Puffing Billy choo choo train

The Puffing Billy steam train is located in the Dandenong Ranges just an hour from Melbourne. The railway line was originally constructed to develop rural areas in Victoria in the early 1900s. The narrow gauge railway line was used to ferry potatoes, carrots, vegetables, fruit and nursery goods grown in the lush and healthy soil of the Dandenong Mountains. Years later after a couple of landslides, a group of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers assembled together to build new bridges and tracks. Today Puffing Billy is a major tourist attraction that is run entirely by volunteers.

Brunch at the Piggery Cafe

Rustic and relaxed the Piggery Cafe at Burnham Beeches is a great place to visit with something for the whole family. Shannon Bennett has teamed up with business partner Adam Garrison with the goal to create a gourmet destination. Gary (The Beard) being the Masterchef Australia fan that he is was extremely excited when he heard we would be visiting Shannon’s restaurant and we were certainly not disappointed.

8 Things to do in the Sydney region

The 4th of March marked a month of living in Sydney, and we have been very busy getting all our admin things sorted like Australian drivers license, Medicare cards, Tax file numbers and apartment/house hunting. The house hunting part is quite depressing and frustrating, the prices are crazy here and there are so many people…

Best Chicken Potjiekos Recipe

Potjiekos is a traditional South African meal and originates from the Voortrekker days, it is a stew-like meal that is cooked in a heavy cast-iron pot over coals. It is simple and easy to prepare the dish as long as you stick to a couple of rules.

Hogsback, land of fairies and hobbits

Hogsback, land of the fairies, hobbits, butterflies and pure relaxation, a hidden gem nestled between the Amathole mountains in the Eastern Cape. After a beautiful drive through a dense forest up a winding pass we arrived at Hogsback, a sleepy hollow filled with creatives, hippies and those just trying to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. You will feel lost in time in this enchanted forest escape and will be spoilt for choice when it come to hikes and walks, places to eat and things to do and see.

Visting Addo & Tipi Bush Camp

We had never been to Addo Elephant Park, the weather looked clear and we wanted to do a game drive before we left South Africa, so this was the perfect opportunity. Unfortunately, we had left booking accommodation far too late and everything in Addo Elephant park was fully booked, so we found the next best thing (if not better). The Tipi Bush Camp, just 10 minutes drive from Addo main gate.

December Roundup: What we did last month

We have been very quiet on the blog this December, clearly been having too much fun. December was quite a busy month for us, it was also our first month of being “homeless” although our family and friends have taken great care of us. Here’s what we got up to: Sunset drinks and snacks on…

November roundup: What we did last month

November! What a month! Packing up our apartment, getting everything sorted for our move, whilst still trying to have some fun and do work in between. We have also finally booked our flights and are leaving for Australia at the beginning of February. So this gives us December and January free to explore and spend…

October roundup: What we did last month

This year has flown by! Being our last few months in Cape Town, we have really tried to make the most of our time left here and get out and explore our beautiful country whenever possible. So we have decided to do a monthly roundup of all the little things we have gotten up to…

See a video of our stay at Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Last month we spent a night at Oudebosch Eco Cabins in Kogelberg Nature Reserve. And we had the most amazing night there, see our blog post here. We have put together a short video of our stay, enjoy…    

Sneak away to Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Considered to be the most beautiful of Cape Nature’s reserves, Kogelberg has a diverse variety of mountain Fynbos and is a world-renowned World Heritage Site. And we can now completely agree with this statement! We got to experience some of the most beautiful Fynbos, visiting during Spring definitely added to the experience as everywhere you looked, the flowers were in full bloom.