As many of you may know, we held a competition for our valued followers to stand a chance of winning 2 free nights at Riverlodge Backpackers PLUS a free shark cage dive in Gansbaai, which is located just outside of Cape Town.
The competition ended on the 30th August and we are now in the process of choosing a winner, who will be announced this week. We are just as excited as all of our entrants to announce who that one lucky person is!
If you're familiar with Cape Town, you'll know all about the rolling mountains, the stunning oceans and the vast winelands. It's no secret that Cape Town is breath-taking. Combining Cape Town's eclectic scenery and divine hues, you have a photographer's paradise.
Read more to see why Cape Town is the best spot for photographers, with photographs to prove it.
While many will agree that backpacking is awesome, let's be honest for a second and admit that there are certain times during your trip where you wish for a second that you could be staying in a luxurious hotel nestled against a mountain slope.
Although backpacking is filled with adventure and meeting all sorts of interesting characters, while saving you a LOT of money that would otherwise be spent on expensive accommodation, it definitely does have its downside.
What's so great is that although we all know these downsides to backpacking, the pros definitely outweigh the cons.
Anyway, let's take a look at the reasons why backpacking sometimes sucks.
It's fair to say that this past Saturday was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. I have explored many different places throughout South Africa and overseas, but nothing compared to this.
I spent the day at Babylonstoren in Franschhoek in the Western Cape. It honestly felt as if I had entered a different, perfect world.
On the way to Babylonstoren, our drive consisted of vast green lands, rustic villages and rolling mountains. This was just a warm-up to the beauty that awaited us...