elephant + monkey sanctuary

my parents gave us the greatest christmas present – an outing to the elephant sanctuary in south africa! we all went together on christmas eve (the most unique way we’ve ever celebrated :) and it was such an amazing memory. they spoiled us – this experience isn’t cheap, but it is worth every penny. after seeing…


lion park, south africa

the south african lion & rhino park! this place was a highlight from both of my visits to south africa this year and last year. it is basically every animal lover’s dream! this park feels like you’re in the wild – but it’s only 20 minutes from where my parents live in johannesburg. the biggest highlight…


V&A waterfront, cape town

cape town’s waterfront is the place to be! yes, it’s touristy … but it’s the trendy & happening place to be right in cape town. it’s where great hotels and shopping are, it’s right on the water, and best of all – there is an amazing food market right on the wharf! we LOVE few…


helicopter flight above cape town!

the most stunning way to see cape town is from above.. whether that means on top of table mountain, or in this case: from a helicopter! we took this once in a lifetime chance and did a short 20-minute flight over the city and bay, circling lion’s head peak. it was a rush! we lifted…


cape point tour

as amazing as cape town is, the surrounding scenery is the show-stopper. if you visit you cannot miss the famed cape point –> chapman’s peak –> boulders beach penguin colony loop. there is much more to see and do, but at the very least hit these basics. they blew us away. because we only had one day open to…

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