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Noetzie Beach

I’m typing this post from the warm and comfortable confines of my bed, with the rain coming down outside. We’re still living in drought conditions here in Cape Town, so trust me when I say I’m more than happy for whatever rain we get [two minute showers in winter are the worst], but I really am starting to miss those hot summer days. I know its really only been a month since my last visit to the beach, but it feels like much longer than that and I fear I may already be suffering from withdrawal symptoms. Noetzie: originally known as Noetziekamma, a Khoisan phrase for ‘dark water’ Noetzie, a place I first heard of through one of my favourite bloggers Aimee Song, when she shared her visit to the a bit about her visit there on her blog here and here. When I looked up the name online, I read hidden beach and old castles and I had to go. Just east of Knysna, it took some patience getting there. It’s off the beaten [tarred] …

Wilderness | #roadtrip

This post is long overdue, I know. You know how it is, you go away for what feels like a blink and you come back to madness. Anyway, I’m back and as they say, better late than never, right? So I had my bags packed & loaded to set out bright and early for the four and a half hour drive from Cape Town to Wilderness. Didn’t leave quite as early as I wanted, but the drive was still pleasant with a playlist of my current faves in tow, how could it not be. Roadtrip | #tokelotakestotheroad Shot with my @samsungmobile #lifethroughshadedeyes #teetheexplorer A post shared by Tokelo Motsepe 🇿🇦 (@throughshadedeyes) on Jun 4, 2017 at 4:12am PDT Arrived at the Moontide Guesthouse to find the place to be even prettier than the images I had seen online when making the booking (FYI they have great winter specials on now, which you must take advantage of if you are planning a visit to the area soon). My room was high up in the trees, with …

Beach Please!

It’s no secret how much I love the ocean, and enjoy finding and exploring new beaches, sundrenched and salty is one of my favourite ways to spend my weekend. A relaxed morning, that starts with a lazy lie-in and slowly becomes a day filled with perfect, sun-soaked moments under clear summer skies. My most recent beach discovery is Beta beach, a small beach nestled in between homes and giant rocks; and what is great is that these rocks create little pools of water that isn’t too cold for one to swim in. The afternoon always seems go by slowly, filled with picking up seashells to add to already my mounting collection, mentally reviewing the week passed and all that lies ahead and dipping in and out of the chilled water, while waiting for the sunset.. boy oh boy do I love a beautiful sunset!   Images by Tegan Smith

Harvest Season

I got enjoy a unique Stellenbosch experience and be apart of the annual harvest parade this weekend, with the Delheim Wines team. The parade marks the launch of the harvest season in Stellenbosch and is a day for the workers of the wine farms be recognised in a way and collectively have fun, and compete for the ‘best float’ title and cash prize. From there a small group of us went of a short walking tour where some of the towns humble beginnings, architecture and general history were shared with us.. it was interesting to hear how one of our official languages Afrikaans was influenced by other cultures too, like the Indonesians and not just the Dutch. And I loved how our guide had some funny stories to share, which had us all chuckling now and then throughout the walk. With the day getting warmer, a stop for some bubbly and snacks, while mingle within our group; and then it was off to the Delheim Wine Estate to join the Harvest Festival. We were greeted …

Look Back | S16

As most of you may have seen through my instagram feed, I haven’t quite gotten over my recent cross-country road trip. In all honesty, I almost feel like my body is on auto-pilot, with it going to work, even gym and getting into the new year; my mind on the other hand is suffering from constant flashbacks of my wonderful summer break. I shared the first major part of the road trip from Cape Town to Bloemfontein and on to my home town Tshwane with you guys HERE, and though its a bit late, I figured I’d share some of the rest of the trip. It got quite busy after arriving in Gauteng, with the days from then on being jam-packed with time with family. From there we went to Tholeni, then down to the coast of Durban (both in KZN), where a couple of days were enjoyed and then on to Grahamstown, before going through the beautiful Garden Route and on to Cape Town. Time was enjoyed eating, talking up a storm in a bid to …