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We’re the Schoeman’s – the family behind Our Soulful Travels!


We’re part-time travelers who love to discover hidden gems in Africa and Europe. From our home in the gorgeous Garden Route of South Africa to the beautiful islands of the Indian Ocean to the cute cobblestone streets of Europe, we’re on a mission to show you how to travel with young kids without compromising on luxury while taking care of your mental and physical well-being through travel too.

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Aerial Shot Of a Sunset in Cape Town
South Africa | Travel

13 EPIC Spots to Enjoy Sunset in Cape Town (With a Map)

Looking for the best spot to enjoy that iconic sunset in Cape Town? Then you’ve landed on the right blog post! Cape Town is renowned for its breathtaking sunsets, offering many spots throughout the city to witness the perfect sunset experience. As a local with a keen eye for sunsets, I’ve curated a list of…

Woman Swimming Next to Whale Shark Underwater
Mauritius | Travel

Are There Sharks in Mauritius and Is It Safe to Swim? (2024)

Are there sharks in Mauritius? This is a question I regularly get when people hear I’m heading back to one of our favorite islands. I get it! You don’t want to be floating around the warm Turquoise water worried that something is going to grab you from below. Yes, there are sharks in Mauritius. But…

Group of Women Lying on Yoga Mat Under Blue Sky
Travel | Wellness | Worldwide

10 BEST Christmas Yoga Retreats Around the World (2023)

Are you searching for one of the top Christmas yoga retreats in the world to attend in 2023? Great! Then you’ve landed on the right blog post! As the holiday season approaches, what better way to embrace the spirit of joy and self-care than by immersing yourself in the serenity of Christmas yoga retreats around…

Visit the Famous Tsitsikamma Suspension Bridge at Storms River (2024)
South Africa | Travel

Visit the Famous Tsitsikamma Suspension Bridge at Storms River (2024)

Want to visit the iconic Tsitsikamma Suspension Bridge in South Africa? Great! You’ll find this Insta-famous bridge right at the endpoint of the epic Garden Route – which happens to be where we live! Navigating our way to the Tsitsikamma Suspension Bridge and knowing what to expect the first time we went was confusing (even…

Rock Formation Punta de la Piedad in Potugal
Portugal | Travel

Fun Day Trips from Lagos Portugal: Discover the Best of the Algarve in 2024

Do you want to plan some fun day trips from Lagos Portugal? Then you’ve found the right blog post! My family absolutely adores Lagos and it’s a destination on the Algarve that we return to often. Best of all, Lagos is well-placed for exploration of other parts of the Algarve and a day trip is…

Mauritius or Zanzibar
Mauritius | Travel | Zanzibar

Mauritius or Zanzibar? An Honest Comparison for 2024

Are you dreaming of a tropical getaway to an East African island but can’t decide between Mauritius or Zanzibar? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! And this blog post will help you decide. We travel to both Mauritius and Zanzibar regularly. So, we know exactly which island is best… Hint: They’re BOTH worth a visit!…