If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, the winter blues are probably starting to set in, so last week on @afarmedia, we escaped into the vibrant hues of South Africa with travel and lifestyle blogger, @cestchristine. If you're dreaming of blue skies and can't hop aboard a flight to Cape Town, following along with these beautiful pictures just may be the next best thing.
Soweto is a vibrant place that exudes the same optimistic energy of its residents. There, @cestchristine found these colorful baskets woven with telephone wire at the market on Orlando West. We'll admit, we want one of these.
Since you can't visit South Africa and NOT go on a safari, @cestchristine spent some time rhino-spotting at @zulucamprsa. The 330,000-acre Shambala Private Game Reserve is smaller than the famous Kruger National Park, but is still home to lions, cheetahs, hippos, zebras, warthogs, impalas, and giraffes.
We can't think of a better way to end a South African adventure than by relaxing into those Indian Ocean beach vibes off the coast of Durban. See more of @cestchristine's adventures on her feed and keep following @afarmedia for more takeovers from photographers and bloggers around the world.