All posts tagged: roadtrip

Fierce Ford | #getbusy

My demanding 9-to-5 main and side bae of a blog keep me pretty busy, but throw in my unending wanderlust & foodie friends and that can make life pretty interesting. A reliable car is key, but more so, one with lots of space, is fuel efficient and makes being on the road easy. Enter the Ford Ecosport – cute, roomy and raring to go. I was headed to another one of my lunch-at-a-faraway-place-with-the-girls recently and thinking I had about mastered the route to this particular wine farm, I was reminded why I always keep my G-maps close and battery charged (12V power outlet in the car helps when I’m low 😉). Anyway, I took the wrong offramp, which lead to a wrong turn, that landed me up on this [seemingly] never-ending stretch of dirt road for what felt like forever. At some point I just gave in and just took in the scenery; which was different and got me thinking about how in life we often find ourselves in what seems like the wrong road, that …

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. View this post on Instagram Roadtrip | #tokelotakestotheroad Shot with my @samsungmobile #lifethroughshadedeyes #teetheexplorer A post shared by Tokelo Motsepe | AFRENAI 🇿🇦 (@tokelomotsepe) 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 …

Summer of 2016 | #lookback

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 …

My First Cross-Country Road Trip

I’m one that has always been excited by the thought of taking to the open road and eagerly looking forward to, not only the destination, but the many interesting places that are along the way. I’ve always wanted to do a cross-country road trip, cause I believe there is so much to see in this beautiful country I am blessed to call my home. Seeing more of South Africa and Africa is on my list of resolutions for 2016 and I was fortunate enough to visit Ghana [for Ghana Fashion & Design Week read more here] earlier this year, which marked the first of my ventures into Africa. This road trip is the perfect way to end the year man.. good music, lost a of snacks, plenty of stops to explore the small towns and take pictures for days lol. Starting early in the morning, we left a gloomy Cape Town (where I live) behind, heading for Beaufort West which is the largest town in the Great Karoo region, also known as the “Capital of …