Franschhoek, South Africa

We’d planned on taking a day trip to wine country – mostly Stellenbosch – during our stay in Cape Town, but the friends we made in Kruger convinced us that we needed to stay at least a few days. So, we switched our itinerary and booked a stay at the Franschhoek Country House & Villas ,…

Cape Peninsula, South Africa

The Cape of Good Hope was a beautiful day trip from Cape Town, as the farthest point was only 1.5 hours away. This was a great sightseeing drive and apparently ranks with the most scenic drives in the world. We rented a car and planned on doing the Cape Peninsula our last day in the…

Cape Town, South Africa

According to a “Here’s where you should live based on your Myers-Briggs type” articles (quality journalism, aka guilty pleasure), I should live in Cape Town. And they’re probably completely right – Cape Town has it ALL: Great food, adventure sports, beaches, mountains/hiking, fascinating cityscape, etc. Not only is the city itself wonderful, it’s a great…

Kruger National Park

After a whirlwind 20 days, we are back from our honeymoon – exhausted but relaxed at the same time, and so grateful for a once-in-a-lifetime trip! We had high expectations for our trip, obviously, but those expectations were blown out of the water. South Africa + Mauritius had a bit of everything – safari, tropical…