Veer off the N2 to find unspoilt holiday spots in the Sunshine Coast.
Melanie van Zyl
Growing up surrounded by all kinds of camping gear, rooftop tents, veldskoene, 4x4 equipment and a camera firmly plastered to my hands, I get to test, use, abuse and review gear so you know what you’re buying and how to make the most of your travels.Follow @melanie_vanZyl
Next year, South Africa’s oldest and most popular hiking trail turns 50. We sent a first-timer, and then got her to interview some folk who have all done the Otter Trail differently.
From rock climbing to salsa dancing, here’s our pick of fun and unusual date ideas in Joburg.
Just three hour’s from Johannesburg is a place that will make any wildlife enthusiast rejoice. Melanie van Zyl returns to her childhood stomping ground – the Waterberg.
Here’s how you can combine two awesome national parks – Kruger and Mapungubwe – into one awesome three-day road trip.
After much Googling, checking up on TripAdvisor, Zomato and Eat Out plus roping in the advice of friends across the Jozi I visited a couple of bakeries in the big city with a budget.
4x4ing the Namib Desert is a thrilling trip, but the drive up to Namibia takes two days – these are some of the best places to stay along the way.
Sri Lanka is the next big destination – it’s easier than India, cheaper and less busy. And it’s here Airbnb comes into its own in helping uncover its treasures.
We sent Melanie van Zyl to uncover the best-kept secrets at Addo Elephant National Park: here are ten things she learnt on her trip there.
Experienced bushwhacker and hiker, Melanie Van Zyl finally visits her fantasy cabin in Magoebaskloof on a pet-friendly two-day hike in Limpopo.