Hazel Stuart - Welcome to my page!
I was born in Johannesburg and moved to Cape Town when I was about 10. I have lived in this incredible city ever since! I have travelled extensively, but have always returned, most recently from South Korea with my Scottish husband and am having such fun living in this vibrant city, seeing it through a 'tourist's' eyes.
I am out-going, inquisitive and happy! I have been told I'm friendly and have a pretty good sense of humour. I like to know how things work and care about people, animals and the environment.
Where have I travelled?
As a child, I went on many road trips with my family across Southern Africa. We drove through the Karoo, Transkei, Drakensberg, the Kruger National Park, as well as along the Garden Route. We also ventured into Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. It has been awesome to revisit many of these places with Go2Africa and I look forward to visiting many more and building my portfolio.
I went on my first overseas holiday when I was 16 to Israel, England and France with my mum and brother. It was then that I fell in love with the idea of travel! A few years later, I took a gap year after finishing high school and spent my time between the UK and North America. Shortly thereafter I visited New Zealand for a friend’s wedding.
In 2009, I left South Africa again for Asia, where I spent the next 3.5 years in South Korea, teaching English. During that time, I visited many wonderful countries in Asia, namely Thailand, China, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia.
My favourite travel moment
Spotting seven lion cubs and three leopards in one day – Exeter River Lodge, Sabi Sands, Kruger National Park, March 2013
What I love about Africa
I love how unpredictable Africa is - living here is very exciting and no two days are ever the same!
Some African travel advice
Try the local food, as different and bizarre as it may seem, it might surprise you! Or not, but then at least you can say you tried it :)
Where I'd love to go next
My travel bucket list is as long as my arm and the more I travel, the more I want to see and explore. A long standing dream is to travel to South America but more short-term is to go and see the gorillas in Uganda.