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~ ABOUT US ~

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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A woman getting a massage at one of the Mauritius retreats.
Mauritius | Travel | Wellness

6 Life-Changing Luxury Mauritius Retreats to Book in 2024

Have you ever dreamed of escaping to a tropical paradise where you can relax, recharge, and reconnect with your inner self? If so, you might want to consider booking one of these amazing Mauritius retreats for your next vacation. Mauritius is one of our favorite destinations in the world and one of the best wellness…

A woman doing yoga on a raised platform at one of the healing retreats in Bali.
Indonesia | Travel | Wellness

13 Spiritual & Emotional Healing Retreats in Bali (2024)

Are you looking for healing retreats in Bali that can help you reconnect with your inner self, release emotional blockages, and restore your well-being? If so, you’re not alone. Bali is one of the most popular destinations for spiritual and emotional healing retreats, thanks to its rich culture, stunning nature, and holistic approach to wellness….

A woman doing grocery shopping in one of the supermarkets in Lisbon.
Portugal | Travel

The Ultimate Guide to Supermarkets in Lisbon for Travelers (2024)

Are you planning a trip to Lisbon and wondering about the best places to buy groceries? Look no further! We have prepared the ultimate guide to supermarkets in Lisbon, specifically tailored for travelers like you. Since my parents emigrated to Portugal, we’ve spent a lot of time in Portugal. This means we’ve had to familiarize…

Giraffe Standing on Green Grass Field Under Blue Sky on a safari from Zanzibar to Tanzania.
Travel | Zanzibar

How to Go on an Incredible Safari from Zanzibar to Tanzania (2024)

Do you want to go on a safari from Zanzibar to Tanzania? Great! Then you’ve landed on the right blog post! We jet off to Zanzibar regularly and love adding on a safari before or after our tropical getaway. Your journey could begin with a scenic flight from Zanzibar to the iconic Serengeti or perhaps…

The beach is lined with thatched huts and palm trees making it the best area to stay in Zanzibar.
Travel | Zanzibar

What is the Best Area to Stay in Zanzibar in 2024? (With a Map)

Planning your island getaway and wondering what’s the best area to stay in Zanzibar? Then, you’ve made it to the right blog post! We are Zanzibar regulars and have stayed in every area of the island over the past few years. So, we know exactly what area is best and which resorts to stay in…

Kilamanjaro Ferry to Zanzibar from Dar es Salaam.
Travel | Zanzibar

How to Take the Ferry to Zanzibar from Dar es Salaam (2024)

Are you considering taking the ferry to Zanzibar from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania instead of a direct flight? Great! You’re on the right post. We travel to Zanzibar regularly and love spending some time in Stone Town upon arrival on the island so taking the ferry is a convenient choice. As someone who’s navigated…