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Cape Town in 7 Days: The Must-Sees

There are few destinations in the world that boast a more diverse travel experience than Cape Town, South Africa. So when I encounter first-time visitors who want an in-and-out experience in the city, I am often unsure of where to start. From award-winning dining, sought after beaches, pristine natural wonders, to its rich culture and heritage, the city is definitely a traveller’s paradise.

It took me about 3 months to truly feel I had the full Cape experience, and in my time here I have discovered spots that have become personal favourites – places that I often recommend to visitors and are well received. So whether you are seeking the city’s must-sees or wish to discover its hidden gems, this list will help you navigate Cape Town like a pro.

  1. Table Mountain

Arguably the most iconic natural site in Africa, Table Mountain is definitely a must-see. The cableway is the most favoured way up the mountain offering an up close view with this majestic mountain and a panoramic view of the city. For adventure seekers, the Platteklip Gorge hiking trail is the most popular option and the best way to experience the natural vegetation and clearly site most of the city’s popular landmarks. The hike takes about 2-4 hours and it is advisable to start early as it gets very sunny as the day progresses. Bring water and snacks.

  1. Cape Point

Cape Point, also known as the Cape of Good Hope offers one of the most breath-taking views you will ever find, and depending on your vantage point, you can even see a back view of Table Mountain here. The area forms part of Table Mountain National Park and you can cycle or hike parts of the park or for a less restricted experience you can self-drive. Along the way you are likely to spot ostrich and plenty of baboons. When at the entrance of the old lighthouse view point, you can opt to take the Flying Dutchman Funicular carriage car up if you are not keen on the walk.

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Spring Fashion Trends 2019 – (with Mzansi Instagram Looks)

From the streets of Paris to New York fashion week we’ve watched the looks unfold and I’m excited to share the hot fashion trends that are about to hit Mzansi this spring. This season explores patterns and colour like never before and I would be bold as to say that spring/summer fashion 2019 is definitely African inspired.

Yellow

Yellow is by far the colour of the season. Being a colour that signifies freshness, sunshine, joy and happiness, yellow is without a doubt spring ‘hue-manised’.

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Tribal prints

From the red carpet to everyday street wear, we have seem  many celebrities experimenting with tribal prints. Big retailers such as H&M have also jumped on the bandwagon with their collaboration with South African fashion brand, Mantsho. (By the way, Mantsho is an amazing brand in its own right. Do check them out, https://mantsho.co/.) Graphic prints have also been popular, making countless appearances on fashion week runways.

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Top 10 Tips for Travel on a Tight Budget

About 5 years ago I planned a trip of a lifetime to New York City: Manhattan hotels, yellow cabs and jogging in Central Park. I had saved up a bit of money and so I felt quite prepared but somehow the costs kept adding up until my NYC dream was blown to smithereens. The next day I woke up with the strong urge to go somewhere, anywhere. I packed a suitcase and drove to Durban. It was no NYC but that trip woke me up to the possibility of travel even for those of us who aren’t as financially inclined. After many crazy adventures, with plenty travel mistakes, I’ve learnt to travel smart with these 10 tips which I hope will help you get the best out of your next getaway.

  1. Research

The three most important things to consider when travelling are accommodation, transportation and food. It might take a few days online comparing prices but it’ll be worth it. Two of the best ways to do this is to visit online forums or through friends who have previously been to your chosen destination. Also, when researching online be sure to compare reviews from different sources to avoid being deceived by misleading reviews.

  1. Start close to home

I pulled off my first trip, which was to Durban, with only R3000 in my pocket. Before this trip I had secretly qualified great travel with the distance; the further away the destination, the greater the experience. However, I was surprised at all the new and exciting adventures I

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Khanyi Daily Influencer Calendar 2019

Mzansi Influencer Calendar 2019 – Available Now!!!

Influencers, who are they, and why do we care? When you think influencer, you probably picture beautiful women shopping for designer clothes in Dubai or radiant couples lounging on tropical beaches. That’s all true; however, the relevance and impact of social media influencers is incredible and it is changing the face of business and who we interact socially.

Looking at influencers wholly, they do much more than create visual appeal and market products. By my definition, influencers are the future.

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Top Tips to Make 2019 Your Year of Great Success

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from 2018 and years passed is that new years resolutions are a rosy, pixie dust road to nowhere. Wishing things into being and writing lists is not enough. We actively have to be in touch with our goals and what we have to do to make them happen.

Mr Benjamin Franklin was right on the money when he said, “By failing to prepare, we are preparing to fail.” January is fast approaching and it will pass just as quick as it came if we don’t have clear goals and action steps in place.

I want to share 4 important tips that have been a tremendous help to me and will help you tackle 2019 with ease and confidence.

1. Focus on the long game

Short-term planning leads us to feeling like we are going in circles, aimlessly jumping from one project to the other, while long terms goals keep our faith alive. This is the faith necessary to keep us grounded when challenges come up. One of the great advantages of a long-term plan is that it helps in monitoring our progress and aligning our milestones with the bigger objective.

2. Write it down

It’s important to have a daily planner to write the specifics of your course of action. Scope out tasks periodically: quarterly, monthly, weekly and down to daily, this will help you stay on track at all times. You might not have the exact timelines and meetings set yet but it will be

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5 Mzansi Influencers to Follow for Wearable Instagram Outfits

Follow these stylish Instagrammers and stay up to date with the latest trends.

Does she actually wear those outfits in ‘real’ life? That is a question I’m sure we’ve all asked at some point while scrolling down our Instagram feed.

Personally, there is no way I can be out at the mall or at my grandmother’s house wearing a brallete and a high-slit skirt so high up it would make Lil Kim cringe. So if you, like me, have a more laid back style, these Instagram accounts are a definite go-to for everyday style inspiration.

5. Kim Slaffa

4. Kamo Mafokwane

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Top 5 Tips to Thrift Like a Boss

When it comes to shopping, quality is everything for me. The feel, the material, the appearance has to, by all means, compliment the Chanel girl in me. However, my budget doesn’t always seem to comprehend this so I have had to, on many occasions, take off my heels and make my way all around town to find these quality garments.

Consequently, after many years of collecting some of the most unique designer items, I have lo and behold bought my way up the thrift Queendom, oh yeah!

Today I will be sharing with you my top 5 secrets to thrifting like a pro.

1. Take your time

Due to the enormous amount of options at a thrift store, the first thing you’ll feel when you walk in will likely be overwhelm. The rows and rows of clothes can be intimidating but if you are prepared to sift through it all, you will find a few items that are worth the hassle.

2. Check for stains and holes

This one seems obvious but an easy miss when you suddenly stumble upon that Tommy Hilfiger top you’ve been looking for for the past 6 months.

3. Touch

If your eyes fail you, your hands might be your saviour. Most of the clothes will be second-hand so this will help you make out the wear in the fabric. Newer clothes tend to have a softer feel. You can also check the stitching to see if it’s still intact.

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Quick and Easy Oats & Seed Cookies

Whether you are trying to lose weight or looking for a healthy alternative, these oatmeal and seed cookies are ideal for you. They are high in energy and great as a pre-workout snack.
These cookies will keep you satisfied and keep your sugar cravings at bay.

RECIPE

Ingredients:
• 1 cup of ready oats
• 2 medium sized bananas
• 2/3 cup of mixed seeds (linseeds, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds)
• 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
• ½ cup of raisins
• 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
• Optional: honey for a more sweet taste

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Top Winter Fashion Trends 2018

Trying to dress warm and also be stylish doesn’t have to be a mission this winter. From the all-black classic winter look to the hottest trends in 2018, I got your back!

To get started you need to arrange your wardrobe into some of the trending colours this season, which are; red, dark grey and maroon/ burgundy and mustard. Then, mix things up with latest trends such as plaid, sporty track pants, fur and ankle boots.

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A Networking Event for Power Women of the Future

It’s National Women’s Day and we’re celebrating in style. Join us for an afternoon of glam, business and music. Our skilled speakers are ready to inspire change in your business and everyday life. This networking event brings together 100+ of the city’s finest influencers, budding businesswomen and artists. Yummy treats and cocktails will be served (free!). Pre-bookings are essentials. No tickets available at the door.

Keep updated on event details on social media @khanyidaily. See you there lovelies!

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Tips to Finding a Job Faster in South Africa

Have you been applying for jobs and not getting a response? Do you feel like your CV is being ignored?

I feel your pain, sister. Most of us have been there but there is good news. With just a few tweaks in your job search, your job application can become the unicorn of job applications. Oh yeah! Today I want to share some tips that will help you land the job in a short time and helped you stay employed.

1. Update your CV. Find the latest templates online, there are thousands. Use language and keywords commonly used in related job specs.
2. Approach CEOs and Executives. Speak to people who have influence in the business you approach.
3. Look outside of your field. You never know what doors might open when you are within the workspace.
4. Register for online job searches. Ensure your profile is filled in in full.
5. Be consistent. The more times you apply for jobs, the higher your chances.

Don’t be afraid to follow up on your applications. If you use these tips you will be hired in no time. These have worked for me in the past and I believe they will work for you too.
For more details on these tips and more, watch the full video on my YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_-p5tM_oHE. I also share other valuable resources on my Facebook page, Khanyi Daily. Would love to hear what your job search experience has been. Share your comments/ questions below.

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Protective Hairstyles for Preventing Breakage This Winter

Winter time can be a tough period on our hair and protective styles can be the best way to reduce damage.

My protective style of choice this season is box braids. As we know, box braids tend to be very heavy and can be detrimental to the hairline. So how do we prevent this? The key to box braids that don’t break or uproot your hair is the size and the tightness of the braid.
I wear my braids loose most of the time to minimise strain on the hairline. Tying your braids into a ponytail is the most damaging to your hair. What I’d recommend is a top-of-the-head bun (as demonstrated in the inset image).

Other styles I would highly recommended are:
• Closed sew-in weaves
• Medium-sized cornrows

Remember to moisturise the hair while it is in the protective style. For easy access and even distribution of moisture I recommend using a spritzer infused with all your favourite oils.