I was fortunate enough to hop on a trip into the past in search of The Forgotten Route – tracing the footsteps of early Dutch settlers moving inland from Cape Town. Cool, I love history and I love trains. I even like the Karoo.
But would I end up feeling more than a little irritated by this celebration of the arrival of Europeans in Africa knowing what it turned into, especially down south? Possibly. Read on for my experience on The Forgotten Route tour to Matjiesfontein!
I've been keeping busy on the interwebs giving some tips here and there to the likes of top solo travel blog Be My Travel Muse by Kristen -check out the beginners guide and top travel tips for Cape Town here.
Read and watch for ways to live your full Africanness in Joburg - the run-up to AFROPUNK JHB 2017 had us living our blackest lives, eating right, dancing hard and celebrating the vibrant cultures of the continent.
The intro to my summer festival calendar was lit at SynergyLive: wine in plastic water bottles, a sombrero, free samosas and howling like a wolf on the mic on stage with Paranoid London. Read on for what went down and watch my 'How to Make Friends at a Festival' video!
My story with trains goes way back. For one, both my grandfathers worked for Kenya Railways when my parents were tots. But in much of Africa, train travel has fallen away in recent times - come with me on these journeys to days gone by.