I grew up in the Cape Winelands and travelled the world after school, but it has always been Africa that I have longed to return to. After completing my Cultural Tourism and Heritage studies, I joined the tourism sector for a chance to share the best of Southern Africa with others. Nothing makes me happier than the smell of the ocean and a fresh sea breeze and I am therefore extremely lucky to be surrounded by some of the most spectacular beaches in the world. It is the untouched scenery of the Garden Route coast which I find the most striking.
I am a proud South African, born in Johannesburg but grew up in Cape Town. My favourite pastime is spending quality time with my family on any beach in and around the city while watching the sunset. South Africa has the most spectacular views and sometimes that is all we need to complete our day. Cape Town is also known for its vast and dynamic culture. Attending various cultural festivals and events within the City is another favourite of mine as there is always an opportunity to learn and experience new foods, cultures and traditions.
I am lucky enough to be a born and bred Capetonian, but one of my favourite spots in South Africa is the Cederberg Mountains. Located in easy driving distance from Cape Town, makes this an ideal destination for a family breakaway. Especially during the summer months when hiking and river cooldowns are the order of the day. Whether camping or staying in luxury accommodation, each experience is bound to mesmerise with a star-studded night sky.
I was born and raised in Cape Town. I love this city and have never felt the need to relocate, although working in the tourism industry does help me to appreciate all the beauty that our entire country has to offer. I am a city girl, but I love the quiet little towns just outside of Cape Town, which is why my favourite place in South Africa would have to be Paternoster, a small fishing village along the West Coast. I have visited this town ever since I was a little child and I am amazed at how beautifully it has transformed throughout the years. I love the local people; they are so warm and inviting and always have a story to tell!