Welcome to IndiKate, a travel and food blog run by Kate Els dedicated to helping adventurous South Africans find their next escape!

If you’re just looking for somewhere to book for your next fancy meal out, or on the hunt for your next getaway, this blog will provide the resources to do it.

This travel blog is run by me, Kate Els, a freelance journalist and digital marketing consultant at my own company MediaRight. I am based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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About Kate Els

I’m dedicated to a life of adventure, taking any opportunity to try something new, whether it be fruit bat curry in the Seychelles, bracing a pool of stinky hippos in the Serengeti, or changing perceptions of Lagos, Nigeria, one traveller at a time.

I am a firm believer that anything can be an adventure, even making trips to a supermarket fun where I can. Growing up in Johannesburg, I have a die-hard love for this gritty city and have made it my mission to encourage everybody I meet to explore just a little further than their own neighbourhood.

You’ll find me making friends in a market, questioning responsible tourism ethics, or even just reading a new murder mystery in my spare time. I tend to attract hilarity, awkward situations and stray animals when I travel.

You can also follow me on TwitterFacebook or Instagram to get a daily fix, short reviews and beautiful photos to fuel your wanderlust.

My background as a tourism journalist, first as the editor of the established travel trade B2B website, Tourism Update, and then as the Content Editor at South African Tourism, has ingrained a deep knowledge of the South African travel industry, and IndiKate is where I choose to share this!

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Work with IndiKate

If you would like to partner with me on a campaign and need a media kit, want to send through a press release, or just chat about content creation and photography, please fill in the form below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I get a chance!

Please note: I have very strict responsible and ethical tourism values, particularly related to animal interactions, and therefore will not work with any brands or establishments that may have dubious ties to this.

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