Tea at a South African Cape Dutch Hotel

Pre-COVID, I stayed at a fantastic hotel which is renowned for being one of the best 5-star hotels in the “karoo” of South Africa. Famous for their weeping willows, their outstanding amenities and not to mention their animal horns and hides – very much like Texas – a stay here will knock you back about…

An African Safari Experience

With SO many of my American friends + clients booking safaris now that COVID is over and travel restrictions are lifted, I thought I would share a collage of beautiful photos from a trip I took in late 2019 pre-COVID. How many people in the world can say they’ve had a truly authentic African safari?…

A South African Ethnobotanist Breathes Life Into Plant Medicine

  An Intro Jean-Francois Sobiecki is a qualified South African ethnobotanist (medicinal plant researcher), herbalist, intuitive healer + nutritionist. His life has been an initiation into: + Traditional Medicine + Healing + Personal Growth + Transformation A Gift From Mom Early in his journey, Jean discovered he had healers in his family from his mother’s side….

Nature For Healing

The Most Famous African Proverbs South African Ubulawu South African traditional healers use “ubulawu” to open their intuition and dreaming and to increase their learning ability. It’s a medicianal herbal plant. Some species are also used for people who need to heal aspects of their minds, while laypeople use it for dreaming and to increase…

Ubulawu: Africa’s Self Transformation Plant Healing Medicine

Phytoalchemist-Herbalist-Medicinal Plant Researcher: Jean-Francois Sobiecki. BSc.Hons. EthnoBot. (UJ)., Dipl Clin Nutr. (Aus). Intro My path as a herbalist healer took a long time to realize where I was for many years seeking answers to who I am. The path was not easy, yet I found great breakthroughs with plant medicines such as Ayahuasca and then…

Your New Year’s Resolutions + South Africa’s 3rd Largest City

What’s on your New Year’s Resolution list? If it’s got anything to do with health or travel – allow me to introduce one way you could tick both boxes in one fell swoop. Visit Durban, South Africa. In 2014, CNN rated it as “The coolest city in South Africa you’ve never seen” (See the article here…

Eating Pork Belly at Crossways Farm Village

Highlight on Crossways Farm Village in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Throwback to Crossways Country Kitchen in South Africa! It’s out in the countryside of a region called “Nelson Mandela Bay”- named after, you guessed it! Google this part of South Africa, it’s very pretty. This particular country restaurant offers delicious breakfast & lunch options and is situated…