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5 things I would love to do in South Africa

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Woohoo happiest girl alive! Last week I received amazing news. For people who don’t know where I’m talking about. I won two flight tickets to South Africa and a Canon EOS M5. Wow, can someone squeeze me? Like really did I won this? I still can’t believe it! A dream is coming true.

I participated a instagram contest hosted by MijnZuidAfrika and Sizoo Brothers. You could post a photograph from your trip to South Africa on instagram. But they gave people who never visited South Africa before also a chance. These people could post a picture from someone else – ofcourse including credits to the photographer – they would love to remake including a motivation. I chose a picture from the South African photographer Louw Lemmer. You should check his instagram, his work is amazing!

Q: Does anyone know if it’s allowed to take your drone with you in South Africa and in a plane?

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Sjoerd and I don’t know when we’re heading to South Africa yet. We are thinking of driving the ‘Garden route‘. And we’re way too excited and we can’t wait to go. I searched on Pinterest and Instagram for some inspiration. So here’s a selection of 5 things I would love to do:

#1 Chapman’s Peak Drive

The photograph I won this competition with is made on this location. So I accept the challenge to drive/hike Chapman’s Peak Drive and to remake this photograph in my own style. Can’t wait!

#2 Swimming with penguins

I just love animals and being around them. So I can’t wait to head to Boulders Beach and walk, swim and have a little chit chat with African penguins. Yes I have this weird habit of talking to animals haha. I’ve spotted a underwater ‘case’ for my camera. Thinking of ordering it so I can make magical underwater photographs.

#3 Spotting Elephants and lions

Addo Elephant National Park is the third biggest national park in the country. And it’s a sanctuary for more than 600 animals, including elephants, lions, buffaloes, rhinos, hyenas, leopards, antelopes and zebras. Not to mention the various species of birds that fly there.

#4 Horseback riding in Overberg

Or any other trail. A popular way of exploring our beaches while at the same time giving riders a chance to learn about and bond with these magnificent creatures. I really love horses since I was a little girl so can’t wait to climb back in the saddle. Hopefully I saved enough money to buy a GoPro. So I can make video’s and photographs during this (underwater) adventure and other adventures.

#5 Driving the Garden route

The Garden Route is a stretch of the south-western coast of South Africa which extends from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. Driving a Land Rover Devender, Yes I keep on dreaming haha. With highlights as Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park and Fynbos.

Q: Have your ever visited South Africa before? If the answer is yes I’m curious what you’re tips, must sees and hotspots are.


Jamie de Leeuw

Founder of Adventurous Childs, hatlover and photographer. Never ending wanderlust and always on the hunt for adventure. Find her dancing at festivals, searching for hidden gems in cities or wandering in the fertile forests. Her goal is to encourage you to go on new adventures and to enjoy the little things in life. And never underestimate the power of a good outfit during a trip. ✨

  • woooow, I really hope you can go, sounds so exciting

    20 February 2017 at 13:07 Reply
  • I didn’t know you can swim with penguins. This is amazing 😀

    20 February 2017 at 13:42 Reply
  • Zo gaaf! Ben echt benieuwd naar alles! Weten jullie al wanneer jullie gaan? En mogen jullie heel de reis zelf plannen? 🙂

    20 February 2017 at 20:14 Reply
  • Wauw, super vet dat je die vliegtickets en de camera hebt gewonnen! Alvast heel veel plezier! ♥

    21 February 2017 at 16:37 Reply
  • Wow wat een ongelooflijk zalig cadeau dat je hebt gewonnen!! Ik denk er al een poosje aan om eens naar zuid Afrika te gaan, lijkt me een fantastisch mooi land!

    22 February 2017 at 08:38 Reply
  • Wauw!!!!
    Wat super gaaf!!
    Ik ben maar een heel klein beetje jaloers :p
    Ben heel benieuwd naar al je verhalen en ofcourse foto’s 😀

    22 February 2017 at 08:39 Reply
  • Oooh ik mis Zuid-Afrika! Mega gaaf dat je erheen mag, wauw. Er zijn zó veel prachtige dingen te zien. Surfen op de Wild Coast was mijn persoonlijke lievelings!:)

    22 February 2017 at 08:45 Reply
  • Wauw, wat een geweldige prijs! Wij gaan in april de garden route rijden. 20 jaar geleden deden we dat al in sneltreinvaart, nu nemen we 12 dagen de tijd. Het is een prachtige streek. Als je tegen die tijd nog niet geweest ben, kan je nog wat inspiratie vinden op mijn blog.

    22 February 2017 at 08:55 Reply
  • wauw echt super vet!

    22 February 2017 at 09:07 Reply
  • Awesome wishlist! I also want to go to SA and share a lot of your list is on my wishlist too. Especially the penguins!

    22 February 2017 at 12:41 Reply
  • Ooh! Ik ging in 2009 naar Zuid Afrika. Ook even over de grens geweest naar Mozambique. Ook een aanrader: Gold Reef City voor wat fun, Sun City voor amusement! Geniet ervan!

    22 February 2017 at 20:21 Reply
  • Wauww echt super super vet!! 😀

    23 February 2017 at 15:26 Reply

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