About – Meet The Happy Traveller


Hey there! I’m so glad you’ve made it to The Happy Traveller! My name is Olivia Attenborough and I am the author of The Happy Traveller. Here at The Happy Traveller we are all about inspiring wanderlust in fellow adventure-seekers with beautiful photography and informative travel guides.

I was born in Gaborone, Botswana before moving to Cape Town at the age of four. Cape Town is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world and I feel very privileged to call it my home. My weekends are spent hiking in the beautiful mountains of Table Mountain National Park, freediving in the freezing cold Atlantic Ocean and adventuring around colourful Cape Town. I also love photography, yoga, cooking, reading and exploring my corner of the world.

I am incredibly passionate about travel and have traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa and South East Asia. My country count ranks up to twenty-nine but I assure you my bucket list is even longer.

I love exploring my home town and take pride in finding hidden gems and secret spots in beautiful Cape Town. You can find an authentic local’s guide here on the blog with tips and tricks for exploring in the Mother City. My holidays consist of road trips around beautiful South Africa or overseas trips to faraway places like Bali or Budapest. I write about every one of my trips and try to provide helpful advice for anyone who might be interested in doing something similar. I’m all about providing advice for student travellers on a budget for fun backpacking adventures that won’t break the bank.

I’d love for you to join The Happy Traveller community by following us on Instagram @happytravellerza, Pinterest @happytravellerza and Facebook ‘The Happy Traveller‘.

Let the adventures begin!

Love Olivia

aka The Happy Traveller


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