The African Adventure

Published: November 27, 2017
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Sanam Saigol flies us all the way to Africa. From enjoying spectacular views, to spending time in the wilderness, she shares her life-changing trip

Experiences make you grow. They make you the best you will ever be. I have spent the last two months travelling and exercising my inner adventurer. The itch in me this year managed the extreme north of Pakistan all the way down to the southern end of Africa. As all great journeys make you grow, my first time in Africa had more to offer than just the contentment of travelling. The energy, the vibes, spirit and air have occupied parts within me that made me trust this earth a little bit more. This world is a truly beautiful place and sometimes we don’t value it enough!

Here are some amazing experiences I had on this journey:

Johannesburg

Places to visit

• Melrose Arch

• Sandton

• Nelson Mandela Square

Must-try eateries

• Ocean Bucket

• The Big Mouth

• Ozzies Burger

• Micheal Angelo’s Café

Durban

Places to visit

• Districts of Kwazulu Natal

• Umhalanga

• North Beach

• Land of a Thousand Hills

• Phezulu Safari

• Nelson Mandela capture site

(north of Durban between Pietermaritzburg and Howick)

Must-try eateries

• Surf Riders Food Shack

• Four 15 Burrito District

• Lupa Osteria

• 1904 American Bistro

• Steampunk Coffee

Capetown

Places to visit

• Table Mountain: One of the Seven Wonders of the World

• Chapmans Peak and the 12 Apostles: Viewpoints of the ocean and seven peaks of Table Mountain

• Boulders colony: Home of the African penguin

• Cape Point: The most south-western point of the African continent

• Babylonstoren & The Delair Graff Estate: Jewels of the cape wine lands

• Franchoek: The most amazing wine lands in the middle of valleys of the Western Cape

• Stellenbosch: The most amazing towns of the western cape

• Bo Kaap: The cultural heritage gateway or the Malay quarter

Must-try eateries

• Belthazar on the V & A waterfront

• Oppi Dorpe in Stellenbosch

• Babylon Storen Farm Dining

• The Old Biscuit Mill (only on Saturdays)

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