Of Bushman and Buchu

* Originally appearing here on Traveller24 Beauty Beginnings This is a beauty treatment that goes way back – almost 10 000 years to be exact. As part of marriage preparation, women from South Africa’s Khoi San would lather the bride to be in a mixture made from the herb Buchu, and Eland fat. Centuries before…

How I Became A Travel Writer

A fireman. That’s right folks. Although I have no recollection of this, according to my mother that’s what I wanted to be when I grew up. A few years later, I enjoy making a fire on a winter’s evening, but I definitely do not want a vocation in putting them out! What I do remember,…

Time to Sneak into Summer

Summer is slowly sneaking in, which means it’s time to make sure I have the right pair of sneakers. I was massively impressed with Superbalist’s 632 offerings, including of course, all the legendary Nike Sneakers and Adidas Originals Sneakers.  Jared’s Top 5 1. Adidas NMD_R2 Primeknit Nike brought out their Roshe range in 2012 which were an…

South African Heritage Road Trip

Anyone who knows me, will hopefully testify to how much I love South Africa – and more importantly sharing her with others. This was part of the reason for me developing and growing my social media presence, but also why I got my certification as a tour guide. As part of my training, we learned…

Men’s Lifesyle Series 4: Meet the Stylist

Welcome to the final in my four-part Men’s Lifestyle series, where each week I’ll be introducing you to an individual that I believe every gent should have in their life at some point. Each will offer unique advice and tips in their area of expertise. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Meet the…

5 New Sensory Experiences in Cape Town

Whether you’re a proud local or excited visitor to Cape Town, the Mother City constantly has something new and wonderful to offer you. Here are five new experiences guaranteed to satisfy your senses! Some were new to me, and I’m sure some will be new for you! 1. Touch – Lindt Chocolate Class More than…

Men’s Lifestyle Series 3: Meet the Personal Trainer

Welcome to my four-part Men’s Lifestyle series, where each week I’ll be introducing you to an individual that I believe every gent should have in their life. Each will offer unique advice and tips in their area of expertise. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Meet the Personal Trainer While I may be…

Men’s Lifestyle Series 2: Meet the Skin Coach

Welcome to my four-part Men’s Lifestyle series, where each week I’ll be introducing you to an individual that I believe every gent should have in their life. Each will offer unique advice and tips in their area of expertise. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Meet the Skin Coach Since leaving school and…

Men’s Lifestyle Series 1 – Meet the Barber

Welcome to my four-part Men’s Lifestyle Series, where each week I’ll be introducing you to an individual that I believe every gent should have in their life. Each will offer unique advice and tips in their area of expertise. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Part 1: Meet the Barber I believe…

Taste the Lifestyle – Robertson Wine Valley

When traveling from Cape Town eastwards along the coast, Route 62 is an alternative to the N2, and invites travellers to discover a string of charming villages and towns along the way. Visiting each of these country getaways has been on the top of my bucket-list and next in line was the area falling under…

The Gondwana Game Reserve Love Story

While the story of Gondwanaland may have centered around the dramatic movements of tectonic plates, the story of Gondwana Game Reserve is a lot more intimate and enchanting. Owner, Mark, met his American wife, Wendy, whilst she was a guest on one of his game drives. At that stage he was the head ranger of…

Secret Season at Grootbos

When winter grabs us with her cold and wet grasp, the usual temptation is to hide away indoors and not leave the safety of Cape Town. I learnt recently that there are a couple good reasons to brave Sir Lowry’s Pass into the lands-beyond; most of them are found in a unique lodge just two…