Tips on How to take memorable Christmas photos

With Christmas coming soon I’ve been thinking about how to take better photos. It will be my niece’s first Christmas so I want to up my photography game to capture it. I found a few tips online and thought about the things I usually do to take photos. This is my shortlist on how to…

Top 10 Tips to follow when visiting the Bokaap

It’s said that colour impacts our mood and when you walk down the streets of the Bokaap you will find that the bright colours will make you feel happy. There’s something about this place which used to be home to slaves, which later became multicultural and eventually was declared a Cape Malay quarter by the…

A fun surprise yacht cruise around Clifton

For my big sisters birthday, I got to sail around Cape Town from the V& A waterfront to Llandudno. The water was a bit chopping being that April is the start of winter in South Africa. But, it was marvelous being on a yacht with my sister, my mom, my brother in law, the captain…

A honest review of The Creamery: Home made ice-cream and waffles

The Creamery is one of Cape Town’s best spots if you happen to have an incurable sweet tooth like me. You will find a few branches located across the city. Unfortunately, The Creamery isn’t operating in Johannesburg yet. The Creamery sells waffles, brownies, ice cream cones, tubs of ice cream and coffee so you get…

How I celebrated Human Rights Day in South Africa

In South Africa Human Rights Day is celebrated on the 21st of March. In my country we do not celebrate the UN Human Rights Day. On Human Rights Day 21 march 1960 protesters who opposed pass laws and apartheid were attacked by the apartheid police. The police opened fire on the protest crowed and killed…

How to enjoy Cape Town Carnival a guide from a local

The Cape Town Carnival is around the corner. This Mardi gras styled Carnival is free to attend. On the 16th of March the whimsical floats, dancers and marchers will be making a big splash along the Fan Walk in Green Point. The theme for this year’s Cape Town Carnival is- VUKA UKHANYE! Rise ‘n Shine….

How to take brilliant beach photos: 16 easy tips

I love the beach. Living in a coastal city has been a true blessing. And I missed the sea whilst living in Essen, Germany which is landlocked. I never got to visit the beaches of Europe which added to my beach blues. Now that I’m back home I take way too many photos of the…

The best romantic things to do in Cape Town

With Valentine’s Day a few days around the corner I figured I’d post a list of romantic things to do in Cape Town. There are other lists like this out there but, they tend to state the obvious so I tried to put a interesting spin on this post. I also tried to include a…

How to have fun on First Thursdays in Cape Town

First Thursdays allow you to stroll among the shops, art galleries, restaurants and bars of Cape Town’s CBD after nightfall. Places that usually closed after dark are open to the public. Things usually get started at 6pm.  First Thursdays celebrate everything about arts and culture in Cape Town. It all goes down on the First…

Wonderful things to do during Christmas time in Cape Town

December is the start of summer in Cape Town. Christmas in Cape Town means sunshine days and balmy nights. Locals even head to the beach after Christmas lunch. The day after Christmas see the coastlines packed with beach goers. Christmas isn’t as big as it is in Europe in Cape Town there’s still lots to offer…

16 Days of Activism without a national plan to stop gender based violence

Trigger warning: This post discusses violence against women and children. Please don’t continue reading if you will be emotionally disturbed by this article.    Yesterday was the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign which seeks to create awareness and stop violence against women and children. 16 Days of activism for non violence…