5 Totally Unique DIY Gifts for Her

DIY GIfts for Her

Finding proper gifts in a small town, is like finding a needle in a haystack.  I don’t have the luxury of a mall or craft market to source a unique and timeless item that will woo the birthday girl. No, I need to think out of the box and get really creative if I want to give her a half decent present. So I have compiled a list of gift ideas that are easy to source, won’t break the bank and are totally unique.

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What to Pack: Summer Camping Safari

We are off on another adventure and this time it is a 5 day camping safari in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

We haven’t been to the park since last winter, and packing for a safari in winter and packing for a safari in summer will deliver two different suitcases. If you want see what to pack for winter safari, read my post here.

It’s in the midst of summer now, and summer months in the Kalahari delivers a dry heat with temperatures reaching up to 40 degree Celsius during the day with the occasional thunder shower in the late afternoon. If you are camping, there is no hiding from both so it’s best you are well prepared.

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5 things to do in Hogsback

Hogsback, a small village situated on the top of the Amathole mountains in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, is often claimed to be the inspiration behind J.R.R Tolkiens Lord of the Rings.

Driving up the narrow road into this mystical village it feels like you are transported into Middle Earth.

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My 5 Favourite Tented Camps in Southern Africa

tented camps

Not all of us are true campers at heart, which is probably why the “glamping” trend has made such a big impact on the travel industry over the past few years.  All over Africa, tented camps have popped up to satisfy this demand. Tented camps serve as the perfect solution for travelers who want to get close to nature but not give up the basic comforts.  You get a comfy bed and bedding without having to pitch the tent yourself.

The options range from basic to very luxurious, it’s up to you to decide how fancy you want to go and how much you are willing to spend.

Here are my favorite tented camps I have visited in Southern Africa:

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Free Printable Easter Basket Tags

Free Printable Easter Basket Tags

I cannot believe it is almost Easter, 32 days to be exact! For those living in the Northern Hemisphere , you’re all getting ready for wonderful Spring whereas us in Southern Hemisphere are bracing ourselves for the gloomy Winter which lies ahead.

Not only that, but life is always hectic this time of year. Our December holiday tan is long gone, everybody is chasing Q1 targets, and schools are breaking up at the end of the month.  Already?  Easter break couldn’t come any sooner.  So, to make your lives easier you can download these free printable tags to add a personal touch to your Easter baskets and gifts.

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