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.


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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.


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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 media so that you don’t miss out on flight sales
  • Try something different like a province you have never been to
  • Check what people on social media are getting up to in the place you plan to visit

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6) Where can we follow your blog?

My blog web address is:  gophari.com

You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter under the username Gophari.


Beautiful Cape Town days like these call for scenic drives ??

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That’s a wrap on 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!



Author: Gaynor

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

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