Category South Africa

South Africa Meets South Beach

Three years ago my boyfriend, Bob, decided that he wanted to build a house in Miami, which is whole new kind of adventure for him. He asked for my help so I did a bunch of research, looking for the best architect for the project. My standards for this search were pretty high, and I scoured the web (and the world) to find the right fit. Luckily, I found SAOTA,

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The Ultimate African Safari: Ulusaba

Ulusaba is a beautiful game preserve owned by Richard Branson, and seeing such an unspoiled place was a great reminder that the true lover of nature will “Take only pictures and leave only footprints.” If you want to see the “Big Five” animals of Africa (leopards, elephants, buffalo, rhinos, and lions), you have to go very early in the morning or in the evening, because animals in South Africa have

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Baboon Room Service

After we got back from the early morning Safari the second day, I was beat. Did I mention that I’m not a morning person? I’m really, really not. But on the other hand, I didn’t want to miss my chance to see elephants up close and personal. Little did I know I was going to get an up close and personal visit of my own! I was dead asleep when I

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Pride ‘n Purpose

While staying at Richard Branson’s private game reserve—Ulusaba—I was honored to be able to visit and support Pride n’ Purpose. This charity works with local communities to improve infrastructure including access to clean water and building schools and healthcare centers. They strive to give locals empowerment by also assisting with entrepreneurial opportunities. After breakfast, we hopped on one of the safari jeeps and drove to the edge of the game

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