Wanita's Travel Moments Blog

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Discover a LekkerPlace #MindfulTourism

MD of #LekkerPlaces, Wanita Sparrow’s tourism journey began completely by accident. She was a stylish city girl going places and was suddenly whipped away to live in the countryside in a romantic old farmhouse in a place … wait for it … called Koesterfontein, just outside the quaint village of Magalies. ARTICLE: After the hysterical comments by family and friends regarding Wanita’s new country life in ‘KoekSisterFontein’, the reality set in … what was she going to do for an income? ‘Once you have stepped over your 17th snake with shopping bags in your arms and stood on your second...

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Wanita’s Travel Moments – Who is Wanita?

  An anxious but funny South African travel writer, raising 4 conscious humans, (one of them being her lively husband, 10 years her younger), fraternal discerning adult twins and a young male sapient, in his tween years.  A recovering people pleaser Wanita is an adventurous soul, who is on a crazy and courageous journey, seeking moments filled with “goosebumps”. She loves sunsets & sunrises, lekker food, sexy getaways, exhilarating experiences and shares travel bargains & must-do’s with her followers. @lekkerplaces @conferenceconnections @travelporn @wanitasmoments

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DID SOMEONE SAY GIN?

What better way to celebrate a Heritage Day Celebration, in summer, with potential dehydration in this heat, than at the first Cradle Gin Festival at Glenburn Lodge & Spa, a family favourite since 1990! Convinced we have the best weather in the world, summer could have given us a “heads up” this week with major wardrobe confusion, unsure whether to wear jeans and a jacket, my intuition thankfully settled for short longs or are they long shorts? Arriving in the “Cradle of Kind Humans” nothing pleases my soul more than witnessing the creation of magic, especially so perfectly produced, than...

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BUDMARSH BLISS & WADDLING DUCKS

I’m the world’s biggest wimp when it comes to cold weather. My blood is not thin, it’s transparent. So when I arrived at Budmarsh Private Lodge I was thrilled that weather had warmed up, especially after an extremely surprising freezing snap in September and it would also mean I could also catch up with my old neighbours and friends for an overdue “catch-up” Budmarsh has an incredibly beautiful setting and now 16 years later it has matured into a special and dignified and romantic establishment with the lushest green garden & picturesque view of the fly-fishing dams. I used to...