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10 travel Instagrammers to follow for inspiration

South Africa has it all. Majestic mountains, beaches and deserts. Vibrant cities and quaint small towns. Incredible safaris, world-famous hiking trails, ancient forests, glorious waterfalls, gorges, caves and a thousand other places that will make you instantly want to pack up your bags for an adventure!

To help fuel your wanderlust we decided to share the travellers accounts we follow on Instagram for some inspiration. Here’s our list of 10 local Instagrammers to follow.

Heather Mason, aka 2Summers is an American blogger and photographer who has been living in and writing about Joburg for more than a decade. We love following her adventures as she goes on the road where she has a thing for finding quirky attractions off the beaten path, whether in Joburg or across the country. Follow 2summers here.  

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Black Tony Stark

Award-winning travel filmmaker Black Tony Stark, aka Neo Mokuene, is an African travel youtuber whose videos are an enticing snapshot of contemporary African travel. Putting young black travelers front and centre of the African travel experience, through his video and imagery he celebrates the burgeoning  #blacktravelmovement , celebrating South Africa and Africa’s incredible destinations to new audiences. Follow Black Tony Stark here.

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Cabin Seekers

Former air stewardesses Tanja and Anna travel across South Africa in search of the nation’s most beautiful and unique cabins. After years spent sleeping off jetlag at international city hotels, the duo now love nothing more than seeking out remote farmhouses and picturesque cabins to enjoy some slow South African travel. Follow Cabin Seekers here.

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A former chemical engineer turned full-time traveler, Farirai Sanyika, aka Gophari, left her career working in the small industrial town of Secunda to chase her dreams of travelling across South Africa and sharing a love of travel with the world. Now a certified South African travel specialist, she offers coaching on everything you need to plan the perfect trip, and organises group trips to African destinations for solo female travelers. Follow Gophari here.

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I Love Nelz

Nelly Zwane has a serious passion for travel and has made it her mission to visit all corners of South Africa. Hiking, camping, diving, horse riding and anything else to do with the outdoors, Nelz is a traveller with a love of the outdoors and she always finds new outdoor adventures to try out. Follow I Love Nelz here.

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In Africa and Be yond

A safari addict, Sara Essop is a South African blogger and freelance travel journalist always on the look out for wildlife. Her Instagram feed and her packed travel blog cover both local and international travel destinations, and she has a wealth of suggestions on where to stay in both famous and lesser-known South African safari destinations. Follow In Africa and Beyond here .

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Based in Cape Town, Jared Ruttenberg is a travel journalist and photographer whose Instagram feed is a luscious display of the most gorgeous hotel views, captivating sunsets and the best wines to enjoy them with. Jared also shoots travel photography for luxury hotels and lodges, while taking his followers to the places he visits by curating bespoke tailormade experiences. Follow JaredinCPT here.

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Melanie van Zyl

A regular contributor to leading South African travel magazine Getaway and to Lonely Planet, Melanie van Zyl is a freelance photojournalist with a soft spot for responsible travel and sharing awareness about environment sustainably in travel.  Her images beautifully capture South Africa’s huge skies and special light qualities, and if you love wildlife adventures you’ll find plenty of inspiration. Follow Melanie van Zyl here.

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A local travel influencing powerhouse, 27-year old Senzelwe Mthembu travels across South Africa and the continent, encouraging fellow young Africans to travel and explore more. Together with her sister Thobi Rose (another Insta traveller of note) she also founded the Lived Experience Travel, organising group travel trips around Africa, while also working part-time as a researcher at the University of Johannesburg. If you enjoy Instagram stories, you’ll love Senz M’s regular IG story discussions about the joys, challenges, myths and realities of African youth travel. Follow Senz M here.

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Tebogo Pin Pin

Tebogo Pin Pin is a Cape Town-based travel writer and digital marketer who runs the Western Cape Travel Experiences blog. From tours and experience reviews, to guesthouse recommendations, local holiday itineraries and tips on lesser-known destinations in the Western Cape, his Instagram feed is packed with ideas on places to explore and plan a holiday around in the Western Cape. Follow Tebogo Pin Pin here.

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  “It’s not risking your life that makes it an adventure, It’s risking your comfortable, preconceived ideas about life. The essence of adventure is to stretch yourself. Maybe just a little bit. Maybe a lot. To go further, faster, higher, longer, deeper or wider than you ever thought you could. To see the world from a different perspective.”

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We are Vaughan and Lauren Manuel McShane, husband and wife travel bloggers from Cape Town, South Africa! Traipsing around the globe, our goal is to inspire as many people as possible to leave their homes (if only for a wee-little while) to explore the other corners of this beautiful blue planet.

We also, and this mostly it, want everyone to give themselves the chance to experience the feeling of setting foot on foreign soil, in a land where things don’t work like they do back home and that are altogether quite strange but lovely at the same time.

And, hopefully, in the process eliminate a great many of the prejudices, misconceptions and closed-mindedness that us humans seem so willing to wear.

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We share and showcase our adventures through video, travel tales, photography and social media. The Travel Manuel.com also provides helpful tips for newbie traveller’s and hardcore trekkers alike as well as guidelines for expats in living in Asia. We can usually be found near the ocean, behind a lens, seeking out good coffee or frantically searching for wifi.

BRAG: We were honored to be named by Flipkey ( TripAdvisor) as one of “Top 25 Couple Travel Blogs to follow in 2014” as well as being selected as category winners at the first African Blogger Awards this year! 🙂 

Lauren was one of the first ever independent South African Travel Bloggers and started her original blog way back in 2008 before many (in South Africa) had even heard of blogging. Back then I was writing for a small newspaper in Jeffrey’s Bay and we had just started dating. She was halfway around the planet in Hawaii at the time so technically our lives together started “on the road.”

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“It all started with my first overseas first trip to Buenos Aires where I fell head of heels in love with travel, tango and South America. I never imagined that any other country could be as sweet, but snorkeling in Thailand, surfing in Rio de Janeiro, witnessing a wedding in Sydney and living in Hawaii taught me otherwise.

Whilst teaching English in Seoul and dancing in the Greek slums were incredible experiences, I love exploring my own country, South Africa. There is still so much to see of it; dry “dorps”, rustic seaside towns, untouched coastline and safari bushveld, they are all just so unique and so beautiful.”

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An endless journey…

Two weeks after getting married, we packed our bags and went on a mission to live and work around the world. We started by living on the tropical island of Koh Samui in Thailand for a year, spent time travelling around Taiwan and the Philippines and are now based in Malaysia where we both work full time as well as travel every opportunity we can.

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We’ve been featured in international and local print publications such as the in-flight magazines of Mango Juice ( Mango Airlines), Sawubona , ( South African Airways) and Grazia .

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I once heard that travel is the only thing you can buy that will make you richer. Of this I have no doubt.

So journey with us as we traipse around the world to free the nomads inside of yourselves, to search for the unknown, the exhilarating and the adventure. We are available for hire as Travel/lifestyle writers and photographers.

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South Africa’s top 6 travel bloggers

South Africa has a fast-growing travel blogging community, with inspiring blogs dedicated to everything from camping and long overland adventures to music festivals and weekends away being posted every day.

We’ve picked six of our favourite South African travel bloggers who cover both travel in South Africa and around the rest of Africa, and constantly inspire us to get out there and explore!

Meruschka Govender – Mzansi Girl

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Meruschka Govender is a Joburg-based African travel activist and blogger whose passion is encouraging people to explore Africa, a place of thousands of different languages, cultures and customs. She’s been working in tourism for almost 10 years, and started her blog to show people how much diversity Africa has to offer in terms of amazing travel experiences, many of which you can read about on her fun and adventure-filled blog, from attending music festivals to road tripping South Africa.

Her favourite backpackers in Africa is Bulungula Lodge on the Wild Coast: “It’s just so peaceful out there – no cellphone signal or Internet – just green hills, huts, cows, dolphins and the crashing wild waves. The lodge is a case study in how to do sustainable tourism right: most of the money you spend stays in the community.”

Dawn Jorgensen – The Incidental Tourist

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After selling her bespoke tour operating company, Dawn Jorgensen started to miss travel and realised that she had too many amazing experiences not to share them with the world. She started her blog, the Incidental Tourist, to keep travel alive for her. Her blog is personal and engaging – you really get a sense of the person behind the journeys to places such Madagascar and Benin.

Dawn says she’s “very much a child of Africa, never happier than with dust under my feet and the pace of a vibrant African city for company.” She loves “Africa’s diversity, bright colours and intense smells, the people and their rich traditions, the vulnerability of the land, open plains and magnificent wildlife.” Her top African bucket list adventures include tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda, doing an overland safari by motorbike in Uganda and exploring coastal Mozambique.

Anton Crone – Bright Continent

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A few years ago Anton Crone decided to give up a career in the advertising industry to become a travel writer and hasn’t looked back. Since then he’s travelled extensively around Africa overland and shares his travels and amazing photography on his wonderful blog, Bright Continent. He decided to start blogging to change people’s perceptions of Africa and to encourage people to travel more of Africa.

Anton says “it’s more challenging to travel in Africa but that makes it more rewarding.” A big advocate for overland travel, he says “flying takes you to dots on a map. You don’t see or experience what’s on the periphery. Travelling overland means you connect the dots and the culture, landscape and your own attitude evolves as you travel further. His greatest African adventure to date was travelling from Cape Town to Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania and back with a friend in a tiny smart car.

Roxanne Reid 

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She’s “happiest in the middle of nowhere, meeting the locals, trying something new, or simply watching the grass grow, while her favourite place in Africa is the Kalahari, for “its animals, scenery, thunderstorms, red dunes, starry skies and people”.

Ishay Govender-Ypma – Food and the Fabulous

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Food and travel writer and blogger Ishay Govender-Ypma has the tastiest blog on this list – Food and the Fabulous – which is filled with her delicious recipes and stories of her foodie travels around South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world. Her top foodie spots in Africa are South Africa, for “the incredibly diversity of cuisine and experience” and Morocco, where “the Middle East meets Africa in a fragrant medley of spices, slow-cooked dishes and pastries.

Scott Ramsay – Year in the Wild

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Writer and photographer Scott Ramsay felt too far away from the bush working in an office in Joburg, so he quit his job to travel the wilds of southern Africa instead. He’s now spent over two years on the road, visiting more than 50 parks and reserves in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana and sharing his inspiring experiences on his blog, along with his gorgeous photos. He cites the Richtersveld National Park, on the border of southern Namibia, as his favourite wilderness area in South Africa, for the “desert mountains, the booming silence, the blazing stars, the godly aura and the sense of freedom”, while hiking the Imfolozi Wilderness Trail in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal was one of the wildest things he’s ever done.

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10 South African Travel Bloggers You Should Follow Now!

  • July 21, 2023

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10 South African Travel Bloggers You Should Follow Now!

South African travel bloggers are a passionate group of individuals who love sharing their experiences of travelling in the country. Whether it’s travelling the spectacular Cape Town region, exploring the beautiful wine country of the Western Cape or taking to the trails in the Kruger National Park – these bloggers will take you on a journey that you’ll never forget.

South African travel bloggers are a great source of information for anyone looking to plan a trip to the country. Not only do they have experience travelling all over the country, but they’re also experts on the local food and culture. If you’re looking for some insider tips on what to see and do when travelling to South Africa , then you need to check out the blogs of these travellers.

If you’re planning a trip to South Africa soon, be sure to check out the blogs of these travellers. They’ll give you all the insider tips you need to make the most of your trip, and you’ll be sure to have a great time in the country.

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South African Travel Bloggers

South African travel bloggers are a great source of information and inspiration for anyone looking to explore the country. With the help of their informative and often humorous posts, readers can discover all the wonders that South Africa has to offer. From the beautiful wildlife and breathtaking landscapes to the vibrant culture and diverse cuisine, South African travel bloggers provide readers with in-depth insights into the country’s many attractions. Through their posts, readers can learn about the best places to visit, the best way to get around, and the best activities to experience. South African travel bloggers are also a great source of inspiration and motivation, encouraging readers to get out and explore the country’s various attractions. With their help, readers can discover all the amazing experiences that await them in South Africa .

South African Travel Bloggers to Follow

The world of travel blogging is an ever-evolving landscape, full of vibrant and diverse perspectives. South Africa is a particularly exciting place to explore, with its stunning natural beauty and fascinating history. If you’re looking to get some inspiration for your next trip to the Rainbow Nation, here are some of the best South African travel bloggers to follow.

One of the most popular South African travel bloggers is Unraveling the World. Founded by Lauren, this blog offers a unique insight into the country, with travel tips, ideas for unique experiences, and breathtaking photos. From safaris and local markets to hikes and cultural events , there’s something for everyone.

The World of Wanderlust is another great South African travel blog, written by the intrepid duo of Chantal and Nico. The blog is a vibrant mix of photography , stories, and helpful advice, covering everything from the best places to stay to must-visit attractions.

If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience, then you’ll want to check out The Road Less Travelled. Founded by two friends, this blog is a treasure trove of deep-dive stories and stunning photos from South Africa , Namibia, and Botswana.

For all things food and culture, The South African Foodie is the perfect blog to follow. Run by experienced food bloggers, this blog is full of reviews, recipes, and stories from all over the country. You’ll find plenty of interesting insights into the local cuisine and culture.

Finally, for those looking for an outdoor adventure, there’s Hike Cape Town . Founded by experienced hikers, this blog is dedicated to exploring the diverse and stunning landscapes of South Africa . You’ll find amazing photos, detailed guides, and stories from some of the most remote parts of the country.

Whether you’re looking for tips on where to stay, ideas for unique experiences, or just some inspiration for your next trip, these South African travel bloggers will help you make the most of your time in the Rainbow Nation .

Best South African Destinations for Travelers

10 South African Travel Bloggers You Should Follow Now!

The African continent is as vast and diverse as its people, cultures, and landscapes. South Africa , in particular, offers a wide range of stunning attractions and exciting experiences for travelers of all ages. From the vibrant city of Cape Town to the wildlife safaris of Kruger National Park, South Africa has something to offer everyone. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, here are some of the best South African destinations for travelers.

Cape Town is a must-visit destination in South Africa and has something for everyone. The city is filled with stunning architecture, lush green spaces, and beautiful beaches. Take a cable car up Table Mountain for incredible views of the city and Table Bay, or take a stroll along the V&A Waterfront for a unique shopping experience. You can also explore the vibrant culture of the city by visiting the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood or taking a tour of the District Six Museum.

Kruger National Park is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream. This vast reserve is home to an incredible array of wildlife, including lions, leopards, elephants, and rhinos. Take a game drive to spot the Big Five, or explore the park on a guided walking safari. For a unique experience, book a night drive to observe nocturnal animals.

The Garden Route is one of the most popular destinations in South Africa . This scenic route stretches along the south-western coast of the country and offers a variety of attractions. Stop off in the quaint coastal town of Mossel Bay, or explore ancient forests and beautiful beaches in the Tsitsikamma National Park.

The Drakensberg Mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop to the small town of Clarens. The town is known for its vibrant art galleries and craft markets, and hiking trails in the surrounding mountains. Clarens is also the gateway to Golden Gate National Park, where you can explore towering sandstone cliffs and visit the nearby dinosaur footprints.

South Africa is home to some of the most unique and exciting experiences in the world. Whether you’re seeking adventure, culture, or relaxation, the country has something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your South African getaway today !

Tips from South African Travel Bloggers

Traveling to South Africa is an exciting and rewarding experience. From the vibrant cities to the stunning wildlife and breathtaking landscapes, there’s something for everyone. To make the most of your South African adventure , it’s always a good idea to take advice from South African travel bloggers. With their experience and knowledge, they can provide invaluable tips on how to make your trip go smoothly.

One of the most useful pieces of advice comes from South African travel blogger, Chantelle Henry. She recommends that tourists should always stay in the heart of the city and plan their activities around the areas they stay in. This way, they can get the full experience of the city they’re visiting. She also suggests that tourists should avoid taking the bus or train to get around, as it can be unreliable and uncomfortable.

Jacques Visser, another South African travel blogger, recommends that travelers should always have a plan for their trip. He suggests that tourists should make a list of the places they want to visit, as well as what activities they want to do. This ensures that they don’t miss out on anything. He also advises tourists not to try and do too much in one day, as it can be overwhelming and exhausting.

Finally, South African travel blogger, Lize-Mari Venter, recommends that tourists should always be aware of their surroundings. She suggests that travelers should keep their belongings close to them at all times, as well as being mindful of their personal safety. She also recommends that tourists should always stay hydrated and be aware of the weather, so they can dress appropriately.

By following these tips from South African travel bloggers, you can ensure that your trip to South Africa is an enjoyable and safe one. They are experienced travelers and know what it takes to make the most of your time in the country. So, make sure to keep their advice in mind when planning your next trip.

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There are many travel bloggers in South Africa , but not all of them are created equal. Some are better than others at providing useful information and interesting stories about their travels.

If you’re looking for a good South African travel blog to follow, then you should definitely check out a few of the ones mentioned above. You’re sure to find plenty of useful information and inspiring stories about travel in South Africa .

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Austin Finnan is a blogger, traveler, and author of articles on the website aswica.co.za. He is known for his travels and adventures, which he shares with his readers on his blog. Finnan has always been passionate about exploring new places, which is reflected in his articles and photographs. He is also the author of several books about travel and adventure, which have received positive reviews from critics and readers.

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Top 10 South African Travel Blogs To Follow

With a huge number of South African travel blogs to explore, it can be hard to know where to start. This diverse African country is famous for its spectacular landscapes, unique cities, small towns , coastal havens, amazing people, rich culture and endless sights. Local blogs help to share the magic through stories, tips and images.

Top 10 South African Travel Blogs To Follow

Wondering which South African travel blogs to start following? Keep reading to get our expert tips on which blogs to start following to learn more about South Africa.

In Search of the Best South African Travel Blogs

Some of our top recommendations for inspiring South African travel blogs include the following, in no particular order…

1/ Guy With Camera

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Andrew Brauteseth is a talented photographer that sees the world through new and varied perspectives. His travel blog, Guy With Camera, captures a wide range of moments, with a number of interesting subjects and backstories also provided on his journeys within South Africa. 

2/ Mzansi Girl

www.mzansigirl.com

Meruschka Govender is a self-proclaimed African travel activist and ambassador of Mzansi culture. With a large Twitter following, this proudly South African blog is an inspiring read, focusing on the importance of her experiences. Highlights include road trips in the Cape, descriptions of festivals and events in South Africa, and posts about the country’s heritage.

3/ Safarious

www.safarious.com/

Anton Crone (formerly Bright Continent) heads up Safarious – an African travel magazine and community. This is where you can learn more about wilderness travel, through a wide variety of insightful articles and travel guides. With a growing community and no ads, this digital magazine is a must for anyone who has ever wanted to explore Africa.

4/ The Incidental Tourist

http://theincidentaltourist.com/

A humble nature-lover at heart, Dawn Jorgensen’s blog focuses on sustainable travel within South Africa and beyond. Her amazing images along with her beautiful writing helps to showcase South Africa and its many experiences.  You will always find interesting stories to read on her blog, The Incidental Tourist.

5/ Sarah Duff

www.sarahduff.com

Sarah Duff is a freelance travel writer, photographer and digital strategist located in Cape Town. As the former Getaway Magazine for five years, she has plenty of insight into the travel industry at large. She also has some incredible photos showing her journeys across the country and beyond.

6/ Getaway Blog

www.getaway.co.za/blog/

The Getaway blog offers a wide range of travel blogs relating to SA and beyond. A number of individual writers provide content for the blog. Although South Africa is not its only focus, a number of the blog articles are focused on local travel experiences, offering plenty of inspiration.

7/ Roxanne Reid 

www.roxannereid.co.za/blog

Roxanne Reid is a travel writer and blogger with a passion for Africa and its wildlife, people, heritage, conservation, and landscapes. Her writing aims to inspire others to feel the love that she has for Africa. Adventures she covers range from beach hopping in Mozambique to walking through the Kalahari with a San tracker, and camping in the Richtersveld National Park.

8/ Food and the Fabulous

www.foodandthefabulous.com

For travel content with a foodie twist, blogger Ishay Govender-Ypma offers plenty of inspiration. Food and the Fabulous focuses on delicious recipes and stories Ishay’s travels around South Africa, Africa and the world in general. Her top foodie spots in Africa include South Africa, for “the incredibly diversity of cuisine and experience”.

9/ Year in the Wild

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Writer and photographer Scott Ramsay quit his job in Joburg, South Africa to travel Southern Africa. Spending a number of years on the road, he has been to over 50 parks and reserves in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. This blog is sure to appeal to anyone with a love for South African wildlife.

10/ ComeToCapeTown.com

Finally, we have our very own Cape Town travel blog . Although our focus lies on the amazing city of Cape Town, we work hard to offer our readers a diverse range of things to see, do and experience. As passionate locals ourselves, we have a deep love for Cape Town and South Africa. 

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Meet South African Vloggers , Thalia and John

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I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section earlier to give my readers and other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I would like to introduce you to Thalia and John, a Vlogging couple based in Kleinmond, near Cape Town. They are the first South African vloggers on my series and they vlog about their travels at Thalia and John .

I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales” , fill in the quick questionnaire, email it to me with your blog links and you can also be featured

Read about South African Vloggers, Thalia and John’s travels here,

1. Tell us a bit about yourself

We are Thalia and John, a Youtube Vlogging couple from Kleinmond, just outside Cape Town. We have been together for 3 years, and are about to get married. We both have a passion for music (John has had his own DJ’ing company for over 21 years, and Thalia is a double qualified sound engineer, and has worked with John for 3 years as a DJ), travelling, vlogging, and cats. We are also an age gap couple, John being 42 and Thalia being 26.

2. What is your earliest travel memory?

John’s family had a holiday home in Hermanus, where he spent his summer holidays every year. He would enjoy time body boarding, playing cricket and tennis, whale watching, and soaking in the relaxing atmosphere. Thalia comes from a family that did a great deal of travelling. Her first holiday was a camping trip when she was 6 weeks old (brave parents!). The first trip she remembers is going to Zimbabwe (where her parents are from) and spending time swimming and playing with her cousins, and enjoying time with her grandparents.

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3. Where was your last holiday?

We went to East London for 4 days (Thalia is from there - it was John’s first time). See their  East London Holiday Vlog  here.

4. What was the best thing you did there?

We had a great time exploring the museum, playing putt-putt, and drinking popular “Friesland” milkshakes. But the best thing was being able to show John around the place that Thalia grew up in.

5. What was your best holiday ever? Why?

Our favourite holiday so far has been a visit to Hermanus in 2014, which was what made us decide to move from the big city ( Cape Town), and live in the calmer, more serene Overberg.

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6. What is your favourite travel destination?

We are big fans of camping, and recently went on a trip to Dibiki Holiday Resort in Mossel Bay , which was wonderful!! Their facilities are top notch and we had a whale of a time.

7. What must one do there?

We really enjoyed visiting the Bartholomew Dias Museum, followed by fish and chips at the Red Bus in the Harbour.

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8. Who is your favourite travel companion/s?

Of course one another! It is a difficult thing to find a great travelling companion, and we are very lucky to have that in one another!

9. Name one item you must have when travelling.

Our Vlogging cameras are a must.

10. Your best travel advice?

Just relax, you don’t have to see it all, just enjoy the steps you wander 

11. The one place you want to visit before you die?

We would love to travel to North America , and do a Motor Home trip from East to West Coast.

12. How can people connect with you? 

Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLGUGhISELhpMRSy1-MVoOg Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ThaliaAndJohn Twitter - https://twitter.com/Thalia_and_John

Thank you, Thalia and John , for sharing your travels with us! I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales” , fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.

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5 South African Travel Bloggers You Should Follow

by Henri Steenkamp | Nov 10, 2016 | South Africa , Travel

5 South African Travel Bloggers You Should Follow

I’ve searched high and low to find great resources for South African travel. By far, the best way to properly explore South Africa is through the eyes and ears of a South African. These five award-winning, native bloggers will have something for everyone’s tastes. From family-oriented nature protectors to jet-setting adventurers, this diverse set of writers will pique the interest of anyone.  

Lauren Manuel, The Travel Manual

Husband and wife Vaughan and Lauren share their adventures through video, stories, and breathtaking photography – their photos are extremely Instagram-worthy for their 16,700 followers! Their Pinterest account is also something to rave about because it’s so organized and easy to use for someone who’s planning a trip.

Originally from Cape Town, this couple travels the world but never forgets about their roots in South Africa, where Lauren was recently featured on the Expresso Morning Show with Katlego Maboe. Travel Manual is a 2015 and 2016 African Blogger Awards Winner and was featured on Smile 90.4, Power 98.7, BBC Travel, and in-flight magazines Mango Juice and Sawubona.

Andrew Brauteseth, Guy With Camera

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Hence the name, Andrew is a guy with a camera. He enjoys writing as well and documents his travels, city experiences and work through his blog and video reel. “10 Reasons Why Cape Town is the Best City in The World” is possibly the highlight of his blog. Not only did he write the article, but he packaged it into an easily-digestible video — all of which he shot and edited himself.   

Although he enjoys writing, it’s the photos that set Andrew apart from other travel bloggers who usually post exotic pictures filled with energy and color. Andrew’s black and white images are mysterious, but showcases the detail of scenery and emotion in Cape Town.

Travelstart Blog

Founded by Stephen Ekbergh , the Travelstart Blog lets you get two tasks accomplished at once – read about what Africa has to offer AND book travel plans! Flights, hotel rooms and rental vehicles can all be booked and paid for with help from a travel agent at Travelstart.   

The company is based in Cape Town with additional agencies in Lagos , Cairo and Dar es Salaam , as well as countries in Europe and Asia. Each agency has its own blog with suggested places to visit and travel advice, so it can easily be personalized to fit your travel desires. If you’re looking for a place to simplify your travel and tourism plans, Travelstart Blog is a one-stop-shop for your travel needs.

The Getaway Travel Blog

This blog, headed by Sonya Schoeman , is composed of a full-fledged team similar to a magazine. With both print and digital formats, Getaway has become a highly regarded source of all things travel-related in Southern Africa. In addition to written content – which ranges from recipes to places to visit — they provide giveaways, special offers, travel and booking plans, events listings and outdoor gear reviews. The Getaway Travel Blog is the place to go for the active outdoorsman.

de Wets Wild

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The family behind de Wets Wild .

Primarily nature-based, this blog is run by a family that enjoys protecting and showcasing the diverse natural heritage of South Africa. From the smallest nature reserves to the biggest national parks, readers can get the inside scoop on must-see wildlife and nature trails. The blog is run by husband and wife Dries and Marilize, along with their son Joubert, and is a runner up of the 2015 South African Blog Awards.

For additional South African bloggers, check out the winner’s list for the 2016 South African Blog Awards here .

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From Cape Town to Stellenbosch and Durban to Kruger National Park, these are the best holiday destinations in South Africa. 

South Africa has been on my dream destination list for a long time now. From the country’s amazing wildlife (big five, whales and more) to the wine regions, the beautiful scenery and the food, there are plenty of reasons South Africa is a popular holiday destination.

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I’ve wanted to pop a South Africa blog together for a while, as I’ve had so many messages from you guys asking if I have any posts or tips on places to visit.

So I decided the best thing to do was to hand over to some of my blogger pals to recommend the highlights from their adventures in SA. So without further ado, here are the best holiday destinations in South Africa, by those who REALLY know!

Stellenbosch

Lucy from On The Luce absolutely loved Stellenbosch, South Africa. Here’s why she thought it was so special…

South Africa’s Stellenbosch is heaven for wine lovers. Valleys full of vineyards surround the town, and along with neighbouring wine regions Franschhoek and Paarl, it’s home to hundreds of wineries. Stellenbosch is most famous for its Pinotage reds and Chenin Blanc whites, but there’s a whole range of different grapes and wine styles, including some tasty sparkling wines that give Champagne a run for its money at half the price!

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Sharing my life adventure with you Lifestyle | Travel | Food | Plus+ Go to > www.fehmz.com JHB, ZA 🇿🇦 #southafrica @halaalgoodsmarket @fehmzmocktails

Most used hashtags: #fehmzsavoury, #cooking, #fehmzsweet, #fehmz

millymashile

@millymashile

God Mom to @kamogelo.karollo & @kganya_mashile Twin to @innosadiki MC Tv Presenter Content Creator Actor Travel Degree&Honours YouTuber

Most used hashtags: #style, #fashion, #photoshoot, #beauty

chubby_oddly

@chubby_oddly

Style • Travel • African Aesthetics . London • Lagos

Most used hashtags: #theblacktravelclub, #ankaraaddict, #blacktravelfeed, #ankarastylesafrica

themarriedwanderers

@themarriedwanderers

South African #TravelCouple ☼ Join our pursuit to wander ☽ and find unique couple destinations ☞︎ [email protected] _ Our travel features ☟︎

Most used hashtags: #safari, #krugernationalpark, #secondtrimester, #couplegoals

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Miami🏝TV Host🎤Food & Travel Critic🍴✈️ Nicaraguan 🇳🇮 German 🇩🇪 African American 🇺🇸Meme Addict 😆 Dog Lover 🐾 Old Fashion with a Modern Twist

Most used hashtags: #miami, #heels, #travel, #wanderlust

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@ashley_rothman

✈️ travel addict 🌱 adventure lover 🍉 health + fitness enthusiast I want to make memories all over the world 🌍

Most used hashtags: #peaches, #happysunday, #hellosummer, #summer2020

karlobaker

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🔥Chat @ CAMEO👇 📕 Men's Lifestyle, Fashion & Travel Blog 💻 Entrepreneur|PublicSpeaker|Advocate 🗣 Face of #Nero in #devilmaycry5 ✝️ Christian 📍Cape Town

Most used hashtags: #truewisdom, #behindthescenes, #nofilter, #pain

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🎻 Electric Violinist 🎻 Turisas ✈️ World Traveler 🇿🇲 Proudly Zambian 🎧 Check out my DJ/Violin act @deville_live 🇿🇦 Cape Town based

Most used hashtags: #electricviolin, #caitlindeville, #zambia, #capeofgoodhope

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🤓 Influencer Relations Director 🇿🇦 South African 📷 Travel Blogger & Photographer 🏠 Cape Town/Nairobi 👩🏼‍💻Travel inspo & more:

Most used hashtags: #nyatisafarilodge, #safari, #capetown, #capeviewclifton

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15 Best Travel Vloggers on YouTube to Follow

Written By: Christine Ka'aloa

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Updated On: June 3, 2023

Living your passion for travel is one thing, but filming yourself doing it daily to weekly for binge watching audiences on YouTube is another! Yet, the list of travel vloggers on YouTube grows as storytelling techniques of its creators evolve to keep you tuned in.

From storytelling editing, daily vlogging, cinematic flair, sexy drone shots, and 360 viewing, these travel YouTubers are committed to pumping out travel inspiration on a regularly programmed basis.

Enjoy this list of inspiring Youtube channels to find great travel content and travel experiences.

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Best Travel Vloggers

Christine chose some great travel vlogs and we don’t want to mess with her, list, but when you are done here, check out some other amazing travel YouTubers! These travel personalities are not only travel hosts, they are their own travel show! We made our own list of best travel vloggers too !

1. Fun for Louis

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Louis Cole initially started out enthralling (and grossing out) viewers with his adventurous ability to eat every odd delicacy that was dead or alive.

Today, this U.K. travel vlogger has taken to daily vlogs of his life, inspiring viewers to live the adventure while travelling the world.

A well-loved travel vlog hero of YouTube, not only does he make binge-watching addictive, but he incorporates 360-degree video and has his fans introduce his videos.

Schedule : Daily

2. Mr Ben Brown

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Mr. Ben Brown is mostly known as a YouTube vlogger. But he travels a bit and his Visual Vibes series showcases some seriously stunning travel cinematography, which will leave you breathless.

An expert storyteller, his vlogs are partly filmed from his perspective, as if you’re inside his head.

Whether skiing, motorbiking or hiking, you’ll feel like you’re moving vicariously with him, as he traipses around the world to meet up with his posse of YouTuber friends.

Ben joined YouTube in 2006 definitely making him one of the older travel vloggers (at least by channel age) out there.

  • Devon Supertamp is very similar and we have him listed on our choices for best travel channels.

Schedule: Daily .

3. Vagabrothers

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The Vagabrothers are the wacky boys of the travel vlogging world.

As charismatic travel hosts revving you for the flight,  they offer a cultural soft side into the joys of travelling.

Their travel videos incorporate fun shooting styles, collaborations with other YouTubers, destination guides focused on culture, and lethal drone shots.

Schedule :  Tuesdays

4. Hey Nadine

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As the reigning top female travel vlogs on YouTube, Nadine Sykora knows what YouTube audiences want.

As Hey Nadine , she infuses her travel lifestyle channel with a creative flair of fashion, fun, food and entertainment.

From travel tips, to “ What I Eat in a Day in. ..” ,… to playful collaborations with other travel YouTubers, Nadine’s channel drums up an addiction to seeing just what new video she puts out next.

Schedule : Twice a week

5. Migrationology

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Would you travel for food? Favorite food vlogger and travel YouTuber Mark Weins does, and boy does he!

A travel and food blog, Migrationology has hit gastronomical stardom on YouTube, making Mark the number one ‘foodie guy’ to both, watch and read.

Mark is the ultimate digital nomad!

He shares his passion for travel by delivering each country through mouth-watering morsels.

You’ll find DIY city guides and of course, lots and lots of food videos!

Schedule: Sundays and Wednesdays.

6. Wolters World

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Mark of Woltersworld is my favorite ‘Loves & Hates Travel Guy’, sharing his unchained opinion on what travelers will love, hate and be shocked with about each city.

He tells it like it is and his honesty won’t take away your excitement in experiencing the place for yourself.

His videos are highly informative insights, which crack the travel code of each country.

Schedule: Wednesdays and Saturdays

7. Hopscotch the Globe

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Kristin Sarah merges her acting chops with her love for travel in Hopscotch the Globe .

She’s like that fun travel bestie who’s not afraid to be a little silly. Her channel incorporates vlogging with cultural parodies and travel inspired DIY recipes.

Today, she shares her channel spotlight with her husband Siya; together, these travel partners in crime hop around the globe, creating weekly entertainment.

They’ve also recently added a baby drone into their picture!

Schedule : Weekly

8. Psychotraveller

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If twenty-something backpacking is your thing, check out Psychotraveller .

Ally dishes backpacking travel tips, vlogs and travel budget information, all with a dose of humor.

Best of all, her favorite filming studio is often a hostel room!

Schedule: Weekly.

9. GRRRL TRAVELER

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Does traveling alone freak you out? Christine Kaaloa of GRRRL TRAVELER takes you inside the adventurous world of solo travel and shows you how she survives it.

Experiencing culture shock and filming it , isn’t easy, but Christine finds ways to turn her encounters of taxi scams, Asian squat toilets, airport layovers and getting sick abroad, into travel survival tips to walk away with !

A solo travel blogger, she films and blogs travel tips and city and food travel guides, while playing with video storytelling styles.

Schedule: Fridays or Saturdays.

10.  Sonia’s Travels

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Sonia is your female travel MacGyver. From how to pack your makeup to product reviews and how to score a deal on a hotel, she’s got slick tips to make you a savvy traveler.

Her tips are usually around 2-3 minutes, which make her videos perfect to watch with your morning coffee.

Until then, she has hundreds of travel tip videos to keep your travels well-groomed.

Schedule: On hiatus. Let’s hope she comes back.

11.  The Planet D

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Dave and Deb of The Planet D , not only live the dream of travel, but they also visit some of the most exotic places that most of us can only dream about!

This zany travel-adventure couple have blogged about adventure travel for the past 10 years, and now they’re on YouTube too, inspiring each other (and others) to take a passion for adventure to the next level. Making the list as one of the couple travel vloggers to watch.

From polar ice plunges in Antarctica to riding the fastest zipline or ballooning over the Masai Mara, their channel covers a bucket list of activities to try when you’re looking to leave your comfort zone.

Schedule: Saturdays.

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12.  gone with the wynns.

travel vloggers | gone with the wynns

Ever think of packing up your family life and hitting the road in an RV?

Nikki and Jason of Gone with the Wynns sold it all and packed it up to hit the highway.

From composting toilets to solar powering an RV (okay, not your everyday travel story), they’ve transformed the concept of an RV travel lifestyle for YouTube.

Their videos are well-shot and occasionally, filmed like a sexy commercial (okay, not your every day RV travel video).

Recently, they’ve made a rather new change in their lives, by trading in their RV for a sailboat!

Schedule : Weekly.

13. Samuel & Audrey

travel video channels | samel and audrey

You may know Samuel and Audrey as their travel blogging aliases, Nomadic Samuel and That Backpacker .

As former ex-Korea expats, this adorable travel geek couple are on an indefinite road between expat life and nomadism.

Their channel is prolific with destination guides and food taste tests.

For audiences, who want to get their binge watching on without taking a break, they are also known to occasionally have long format videos.

Schedule: 1-2 times a week.

14. 8 Miles from Home

travel vlog | 8 miles from home

Inspiring us to take our dream lifestyle (and dog) abroad is 8 Miles from Home .

Sacha and Jymael are British photographers turn expat vloggers, documenting their life in Thailand.

Their vlogs are cinematic video diaries, occasionally incorporate dazzling special FX.

Recently they announced their new adventure~ a move to Portugal and a baby!

15. The Food Ranger

travel food vloggers | the food ranger

If you love Asian food, Trevor is The Food Ranger of Asia. An expat in Sichuan, China, he chomps and slurps some of the best Chinese cuisine (and uh, some pretty obscure foods too).

Commendable is his ability to upload regular videos while staying under China’s banned radar (YouTube and Google are banned in China).

He’s quickly growing a following as a new foodie channel to watch.

Schedule: Saturdays

How the best travel vloggers were chosen:

Like all lists, people will wonder why they’re not on it. I’m positive I missed some good ones, but this is very loose criteria I’d be using if I were hired to cast, produce or pitch a TV show. Creators did not need to meet all criteria, but most. – Programming: Weekly dedication, quality, storytelling & individual style execution – Audience: Niche, loyalty, & YouTube friendly – Blog worthy and/or binge worthy – Does it bring a new spin to the term “travel video” or “travel show” – Channel Personality/Talent: brand recognition, hosting & entertainment value

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That’s a subjective question. If you go by subscribers it is Devon Supertramp or Fun for Louis on this list. Drew Binskey is definitely the most successful travel vlogger out there right now.

Mark Weins t ops the list as the best food travel vlogger. He takes you on a culinary journey around the world.

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15 African Travel Bloggers That Will Inspire You To Travel

It’s a fact that traveling in Africa is difficult and expensive. It’s also a fact that traveling outside the African continent with most African passports is an extreme sport because of our “weak” passports. However, these facts have not deterred Africans from traveling and now more than ever, many Africans are traveling both within and outside the continent. This post lists my all-time African travelers from different parts of the continent. These travelers may have different niches and ways of traveling but in one way or another have fueled my passion for adventure.

However, before I list them, I’d like to give a special shout-out to Leo of a Kenyan backpacker for doing a round-up of Top 10 Kenyan travel bloggers. If you are Kenyan, you should check out this post that lists Kenyan travel bloggers doing the damn thing in the travel industry.

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In no particular order, here are other travel bloggers in Africa that you may want to add to Leo’s list:

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1. Linda Matama

Okay, Linda Matama is not a travel blogger but she is my personal fave and I had to include her because she inspires so many people. Linda Matama’s travel experiences will blow your mind. Her Instagram feed is full of incredible shots of her adrenaline antics. She has skydived more than once, dangled off a tall tower in Macau, seen the Northern lights in Iceland, swam with sharks at the Bahamas and a whole lot more.

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by When in Roam 🇰🇪 (@lindamatama) on Apr 9, 2018 at 1:11pm PDT
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2. Katchie Nzama of Travel With Katchie

Katchie is the brains behind #breakingborders and #Africathroughbeer which goes to shows her deep love for the African continent. True to her words, she has broken borders by traveling to countries in Africa most of us would be unable to point on a map.

In 2017, she spent six months traveling from the Northernmost part of Africa in Tunisia all the way to the Southernmost part of Africa. In total, she has been to 35 African countries, and from the look of things, this trailblazer is not stopping anytime soon.

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Katchie Nzama (@thesolowandera) on Jan 14, 2018 at 3:13am PST
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3. Lee Litumbe of Spirited Pursuit

Lee is a travel influencer. Her photography will have you packing your bags to visit any African destination she has been blessed to capture. She quit her job in Finance to become a full time solo traveller within Africa. She believes Africans need more Africans to share the African experience and this is what she has been doing by creating content that inspire travel within the African continent.

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4. Wamuyu & Dos of Throttle Adventures Kenya

Wamuyu and Dos sold their belongings, quit their jobs and began a world tour in July 2018. The adventurous couple is currently on a three-year world tour on their motorcycles! Every time I think about all they will have to go through when applying for some visas gives me a headache, but this couple is not perturbed. Last I checked they were in Southern Africa and I reckon their world tour will inspire you to travel.

  View this post on Instagram   Namib desert 🌵. One of the most beautiful places we have experienced. #travel #namibia #adventuretime #nature #bikelife #bmwf700gs #coupleswhotravel A post shared by Throttle Adventures (@throttleadventures.ke) on Sep 16, 2018 at 3:54am PDT
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5. Amarachi Ekekwe of Travel with a Pen

I discovered Amarachi’s blog, travel with a pen when I was planning a trip to West Africa. Travel with a pen is your go-to site for a detailed experience of Nigeria and some West African countries.

Amarachi is a fantastic writer, and she narrates both the up and downs of traveling in Africa. Her best experiences have been paragliding off the table mountain in South Africa and going on a hot air balloon ride at the Serengeti.

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6.Oluwakemi Loriade of Lorikemi.com

Oluwakemi is another traveler that has been to more than 20 African  countries and is focused on visiting all recognized and independent countries in Africa. Her blog has some solid career advice. She hopes to visit 54 countries before the age of 54 hence the #54before54. I believe she will travel to all 54 states in Africa way before she hits 54!

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7.  Ann Wanjiku of Yogieonthemove

Ann Wanjiku is a yoga teacher and travel blogger that went from no passport in 2015 to 19 countries in 2018. If that does not inspire you to travel, then I don’t know what will. She has gone backpacking in India for months, traveled from South Africa to Kenya through a couple of African countries by road and hopscotched Europe all on an African passport.

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8. Funmi of FunmiOyatogun.com

Funmi is  one of the most adventurous travellers I know. She is also the brains behind the fun maps that you might have seen going viral on twitter.

She is also an entrepreneur and runs TVP Adventures . Funmi has demystified travel in Nigeria and other African countries under #mybudgetAfrica through her twitter threads that always go viral. If you are not following her on twitter, you are missing out because she shares weekly travel gems.

She loves nature and hiking which is why she recently conquered Mount Kenya and went gorilla trekking in Rwanda and. She is currently preparing to hike Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

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9. Neema Jodie of the Bongolese.com

Neema is a kick-ass travel and documentary photographer. She knows how to capture the emotions of her subjects. She describes herself as the African visual storyteller, and I agree. Her work is impeccable!

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10. The Kenyan Camper

This Kenyan started traveling way before people started stunting for Instagram and Facebook. This is when you know his passion for travel is deep-seated. His blog has a wealth of information and captivating pictures that will inspire you to travel to Kenya.

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11. Farirai Sanyika of Gophari.com

Fari is a certified travel specialist that runs Gophari.com . Looking at her blog and well-curated Instagram page, you won’t believe she spends her days in overalls and hard hats working as a chemical engineer! She is the ultimate work-life balance goals. Want to find out how she does it? Head over to her blog!

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12. Bonita of Bonita on Safari

Bonita is an award winning travel writer. She is also a fantastic photographer that advocates for solo travel. Bonita is always on the road. One minute you are talking to her the next minute she has flown to Maasai Mara and back. Her tales are authentic as she dives into the culture of the places that she visits. She also reviews luxury hotels so be sure to check out her blog for fantastic hotel deals. It goes without saying, her blog is a wealth of information and she inspires a lot of us to travel.

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13. Rita of A Kenyan Nomad

Rita is the brains behind a Kenyan Nomad . She has been blogging for a few years now and you can bet you will find gems on her blog. Last I checked Rita was living her best life in Senegal. Check out her blog as she highlights festivals in Africa, destinations and hotels!

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14. Margaret Of The Ajala Bug

I discovered the Ajala Bug through another travel blogger and I’m glad I did because is changing the African narrative by highlighting Africa’s beauty.

Check her blog out if you plan to travel to West Africa especially Nigeria.

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15. Karen Kana of Chocolaty Prints

Lastly but not least is Karen Kana. She is an African blogger that focuses on her two homes Rwanda and Uganda. She has an adventurous soul as you will see her bungee jumping and white water rafting on the Nile. Her Instagram feed highlights the green that is Uganda and Rwanda. Trust to be exposed to a side of these countries you have never seen.

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And, if you are reading my blog for the first time-be sure to fall in love with JustRioba too! (A Shameless plug)

On my blog, you can expect my personal travel experiences as well as travel guides to African destinations. I have also been featured on BBC, Forbidden Magic and contributed to Visiter L’Afrique.

So, what do you think the list of my favorite African travel bloggers?

Did I forget to mention your favourite African travel blogger?

Let me know.

All these Queens!!!! I’m in awe!!!! You’re on the top of this list inspiring us 👑❤

Thank you. You’re so sweet!

Hi, someone sent me the link to your article and just wanted to say thank you for the feature. You’re right, I have been on the travel scene for a minute and its so great seeing so many guys like you and the others on this list come up and inspire so many with your great content. Keep up the good work. P.S: Also quite proud to be the only solo male mentioned 🙂

The feature was well deserved. Your blog posts are detailed and inspiring. Thank you.

Wow! I am definitely inspired by this list of travel bloggers to get my next air ticket. Love your blog too!

I know right? I get inspired by travelers from different parts of the world. Thank you Eva

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Equally rich in wine and natural beauty, Stellenbosch offers extraordinary experiences that cater to ... [+] both the wine aficionado and the enthusiastic traveler alike.

Set in the heart of South Africa's Western Cape, Stellenbosch is widely regarded as one of the top wine regions in the world. Famed for its full-bodied reds and crisp chenin blancs, the region is equally acclaimed for its jaw-dropping landscape of lush vineyards set against towering mountains. Equally rich in wine and natural beauty, Stellenbosch offers extraordinary experiences that cater to both the wine aficionado and the enthusiastic traveler alike. Here’s some of the best things to do on your visit to this remarkable region.

The incredible view from Jordan's outdoor tasting room.

Jordan Wines

If you can visit only one winery in Stellenbosch, Jordan is the one not to miss. This leading estate offers an unparalleled experience that combines world-class wines with captivating scenery and engaging activities.

Start your tasting experience by savoring Jordan's exquisite wines on their outdoor deck, where you'll be awed not just by the flavors of the wines but equally by stunning views of the majestic Stellenbosch Mountains. For an even more immersive experience, go on the unique 360° tasting tour, which takes you on a vehicle ride through the picturesque vineyards complete with gorgeous vistas of False Bay and Table Bay. You’ll enjoy premium tastings as you take in the views and learn about the flora and fauna of the Cape Winelands.

After your wine tasting, indulge in an unforgettable culinary journey at The Jordan Restaurant, helmed by the celebrated Chef Marthinus Ferreira. This sought-after dining destination offers an elevated farm-to-table experience that shows off the rich flavors and ingredients of Stellenbosch and South Africa. The multicourse dining feast, paired with thoughtfully selected wines, is a truly unparalleled gastronomic feast that ranks as one of the top dining experiences in the country.

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Finally, as if offering a word-class dining and tasting experience were not enough, Jordan also offers luxury accommodation in the heart of the winelands. These beautifully appointed suites are a welcome getaway with unmatched panoramas of the vineyards and the Stellenbosch Mountains.

Le Grand Domaine Enoteca Wine Bar

Located on Stellenbosch’s bustling Church Street, this trendy wine bar is beloved by oenophiles and prides itself on showcasing the top vintages the area has to offer. There are over 30 of the best regional wines available for side-by-side tastings, making it an essential stop for those looking to explore Stellenbosch’s impressive range of vineyards. Enoteca is also an eatery favoured by locals that serves bistro-style fare like Darling sauvignon blanc steamed mussels, truffle parmesan fries, delicious kingklip and more. It’s an ideal spot to wine and dine with fellow noble grape lovers.

Middelvlei stands out as one of the few wineries (or wine farms, as they’re called in South Africa) ... [+] in the region that invites guests to experience firsthand the creative process of wine making with its wine blending experience.

Middelvlei stands out as one of the few wineries (or wine farms, as they’re called in South Africa) in the region that invites guests to experience firsthand the creative process of winemaking with its wine blending experience. The session begins with a guided tasting, where you'll learn about the nuanced flavors of Pinotage, merlot and shiraz, accompanied by freshly baked potbrood and a delectable snoek pate. Next, you take on the role of wine maker as you blend the varietals to create your very own bottle of personalized wine that you get to take home with you. There’s no better souvenir of Stellenbosch! Don’t leave without grabbing lunch at the winery’s Boerebraai Restaurant, where you’ll be treated to an authentic South African braai (barbeque), including perfectly grilled lamb and sausage, as well as incredibly tasty pumpkin fritters and Braaibroodjies (barbecued cheese and tomato sandwiches).

Weltevreden Estate Winery

This historic boutique winery, renown for its line of bold Bertha wines, offers something for every interest and age range. The most popular experience is the handmade macaron and wine pairing, which allows visitors to indulge in a delightful fusion of flavors. The winery is also home to the exceptional Jonkershuis restaurant, where guests can savor elevated cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. Families with young kids won’t want to miss the Kids Carnival area, providing an entertaining space for children to enjoy while their parents explore the estate’s acclaimed outdoor art collection.

Stellenbosch is best discovered via walking tour so you can see first hand the lovely Cape Dutch ... [+] architecture, art scene and lively street life.

Stellenbosch On Foot

Stellenbosch is not just the name of an acclaimed wine region, it’s also a beautiful city with a fascinating history and vibrant art and food scene. It’s worth spending the time to get to know this bucolic university town and one of the best ways to do so is via a walking tour. Led by knowledgeable guides like Juliana, Stellenbosch on Foot offers a historic tour that gives participants an intimate look at Stellenbosch's stately, oak-lined avenues, interesting historic personalities and iconic Cape Dutch architecture.

As you stroll through the "village of the oaks," your enthusiastic guide shares fascinating stories and insights into one of South Africa’s key historic urban centers. Guides also freely dispense insider advice on the best not-to-be-missed eateries, local shops and picturesque streets during the pleasant promenade. Art-focused walking tours (Stellenbosch is one of the country’s premier art centers and has stunning displays peppered throughout) are also available.

Kayamandi Township Tour

Discover a different side to Stellenbosch as you explore Kayamandi, the second oldest township in the country. The walking tour of Kayamandi, which means "nice home" in Xhosa, is done with a local guide and provides guests with a unique insight into the area’s complex and dynamic history and culture. Highlights include street art, the chance to meet local entrepreneurs and sampling traditional foods. Also considering signing up for the Djembe drumming session.

It may be worth hiring a professional driver to navigate South Africa's most celebrated wine region.

Oswald Tours

When visiting the winelands, it’s important to keep in mind that there is no viable public transportation and renting a car can be difficult for those who want to go on several wine tastings and are not used to driving on the left side of the road. That where Oswald Tours comes in. The company offers affordable and reliable personalized chauffeur services, ensuring that you can enjoy your wine tastings and explore the region in comfort. Their knowledgeable, friendly drivers (like Francois) are equally as skilled at driving safely as they are at providing insightful and engaging commentary about the wine region’s' rich history and culture. The company also offer airport pickups, as well as a variety of pre-set tours like Cape Town and whale watching.

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Move comes less than three years after requirement for visas for travel from south africa was abolished.

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Taoiseach Simon Harris: The Government will 'do more' to reduce the number of applicants for international protection coming over the Border. Photograph: Sam Boal/Collins Photos

Ministers will discuss a possible move to end visa-free travel from South Africa , as the Government’s efforts to tighten immigration and asylum processes continue.

The expected move comes less than three years after the need for visas for travel from South Africa was abolished and results from officials’ warnings that people from Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo are travelling on South African passports.

Figures released by the Department of Justice show that the authorities are currently processing the applications of 198 people who arrived on South African passports this year – just over 3 per cent of the total.

It is expected to be discussed at a meeting of the Cabinet committee on migration and integration next Thursday.

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On Wednesday, Taoiseach Simon Harris told a Dáil committee the Government would “do more” to reduce the number of applicants for international protection (IP) – or asylum – who were coming over the Border with Northern Ireland.

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Minister for Justice Helen McEntee told a Dáil committee on Tuesday that more than 80 per cent of IP applicants were arriving in the State via Northern Ireland.

Mr Harris told the Oireachtas Committee that oversees the Departments of the Taoiseach, Finance and Public Expenditure: “We have to do more in this space. This wasn’t always the way. And, in fact, this is a relatively recent phenomenon”.

Mr Harris said measures introduced at airports had reduced the number of asylum seekers arriving, but that greater co-operation was needed between Garda and the Police Service of Northern Ireland on the issue.

Earlier Ms McEntee told RTÉ that more than 5,000 people had applied for asylum in Ireland this year, and that half of that number were “secondary movements”, where people come from another “safe” country to claim asylum in Ireland.

Elsewhere, the Government has written to church dioceses asking them to make buildings or lands available to help accommodate asylum seekers as part of a renewed push to find beds.

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Minister of State Joe O’Brien wrote to the dioceses in early March as well as seeking more local authority lands or buildings from the County and City Management Association (CCMA).

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Mr O’Brien said: “Given the grave situation in terms of the number of people unaccommodated – many of whom are forced to sleep on the streets with all the obvious danger that entails – I feel it is incumbent on me to do everything within my power to try to assist the Trojan efforts of Minister O’Gorman and our officials within the Department of Integration.

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“On that basis I wrote to both the CCMA and each diocese, asking them to give serious consideration to their buildings and/or land portfolio with a view to trying to identify anything at all that might help alleviate the situation – even temporarily while we move towards the medium-term plan set out by Minister O’Gorman.”

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