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Why Leaving South Africa Is The Hardest Thing You’ll Ever Do

Why Leaving South Africa Is The Hardest Thing You’ll Ever Do

It’s been a while since I wrote a personal blog but as the years go by I find myself feeling a lot more emotional about emigrating from South Africa.

For many people the decision to emigrate isn’t purely emotional. It’s based on something else – a job offer, an itch to travel and see the world, a desire for a different way of life, and for many South Africans, the dream of a safe and more certain future for ourselves and our children.

But along with these seemingly logical decisions come a whole host of emotions. Positive ones and negative ones.

Happiness, excitement, nerves one the one hand, but sadness, heartache, and anxiety on the other.

For me personally, it’s only now being out of South Africa for over 15 years, that the emotional side is really starting to hit home. Continue Reading

10 Questions You Should Never Ask A South African Overseas - Proudly South African In Perth

10 Questions You Should Never Ask A South African

We’ve all been there – you’re travelling or living overseas and meet someone for the first time. As soon as they realise you’re from South Africa, the questions start!

These are my top 10 questions you should never ask a South African. Continue Reading

Ndaka Safari Lodge - Nambiti Private Game Reserve - Proudly South African In Perth

3 Nights At Ndaka Safari Lodge – Nambiti Private Game Reserve South Africa

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. Continue Reading

A Weekend In The Drakensberg

A Weekend In The Drakensberg At Champagne Castle Hotel

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. Continue Reading

South African Bloggers Overseas – Meg Knox-Davies: This Is Us Living

South African Bloggers Overseas - This Is Us Living

 

Today I’m interviewing Meg Knox-Davies, a South African blogger over at  This Is Us Living now living in Dublin, Ireland. She shares her migration journey, challenges and adventures that her international move has brought her.

 

Where in South Africa are you from and where do you live now?

I was born and raised in Durban, but we moved up to Joburg in 2012 and were living there before we moved to Ireland at the end of last year. Now we live in Dublin.

What do you blog about and did you start your blog before or after your move?

I started my blog in 2013 to journal my struggle to become a runner, and try get fit, happy and healthy. We made the decision to try living overseas, on our honeymoon, after a very candid chat about what we wanted most out of life. When we moved, my blog sort of started evolving. I have always been very real and honest on my blog, sharing more of our life than I probably should, so when we moved I wanted to talk more about our reasons why and all our travels. |It turned more into showing more of our life, not just the running part. So I rebranded my blog in March 2017 as ‘this is us… living’. Continue Reading

South African Bloggers Overseas – Mariska Goussard: The Secret Board

The Secret Board

 

Today I’m interviewing Mariska Goussard, a South African blogger over at The Secret Board now living in The Netherlands. She shares her migration journey, challenges and adventures that her international move has brought her.

 

Where in South Africa are you from and where do you live now?

My husband and I lived and worked in Cape Town for many years until we moved to Maastricht in the Netherlands in 2016.

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South African Bloggers Overseas – Gina Jacobson: A Bit Of This A Bit Of That

A Bit Of This A Bit Of That

Today I’m interviewing Gina Jacobson, a South African mum and blogger at A Bit Of This A Bit Of That now living in Israel. She shares her migration journey, challenges and adventures that her international move has brought her.

 

Where in South Africa are you from and where do you live now?

I was born and raised in Johannesburg. My family and I moved to Israel in December of 2014 and currently live in the city of Modi’in.

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