All About Africa; Luxury Trains in Southern Africa

All About Africa; Luxury Trains in Southern Africa

In my honest opinion, I believe that life is all about experiences and experiencing as many things as we possibly can in the short amount of  time that we have, so why would you skip the opportunity to take a once in a life time trip on a luxury train across one of the most beautiful countries in the world? Trade two hours on a plane for beautiful scenery and amazing food. Rovos Rail offers the ultimate in luxury train trains in South Africa. 

Rovos rail offers 7 journeys and 4 special packages all to amazing destinations! My favourite has to be Dar es Salaam. This is a 15-day train journey through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania. This is truly an experience like no other! How many people can say that they have been on a luxury steam train across southern Africa? Not a lot. So if you have the money I say book it, this will not be like any other holiday I can promise you that. It’s an adventure and a chance for you to make new and lasting memories that you can one day share with your family. My love for Africa grows everyday and this will be a chance for you to experience it in all of it’s glory, go on a safari, see the mighty Zambezi and Victoria falls as well as visit a diamond mine! If you don’t wanna go then I will be more than happy for anyone to sponsor me on this magnificent journey. 

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All About Africa; Umhlanga, South Africa

All About Africa; Umhlanga, South Africa

Situated on the east coast of South Africa just north of the Port City of Durban Umhlanga is one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. It offers the best South African tour operators, a great choice of entertainment, restaurants and nature trails, all in one secure environment. What more could you want in a holiday? 

Best Places to Stay 

  • Pearl Paradise

  • The Oyster Box

  • aha Auberge Hollandaise Guest House

What to do 

  • Dolphin viewing
  • River rafting
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom
  • Gateway Theatre of Shopping 
  • Umhlanga Lighthouse
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail

Where to eat 



All About Africa; Kruger National Park

All About Africa; Kruger National Park

Considering how any times I have been to South Africa with my family I think that you would find it hard to believe that I have never been to a national park, unless you count seeing crocodiles and elephants on the way to my grandmothers house. However I do plan on going to Kruger National park within the next few years as it is one of the top places to visit on my bucket list!

Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s largest and one of the worlds most famous and greatest game reserves ever! If you haven’t heard of it, you’ve been living under a rock for your entire life! Its high density of wild animals includes all of Africa’s iconic safari species – elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and zebra. It’s truly an amazing place to visit and an experience that you will carry with you for the rest of your life.

The good thing about the park is that it is open all year round. Depending on your preference and schedule you can visit the park at any time. However June to September is the best time for Wildlife viewing as although it is winter this is when the park is at it’s driest and animals meet at waterholes. From January to March it is very hot and quiet and seeing as schools are open accommodation is easy to find. In April and May it is rutting-season and you can see animals such as the impala, wildebeest and other species go head to head. 

Top place to Stay – Ngala Safari Lodge


Things to Do 


How I Would Spend My Summer If I won the Lottery

How I Would Spend My Summer If I won the Lottery

In recent months I have kind of neglected my ‘what I would buy/spend my time if I won the lottery’ but no more, my series is back and is back with a bang. I am here to inspire all you dreamers and optimist out there. The good thing about dreamers is that we’re always positive and optimistic about the future, we only hope for the best and see the best in everything and everyone. Sometimes it can be a good and bad thing. But sometimes there is no point in dreaming if all it’s ever going to be is a dream. We should all try and pursue our dreams no matter how big or small they are because anyone can achieve anything in life if they try hard enough, right now I’m working my hardest to try and pursue mine – I’m writing to you guys. It’s better to know that you tried rather than to give up and not try at all because in the end you could be living the life that you have always dreamed of. You could be living your dream. However if you never try you will always be wondering what if and you’ll never be truly happy. Do you want to be living someone else’s dream or yours? Although, life does not always go the way that we intend we have two choices; we can either take control and start living our lives or we can just let thing pass and exist. What are you going to do?

Last year I did one of these and it was very popular so I decided to do another one and make this an annual thing. With 10 weeks to spare I have decided to dedicate this post to Europe, we are going to go to as many places as possible. Last years post included a range of different places but this year I discovered just how beautiful the continent of Europe is and I thought that I might give you a few places to add to your travel bucket list and hopefully inspire you! I love discovering new places, learning new languages and experiences other cultures, it would be a dream for me to travel  the world.

If we are going to spend an entire summer travelling around Europe we need to travel in style and what better way to travel than by private jet! A whole plane to yourself and your loved ones that fits your schedule, it doesn’t get any better than that. My number one choice of private jet charter would definitely have to be Private Fly. Although I haven’t tested them out myself I have done my research and they have some of the best reviews, I can trust that if you ever book with them you would be in great hands. And you get to choose your aircraft too! The high life is truly amazing.

Week One – Saint Tropez, France 

Where I’d Stay
Villa Marie Saint Tropez 

What I’d do
  • Visit the Dior cafe
  • Spend the day on a yacht – price list here
  • Visit Musée de l’Annonciade
  • Visit the Old Village
  • Relax on the beach

Week Two – Monaco, France 

Where I’d Stay
Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

What I’d do
  • Visit Palais du Prince
  • Go to the Casino
  • Larvotto beach
  • Go to the harbour 
  • Visit Eze and Menton for the day

Week Three – Venice, Italy

Where I’d Stay
Boscolo Venezia

What I’d do
  • Go around in a gondola of course
  • Visit St. Mark’s basilica
  • Visit Burano Island
  • Take a hike on Torcello Island
  • Visit Doge’s Palace
  • Visit the Ghetto

Week Four – Amalfi Coast, Itlay

Where I’d Stay

Le Sirenuse

What I’d do
  • Visit Villa Cimbrone, Ravello
  • Duomo
  • Hike Sentiero degli Dei
  • Spend the day in Capri
  • Go to the  Emerald Grotto

Week Five – Milan, Italy

Where I’d Stay

Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa Milano

What I’d do
  • Go shopping at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Visit The Duomo
  • Go shopping on via Monte Napoleone and visit Gucci’s flagship store, along with Roberto Cavalli, D&G, Prada, Valentino and Versace; Giorgio Armani’s superstore
  • Visit the Palazzo Berri-Meregalli
  • Leonardo’s Last Supper and Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Go to La Scala
  • Walk along the Canals

Week six – Santorini, Greece

Where I’d Stay

Canaves Oia Suites & Spa


What I’d do
  • Hire a quad bike and explore the island
  • Red beach
  • Visit the hot springs and have a mud bath
  • watch the sunset from the stairs of Oia
  • Hike the Fira Trail

Week seven – Dubrovnik, Croatia

Where I’d Stay

Hotel Excelsior

What I’d do
  • Relax on banje beach
  • Visit Luza square
  • Explore the old town
  • Take a ferry to Lokrum Island
  • Take the cable car to the top of Mount Srdj for a sunset picnic
  • Cliff jump at a “hole in the wall” bar
  • Visit Dubrovnik’s haunted island

Week eight – Ibiza, Spain

Where I’d Stay

One Ibiza Suites

What I’d do
  • Visit the pirate towers
  • Go on a day trip to Formenta
  • Take in the sun at Playa d’en bossa 
  • Go scuba diving
  • Try a hoverboard
  • Go cliff diving and jet skiing
  • Go to Can Marça Caves
  • Visit Ibiza town

Week nine – Madrid, Spain

Where I’d Stay

The Principal Madrid

What I’d do
  • Go to Mercado San Miguel
  • Walk along the Gran Vía
  • Visit Plaza de Cibeles
  • Go to El Rastro Market
  • Eat with the locals

Week 10 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Where I’d Stay

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

What I’d do
  • Go to Anne Frank’s house
  • Visit the Van Gogh museum
  • Take a sunset canal cruise
  • Tour the city on a bike
  • Visit the Rijksmuseum
  • Take a ferry to Northern Amsterdam
  • Go to Jordaan

That is how I would spend my summer vacation if I had the money, how would you spend yours?

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