Africa

My 36 hour epic train ride: Johannesburg to Cape Town (Shosholoza Meyl)

After an amazing two months in Johannesburg, it was time to uproot again and continue exploring. Next stop: Cape Town. There are, of course, several flights to and from Cape Town and Joburg every day but instead of taking the easy way (because when do I ever do that?) I was inspired by some of… Continue reading My 36 hour epic train ride: Johannesburg to Cape Town (Shosholoza Meyl)

Africa

African Penguins! A day trip to Boulders Beach, Simonstown

When people think Africa, they think safari. Lions, leopards, elephants…. And penguins? If you google "Things to do in Cape Town", one of the top hits is always to visit the African penguins that reside on Boulders Beach. Of course, Boulders Beach is actually in Simonstown and not Cape Town at all… But how could… Continue reading African Penguins! A day trip to Boulders Beach, Simonstown

Africa · Travel Tips

Is Johannesburg safe for solo travellers?

This will be a (relatively) short post, but I think it’s an important part of the Johannesburg post that I will be publishing next. I left for South Africa in January 2017 and everyone I mentioned the trip to was so excited for my plans… until I mentioned that I would be spending the majority… Continue reading Is Johannesburg safe for solo travellers?