Author: The Happy Traveller

South Africa

A weekend away to Swellendam

Swellendam is a lovely little mountainous town in the Overberg region of South Africa. Often overlooked by travellers passing through on their way to the Garden Route or down to Cape Town, Swellendam really should be considered a destination in it’s own right and has much more to offer than a convenient refueling stop. Cape […]

Cape Town

Cape Town Foodie Guide 2023

Cape Town Foodie Guide 2.0 is back! Back in 2021 I released my complete Cape Town Foodie Guide, but the Cape Town foodie scene is ever changing and I have since discovered even more fabulous spots for you to try out. I have also recently updated my original guide so be sure to browse it […]

Cape Town

The Perfect Picnic in Cape Town

Summer is here! The days are getting longer, it’s getting warmer and picnic season is officially here. Capetonians looooove a sunset adventure, whether it’s a cheeky after work sundowner or an evening picnic on the beach. There are also plenty of beautiful green spaces to enjoy a picnic in Cape Town. I’ve partnered with Protea Picnics […]


London Foodie Guide

London is foodie paradise! There is an unlimited number of wonderful restaurants and foodie must-tries in the city. This list is far from extensive but a collection of some of my favourite foodie spots I tried in London: London Foodie Guide. Alternatively, join a London Foodie Tour.   London Foodie Guide Biegel Bake Brick Lane […]

South Africa

A weekend away to Hermanus

Located only 1,5 hours from Cape Town, Hermanus is a perfect weekend away destination from Cape Town. From whale watching, to wine tasting, farmer’s markets and hiking, Hermanus has plenty to offer. Read this comprehensive guide to plan your next weekend getaway to Hermanus.  What to do in Hermanus for a weekend away Visit the […]

South Africa

Glamping at AfriCamps

AfriCamps is a boutique glamping chain in South Africa. AfriCamps has beautiful tented camps in some of the most beautiful locations across South Africa, including Stanford, Wellington, Wildneress, the Midlands and Hazyview in the Kruger area. Each location has around 10 tented camps which are fully equipped and sleep up to five people. AfriCamps Glamping […]

South Africa

Knysna, The Garden Route

The Garden Route in the Western Cape is one of the most popular road trip routes in South Africa. And for good reason! This coastline is absolutely breathtaking with long sandy beaches, incredible coastal hikes, lush forests, amazing farmer’s markets and characterful towns. Whether you’re stopping at Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay or Nature’s Valley […]

Cape Town Hikes

Groot Winterhoek Overnight Hike

Gorgeous and gruelling, an overnight hike in Groot Winterhoek Nature Reserve needs to be on every South African hiker’s bucket list. This beautiful spot near Beaverlac is home to a gorgeous landscape of colourful fynbos, mountain vistas, waterfalls and lush mountain pools. Groot Winterhoek is a Wilderness Area which means you can wild camp within […]

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