Local Travel is Lekker – Farirai from Go Phari

Local Travel is Lekker – Farirai from Go Phari

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 Farirai from Go Phari.   1) What do you love most about South Africa? I love how each province has something different to offer so much that you don’t have to go far to find a new adventure. 2) What is your first local travel memory? Durban beach front is my first local travel memory. I remember building sandcastles, finding shells, eating ice cream and enjoying the warm waves as a young girl.     3) What’s your favourite place to visit in your hometown? I live in Secunda, Mpumalanga. I absolutely love the Panorama route in Mpumalanga – from the pancakes in Graskop, to the lush green of God’s Window viewpoint and the grand spectacle of Blyde River Canyon. 4) What’s on your South African travel bucket list? I need to go to Northern Cape because it’s the only province that I have never visited.   5) What are your top tips for planning a local getaway? Check the weather before you book Use Airbnb for accommodation and save Follow airlines on social...
Local Travel is Lekker – Heather from 2 Summers

Local Travel is Lekker – Heather from 2 Summers

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 Heather from 2 Summers.   1) What do you love most about South Africa? I love South Africa’s diversity, in terms of people, geography, wildlife, and cultural experiences. Since I’m originally from America, I often say that South Africa has everything that America has, just in a smaller space. Plus lions and elephants.   2) What is your first local travel memory? I moved to Johannesburg from Washington DC in August 2010. During my first week here my boyfriend took me on a whirlwind car tour, from Fourways in the north to Soweto in the south. That drive was my first inkling of how vast and diverse this city really is. 3) What’s your favourite place to visit in your hometown? Assuming you mean Joburg (my adopted hometown), Fordsburg is my favorite place to visit. Fordsburg is a primarily Indian area filled with cheap and delicious curry restaurants, a boisterous outdoor market, and the Oriental Plaza, which has the best samoosas in the country.   4) What’s on your South African travel bucket list? I...
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...

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