Although they’ve only lived in Australia for a few months, Nika and Dirk Bester are already doing big things. They recently launched their own vineyard, distillery and restaurant – Glenbosch Wine Estate in Victoria.
I chatted to them about their business and how they are bringing South African elements to their Aussie offering.
When it comes to things to do in Perth, the list can seem never ending. But now there’s an exciting new experience you need to add to your Perth bucket list – riding a bike on the Swan River with Perth Waterbike Adventures.
Perth Waterbike Adventures has just launched (excuse the pun) at Matilda Bay on the banks of the beautiful Swan River. Owner Vicky Forbes has been hard at work for the last few months to bring this unique attraction to our city.
When you move to Australia, probably one of the first set of cultural experiences you’ll have is with food. With that in mind I’ve put together a list of 19 iconic Australian foods you need to try when you move down under.
When South Africans, Kiwis, and Aussies move to the UK, they often talk about the ‘Heathrow injection’. It’s the 5-10kgs that seem to appear suddenly out of nowhere around your body, and obviously has nothing to do with you eating all the new sweets, chocolates, ice-creams and other treats you’ve never seen before so of course just HAVE to try.
Australia has lots of brands and foods that as South Africans, we will recognize, but also have heaps of shiny new things we’ve not come across before.
My best advice would be try not to buy them all at the same time! Maybe limit yourself to one or two new treats in your regular food shop, otherwise you’re going to get an ‘Aussie injection’ for sure.
Here are some of what I think are the biggest and most iconic Australian foods you need to try when you move to Australia.
Perth has so many awesome things to do and places to go. But it’s also got heaps of hidden spots just waiting to be discovered too.
I’ve rounded up some of the most amazing hidden spots in Perth from a range of local bloggers and South Africans in Perth – so get out there and start exploring!
We recently spent a day up in the Perth Hills after being invited to visit a quirky South African owned cafe, Cafe Mojo, in Mundaring. Owner Jo is originally from Cape Town (but lived most of the time in Swellendam), and her husband Ronald is from The Netherlands.
Jo grew up in South Africa till she was 21 and travelled for 10 years on a Private Motor yacht working as a chef for the rich and famous. Ronald has travelled around the world as a backpacker a couple of times, and loved it.
In 1990 Jo’s sister moved to Australia, her parents followed in 2003 and Jo followed in 2011 permanently after she met Ronald.
Café Mojo Mundaring was established in 2017 and extended by the Mundaring Wellness Centre in 2019 to make a complete business.
Exploring Western Australia is something that’s going to take heaps of time to do. This state is so vast – it takes up nearly half of the whole country by itself!
Recently we took a road trip north and spent 5 days exploring Kalbarri and the surrounds and had an amazing time. If you haven’t taken a road trip up north from Perth, you’re missing out on some amazing scenery, places, and things to do.
For those who don’t know what I really do for a living, I’m a freelance digital marketer. Most of my clients are pretty awesome, but earlier this year I was lucky enough to work with a super cool Perth tour guide, Monique from Hidden deTours.
She runs amazing and unique bus tours across Perth, Freo, the Swan Valley and the Bickley Valley.
Tours can be anything from bars to wineries and breweries and just last month she launched her latest tour – a gin tour of Perth.