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...
Local Travel is Lekker – Dominique from Dominique In The City

Local Travel is Lekker – Dominique from Dominique In The City

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 Dominique from Dominique in the City.   1) What do you love most about South Africa? It’s beauty, its nature and it’s people! We have one of the most beautiful countries in the world! 2) What is your first local travel memory? I grew up in a very small mining town in Namibia, it had one shop, so we did many road trips to Cape Town to stock up on all the lekker things we couldn’t get in Nam. My first memories is driving at night and watching the stars from the car window. I am also instantly transported to those days whenever I fill up my car with petrol – that smell gets me every time. 3) What’s your favourite place to visit in your hometown? My mom’s house. I know it’s boring, but really it’s my favourite place. 4) What’s on your South African travel bucket list? The Garden Route. I did it years ago, and I want to go back and take lots of photos. And the Northern Cape –...
Local Travel is Lekker – Neeta from Love Art by Neeta

Local Travel is Lekker – Neeta from Love Art by Neeta

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 Neeta from Love Art By Neeta. 1) What do you love most about South Africa? What I love most about South Africa, is the multicultural rainbow nation we live in, the diversity, warm South African welcome we spread amongst one another. 2) What is your first local travel memory? My first Travel memory was exploring the Eastern Cape with family, I recall going on long road trips. 3) What’s your favourite place to visit in your hometown? Born in the Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth, it would definitely be Hobbie Beach; the ocean is my favourite destination. 4) What’s on your South African travel bucket list? Paragliding in Cape Town over the most beautiful scenes. A post shared by Neeta Raga-Dullabh (@loveartbyneeta) on Jun 13, 2017 at 2:04am PDT 5) What are your top tips for planning a local getaway? Pack insect repellent Travel light Keep hydrated, carry plenty water and some re-hydrate in case. Pack comfortable shoes Cleanser and a good moisturizer Camera or phone camera of a good quality is essential for any trip. 6) Where can we...
Local Travel is Lekker – Roelia from GP Boozy Foodie

Local Travel is Lekker – Roelia from GP Boozy Foodie

If you’re a South African, I’m sure you’re familiar with the Local is Lekker phrase. It celebrates and promotes everything 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 Roelia who runs two blogs Social Savage (with her husband) and Boozy Foodie.   1) What do you love most about South Africa? The pure diversity – landscape, cultures, people.  There is a travel destination for everyone – from bungalows in the Kruger, to luxury suites in Sandton hotels, to backpacking in the Drakensberg. In one country you will find glorious beaches that goes on for miles, impressive and imposing mountain ranges, vineyards as far as the eye can see and the vast landscapes of the Karoo.  Truly magical, isn’t it? 2) What is your first local travel memory? Travelling to visit my Gran in the small little town of Adelaide, in the Eastern Cape.  In the middle of winter. My Dad preferred to drive at night, so I remember lying on the back seat – watching the brightest stars in the darkest night, barely moving.  And the soft soothing sound of the moving car lulling me to sleep.  Then, waking up with the smell of Gran’s freshly baked bread and moerkoffie.  Ahhh, happy place!...

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