Woman Power in Bulungula

Today I learned about the incredible power of women in a rural South African village called Nqileni. I'm currently volunteering at the community-run tourist guesthouse called Bulungula Lodge,  which I'll write an entire article about later on. Today I'm writing about one of the activities on offer for tourists: a "Women Power" themed tour in …

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Budget Travel Guide to Cape Town, South Africa

How to visit Cape Town on a budget, while traveling in South Africa. In just one short week, Cape Town catapulted itself to the top of my favorite cities list. It has gorgeous beaches, amazing hikes, delicious food, interesting animals, friendly people, and it's overall very affordable. I even managed to fit in wine tastings …

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Learning Permaculture in the South African Forest

The last week at Pachamama Forest Retreat has been my first true off-the-grid living experience. This little, self-sustainable community lies amidst the towering trees of indigineous forest outside Knysna, South Africa. Through eco-friendly technologies and the dedication of each person here, Pachamama exists to create a nourishing relationship between humans and the Earth. People work …

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