~Soulful Travels~ Visit Village Ridge Boutique Hotel

Set within large, green tranquil gardens on a beautiful property in central Pretoria is this luxury 5-star boutique hotel. Within close proximity to almost all the important attractions, landmarks and interesting places in Pretoria, this is one of the best spots to stay while in town. For foreigners exploring the city or even just local South Africans dropping their kids off at University, this is a fantastic option. A feeling of peace and relaxation envelops you the moment you enter the property and you will definitely forget that you are right in the middle of a bustling city. Great Location Read More

~Soulful Travels~ Relaxing Makalali River Lodge

A relaxing experience is exactly what you will get at this luxury lodge within the Makalali Private Game Reserve. Select this 5-star Makalali option if you are looking for a traditional South African bush experience that is also comfortable. A sense of peace washes over you the moment you arrive and with attentive staff and the wild surroundings you are in for a truly enjoyable stay. Perfect Location Found within the stunning and wildlife rich Makalali Private Game Reserve which is just west of the Kruger National Park. Close to the safari hub Hoedspruit and just about 5 hours away Read More

Meditative and Therapeutic Properties of Himalayan Salt Lamps

Being one of the hottest wellness trends in the market, Pink Himalayan Salt Lamps, apart from their decorative beauty, have a lot of health benefits to offer. These charming objects can liven up you room when kept on your bedside or mantelpiece, while purifying the air and creating a relaxing, healthy aura. How It Works Salt therapy, or ‘Halotherapy’ originates from ancient times. Followers of Zen culture claim that harmful positive ions are formed by electronic devices, polluting the air with their positively charged ‘electronic smog’. In this day and age of electronic appliances and gadgets, these positive ions are Read More

~Soulful Travels~ Magical Makalali Main Lodge

There is no other word that best describes the experience you get at Makalali Main Lodge. From arrival to departure our time there was magical and I know that this is one of the best safari experiences in South Africa. Located within Makalali Private Game Reserve, the lodge allows for a more luxurious and modern stay rather than the traditional bush experience. This 4-star stay is a great option for both foreign travelers and locals looking for a memorable time in the African wilderness. Great Location Makalali Private Game Reserve is situated close to Hoedspruit and west of the Kruger Read More

~Soulful Travels~ Feel at Home in Foreigners Friend Guesthouse

Foreigners Friend Guesthouse is found in Pretoria, in the Gauteng province of South Africa. This busy city has a lot to offer and is a great place to spend a few nights after landing in South Africa. Since it is quite close to the airport, most use Pretoria as a base to visit and see the surrounding area. If you are looking for the simple comforts of home while staying somewhere new, then Foreigners Friend is the place for you. Set in the beautiful, upmarket suburb of Lynnwood, this charming guesthouse will feel like a home away from home. Located Read More

~Soulful Travels~ Let Travel Relax Your Mind

*This is a contributed post and may contain affiliate links There are many things in life that can relax your mind. Traveling is definitely one of them. The more you travel, the more your mind is opened up to new possibilities. The more new possibilities you have, the less your mind is clogged with the old worries you once knew. Hence how it makes it so relaxing. But unfortunately for most of us, we don’t have the opportunity to travel as much as we’d like to. So when we do, it is important to make the most of it. Nothing Read More

[Product Review] Beautycounter Products

For years I would struggle with skincare products, going from one brand to another, hoping each time I would find one that works for my skin. After the initial breakout from using a new product, my skin would look great for a few months. Inevitably my skin would get used to the product or rely on using it and the brands supplementary products to get the best effect. This would result in breakouts or oiliness or blocked pores and I would move on to the next brand. Eventually I grew tired of this and decided to simplify things and only Read More

Using Habits To Your Advantage

*This is a contributed post that may contain affiliate links Research suggests that it only takes around 21 days of repeating the same actions to form a habit. When something has become habitual, it makes it hard to go on with your day without doing it, often resulting in negative behaviors which people struggle to control, like speeding on the road. This negative side of habits is what they are most often associated with, but this a shame, as it doesn’t have to be this way. Reset Habits In reality, the habits which you find yourself with don’t have to Read More

Life Changes – Here’s When You Need To Make One

*This is a contributed post that may contain affiliate links. There will be times in your life when you need to shake things up a bit. You might need to give yourself a new start so that you can change the trajectory of your life’s path. Or you might feel that it is time to cut some ties with the people who are bringing you down. There’s just one problem, though – it can be very difficult knowing when the right time to make all of the big changes is. Thankfully, there might be some times when the universe wants Read More

~Soulful Travels~ Check into The Cullinan Premier Hotel

Cullinan Premier Hotel in Gauteng, South Africa is so much more than just a place to stay over for a night or two, it is an experience. The hotel has such a strong historical significance that is beautifully entwined with the story of how the town of Cullinan came to be. The History The exact date of when the hotel was built is a bit of mystery, but it is believed to have opened in 1905. Locals say this is an estimate as the the first written reference to the hotel occurred in 1907, during the formation of the Premier Read More