We’ve done a list of our top South African travel blogs, but it’s time to take it one step further with our favourite South African travel ‘tweeps’. Twitter has fast become one of the easiest ways to stay in touch and up-to-date with your favourite bloggers, and these local travel bloggers are no exception. From flawless photography to exciting travel stories and quips, these local tweeps are showing the world what a magical place South Africa is, one tweet at a time.
If ‘Proudly South African’ were a person, that person would be Anje Rautenbach. Scrolling through the Going Somewhere Slowly travel blogger’s Twitter feed, you’ll find nothing but love for our beautiful country. With blog posts, travel anecdotes and postcard-worthy photographs, following Anje on her journeys across South Africa makes you feel like you’re right there in the 4×4 with her. (We wish!)
Explore Cape Town through the eyes of a local with Roaming Giraffe’s Di Brown. The ‘pint-sized travel writer’ shares beautiful pictures of her life in Cape Town, as well as her travels across South Africa. Di is also an avid supporter and enforcer of responsible tourism, something her Twitter account makes evident from the get-go.
Rose’s Twitter feed is enough to make any thrill-seeker, adrenaline junkie or intrepid traveller jealous! From biking trips to paragliding and zip-lining, you can follow the Go Travel Bug blogger as she explores the country, one adventurous activity at a time. Rose is also a lover of the Garden Route, so follow her to see all of the amazing things you can do along the route!
If there’s one thing Stephanie Marthinus believes in, it’s that #SmallTownsMatter. Creator of the hashtag, Stephanie has dedicated her Twitter time to showing that small backwater towns boast just as much heart and soul as bright, shiny cities. From Prince Albert in the Karoo to Pringle Bay in the Western Cape, Stephanie is uncovering South Africa, one small town after the next.
Travel Opulent Box is the founder of #TravelChatSA – a one-hour live community travel chat that takes place on Twitter every Wednesday night. Each week sees a new topic with different co-hosts, but Patrycja Oosthuizen is always at the helm! The chat aims to promote and celebrate South Africa’s natural beauty, traditions, people, experiences, and all things travel-related.
Jared in CPT
We all know what a magical, mystical and marvellous place Cape Town is, but Jared hits this point home even further. From scenic views and gorgeous landscapes to the best things to do, eat and drink, this Capetonian does an excellent job of showing off the city’s best qualities. Beaches, mountains, vineyards, restaurants, accommodation and more, Jared does it all.
Tulips and Phoenixes
If you’re looking for some ‘Saffa’ travel inspiration, pay a visit to Gaynor’s Twitter profile. From beautiful pictures of food, wine, accommodation and activities across the country, to fascinating blog posts from her very own Tulips and Phoenixes, you’ll find yourself with a sudden urge to visit sunny South Africa.
Monique van der KZN
With a Twitter name like ‘Monique van der KZN‘, you’ll believe us when we say that Monique van der Walt is one of the biggest advocates of the KwaZulu-Natal region. With striking landscape photography and inspiring travel captions, it’s difficult not to fall in love with KZN when you scroll down Monique’s feed. Her self-confessed title as ‘travel and tourism influencer’ is well-deserved!
Are there any South African travel tweeps you think should have made the list? Feel free to let us know so we can check them out!