Author: Sara Essop

Sara Essop is a freelance writer and blogger based in Johannesburg. Keeping herself busy is something she can’t help as there is always so much to do and boredom is a word she doesn’t understand the meaning of. Sara is passionate about travel and is prone to catching the travel bug every so often. Taking the road less travelled or hopping on a plan to somewhere usually helps when this happens. She hasn’t been everywhere yet, but it’s on her bucket list…and she’s working on it. You can also find her on Instagram: @inafricaandbeyond
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Sabi River Sun Resort – Golfing, nature & relaxation

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 by Sara Essop

When the city starts becoming claustrophobic, then you know it’s time to make your way to nature for ...

Review: Kid-friendly Coco Key Hotel and Water Resort in Orlando

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 by Sara Essop

During my December trip to Orlando, I spent two nights at Coco Key Hotel and Water Resort ...

Harry Potter fans – why you MUST visit Universal Orlando Resort

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 by Sara Essop

When the Harry Potter books took the world by storm, I was one of the millions of fans ...

Premier Inn London Wembley Park – perfect price, comfort, location

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 by Sara Essop

When I was looking for a hotel in London I had three requirements …

SAVE your rands and explore London with the London Pass

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 by Sara Essop

London is an expensive city and sightseeing can end up costing you a lot of money …

The Westcliff – Views, luxury and relaxation in JHB’s urban forest

Posted on Jan 19, 2016 by Sara Essop

If you ever doubted that Jo'burg was an urban forest, then you should look at it from the ...

4 Theme parks in 4 days – the magic of Walt Disney World

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 by Sara Essop

“Here you leave today- and visit the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy.” – Walt Disney

Family fun and relaxation at the Riverside Sun Hotel

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 by Sara Essop

“Rivers know this: There is no hurry, we shall get there some day.” - (A.A. Milne, Winnie the ...

Cathedral Peak Hotel: Unwind at this family-friendly mountain escape

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 by Sara Essop

To say that I was impressed with Cathedral Peak Hotel would be an understatement. Its allure began before ...

Clico Boutique Hotel: A foodie heaven in the heart of Jo’burg

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 by Sara Essop

Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Rosebank, is a cozy little boutique hotel called Clico.

Soweto guided taxi tour offers a vibrant new perspective on SA

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 by Sara Essop

Last month, I played ‘tourist’ in my own city, Jo'burg - in the City Sightseeing Bus - and ...

Experience Jo’burg with fresh eyes via the City Sightseeing Bus

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 by Sara Essop

Whenever I travel to a foreign country, something I always enjoy doing is taking a hop-on hop-off bus.

Valley Lodge and Spa: An escape from the winter chill

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 by Sara Essop

The preceding few weeks had been hectic and my stress levels were at an all-time high. A weekend ...

The magic of cruising with kids

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 by Sara Essop

I stood on the top deck of my floating “hotel”, the Splendour of the Seas, and savoured the ...

Tau Game Lodge – a 5-star wildlife treat in the Madikwe Game Reserve

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 by Sara Essop

A pair of crocodiles chased each other as a fish eagle looked on. Ducks quacked around the water ...

Legend Golf and Safari Resort – A truly legendary getaway

Posted on May 27, 2015 by Sara Essop

All4Women blogger, Sara Essop has the recipe for a legendary getaway – find out more about her adventure ...

Hotel Verde – Hospitality with an environmental focus

Posted on May 7, 2015 by Sara Essop

It is not often that I am impressed by a hotel's green initiatives. A sign encouraging one to ...

Exceptional luxury and service at the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 by Sara Essop

The panoramic route to the hotel was just a prelude to the luxurious haven awaiting us. It was ...

African splendour at Zwahili Private Game Lodge – PLUS special offer

Posted on Apr 14, 2015 by Sara Essop

All4Women travel writer, Sara Essop experienced the ultimate in African splendour and hospitality at Zwahili Private Game Lodge…

Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel – Ideal for both business and pleasure

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 by Sara Essop

I walked into the huge open-plan lobby of the Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel and was immediately struck by ...

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