Last month when we were in South Africa, I rediscovered the joys of the tuisnywerheid! I’m sure you all remember the shops selling homemade treats and handmade products? At the time I wished we could have our very own tuisnywerheid in Perth and I posted that on the Proudly South African In Perth Facebook page.
Lo and behold, someone commented and told me all about a brand new business, The 2 Tarts, who are doing just that! I got in touch with them to find out all about their awesome tuisnywerheid in Perth!
Last month I got to tick off one of the most exciting items on my bucket list – a proper South African game reserve experience. After years of researching and patiently waiting for our trip, we eventually got to experience a stay at what I think is one of the best private game reserves in South Africa – Nambiti Private Game Reserve in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
There are 9 different lodges to choose from within Nambiti, and I’d had my eye on Ndaka Safari Lodge for a long, LONG time! After what seemed like forever, the day finally arrived for us to check in to Ndaka.
We had THE MOST amazing time, and knowing that lots of you enjoy going back to South Africa and visiting game reserves, I just had to share our experience with you.
During my recent trip to South Africa, I was lucky to road test the brand new Safari Satchel from Herd Of Ubuntu.
For our first proper safari experience at Ndaka Safari Lodge, it was the perfect bag for our game drives. I was super impressed with this bag and others available at Herd Of Ubuntu that I wanted to share this gorgeous business with you.
Herd Of Ubuntu carries a range of ethically sourced, handmade leather bags, accessories, and Nguni cowhide rugs, all made in South Africa and imported to Australia.
The face behind this operation is the lovely Camilla, who lives in Sydney. It’s not only Herd Of Ubuntu that keeps her super busy, but she also has 2 young toddlers and an analyst role at a boutique fund manager in the city.
I chatted to Camilla about Herd Of Ubuntu and her deep-rooted connections to Africa. She’s also offered my readers a special discount
If you’re anything like I was when we migrated to Australia, you’ll have about a million lists of things to do either written down, on your phone or just constantly going around in your head. What to do before the movers come, what to do before you leave, what to do as soon as you arrive and what to do once you’ve settled in – DO ALL THE THINGS!
To help you with yet another list, here are 6 things you can arrange before you leave and 6 things to do after you arrive.
Because of the large population of South Africans now living in Australia, we’re a little bit spoilt when it comes to South African entertainment that we get. In July, the world-famous Ladysmith Black Mambazo is coming to Australia and will be performing in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Brisbane, and of course, Perth.
As part of our 2-week holiday in South Africa, we decided to take a breather and spend a weekend in the Drakensberg. After some research online, I discovered Champagne Castle Hotel in the central region of the picturesque Drakensberg.
They had horses on site so I was sold on the spot! It’s always been a dream of mine to go horse riding in the Drakensberg and this was my chance to finally tick it off my bucket list.
If you know your South African shops in Perth, you’ll undoubtedly have come across Cape To Cairo in Woodvale. Last year, the business was sold and has been rebranded at the Village Hut Cafe. You’ve still got the same welcoming smiles, delicious treats and coffee, and all your South African favourites in the store though! I popped in to chat with the new owners and find out more about them and their plans for the shop and cafe.
It’s no secret that housing and rent prices in Perth are way cheaper than cities such as Melbourne Sydney, so it’s not hard to see why Perth is so attractive for new migrants to Australia.
You might be wondering about where you’ll live when you move to Perth, whether you’ll like it, and ultimately whether you’ll rent for a while or buy as soon as you can.
If you do decide to buy, it’s important to make sure that you know exactly what you’re looking for during your property search.
Here are some of the things you need to keep in mind when you want to find your new home in Perth after migrating.
Recently, we celebrated our 5th anniversary of arriving in Australia. 5 years. Some days it feels like we’ve just arrived. Other days it feels like we’ve never lived anywhere else.
It got me thinking about how I feel after so long, and what I’ve learnt after living here for 5 years.
It’s that time of year again! The annual Perth Comedy Festival has kicked off and we’ve got 5 of South Africa’s best comedians heading to Perth and Sydney to perform as the South African Comedy Allstars.
Last year’s show featured Tumi Morake, John Vlismas, Loyiso Gola, and Tats Nkonzo.
This year, Tumi and John are returning and bringing another 3 comedians with them – Robby Collins, Dusty Rich, and Alfred Adriaan.