Top 10 must-do activities & must-see attractions in South Africa

1. A Safari at a National Park, South Africa South Africa is home to ‘the big 5’ (African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, and Rhinoceros. Seeing these animals (and others) roaming freely in their natural habitat, brazing, and grazing and hunting for their next prey is completely different from seeing them at the zoo. WeContinue reading “Top 10 must-do activities & must-see attractions in South Africa”

Pilanesberg National Park Safari

In this blog post, I’m going to let the pictures and videos do the talking of our incredible 4-day safari in Pilanesberg National Park. During our 4 days at The Ivory Tree Game Lodge, we went on six game drives. We managed to sight four of ‘the big five’ – the African Elephant, Cape Buffalo,Continue reading “Pilanesberg National Park Safari”

Full-Day​ Tour at Addo Elephant National Park with IntoTours

First and foremost, for anyone reading this article, who are planning on visiting Addo Elephant National Park, be sure to book your full-day visit with IntoTours. ‘Addo’ – as the locals call it, is South Africa’s third-biggest National Park (1,640 km²) and is home to over 600 wild African Elephants. It’s also the only park inContinue reading “Full-Day​ Tour at Addo Elephant National Park with IntoTours”

Stormsrivier, Tsitsikamma National Park

After a mammoth 11 hour journey on the Baz Bus, we reached our overnight hostel –Tube ‘N Axe Backpackers in Storms River in the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park. This was the first hostel I’d ever stayed in, so it’s fair to say I was feeling fairly apprehensive. However, as soon as we arrived everyone welcomedContinue reading “Stormsrivier, Tsitsikamma National Park”

Waving goodbye to Cape Town and hello to South Africa’s Garden Route

Our time in Cape Town has come to an end after an incredible and unforgettable seven days. On our penultimate day, we went on a CitySightseeing Tour to Cape Point National Park, Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach. At Cape Point National Park we climbed to a lighthouse at the top of a mountain,Continue reading “Waving goodbye to Cape Town and hello to South Africa’s Garden Route”

Seals, Sunsets and Sex on the beach…

I’ve fallen in love with Cape Town and the Capetonian people. Over the past few days, we’ve travelled to Hout Bay to visit Seal Island; watched the sunset from Signal Hill; visited Nelson Mandela’s prison cell on Robben Island and sipped cocktails on Camps Bay overlooking Lions Head. For anyone visiting the Mother City, I’dContinue reading “Seals, Sunsets and Sex on the beach…”

Visiting Table Mountain + V&A Waterfront

After only having a few nights sleep on the flight to Cape Town,  I slept like a baby and had a much needed 12 hour sleep.  We planned the evening before that it would be a good idea to see the city via the big red city bus, which they have in most major citiesContinue reading “Visiting Table Mountain + V&A Waterfront”

Flying halfway​ around the world to Cape Town

The morning has finally come after months of planning and it was an eventful first day. Typically, we couldn’t have picked a worse day to travel halfway around the world, as Storm Ciara ripped its way through the country. However, both of our flights to Istanbul and Cape Town were scheduled with no delays. TheContinue reading “Flying halfway​ around the world to Cape Town”

Travelling the world…

The next nine or so months will see my girlfriend, Emily and I travel around the globe with flexible flights to 12 different countries. After I finished my Masters in Sports Journalism, I was at a crossroads in my life. I applied for the position of Media Assistant at Rochdale FC – a perfect entryContinue reading “Travelling the world…”