Candice Eseme - Welcome to my page!
I was born in Cape Town and had a really awesome childhood. My best holiday was when the family went to Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route: I fell in love with this beautiful town, its white beaches, the amazing weather and the great atmosphere just made it all the more enjoyable. I just knew that I wanted to take my own family there one day.
Today I am a mom of three and can't wait to show my children the wonders of South Africa as well as what is beyond our borders. I love the simple things in life: a warm, comfortable bed, good wholesome food and activities to keep the kids busy.
In summertime I love the being outdoors, enjoying nature, great weather and taking the kids for a picnic at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens or the Green Point Urban Park. During winter I love to cuddle up and keep warm with the fireplace going, watching movies and playing board games.
Where have I travelled
As I am from Cape Town I have explored around our city extensively, including the Cape Winelands, the Whale Coast and the West Coast. Outside the Western Cape, I have been to the Garden Route, Sun City, Pilanesberg National Park, Madikwe Private Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park. Beyond South Africa, I was privileged to travel to Zambia to see Mosi-oa-Tunya (the traditional name of the iconic Victoria Falls) as well as to Botswana where I experienced awesome game viewing in Chobe National Park.
My favourite travel moments
One of my earliest favourite travel memories is of taking my family to the Knysna Elephant Park along the Garden Route and my 6-year-old daughter being fascinated by these gentle giants. While stroking one of the elephants, she got a bit too close and received a little kick from the ellie. Not to worry, though, she was fine - just realised that you do not mess with these animals!
A more recent and amazing moment was when I travelled to Zambia and Botswana with my husband to celebrate our 9-year wedding anniversary. Travelling outside my home country has opened up my eyes to how the rest of Africa lives. We visited the markets in Livingstone, ate fresh mangoes as they fell off the trees, and enjoyed getting to know the locals as we hung out at Café Zambezi.
What I love about Africa
Growing up very sheltered from the outside world in my small community in Cape Town, all I wanted to do was to travel overseas when I grew up, not realising the awesome and exciting destinations right under my nose.
When I met my husband, who originates from Cameroon, my eyes were opened up to what lies beyond the borders of South Africa. Africa possesses natural wealth that you will find nowhere else in the world. I am proudly African!
My best African travel advice
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! Try to do something that only the locals do and have as much fun as you can.
Where I'd love to go next
I would love to visit Kenya and Tanzania where the concept of safari originates. Mauritius looks like just the perfect family-friendly destination and I wouldn’t mind exploring the islands of Mozambique.