to forest and coast, cities with a vibrant arts and restaurant scene to country towns and wide open spaces, wildlife big and small, culture and heritage, beautiful winelands, the floral riches of places like Namaqualand and the Cape Floral Kingdom. As far as activities go, our country is rich in choices from 4×4 trails, hiking and horse riding to diving, canoeing, mountain biking, kite-surfing – you name it. And best of all, the people can be amazingly friendly and welcoming. There’s simply no excuse to be bored on a holiday in South Africa.   2) What is your first local travel memory?  From when I was a toddler we used to make an annual trek to the KwaZulu-Natal coast to visit family. These aren’t the happiest of travel memories because my brother was usually crabby with hayfever and I hated beach sand in my swimming cozzie. When I was eight we went...
Local Travel is Lekker – Di from The Roaming Giraffe

Local Travel is Lekker – Di from The Roaming Giraffe

If you’re a South African, I’m sure you’re familiar with the Local is Lekker phrase. It celebrates and promotes everything proudly South African. This phrase was the inspiration for a new series on my blog – Local Travel is Lekker. I’m an avid supporter of local South African travel and feel extremely blessed to live in this beautiful country. Therefore I’ve decided to feature like-minded bloggers and travellers who share my Local Travel is Lekker sentiment and hopefully this series will inspire our South African citizens to get out there and explore this exquisite country. This week’s featured blogger is Di Brown from The Roaming Giraffe.   1) What do you love most about South Africa? I love the diverse natural beauty of the country, but more than that I love the people. We live in interesting and difficult times, but the resilience of South Africans never ceases to inspire and amaze me. In spite of all the bad news that we are bombarded with daily, I am forever encountering ordinary people from all walks of life, doing incredible good. This makes me very proud to call myself South African. 2) What is your first local travel memory? Going to the Wilderness on the Garden Route with my parents. I was very fortunate in that we went to what is now the SANPARKS Rest Camp for 3 glorious weeks every year just after Christmas. I loathed the drive there, it was before the days of the dual lane N2 and we would inevitably get stuck behind a slow truck, so the trip from Cape Town generally took between 7 and 8 hours.  ...
Local Travel is Lekker – Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust

Local Travel is Lekker – Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust

If you’re a South African, I’m sure you’re familiar with the Local is Lekker phrase. It celebrates and promotes everything proudly South African. This phrase was the inspiration for a new series on my blog – Local Travel is Lekker. I’m an avid supporter of local South African travel and feel extremely blessed to live in this beautiful country. Therefore I’ve decided to feature like-minded bloggers and travellers who share my Local Travel is Lekker sentiment and hopefully this series will inspire our South African citizens to get out there and explore this exquisite country. This week’s featured blogger is Tamlyn from Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust.   1) What do you love most about South Africa? I love the diversity not just of our people, languages, cuisines and cultures but of the natural scenery too. There is uniqueness ingrained in every inch of South Africa. No province, city or town is alike and yet, each offers something amazing for visitors to enjoy. Whether it is the mountains and historic wine farms that the Western Cape is famous for or the emerald greenery of KZN, there is something really special about every corner of SA. 2) What is your first local travel memory? My first travel memory is probably a holiday at Zululand with my family. I clearly remember the beauty of the huts and the unique culture of the Zulus. Their heritage and ways have been so wonderfully maintained and preserved there without feeling too ‘touristy’ or put on. 3) What’s your favourite place to visit in your hometown? I love driving through the main street, also called Long Street, of my hometown, Montagu....
Local Travel is Lekker – Monique Van Der Walt

Local Travel is Lekker – Monique Van Der Walt

If you’re a South African, I’m sure you’re familiar with the Local is Lekker phrase. It celebrates and promotes everything proudly South African. This phrase was the inspiration for a new series on my blog – Local Travel is Lekker. I’m an avid supporter of local South African travel and feel extremely blessed to live in this beautiful country. Therefore I’ve decided to feature like-minded bloggers and travellers who share my Local Travel is Lekker sentiment and hopefully this series will inspire our South African citizens to get out there and explore this exquisite country. This week’s featured blogger is Monique Van Der Walt.   1) What do you love most about South Africa? This is a tough one, but I’d have to say amount of diversity crammed into every nook and cranny of South Africa – nature, history, culture etc. And of course the roaming cows here in the hills of KZN.   2) What is your first local travel memory? As far back as I remember in my childhood, we local family-holidayed annually at Carmel-by-the-Sea, near Victoria Bay in Western Cape. So many lekker memories! Tubing on the Keurbooms River, horse riding & tractor rides, nature walks to Lone Tree hill and summer days at the beach.   3) What’s your favourite place to visit in your hometown? I was born in Hout Bay, Cape Town, but my hometown now is Bulwer, KwazuluNatal. It’s more like a village and it’s surrounded by almost untouched nature. So my favourite would be exploring the surrounds by car or by gumboots.   4) What’s on your South African travel bucket list? Hot Air Ballooning...
Local Travel is Lekker – Charlene from High Heels and Fairytales

Local Travel is Lekker – Charlene from High Heels and Fairytales

If you’re a South African, I’m sure you’re familiar with the Local is Lekker phrase. It celebrates and promotes everything proudly South African. This phrase was the inspiration for a new series on my blog – Local Travel is Lekker. I’m an avid supporter of local South African travel and feel extremely blessed to live in this beautiful country. Therefore I’ve decided to feature like-minded bloggers and travellers who share my Local Travel is Lekker sentiment and hopefully this series will inspire our South African citizens to get out there and explore this exquisite country. This week’s featured blogger is Charlene from High Heels and Fairytales.   1) What do you love most about South Africa? I love that South Africa is a country of diversity, both in terms of the people of so many cultures, as well as things to do – world class malls for shopaholics, and countless hiking trails and game parks for outdoorsy nature lovers. Oh, and something else I love about South Africa? The food! Whether it’s the South African Indian take on biryani, or the irresistible smell of lamb chops on the braai, we are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to food. 2) What is your first local travel memory? My love for travel was truly awakened when I met my husband. Right from the start of our marriage, and then later with our little girl, we’ve explored much of this beautiful country. The first memory I’m going with is our honeymoon – two weeks in Cape Town, and a week in Wilderness. It was the first time I’d been to Cape Town and I...
Local Travel is Lekker – Meletso Blog

Local Travel is Lekker – Meletso Blog

If you’re a South African, I’m sure you’re familiar with the Local is Lekker phrase. It celebrates and promotes everything proudly South African. This phrase was the inspiration for a new series on my blog – Local Travel is Lekker. I’m an avid supporter of local South African travel and feel extremely blessed to live in this beautiful country. Therefore I’ve decided to feature like-minded bloggers and travellers who share my Local Travel is Lekker sentiment and hopefully this series will inspire our South African citizens to get out there and explore this stunning country. This week’s featured bloggers are Nicole and TC from Meletso.   1) What do you love most about South Africa? South Africa is one of the most colourful countries in the world, from our flag to our people to nature.  All the beauty both natural and man-made, there is also so much to do in South Africa from hiking to witnessing the big five (even better whilst hot air ballooning), visiting our museums and we also are home to 8 World Heritage Sights not to mention the 7th world wonder Table Mountain. Our country has such a diverse landscape and a richer heritage. I love the beautiful sunrises and sunsets that many tend to enjoy over a glass of our incredible wine and cuisine. 2) What is your first local travel memory? The memory that first comes to mind is when I was 8 years old; I went on holiday with my family in Cape Town. I recall the cold water from the ocean and that I never wanted to swim. 3) What’s your favourite place to visit in...

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