Local Travel is Lekker – Nadine from Living It Up CT

Local Travel is Lekker – Nadine from Living It Up CT

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 Nadine from Living It Up CT.     1) What do you love most about South Africa? Gosh, where do I begin? There is so much to love about our beautiful Rainbow Nation. For me, it has to be the amazing abundance of flora and fauna, the wide open spaces and everything else that Mother Nature has to offer. I’m an outdoorsy person and love nothing more than spending time at the beach (yes, I swim in Cape Town’s frigid waters!) and going for mountain and forest hikes. It’s food for the soul. Table Mountain captured my heart from the moment Cape Town became our new home 12 years ago. Exploring South Africa’s spectacular winelands is something I do often and I enjoy discovering new wine estates.   2) What is your first local travel memory? Travelling on the train from Port Elizabeth, my original hometown, to Vereeniging to visit my sister and her family. As a kid, there was nothing more exciting than boarding that train with my Mom and younger brother – our Dad...
Local Travel is Lekker – Meg from Boring Cape Town Chick

Local Travel is Lekker – Meg from Boring Cape Town Chick

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 Meg from Boring Cape Town Chick.   1) What do you love most about South Africa? Diversity.  If you’re standing on the beach in Camps Bay, turn around, get in your car and drive 100kms to Franschhoek, you feel like you’re in a totally different world! Make it a 400km drive and you’re in the Wilderness, a wonderful lush, foresty jungle right next door to beautiful blue Knysna. Make it a plane ride and you’re in the grimy streets of Johannesburg. It’s inspiring and exciting! 2) What is your first local travel memory? I grew up in Namibia so my first South African travel memory is visiting Kruger National Park. My folks are from Zimbabwe so they love the hot, dry, dusty climate. Spotting animals has always been a wonderful family game and I still love doing it today! 3) What’s your favourite place to visit in your hometown? Tough one. I’m not much of a beach person, but will still have to say the ocean. Watching sunsets at Oudekraal are just spectacular. Walking...
Local Travel is Lekker – Suitcases and Lattes

Local Travel is Lekker – Suitcases and Lattes

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 bloggers are the three ladies from Suitcases and Lattes – Jee, Rif and Imaan.   1) What do you love most about South Africa? Jee: WOW, this is a tough one….. What don’t I love! I love everything about South Africa (except the crime sadly) and I really can’t pin it down to one specific thing. The mountains, the sea, the people, the food…… it’s all great! Rif: Although we have our fair share of problems in South Africa, there’s no place like home. Of course, there’s the obvious – sun, sea & mountains. But the things I really love about South Africa aren’t necessarily tangible. I love the mix of cultures;  our history of triumph against adversity and that despite our painful past, a lot of people are quite tolerant of different religions, cultures etc. One thing that I never take for granted is the availability of Halaal food across South Africa. Imaan: South Africa has it all! There are very few places in the world where you can find the perfect combination of natural beauty, wildlife, food and culture juxtaposed...
Local Travel is Lekker – Savannah from The Purple Gypsy

Local Travel is Lekker – Savannah from The Purple Gypsy

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 Savannah from The Purple Gypsy blog.   1) What do you love most about South Africa? I love the diversity of our country; it adds a different dimension to the people and the atmosphere. Having such great diversity allows for a whole bunch of extra knowledge to be available at our fingertips. 2) What is your first local travel memory? Spending the morning on the beach in Umhlanga, building sand castles and swimming in the sea. 3) What’s your favourite place to visit in your hometown? My favourite place to visit in Johannesburg is the Cradle of Human Kind.  It is such a beautiful place no matter which part you visit. From visiting the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve to simply having a bite to eat at one of the exquisite restaurants, you are never disappointed. 4) What’s on your South African travel bucket list? Take a trip along the Garden Route Visit the Cango Caves, Western Cape Go on a road trip around South Africa Visit Robben Island in Cape Town Spend the night in a...
Local Travel is Lekker – Verushka from Spice Goddess

Local Travel is Lekker – Verushka from Spice Goddess

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 Verushka from Spice Goddess.   1) What do you love most about South Africa? I love that South Africa is such a diverse and multicultural country. A rainbow nation with beautiful landscape including mountains and the ocean. South African food and wine is also on another level with regional specialities and showcases the cultural diversity of my home.     2) What is your first local travel memory? A road trip with my parents through the Garden Route for a month. It was a month of hotel living filled with adventure and new experiences.  Someday I will do this trip again and maybe with my own kids. 3) What’s your favourite place to visit in your hometown? I love going on a road trip with my girls to the Kloof area. The area is 20 minutes from the Durban city centre but one can literally smell the fresh air and it does not have the buzz of the city. A wide variety of eateries and little quaint shops means we are never bored of options...
Local Travel is Lekker – Patrycja from Travel Opulent Box

Local Travel is Lekker – Patrycja from Travel Opulent Box

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 Patrycja from Travel Opulent Box.   1) What do you love most about South Africa? South Africa is diverse and that is what attracts me to it. Amazing people, nature, mountains, ocean, rivers, beautiful wine regions, rich history and the fact that all is so vibrant and real. 2) What is your first local travel memory? When I first arrived in South Africa in December 2007 I remember the heat was over 35 degrees! It was so hot. That is when I went to the Blouberg Beach for the first time and fell in love with the iconic and oh so beautiful view of Table Mountain. It’s definitely my favourite spot to enjoy sunsets from or simply go for an afternoon walk. 3) What’s your favourite place to visit in your hometown? I like local markets: Old Biscuit Mill and Hout Bay Market are my favourite. It’s the perfect place to meet interesting people and enjoy local art/crafts as well as good food. 4) What’s on your South African travel bucket...

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