When the local travel bug bites, turn to these ideas and inspiration
Ideas on where to head for your next local escape
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African travel curator, content creator and Instagram sensation Omphile Setiloane (@heyomphi) talks trips, tips and tunes
Favourite SA holiday? Mpumalanga. I travelled there for the first time three years ago and was shocked that it had taken me so long to visit. Every time I go back, I discover something new that takes my breath away.
Best hotel you’ve stayed in? Gondwana Game Reserve on the Garden Route. Nestled inside a private game reserve that’s home to the Big Five and surrounded by endless valleys of fynbos, it’s the perfect location for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway.
Favourite foodie destination? The food culture in Cape Town is on another level and there’s always a new restaurant popping up. Chefs here aren’t afraid to experiment.
Favourite travel songs? I like a mix of feel-good dance tunes that I can jam to while walking in a new city, or some soothing FKJ beats while watching the sun set from somewhere I’ve never been before.
Top travel tip? Always research the place you’re travelling to before you leave. I like to experience a new place the way the locals do, so I always read up on trendy restaurants, galleries and hot spots before I go.
What are your travel essentials? My camera, hiking gear, a few swimsuits no matter what the weather and my red lipstick.