Monday, May 29th, 2017

How to Rock a Trip to Johannesburg

“Is it really worth it to visit Johannesburg?” Absolutely. I think it’s great for any trip to South Africa, but especially your first. On my first trip to Joburg in 2012, I was absolutely shocked at how much I enjoyed it. So I definitely wanted us to return for our girls’ getaway to South Africa. This was […]

Visiting South Africa in the Winter: Worth It or Not?

“You’re going to South Africa in the winter? Why?!” This was the reaction of most of my South African friends upon learning of my July travel plans. Truth, I very rarely travel during the low season anywhere; for me, it’s not worth the risk of bad weather. But this time it wasn’t just about me […]

Township Life: Meet Alexandra, South Africa

“We have a few options for lunch today,” our guide Robin told us.  “We could eat in the museum cafe.  We could go to a restaurant.  Or — and this is an interesting option — we could eat in Alexandra Township.  I warn you that it’s very basic.  But it’s an experience.” “Definitely use the […]

Johannesburg: I Guarantee It’s Not What You Think.

Four nights in Johannesburg?   I clicked through my trip itinerary in mild disbelief.  In a country as wild and diverse and incredible as South Africa, did we really have to spend more than one third of our trip in this much-maligned city? Looking back, I don’t blame myself for thinking that way.  There is […]