Before we had even left to spend the long Easter weekend in Bonnievale, a 'town' along the Breede River, I was already planning a blog post in my head. I planned to write on all the different things in the area and places to visit. Well sadly that isn't going to happen as being Easter a lot of places were close for the weekend and so we were left (no complaints) just to check out some wine farms, do a lot of walking and just chill.Read more
This is the fourth part of my Sri Lanka Travel Guides, the first 3 parts which you can read here.
My boyfriend, Dean, and I visited Sri Lanka in December 2015/January 2016 where we spent 12 full days and really loved our holiday.
After Ella we went onto the coastal area of Tangalle in the south of the island where we spent 2 nights. Tangalle is known for its wide open and picture perfect, wild beaches. We caught a taxi from Ella to Tangalle (being too lazy to catch a bus) which took about .. hours. We stayed at Hideaway lodge, a new lodge outside of Tangalle town and near the Rekwana Lagoon. It overlooks another small lake/lagoon and it’s a short walk to the beach.Read more
Spring is clearly on its way with flowers popping up everywhere and the increasing sunnier days. Everyone seems to be talking about the flowers this year and there're even flower reports and sightings on the news!
I've never been on a flower mission before but this year I decided it was a must, I couldn't miss out any longer. We headed to Darling on the last weekend of August. Flower season is typically from the end of August through till October. And while we may have been a bit early, I think a visit to Darling is always worthwhile. The Darling tourism site describes the town as “Only an hour from Cape Town… but a million miles away!” and I couldn't agree more. The town is delightfully quaint and is famous for its wild flowers. It's a must on any flower initerary.Read more
My first family holiday when I got back from Korea was a geatway to the Groot Winterhoek. I check one of my favorite sites “Budget Getaways” and settled on this mountain escape.
We stayed at Coen’s House, a stone and clay farm house, which is high in the mountains and in the distance looks towards the Cederberg. The house is on a Protea Farm which makes for a beautiful and colourful landscape and there are some inviting dams scattered around that you can swim in. The house was lovely and big (sleeping up to 8 people and even our dog), fully equipped and even had a cozy indoor fireplace (perfect for the chilly nights). There is also another house on the farm, Daantjies house, which also sleeps 8 people and apparently also great.Read more