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.

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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 list?

I’m a mountain lover and would like to go to the Drakensberg Mountains which is the highest in South Africa and offers the most amazing views. The much underrated Lesotho is also on my list. I will hopefully make my way there soon.

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5) What are your top tips for planning a local getaway?

I think it’s always good to research and ask around. Local knowledge about hidden places is amazing. But the most important thing is to explore regularly (you don’t have to go far) – you’ll be surprised at how much you can discover in your own neighbourhood.

6) Where can we follow your blog? –

You can follow all our stories on:

Twitter – https://twitter.com/travelopulent

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/travelopulentbox/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/travelopulent/

If you’d like to join #TravelChatSA conversations – you can find all the details joining our #TravelChatSA community group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1492577327687224/ or visiting Travel Opulent Box for weekly topic updates http://travelopulentbox.com/ghostwriter/

You can also follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TravelChatSA


How Do I Jump on the Local Travel is Lekker taxi?

That concludes this week’s Local Travel is Lekker blogger feature. Be sure to stop by every week to be inspired by another local traveller and awaken your own wanderlust for local South African travel. Join the conversation on social media with the Local Travel is Lekker hashtag. And if you’re interested in participating, get in touch with me!


Sometimes you just have to let go and live.

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All images: Patrycja



Author: Gaynor

Half city dweller. Half road trip explorer. Full supporter of local South African travel!

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